Jesus is coming on May 21, 2011

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  1. freeatlast

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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Just in case someone is not ready I thought it good to pass this information on :BangHead:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Billboards have started popping up in the Nashville area saying that Jesus is coming on May 21, 2011. The billboards are sponsored by the Christian website [/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]www.wecanknow.com[/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif].[/FONT]
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    Yeah, that's Harold Camping and Family Radio. Unfortunately there are people who listen to that crackpot including a lady I know. :(
     
  3. preachinjesus

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    I wonder if their advertising contracts are to be paid in full on May 22, 2011?

    Anyhoo, checked their site and notice there isn't a word on how they came up with this (ridiculously) random date. I'd love to see how and why.
     
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    It has to do with the thousand years being like a day and Noah's flood. Let me get the info:

    from http://www.familyradio.com/graphical/literature/judgment/judgment.html
     
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    Reminds me of the booklet that came out years ago, "88 Reasons Why Christ Will Return in 1988" (or something like that.)

    Yawn. Don't these date-setters read their Bibles? No man knows the day or hour.
     
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    Bummer my horoscope told me I was going to win big in the lottery on 22 May 2011 :tear: :tear: :tear:
    and I was going to send a great big gift to Family radio
     
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    Yeah, Camping wrote a book 1994? where he said that Jesus was returning then. He was wrong but that doesn't matter because now he got it right. *rolling eyes*
     
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    Here was Camping's thoughts on why 1994:

    from http://www.equip.org/articles/harold-camping-1994-
     
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    Coincidentally, that is national "I think I know more than Jesus" day.

    Guess who's the chairman?

    Good ol' Harry Camp!
     
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    Wow. that's the day after my wife and I will have celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary! Not much time to savor the joy of the day. I think our children are planning to send us on a cruise ... wonder if I can persuade them to send us before the anniversary?!

    Nah ... I'll just wait and see. Anyone who thinks that "a thousand years are as a day" is to be read literally has neither scholarship nor a poetic soul to offer.
     
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    Originally Posted by abcgrad94 [​IMG]
    Reminds me of the booklet that came out years ago, "88 Reasons Why Christ Will Return in 1988" (or something like that.)

    Yawn. Don't these date-setters read their Bibles? No man knows the day or hour.


    I personally interviewed Edgar C. Whisenant about 6 weeks before the "rapture". I specifically asked him that question. His answer was that he knew and believed that passage about the day or hour, but he was able to figure out the week. He was wasn't sure about the exact day, but he was confident about the week. About 3 weeks after that radio interview, I met him in person when he spoke in Syracuse. His books 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988 and On Borrowed Time, sold like hotcakes in the local Christian Bookstore. In fact it was that owner who sponsored Whisenant's trip to Syracuse. FYI, the bookstore owner is a Wesleyan Methodist.
     
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    Nothing but a bad batch of "date nuts."
     
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    Camping does not appear to know the hour, but he does know the day and the year. That's actually more than Jesus knew.
     
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    :applause:

    I'm trying to figure out how many months ahead of time I can stop making my mortgage payment. :tongue3:
     
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    Send him a letter, I am sure he'll change the date if he knows he is going to get enough money to compensate for the ridicule.
     
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    First, find out if your lender is a Christian. If so, no worries...who will collect? :saint::tongue3:
     
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    I'd better start looking busy, then...
     
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    He has an answer for that too, now:
    http://www.familyradio.com/graphical/literature/nomanknows/nomanknows.html

    Of course every date setter uses the same exact method of taking biblical years and numbers, and trying to add them up to our time. Ever since William Miller, then Russell (Both of which had to change the "return of Christ" to a "cleansing of the Temple in Heaven" when the date passed), to the various dates set by various groups in the 70's and 80's. Plus Camping and that Korean group ('92) getting it wrong in the 90's.

    Why should this one be right?
    All this does is bring disrepute on christ and the Bible.
     
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    Reminds me of the story I heard as a kid. Seems in the late 1800's a country church near where I grew up decided they knew the date Jesus was returning. On the morning of the big event one of the church members climbed onto his big hay stack to watch Christ's return. One of his heretic neighbors who did not believe that was the day slipped up and set fire to the hay stack. As the farmer sitting high above smelled the smoke and saw the flames he is reported to have said, "Just as I expected, in hell."
     
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    Praise God, but why tarry so long, dear Lord?
     

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