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Christian group has ultimate prediction (Harold Camping at it yet again)
WTNH ^ | 1/2/2010 | Tom Breen

Posted on 01/03/2011 6:30:31 AM PST by markomalley

If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months left, which she'll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here.

Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011.

To get the word out, they're using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities from Bridgeport, Conn., to Little Rock, Ark., now have billboards with the ominous message, and mission groups are traveling in countries from Latin America to Africa to spread the news outside the U.S.

"A lot of people might think, 'The end's coming, let's go party,'" said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. "But we're commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but it's so much better to know that when the end comes, you'll be safe."

In August, Exley left her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., to work with Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio Worldwide, the independent Christian ministry whose leader, Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the Bible.

She is organizing traveling columns of RVs carrying the message from city to city, a logistics challenge that her military experience has helped solve. The vehicles are scheduled to be in five North Carolina cities between now and the second week of January, but Exley will shortly be gone: overseas, where she hopes to eventually make it back to Iraq.

"I don't really have plans to come back," she said. "Time is short."

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


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian
KEYWORDS: familyradio; freformed; haroldcamping
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows: no, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone.
1 posted on 01/03/2011 6:30:37 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

So sad that so many Christians don’t even read the Bible. Even a cursory reading of The Word would blow any possible human-calculated date out of the water.


2 posted on 01/03/2011 6:35:48 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: markomalley
If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-year-old Army veteran has less than six months left, which she'll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here.

Unfortunately, she can't be a Darwin candidate. She'll just breed anyway, later on.

3 posted on 01/03/2011 6:38:15 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: pnh102

I agree. The funny thing is, these are usually the people that tell Catholics to find a “bible-based” church. Go figure.


4 posted on 01/03/2011 6:38:28 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: pnh102

I guess Marie Exley decided to quit paying on her mortgage ....


5 posted on 01/03/2011 6:39:11 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Ken522
I guess Marie Exley decided to quit paying on her mortgage ....

Now THAT takes faith. LOL.

6 posted on 01/03/2011 6:40:03 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: markomalley
"We're hoping people won't take our word for it, or Harold Camping's word for it. We're hoping that people will search the scriptures for themselves."

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:13

7 posted on 01/03/2011 6:44:39 AM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: markomalley

Most be running out of money and are ready to publish another book. These end time con artists need to be burned at the stake with there own crap they publish, well maybe not that harsh of a punishment but maybe make them eat their books in prison.


8 posted on 01/03/2011 6:48:18 AM PST by ReformedBeckite
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To: markomalley

“the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011”

Great..it’s the girlfriends birthday!!

Instead of birthday ‘dancing between the sheets’, we’ll have end of the world sex!!!!


9 posted on 01/03/2011 6:48:57 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: markomalley

Camping published a book called “1994?”, which claimed or intimated the end would occur in that year.


10 posted on 01/03/2011 6:51:56 AM PST by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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To: markomalley

The Lord will allow Harold Camping to be humiliated again like in 1996 and this time every viable Christian organization should formally denounce him as a false prophet and censure him.


11 posted on 01/03/2011 6:52:44 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Zman

He also said it would end in 1996.


12 posted on 01/03/2011 6:53:29 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge; markomalley

“the end of the world will begin on May 21, 2011”

My question would be, “how long will the end of the world last?”


13 posted on 01/03/2011 6:53:57 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: pnh102

A parody religion, the Church of the SubGenius, spoofed these kind of predictions by saying the “Rupture” would occur on July 5, 1998. When it didn’t happen they said, oops, we got the year upside down. We are safe until...8661!

I still occasionally see posters with a big cross and the words “Are You Ready For the Rapture? Jesus Is Coming on
Oct. 28, 1992” It was a Korean Christian church sect/cult. Not quite accurate.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/16151713/


14 posted on 01/03/2011 7:00:22 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: markomalley

15 posted on 01/03/2011 7:05:21 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea." Isaiah 27:1)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

According to them the process only begins on May 21, so you can celebrate for a little over a year and a half. All of the other hooey about the end being December 21, 2012 could mess up our 40th wedding anniversary on December 22, 2012...if we believed in that crap.


16 posted on 01/03/2011 7:32:36 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: UCANSEE2

Until December 21, 2012 according to the other nut case predictions.


17 posted on 01/03/2011 7:34:42 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: DarthVader

I forget who wrote it, but I remember a book named something like, “88 Reasons For 88” which “proved beyond doubt” that ‘88 was the year when the Rapture would come. Of course, Hal Lindsey wrote “1980, Countdown to Armageddon” that made pretty much the same case for they year 1988 and which he followed with, “The Late, Great, Planet Earth”.

All I can say about Hal is I hope he’s enjoyed the nice cars he collects with the proceeds from his writings because I know he can’t be enjoying how accurate his readings of Scripture are.


18 posted on 01/03/2011 7:53:11 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: markomalley

This shouldn’t be so hard to understand what they are doing. Scriptures tell us that Satan, in subtle ways, perverts what the Scriptures say. Using some truth with deception thrown in is his way. He uses these instances to reinforce the scoffers of true Biblical truth. Rather then hate or scoff at them we should pray that the Holy Spirit opens their eyes and supports those who would be drawn into discouragement.


19 posted on 01/03/2011 7:56:17 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: raccoonradio

The funny thing to me is that if I add up years they way these sorts of folks say they do I keep coming up with something like 2060 and no earlier. I guess I need a better decoder ring so I know what to include and what to leave or or what equals years and what equals months of something.


20 posted on 01/03/2011 7:56:50 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: markomalley
In August, Exley left her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., to work with Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio Worldwide, the independent Christian ministry whose leader, Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the Bible.

Soon to be joining a long list of disappointed morons who didn't take Jesus at his word.
21 posted on 01/03/2011 8:06:22 AM PST by aruanan
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To: markomalley

She can get pregnant on May 22nd.


22 posted on 01/03/2011 8:08:56 AM PST by Wiser now (Happiness is not an absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.)
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To: markomalley

Oh, very clever: predict the beginning of the end of the world, rather than the (end of the) end of the world so no one can call you out on having gotten it wrong.

At some level the beginning of the end of the world was the Day of Pentecost in the year of Our Lord’s Passion, Saving Death, Glorious Resurrection and Ascension, and we’ve been living through the end of the world ever since.


23 posted on 01/03/2011 8:10:17 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: markomalley

*** Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the Bible.***

Prophecy about to come true! Like glo-bull warming! The Day after the Day after tomorrow!

Still waiting...
SOON COMING WORLD-SHAKING EVENTS! John T Sharrit (Christian Missionary Society) 1977.

Still waiting...
88 REASONS WHY THE RAPTURE WILL BE IN 1988/ON BORROWED TIME by Edgar Whisenant, 1988

Still Waiting...
WARNING! REVELATION IS ABOUT TO BE FULFILLED by Larry Wilson, 1988

Still waiting...(This is a dilly! An anti-Israel prophecy claimed to be taken out of the bible)

OCTOBER 1983—UNIVERSAL EARTHQUAKE! (October 22/23, 1984)
OCTOBER 1984-APOSTOLIC MILLENNIUM BEGINS!
THE 12 ORIGINAL APOSTLES RESURECTED TO THE EARTH ON YOM KIPPUR, OCT 5/6,1984....

The USA will be totally inactivatd in the UNIVERSAL EARTHQUAKE on October 22/23, 1984, loose all it’s atomic and satellite defenses and be completely incapable of defending ISRAEL III from the prophetic free and direct attack of the USSR on PASSOVER, April 17-24 1984, until it’s total destruction by Sept 7 1984....The USSR will drop on Jerusalem the THIRD NUCLEAR DEVICE used in anger against an inhabited city........The USSR will torture and murder 3,300,000 Jewish men, women, and children, as did the USSR and the USA armies with Germany in WW2, their only TRUE HOLOCAUST, by Sept 7, 1984.

( Jonah 3,R Macdonald, San Pedro Sula, Honduras C A. MAKE COPIES SEND TO ALL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD! (Two page spread in the SPOTLIGHT, October 10, 1983)
Still waiting....

Now I can add Camping’s prophecies to this list!


24 posted on 01/03/2011 8:29:50 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: CynicalBear; markomalley
Scriptures tell us that Satan, in subtle ways, perverts what the Scriptures say. Using some truth with deception thrown in is his way.

Are you speaking of the pre-trib rapture doctrine of Darby and Scofield based on the radical Israel/Church distinction?

A perversion of the doctrine of Christ's Second Coming and the unity of the covenant people of God.

25 posted on 01/03/2011 11:34:59 AM PST by topcat54 ("Dispensationalism -- like crack for the eschatologically naive.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
You forgot Chuck Smith.
"I'm convinced that the Lord is coming for His Church before the end of 1981." (Chuck Smith, Future Survival)
And Hal Lindsey
"Since a generation of judgment is forty years and the Tribulation period lasts seven years, I believe the Lord could come back for His Church any time before the Tribulation starts, which would mean any time before 1981. (1948 + 40 - 7 = 1981)." (Hal Lindsey, The Late Great Planet Earth)

26 posted on 01/03/2011 11:38:40 AM PST by topcat54 ("Dispensationalism -- like crack for the eschatologically naive.")
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To: topcat54

OHH I must add them to my list of failed end time prophecies!


27 posted on 01/03/2011 12:16:36 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Also this one ! Suicide by cop! Page six!

http://www.threatlink.com/pr/publications/Suicide%20by%20Cop-VZA.pdf


28 posted on 01/03/2011 12:24:50 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: markomalley
"A lot of people might think, 'The end's coming, let's go party,'" said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. "But we're commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but it's so much better to know that when the end comes, you'll be safe."

I guess it would be easy to call Marie Exley a fool, and laugh at her "the end's coming" concerns.

However, from the information provided, Marie has deployed twice to Iraq (it sounds like she loves her country), and wants people to "be safe" versus "go party" because she believe the end is near (it sounds like she loves her fellow man and seeks to point them to salvation).

Unless additional information is forthcoming indicating that she is doing these things for fame and/or fortune, I will cut her a lot of slack.

On May 21, 2011 Marie will clearly have to recognize that she has followed the teachings of someone who spreads a false Gospel.

Perhaps the Lord is leading Marie on a path which will result in her growth as a Christian, and a subsequent testimony that she will provide to others who might be tempted to fall for such a false Gospel.

I pray for Marie, and hope that after May 21, 2001 her fervor will be redirected into serving the Lord in accordance with the true Gospel.

Please pray for her.

29 posted on 01/03/2011 2:27:34 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: The_Reader_David

Isn’t Pentecost on June 12th this year. So Camping’s calculation for this is somewhat wrong.


30 posted on 01/04/2011 2:15:16 PM PST by thewrestlingfanatic
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To: The_Reader_David

Isn’t Pentecost on June 12th this year. So Camping’s calculation for this is somewhat wrong.


31 posted on 01/04/2011 2:15:26 PM PST by thewrestlingfanatic
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32 posted on 01/04/2011 7:42:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: thewrestlingfanatic

Hey guys check out this article from the cogwriter’s article on Harold Camping it pretty much denounces his claims.
www.cogwriter.com/harold-camping-may-21-2011.htm


33 posted on 01/04/2011 8:33:42 PM PST by thewrestlingfanatic
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To: thewrestlingfanatic

Camping may want to recalculate his prediction because apparently according to the Holy Day Calendar a couple of his time frames are off.

Passover is April 18th and not April 1st

Pentecost is June 12th and not May 21st


34 posted on 01/04/2011 8:49:24 PM PST by thewrestlingfanatic
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Couldn’t these date setting people be considerd scoffers because the clearly don’t believe that Jesus wrote the unfufilled prophecies for no reason.


35 posted on 01/06/2011 11:47:45 AM PST by thewrestlingfanatic
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Yes Allison don’t believe you or Camping but the bible that we are butchering that would completely discredit us lol They are going to look stupid on May 21st when Jesus doesn’t secretly rapture them.


36 posted on 01/06/2011 11:57:50 AM PST by thewrestlingfanatic
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