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Posted on 10/07/2008 8:41:53 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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The end is near?
Looking back at some 20th-century predictions:
1914: Jehovah's Witnesses say this is the doomsday year, followed by a series of later dates. In the 1990s, Jehovah's Witnesses quietly abandon a prediction that people alive in 1914 would live to see the Second Coming of Christ.
1919: Meteorologist Albert Porta predicts six planets will come together on Dec. 19, creating a cataclysmic event that would explode the Earth.
1936: Famed psychic Edgar Cayce picks this year for a disaster that will end the world as we know it.
1988: Hal Lindsey, in his best-selling book, The Late Great Planet Earth, predicts the Rapture will happen during this year. Former NASA engineer Edgar C. Whisenant pins it down to between Sept. 11 and Sept. 13. Unbowed, Lindsey still predicts these are the end times. Whisenant died in 2001.
1994: Radio evangelist Harold Camping tells listeners the end will come that September.
This very same thing has been said by hundreds of thousands of people like this pastor, every year, for the past two thousand years. Every one was just as sure and could prove 'without doubt' all the signs pointed to their time.
WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!
Of course the end is near and it is near now than it was a minute ago.
What happens to babies born after the rapture?
ding...no man shall know
Yup. Interestingly, as a kid, I was taught what Jeremiah is teaching and could never understand who in this day and age would behead people? (those who live during the tribulation and are beheaded are resurrected first). I always imagined the french guillotine. Not anymore. And the people I see doing it, invaded Israel when God avenged the innocent children sacrificed to a false god. Interesting, indeed.
You’ve torn out the verse about being caught up to meet Him in the air?
What other verses have you also torn out of the New Testament?
My bible says nothing of the rapture.
I would like to know when the end comes so that I can get back to high-cholesterol foods, lots of booze, no exercise and just hang out at the firing range.
Where did Christ say anything about catching anybody in the air? Christ is coming here with a double edged sword not hot air balloons for to fly anybody anywhere. Now what exactly does that word 'air' literally mean when Paul used it and what is the subject of the whole not just one isolated scripture taken to mean what it does not mean.....
Thanks for your list, but as you can imagine, you missed a bunch. Jehovah's Witnesses (Watchtower Society) made several predictions in the 1960s and 1970s, David Koresh (who tried to bring it about), Mr. Applegate (and his moonmen), plus Cecil B. DeMills cast of thousands.
People have been predicting the end times since Christ died.
Need picture of an unkempt man with a scraggly beard on a street corner and a sign that says, "The End is Near."
Just for argument’s sake, read 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4. The phrase “shall be caught up” is from the Greek, harpagésómetha, translated to Latin as rapere, where we get the word Rapture.
No, I don’t buy into the comic book version, but the term and concept is taken from the Bible.
Thanks for the information. As you know, many words from other languages make it to the English language. The context of 1 Thessalonians is inconsistent with the argument made by Miller in the 1800s and Rev. Jeremiah.
I won’t argue there, that is just where the concept and term originate. The way some folks read the Bible, it reminds me of those poetry games where you take a bunch of words, mix them up and pull them out of a bag.
Well, given this here’s my plan, I’m going to stop making house payments and spend the money elsewhere, if we go to heaven great, if not, McCain will force our banks to renegotiate our mortgages at 1/3 the cost, so it’s a win/win /sarcasm (I should have bought a bigger house)
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