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You Wanna Bet? Pa. Woman Challenges Date-Setting Evangelist
American Thinker ^ | 1/19/11 | Marylou Barry

Posted on 01/19/2011 12:34:05 AM PST by MarylousAmerica

"Judgment Day, May 21, 2011. The Bible guarantees it!" proclaims the homepage of evangelist Harold Camping's website FamilyRadio.com.

Is he serious? Yes, according to the website, but that's only half the story, because now:

"Janice Wisner from State College, Pennsylvania, is challenging founder Harold Camping to put his money where his mouth is and deed his home (or homes as may be the case) to her. She promises not to move in until May 22nd this year."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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KEYWORDS: haroldcamping; judgmentday; rapture; secondcoming

1 posted on 01/19/2011 12:34:08 AM PST by MarylousAmerica
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To: MarylousAmerica

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” ~Matthew 24:36


2 posted on 01/19/2011 12:39:15 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just how many times does that scripture have to be brought out?? These people that continue, in spite of it, to make idiots out of themselves and causes a loss in credibility for the rest of us.

Sickening. I understand even Hal Lindsey pulled this in the 90’s.

(hope you and yours are doing better 2nd)


3 posted on 01/19/2011 12:50:02 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: MarylousAmerica

I hope he is willing to accept the Old Testament punishment for false prophets.


4 posted on 01/19/2011 12:50:57 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: MarylousAmerica

I’ll take that bet too. Come on Preacher man, fork over your houses and cars.


5 posted on 01/19/2011 12:52:06 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: MarylousAmerica

They’re both nuts.


6 posted on 01/19/2011 1:09:27 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: MarylousAmerica; pissant; ccmay; Outlaw Woman; 2ndDivisionVet

From Wiki:

“In The Late, Great Planet Earth, Lindsey wrote that he had concluded, since there was no apparent mention of the United States of America in the books of Daniel or Revelation, that the USA would no longer be a major player on the geo-political stage by the time the tribulations of the end times arrived. Lindsey also interpreted from Revelation and prophetic texts that the European Economic Community, which preceded the European Union, was destined (according to Biblical prophecy) to become a “United States of Europe”, with ten members, which in turn he says is destined to become a “Revived Roman Empire” ruled by the Antichrist. The European Union currently has 27 members.

A later book, bearing the title The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon, implied that the battle of Armageddon would take place in the not too distant future, stating “the decade of the 1980s could very well be the last decade of history as we know it”[7] and that the U.S. could be “destroyed by a surprise Soviet nuclear attack.”[8] The book strongly suggests that the 1980s would see the biblical events of tribulation and end times come to pass.

Planet Earth - 2000 A.D., published in the early 1990s, states that Christians should not plan to still be on earth by the year 2000.

Lindsey’s earlier predictions all assumed that the Cold War would continue indefinitely, and had eschatological significance; he explicitly identified Russia with the apocalyptic figure of Gog. He also assumed that the 1960s counterculture would eventually become the dominant culture, and become the source of prophesied “immorality” that would lead to the establishment of a false religion.”

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The late Jeanne said it was going to be 2000. A whole lot of forgotten authors also said 2000 was going to be the end times. Cayce is out. He made all sorts of cataclysmic predictions that were supposed to have started in 1968! Now we’re stuck with the damn Mayan Calender. What’s a millenarian to do?


7 posted on 01/19/2011 1:09:30 AM PST by sinanju
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To: sinanju

The Mayans got it wrong. 2012 isn’t going to be the end times, it’s going to be the end of The Times. The New York Times is going to go bankrupt.


8 posted on 01/19/2011 1:28:25 AM PST by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I would be very, very surprised if Lindsey set the Year for the Second Coming, let alone a Day.

Lindsey has consistently said that it is soon, but no specific dates.


9 posted on 01/19/2011 1:58:06 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: MarylousAmerica

God says no man knows the day or hour....

So either this guy outsmarted God, the only omnipitent being anywhere or he is a self delusional charlatan.


10 posted on 01/19/2011 2:08:26 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: MarylousAmerica

Camping is a nutcase from way back.


11 posted on 01/19/2011 2:11:53 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: MarylousAmerica

BTTT


12 posted on 01/19/2011 2:39:22 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: MarylousAmerica

IIRC Camping has set at least 2 previous dates that came and went with no judgment.


13 posted on 01/19/2011 3:28:41 AM PST by Gamecock (The resurrection of Jesus Christ is both historically credible and existentially satisfying. T.K.)
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To: BwanaNdege
Unfortunately, "soon" is an indeterminate future time, a circumstance complicated by the fact that God, being outside of time, has a different conception of "soon" than we do.

In other words, in addition to the scriptural injunction of post #2, logically attempting to predict the second coming is a total and utter waste of time, irrespective of how zealous and earnest the predictor may be.

Much better to concentrate on living well and in God's grace on each day as it comes. That's a hard enough calling for most of us! :)

14 posted on 01/19/2011 3:42:09 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: MarylousAmerica

We will see, won’t we? If no one knows the day or hour then it could be May 21st or any other time. We should be prepared regardless. I hope it is 5/21, it’s time...


15 posted on 01/19/2011 3:57:33 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: sinanju
He didn't actually set a date, just a general time frame. He also said that the USA would no longer be a major player on the geopolitical stage.

How is the Hopey-Changey thing working out for all of us?

16 posted on 01/19/2011 4:17:00 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Russ

Yeah, but datesetters always pick something in the future knowing it will be forgotten. Then it passes and they set a new date.


17 posted on 01/19/2011 4:18:48 AM PST by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see that Israel coming back into its home land in 1948 as the beginning of end times. It set the clock to ticking for all the things to happen as listed in the Bible. The persecution of Christians is getting worse. The birth pangs are getting harder and faster now for the great snatch of Christians off this ugly world. Soon, Lord Jesus, soon!


18 posted on 01/19/2011 4:25:12 AM PST by Buddygirl
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To: Outlaw Woman

Lindsey never named a date, he just points out what the signs say. He’s right about the signs, but if he ever named a date, we can all make bets with him, too! :)


19 posted on 01/19/2011 4:25:22 AM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: MarylousAmerica

Good. Show him up and put him on the spot.

As a Christian, these charlatans embarrass me.


20 posted on 01/19/2011 4:29:26 AM PST by reagan_fanatic
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To: MarylousAmerica
"Judgment Day, May 21, 2011. The Bible guarantees it!" proclaims the homepage of evangelist Harold Camping's website FamilyRadio.com.

Can they move it to April 14th? I'd really like to avoid paying taxes if I don't have to.

21 posted on 01/19/2011 4:31:02 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“I understand even Hal Lindsey pulled this in the 90’s.”

Can you back this up? What date did he set?


22 posted on 01/19/2011 4:39:17 AM PST by beefree
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To: beefree

>>Can you back this up? What date did he set?<<

Read The Late Great Planet Earth. Jesus was supposed to return in 1988.


23 posted on 01/19/2011 7:20:14 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Caipirabob
Can they move it to April 14th? I'd really like to avoid paying taxes if I don't have to.

Then don't. All the IRS agents will have been sent to damnation before anyone gets around to opening your file.

24 posted on 01/19/2011 9:18:50 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: beefree

All you have to do is search out Hal Lindsey.

But I’ve copied this for you:

In his book The Late Great Planet Earth he did predict the battle of Armageddon in 2000 CE and the second coming of Christ in 2007 CE. He also cited 2048 as an alternative date.


25 posted on 01/19/2011 9:43:28 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: CynicalBear; Outlaw Woman

Thanks for reference, I’ll look at that.


26 posted on 01/19/2011 10:23:21 PM PST by beefree
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