Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: skeeter

I don’t understand your statement. The author doesn’t offer specifics on the alleged Taiwanese suicide, but the Lyn Benedetto story is all over the news. Furthermore, this is standard operating procedure for well-publicized end of the world fake outs. My dad told me that when Orson Wells did his War of the Worlds radio program there were people then who thought it was really happening and did dreadful things, including, he told me, suicides.

So I don’t think the author is bringing any unjustified charges. I do wish that those who claim to believe in Jesus would also believe what he said about no one knowing the time of his return. I think he knew what panic and badness it would cause if people could know that moment with precision.

Someone once asked DL Moody what he would do if he knew with certainty that Jesus was coming tomorrow. His answer? Plant a tree. I love it. I wish there were more like him and fewer like Camping. I think some people just get a high out of making themselves into the prophet of doom. But that’s a very bad place to be if God Himself didn’t authorize it. And in Camping’s case, we can be certain he didn’t.


12 posted on 05/25/2011 7:18:37 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies ]


To: Springfield Reformer
How many attempt suicide on any given day in the US? This writer offered ONE example.

Maybe you disagree, but I don't think that merits notice.

13 posted on 05/25/2011 7:25:12 AM PDT by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson