Well, we have another "date setter"

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  1. Alive in Christ

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    I was listening to the "Open Forum" broadcast last night on Family Radio. Of course the long time host is Harold Camping.

    I wrote it down right when he said it last night while it was fresh in my mind.

    After welcoming listeners to the call in program, he said "we now have 25 months until that great day when all of Gods people will be called home". I havent listened in to this program for quite a while, and I didnt know he had been projecting the month, but obviously he has.

    So I guess, technically, he isnt setting a "day", but rather a "month.

    I believe that would be January of 2011.


    You know, I heard someone on TV recently say that if anyone comes along and tells the day of the Lords return, thats ONE day that Christ CANT come...since the scriptures tell us that "no man knows the day or the hour of His return".

    I guess Camping feels like he can get off the hook on a "technicality" :laugh:

    I just cringe when I here people doing things like this.

    (I'd be thrilled if he were correct, though. I could really go for some heaven and eternity)


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  2. PeterM

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    I too share the hope a sooner rather than later return. The sky-watchers and date-setters however, have never been right nor will they ever be. We will not know the time of His return anymore than a Jewish bride would know of her groom's return to take her home.

    Dear Lord... find me faithful.
     
  3. ShotGunWillie

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    sky watchers....

    Looking for that blessed hop, and the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13

    And when these things begin to come to pass, the look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28
     
  4. Bob Alkire

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    I believe I'm correct in saying that this isn't the first date or time that Harold Camping has set over the years. He should learn we don't know when, we just know from the scriptures it will happen.
     
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    lol...well I'll look forward to talking with you all on this side of the celestial home in February of 2011.

    One thing to note, there is a whole bunch of speculation in the secular community about 2012 (particularly December 21, 2012) being the end of the world. I wouldn't be surprised to see Christians jump on this at some point.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Doomsday_prediction
     
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    first it was 1988, then 1993, then 2000 now this.
    These are just the dates set since I can remember. My dad has told me that 1972 was a big year when he was a kid that everyone thought would be the time.

    I think you could make a case that these people are in doctrinal error and sin who blatantly disregard the scriptures that say no man knows the day or hour and try to decipher when that will be.

    THis is a question I would like to ask many who set dates:
    If you were right on the money as far as the date but Christ returned, not to find you faithful in your proclamation of the Gospel but instead in the promotion of your own predictions, would you feel like you had failed in your duty?

    I suppose many probably would not.
     
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    Didn't know Camping was still around- he's been doing that for a while- I remember him doing something like that back in the 1990's. Just another false prophet.

    (Posted this before I read Bob Alkire's post- your memory is correct, sir!)
     
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    I know you didn't mean the typo but it is quite appropriate!!
    :thumbs::laugh::wavey:
     
  9. Alive in Christ

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    I have no problem with that. I believe we ARE in the season of the Lords return. Christ taught that, just like we can look at the sky and know a storm is coming, we can see the signs and know that His return is near.

    We just shouldnt set a specific day. (or month)

    Only God knows that information.


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    what is this date(month) supose to be based on?
    if the bible says no one knows, then I believe it, no one knows, and date setters are false prophets
     
  11. Marcia

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    Camping predicted Christ's return for 1994 and wrote a book "1994." After nothing happened, he backtracked and tried to explain how it had come out wrong.

    He also has declared the end of the church age and has been urging people to leave their church. Many have. His teachings are very destructive in this regard.
     
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    And if Christians jump on this, they'll be jumping in the same boat with New Agers and others, but I'm sure some will. This date has been known in the New Age community for some time -- I recall it from when I was in the New Age. It has to do with the Mayan calendar. No Christian should give any credence to this at all.

    I have a brief article on 2012 on my website (it's my most recent article):
    http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_MayanProphecy.html
     
  13. PeterM

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    I think the context would render a heightened awareness rather than a literal upward gaze... lest we walketh around and bumpeth into things. Thanks for pulling out the King Jimmy... what a blessing!
     
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    I remember doing an exegesis of the Greek in Mt. 25. The phrase that was implied was, "It's none of your business." (Man, it's been a while. I'll look up the specifics if I can find them).

    It's none of our business when Jesus is to come back. We are to be ready for today. And it leaves me speechless to see people ignore directly what He said. What...do they think that Jesus has gone back on His word, and thinks they need to know a specific time/date? Pretty arrogant, IMO...not to mention completely ignores what Jesus tells them.
     
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    I agree with rbell
     

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