Skip to comments.Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise
Posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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There was one false prophet who said “Islam is a relgion of peace.”
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Monty Python did this sketch years later in “The Secret Policeman's Other Ball” also with some other actors.
Thanks, I’ll say a prayer that someone who speaks the true Gospel might in light of these events now take over that platform.
There will be a lot of surprised people on that day! You have the right to your opinion of course but I would hardly call Paul an American huckster
I bought 3 matching end of the world rapture suits with the full “CAMPING” gear
Maybe so few were called that nobody noticed.
Sorry for the error but I finally found the sketch and it was from the original “The Secret Policeman’s Ball” ( 1979 ). Heavy traffic at this link for obvious reasons.
Me too. I think we do well to begin by remembering Jesus' command to come to Him as a child. He made salvation available, and so clear and understandable, that children can believe.
When men elevate themselves and profess some higher understanding (thus making others depend on them instead of Christ) we can pretty sure it is not of God.
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It would be funny if a big group of, say, college kids, did a flash mob “planking” party in a highly visible public square. They could be the ones who weren’t raptured. (If you don’t know what “planking” is, here’s a very funny youtube demonstration...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRHnTFesv7c).
Very well said, and the litmus test I often apply myself. Are the teaching the Word, as it is written, or applying heir own self serving addendums. Thanks for your chat, and may the Lord Bless you in all ways today as well.
The reaction of Apocalypse Today devotees to reality will indoubtedly be like the reaction of socialists to the collapse of the Soviet Union and Marxism as a serious ideology - denial.
Cognitive dissonance works for everyone - a very democratic delusion!
That would be a clue that this guy is no prophet. I wonder what excuse he will make this time?
Maybe the Rapture occurred and he is one of the damned?
Oh well...there’s still Dec 21, 2012...LOL
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While the vast majority of Christians in the world do not believe in this Dispensationalist concept of the Rapture, it seems like the majority of Freepers do. It comes from a novel mis-reading of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians.
I would also point out that it is also inconsistent with the long history of persecution and the Christian faith through history. Christians have given witness to their faith by accepting death and suffering since the time St Stephen was stoned to death. Jesus, who endured great suffering on our part, told us us the ‘servant is no better than the master’ so we should expect to share in this suffering too. To expect that somehow Christians should be whisked out of the world to avoid tribulation at the end seems nonsense.
Our time in this world is but a blink of an eye compared to life in the next. If we can keep faith in the promise of everlasting life from a good, eternal, almighty God, we can endure any pain or trouble in this world.
I wasn’t aware of this prediction, but that would certainly be a pretty obvious missed prophecy that his followers would have a hard time dismissing.
'We know without any shadow of a doubt it is going to happen,' said Camping. 'Theres going to be a huge earthquake thats going to make the big earthquake in Japan seem like a Sunday School picnic...I'll probably try to be very near a TV or a radio or something,' he said. 'I'll be interested in what's happening on the other side of the world as this begins.' dailymail.co.uk
There was another televised interview with him I saw last week where he described it in more detail, saying there would be rolling earthquakes all across the world.
I'm really curious to see how he will explain this one away and hold onto his followers. Last time, he said it was a mathematical error, for which he apologized. I don't think he can use that one twice.
Pastor Tom Mullins on end of the world...great sermon.
I said the Lord could have decided to return today.....or tomorrow....or next week....
We don't know the hour....
...the Bible states that clearly....
...I would say Camping is a false prophet....but if he is a simpleton, or misguided man....I feel some sympathy ....
..yes, Christians might be the brunt of jokes because of this man....
..but Christians are brunt of jokes whether this man is around or not---have you watched any TV or movies lately?.....
.. no one will be joking on the real Judgement Day
It’s true, the Rapture did happen! I’m posting from heaven right now...
Gotta say, it’s great here. And there are 72 virgins (holding beer steins in each hand) for every guy. That said, I haven’t seen a Muslim yet...
(heh heh heh)
8:34PM Here in Georgia. Nobody raptured that I know. Camping failed again - Surprise, Surprise.
The believer that spent his life savings in preparation for the end will be nothing but broke.
Did anybody Rupture?
RE:That would be a clue that this guy is no prophet. I wonder what excuse he will make this time?
His previous excuse was that he miscalculated. He can always use the same excuse again. There will still be fools who will believe him regardless.
I was talking about Huckabee the Huckster.
I’ll find out at Church today ;)
Maybe God felt he could not compete with the great Barry...THE LIVING MESSIAH!
I know little about the man beyond occasionally listening to his radio program. However, the man has a long history of setting himself in opposition to other Christians, churches and denominations.
In addition, I remember back in the early 1990's when he was hawking his book about the supposed end of the world in 1994. If the man had any genuine humility, and if he was willing to accept correction, he would have sincerely repented at that time, instead of making excuses, which was what he actually did.
Thus I doubt he can be defended as simply "misguided"; rather, he has ceaselessly promoted his unorthodox ideas all these years and convinced more than a few people to bankroll him.
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