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One day to go! Harold Camping is counting down to the rapture (May 21, 2011 is upon us)
Washington Times ^ | 05/20/2011 | Frank Raj

Posted on 05/20/2011 6:37:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: SeekAndFind

What need does he have to write his staff a farewell letter? Shouldn’t they all be raptured together? Unless he’s being raptured someplace else with pretty blue water and pool side service. I’m more confuzed.


51 posted on 05/20/2011 7:24:14 AM PDT by Jaded (Whatever.... really.)
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To: Red Badger

Fear not - it will be Saturday in Australia when it is Friday in the USA. If nothing happens in Australia on Sat. May 21, 2011 their time, then Friday, May 20, 2011 we are all home free and clear.


52 posted on 05/20/2011 7:26:44 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Mr. Wright

Or we all got left behind...............


53 posted on 05/20/2011 7:27:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Jaded

RE: What need does he have to write his staff a farewell letter? Shouldn’t they all be raptured together?

I am not a psychologist, but I know something of human nature... deep in his heart Camping fears that he’s going to be wrong again. He’s been wrong before when he predicted 1994 to be the year the world ends.

A second wrong prediction will make him lose ALL CREDIBILITY. You know the adage — “Fool me once...” (can you imagine how that person who spent $150,000 of his life savings on warning ads is going to feel about him on May 22?).

He writes this letter as a signal that he’s stepping down soon if the prediction does not pan out. After all ( like Helen Thomas ), he’s 89 years old and his retirement IS LONG OVERDUE.

I just hope that he retires, and if he does, someone more reasonable and orthodox takes the helm of Family Radio. It is one of the very few stations in this country that still plays the good old fashion hymns of the faith ( yep, no contemporary Christian music ).

I still listen to the station for the inspirational music but tune out when Camping’s Q&A Open Forum comes on.


54 posted on 05/20/2011 7:30:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Red Badger

Well, as I see it, unless Billy Graham, all the Catholic Priests, Protestant Ministers, and other notable religous leaders are taken up in the process, we are OK for now.


55 posted on 05/20/2011 7:30:55 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: SeekAndFind; MrB; Larry Lucido; Mr. Wright; starlifter; Tijeras_Slim; Longbow1969

Deuteronomy 18:22
If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.


56 posted on 05/20/2011 7:31:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

RE: I wonder.
Could ONE of the original twelve disciples still be alive and walking the earth?


Well, there’s this legend of the Wandering Jew...

The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer’s indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate’s estate.


57 posted on 05/20/2011 7:32:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Mr. Wright

Camping had to do some handwaving dismissal to get around the time zone issue...

“God doesn’t deal in time zones”


58 posted on 05/20/2011 7:33:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps Camping simply fears death and wishes to be raptured before it happens.

If you’ve read “Pilgrim’s Progress”, the river scene is the allegory for having to pass through death to get to your reward.


59 posted on 05/20/2011 7:35:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger

False prophets were to be stoned to death in OT times.

They took it pretty seriously.


60 posted on 05/20/2011 7:35:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

New Testament times we just ignore them, or make fun of them. Elijah made fun of the 400 prophets of BAAL on Mt. Carmel.............just before he beheaded them..................


61 posted on 05/20/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: MrB

I just looked at the time in Sydney, Australia, it is already TOMORROW (May 21, 2011) there as I write this. Has anything happened there yet?


62 posted on 05/20/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: MrB

New Testament times we just ignore them, or make fun of them. Elijah made fun of the 400 prophets of BAAL on Mt. Carmel.............just before he beheaded them..................


63 posted on 05/20/2011 7:37:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: SeekAndFind

Remember, it’s at 6pm on the 21st.

Someone joked the other day that their boss told them the world doesn’t end until after his shift, so, yes, he does have to come to work.


64 posted on 05/20/2011 7:40:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

By my calculations the Reverend Camping is off by a da


65 posted on 05/20/2011 7:59:59 AM PDT by databoss
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To: MrB

How will the world be ending? I did not read that part.


66 posted on 05/20/2011 8:02:15 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: Mr. Wright

“Well, as I see it, unless Billy Graham, all the Catholic Priests, Protestant Ministers, and other notable religous leaders are taken up in the process, we are OK for now.”
_________________

Alas, many in “Christendom,” including some of the most prominent and revered, have never actually trusted in Christ alone for their eternal salvation.

They’ve never accepted His finished work on the cross (His substitutionary atonement in payment for their sins) as the only way of salvation.

Instead, many “Christians” are relying on their own works, or a mix of faith and works, to save them.

Whenever the Rapture actually does happen (and it will, sooner or later), plenty of church pews and pulpits will still be occupied.

John 6:28-29 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Acts 10:43 Every one who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

Acts 16:31 Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved...

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you are saved through faith and this is not from you, it is the gift of God. It is not from works, so no one may boast.

... And, ironically, many who don’t appear to be Christians, even some who no longer believe in Christ as Savior, will be raptured - simply because at some point in their lives, perhaps in childhood, perhaps at some dark point of despair, they did receive Christ as Savior. And even though they later rejected or ignored Him, they’re still saved.

John 10:28-30 (Jesus Christ said-) I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.


67 posted on 05/20/2011 8:14:45 AM PDT by onthelookout777 (John 6:28-29 Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?")
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To: angcat

Fire. Then re-creation.

Camping’s prediction is about the Rapture.


68 posted on 05/20/2011 8:16:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I imagine it would be the Rapturer’s standard.


69 posted on 05/20/2011 8:54:13 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Larry Lucido

“Big Vally” reruns until the end of mankind...?!


70 posted on 05/20/2011 9:08:43 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Red Badger

What if Judgement day came, and no one was raptured? How will we know?


71 posted on 05/20/2011 9:12:27 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: MrB

Good thing there’s not many groups of people that stone people anymore.


72 posted on 05/20/2011 9:16:29 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Red Badger
That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.

Why would it be alarming?

73 posted on 05/20/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Circular firing squad has killed GOP's 2012 chances.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Camping himself has yet to do so.

If that’s the case they should club him to death if tomorrow comes and goes without the event happening.


74 posted on 05/20/2011 9:28:17 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: MrB

Never mind time zones and international date lines. This is all at EST. (Eden Standard Time)


75 posted on 05/20/2011 9:30:04 AM PDT by Rio
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To: SeekAndFind
DOOOOOoooooooommmmmmmed!............


76 posted on 05/20/2011 9:51:35 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: newzjunkey

Because of what the prophet says, end of the world or whatnot, people would be scared or frightened into doing some stupid things.............


77 posted on 05/20/2011 10:16:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: stuartcr

Good point.
What if they gave an apocalypse and nobody came?................


78 posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: stuartcr

Oh, and Judgement Day and the rapture are two entirely different events, separated by 1000 years of earthly rule by Jesus Christ. The rapture occurs when Jesus is coming down from Heaven ready to set foot on the Mt. of Olives............


79 posted on 05/20/2011 10:20:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

I guess we wouldn’t know it until all of a sudden...poof, earth destructs.

It would be convenient for those that support the theory. They can just say it happened, but there wasn’t anyone of significance, that actually disappeared.


80 posted on 05/20/2011 10:21:12 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I’d like to know what time it will be. We’ve got a really busy schedule tomorrow, what with the wedding and all..................


81 posted on 05/20/2011 10:22:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are we there yet?


82 posted on 05/20/2011 10:22:42 AM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: Red Badger

Good to know, thanks


83 posted on 05/20/2011 10:24:32 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, it appears that Family Radio is not totally convinced tomorrow is the Rapture - their "donate" button is still there.
84 posted on 05/20/2011 10:39:01 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: SeekAndFind

Lots of “Christian” clergy are having muslims read prayers in their churches this Sunday. I think it would be wonderful if Christ returns on Saturday and says “You thought you could defile my house? I don’t think so!”


85 posted on 05/20/2011 8:14:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Rio

I thought it was midnight Eastern and nine p.m. specific time.


86 posted on 05/20/2011 8:16:24 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Red Badger

“The end of the world” is a serious issue, people suffer from it regularly… you should check out this comedy called “Take Me 2012” it touches into this earnest matter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn1ecbC6EwM


87 posted on 05/23/2011 2:04:55 AM PDT by Saraphin
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