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  • Rapture: the end was not nigh, after all

    05/22/2011 4:19:46 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | May 21st 2011 | Laura Donnelly, Bonnie Malkin and David Barrett
    Given that the end of the world was supposed to be nigh, it perhaps wasn’t surprising that Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping had shown some reluctance to take advance bookings. The 89-year-old Californian preacher and radio host had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm May 21st in each of the world’s time zones, with non-believers wiped out by rolling earthquakers, as the saved ascended into heaven. His refusal to schedule a media interview for the following day - “It is absolutely going to happen. There is no way that I can schedule an interview because I won’t be...
  • What Christian Leaders are Saying after Another Failed Doomsday Prediction

    05/21/2011 7:35:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2011
    Ed Stetzer, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWay research: "Harold Camping, pls update w/ your repentance statement & instructions to your now-broke followers." _______________________________________________________________________________ Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: "We will not be surprised that Christ has not returned according to any human's timetable. But we should not be relieved. Lord come quickly." _________________________________________________________________________________ Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle: "It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine." – REM ________________________________________________________________________________ Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church The world didn't...
  • Harold Camping Should Publicly Repent, Says Southern Baptist Leader

    05/21/2011 7:27:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2011 | Michelle Vu
    Harold Camping needs to publicly apologize for being wrong about his doomsday prediction and leading people astray, said a Southern Baptist leader. The California radio broadcaster’s wrong prediction about the rapture and the end of the world reflected poorly on Christians, said Ed Stetzer, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s LifeWay Research and LifeWay’s missiologist in residence. Stetzer issued a series of tweets about Camping’s eschatological prediction on Saturday, among which one noted that there was no earthquake in New Zealand after 6 p.m. “Harold Camping, pls update w/your repentance statement & instructions to your now-broke followers,” Stetzer tweeted....
  • Harold Camping and the Rapture, May 21, 2011

    05/21/2011 12:08:47 PM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 12 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 05/21/2011 | Jim Bennett Not my best work, but I was in a real hurry, just in case he was right.
  • What's up with the Vatican being empty?

    05/21/2011 8:39:22 AM PDT · by dangus · 42 replies
    Vanity from Rome ^ | 2011-05-21 | Dangus
    Boy, I wish I spoke more Italian. So I got an unexpected business stopover in Rome for two days, and I figured, great I'll check out the Vatican, etc. I checked into a nice little hotel right next to the Vatican, and took a nap before sight-seeing this afternoon. At first I thought, "this is great." Must be some sort of holiday I didn't know about. No lines, no tickets needed. But no curators? No security? I always heard about how they even made sure you were dressed moderately. The art was fantastically beautiful, but I expected guides? I wandered...
  • Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise

    05/21/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies · 1+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 05/21/2011 | David Batty
    Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping looks likely to be less than rapturous after his prediction that the world would end on Saturday failed to materialise. The 89-year-old Californian preacher had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm in each of the world's time zones, with those "saved" by Jesus ascending to heaven and the non-believers being wiped out by an earthquake rolling from city to city across the planet. But as the deadline for the Apocalpyse passed in the Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia, it became apparent that Camping's prediction of the end of the world was to...
  • Could Jesus Christ Return Tomorrow?

    05/21/2011 6:04:28 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 26 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | Oct 2010 | Gary Petty
    Could Jesus Christ Return Tomorrow? article by Gary Petty A little-noticed prophecy in the biblical book of Revelation shows that Jesus Christ's return couldn't take place without a revolutionary change in global mass communications—a change that has taken place only in the last few years. I have in my office a newspaper from 1858. The front-page story is about how a mob in Lexington, Kentucky, broke into a jail and lynched an unfortunate prisoner. On the second page is a report about an upstart political candidate named Abraham Lincoln.In the 1850s it could take weeks, even months, for a news event...
  • When Will Christ Really Return?

    05/21/2011 2:47:16 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 35 replies
    Making Sense ^ | May 21, 2011 | Rob W. Case
    Until recently, I have never heard of Harold Camping, but by now millions of Americans have heard of him because of his outrageous claim that he knows when the event exclusively known by Christians as the rapture of the church will occur. Camping is an 89 year old entrepreneur who runs a Christian radio network. Within the past several months, Mr. Camping has waged a vigorous campaign claiming that the rapture of the church will occur at 6:00pm on May 21st, 2011. Such a claim is extremely frustrating because it is, in a way, Satanic in nature. I will explain...
  • May 21 END OF THE WORLD LIVE THREAD - bring comments, photos, links

    05/20/2011 4:57:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 207 replies · 1+ views
    Family Radio ^ | 5-20-11
    HAROLD CAMPING SITE The earthquake is scheduled to begin in Australia later tonight and the destruction and devastation roll through the timezones. It's been nice knowing all of you. I guess the only good news is that it will be the end of the Obama Administration. And the Clintons, Arnold, the Palestinians, Villaraigosa, Nancy Pelosi, NOW, and Planned Parenthood. And Charlie Sheen and the rest of Hollywood.
  • Everyday Rapture. What do people really need to be concerned with about judgment day.

    05/20/2011 10:23:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Patheos ^ | 05/20/2011 | Marcia Morrisey
    Some are convinced that The Rapture will occur on May 21, 2011. But days and hours are the provenance of God, not man, and in a way Raptures happen every day, in many ways. Matthew 24:42 tells us, "Be on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on which day your Lord is coming." Preacher Harold Camping, from Family Radio, has predicted that tomorrow, May 21, the Lord is coming back, and he has even predicted at which hour. Yes, the Lord is returning, but it isn't the end of the world that we need to worry about so...
  • BREAKING. 10.0+ Earthquake in American Samoa - 6PM There

    05/20/2011 9:17:12 PM PDT · by mnehring · 111 replies
    USGS is reporting a 10.0+ earthquake, the largest ever reported in the islands of and around American Samoa. It seems to be splitting the fault and creating rift, moving Eastward. It is predicted it will go around the world. Just kidding- can we officially call Camping a fraud now?
  • About that Rapture (third item)

    05/20/2011 8:47:48 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jennifer Harper
    “Will the world end on May 21st? No. It will not. In fact, I stake my personal reputation on it,” says Arizona psychic Blair Robertson, who has shared a few predictions about world events with Inside the Beltway in the past. “I predict that soon Harold Camping, the man who originated this idea, will experience his own ‘end of days’ very suddenly, leaving behind many angry believers.”
  • Harold Camping Followers Are Deceived

    05/20/2011 9:36:02 AM PDT · by bibletruth · 37 replies
    Bible | May 21, 2011 | bibletruth
    Harold Camping Followers Are Deceived and "Professing" Un-Believers that need to TRULY Believe in The Christ, risen from the dean, seated at the right hand of God.
  • Make My Bed? But You Say the World’s Ending (Rapture Prophecy Tests Families - NY Times)

    05/20/2011 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Gena Bukin · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 19th, 2011 | Ashley Parker
    The Haddad children of Middletown, Md., have a lot on their minds: school projects, SATs, weekend parties. And parents who believe the earth will begin to self-destruct on Saturday. The three teenagers have been struggling to make sense of their shifting world, which started changing nearly two years ago when their mother, Abby Haddad Carson, left her job as a nurse to “sound the trumpet” on mission trips with her husband, Robert, handing out tracts. They stopped working on their house and saving for college. Last weekend, the family traveled to New York, the parents dragging their reluctant children through...
  • Doomsday Church: Still open for business (workers expect to show up Mon.)

    05/20/2011 8:15:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/19/11 | Annalyn Censky
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- By now, you've probably heard of the religious group that's predicting the end of the world starts this weekend. Harold Camping and his devoted followers claim a massive earthquake will mark the second coming of Jesus, or so-called Judgment Day on Saturday, May 21, ushering in a five month period of catastrophes before the world comes to a complete end in October. At the center of it all, Camping's organization, Family Radio, is perfectly happy to take your money -- and in fact, received $80 million in contributions between 2005 and 2009. Camping founded Family Radio,...
  • The Most Bizarre Thing About The $72 Million Organization Promoting The End Of The World

    05/20/2011 6:43:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2011 | Gus Lubin
    All of the talk about the world ending on May 21 comes from one organization run by one man: Harold Camping's Family Radio. At first glance it would seem that 89-year-old Camping is running the biggest scam the world has ever seen -- racking up donations from terrified believers around the world right up until 6 PM on May 21 when... the world doesn't end... and Camping and all of those donations vanish into thin air. But here's the surprising thing. Most of Family Radio's revenue -- generated almost entirely by donations -- is put back into advertising and broadcasting...
  • Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me: Harold Camping and His Suckers

    05/20/2011 6:40:50 AM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 33 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 05/20/11 | Jim Bennett
    As an article in The Washington Post reveals, influential radio broadcaster and confirmed false prophet Harold Camping is at it again. The end of days, according to Camping, is set for May 21, 2011. Camping has made this same prediction, but for a different date, in the past. Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for August of 1994. I was living in Fallbrook, California and on a particularly beautiful SoCal Saturday morning, I took my two young daughters out for breakfast at a coffee shop. While my girls nibbled at their muffins and sipped chocolate milk, a friendly, sixty-ish gentleman struck...
  • One day to go! Harold Camping is counting down to the rapture (May 21, 2011 is upon us)

    05/20/2011 6:37:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 05/20/2011 | Frank Raj
    In truth, the ideas and images in men’s minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them. - John Locke, English philosopher, physician The American evangelicals whose frenzied scriptural arithmetic points to the Second Coming of Christ 2,000 years after his birth are engaged in an activity which has been threatening the stability of the Christian Church since the second century; they are trying to align God’s calendar with man’s. - Damian Thompson, author, ‘The End of Time’ ________________________________________________________________________________ MIDDLE EAST, INDIA, May 19, 2011 —I bumped into Harold Camping when I came across his book ‘1994?’ Since he put...
  • Your Local Time When Kiritimati reaches 6 pm - "when the world is to end"

    05/19/2011 11:20:17 PM PDT · by pka54 · 39 replies
    Geographic Travels ^ | 5-20-2011 | catholicgauze
    Family Radio says the rapture will start at 6 pm local time. Kiritimati is 16 hours ahead of UTC which gives the rest of the world plenty of time (and the U.S. by midnight Friday into Saturday) to figure out if this supposed rapture is to take place. Check out what time it will be at your home when Kiritimati reaches 6 pm.
  • Harold Camping Prepares for Judgement Day, May 21, 2011

    05/19/2011 8:20:38 PM PDT · by virtuous · 127 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2011 | Jay Kernis
    Answering questions: Harold Camping, President of Family Stations, Inc. You have determined May 21, 2011 is Judgment Day. What do you predict will happen? It might be just one great earthquake, then as it gets to be May 21 in any other country—there will be a great earthquake there. So earthquakes could occur around the world for 24 hours? By the end of 24 hours the whole world will be destroyed. Why is God causing this to happen? The purpose of the earthquake is three-fold: it will be enormously destructive as God is destroying the earth. Secondly, the people who...
  • What NOT to be Doing When the Rapture Occurs

    05/19/2011 11:03:06 AM PDT · by jda · 34 replies · 3+ views
    Whether you believe it will occur on May 21 or not, here are some things you want to be sure to NOT be doing when it does occur.
  • End of the world? How about a party instead? (Most Christians Ignore it, Skeptics Milk it)

    05/19/2011 8:39:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    The Manila Bulletin ^ | 05/19/2011 | Tom Breen
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For some, it's Judgment Day. For others, it's party time. A loosely organized Christian movement has spread the word around the globe that Jesus Christ will return to earth on Saturday to gather the faithful into heaven. While the Christian mainstream isn't buying it, many other skeptics are milking it. A Facebook page titled "Post rapture looting" offers this invitation: "When everyone is gone and god's not looking, we need to pick up some sweet stereo equipment and maybe some new furniture for the mansion we're going to squat in." By Wednesday afternoon, more than 175,000...
  • FIRST-PERSON: May 21 wouldn't be the first false prediction

    05/18/2011 1:40:10 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 25 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | May 17, 2011 | David Crosby
    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--I predict that Harold Camping, the elderly radio talk show host now predicting Judgment Day on May 21, 2011, and the end of the world October 21, 2011, will adjust his predictions to future dates after doing further calculations on May 22, 2011. I believe my prediction will most certainly take place because "no one knows the day or the hour," according to Jesus. Since Camping is working from the genealogies in Genesis 5 and 11 and the account of Noah's great flood, I assume he can and will come up with calculations to support new dates for...
  • Christian Leaders Respond to Camping's May 21, 2011 Rapture Prediction

    05/17/2011 2:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2011 | Lee Warren
    If you happened to learn about Harold Camping’s May 21 rapture prediction from a placard on a subway car or bus shelter in New York City, the ad was probably funded by Robert Fitzpatrick – a 60-year-old, retired transit worker from Staten Island who invested his entire life savings of $140,000 into the campaign. “I’m trying to warn people about what’s coming,” Fitzpatrick told the New York Daily News. “People who have an understanding [of end times] have an obligation to warn everyone.” Fitzpatrick isn’t the only person to empty his bank account to warn others based on Camping’s prediction....
  • Controversy rises over possible Judgment Day

    05/16/2011 7:14:13 AM PDT · by lasereye · 96 replies
    Sussex Countian ^ | May 16, 2011 | Jennifer Dailey, Assistant Editor and Antonio Prado, Community News Staff Writer
    Dover, Del. — For at least three years, Family Radio in Oakland, Calif. has broadcast across the ether that May 21, 2011 is the Day of Judgment. Family Radio President Harold Camping preaches that on that day a great earthquake such as never has been seen in the world will occur – as spoken of in the book of Revelation. Those who are raptured will dwell with Christ forever in heaven while those left behind will agonize in a ruined world that finally comes to a fiery end on Oct. 21. Many people do not listen to Family Radio, which...
  • Irish American spends $150,000 on warnings of end of world (His Warning: Judgment Day is Next Week!)

    05/14/2011 1:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 05/14/2011 | AISLING REDICAN
    An Irish American man has spent almost $150,000 in preparation for what he believes is the beginning of the end. Robert Fitzpatrick, 60, spent what he called his "life savings" on bus and subway advertisements throughout New York City in preparation for May 21, 2011 – or Judgement Day as Fitzpatrick has referred to it. Fitzpatrick, a recently retired MTA engineer, is so convinced that the fast approaching date is the end of the world, that he published a book titled "The Doomsday Code." In an interview with the New York Post Fitzpatrick reasoned that his book provided "proof that...
  • Thwarting Obama on Rapture Day

    05/14/2011 11:22:34 AM PDT · by EarlPoteet · 66 replies
    Jesus' General ^ | 5/12/11 | Gen. JC Christian, patriot
  • Static on the airwaves ("the rapture"?)

    05/14/2011 7:03:25 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 129 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Chu/Glader
    Christian radio tycoon says the world will end May 21—and surprising numbers believe him. Ralph Workman believes what he hears on Christian radio. He believes preacher and Family Radio chief Harold Camping is right about Judgment Day. He believes the world is coming to an end May 21, 2011. An engineer at Boeing's avionics lab, Workman helps manage an RV caravan winding its way around the United States—from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh to Virginia—sharing the belief that biblical numbers point to the specific expiration date for the world. He also runs a website called eBible Fellowship, which distributes Camping's teachings. "I...
  • Is The End Nigh? We'll Know Soon Enough (World to end May 21)

    05/07/2011 9:27:55 PM PDT · by tlb · 355 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | May 7, 2011 | Barbara Bradley Hagerty
    May 21, "starting in the Pacific Rim at around the 6 p.m. local time hour, in each time zone, there will be a great earthquake,". The true Christian believers will be "raptured": They'll fly upward to heaven. "and on top of all that, there's no more salvation at that point. 153 days later that the entire universe and planet Earth will be destroyed." "I no longer think about 401(k)s and retirement," he says. "I'm just a lot less stressed, and in a way I'm more carefree." Brown is married with several young children, and none of them shares his beliefs....
  • Why The Devil Hates Joseph's Tomb...

    By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.(Hebrews 11:22)And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in...
  • Judgment Day rapture for CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel

    04/28/2011 10:46:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/28/11 | Jessica Heslam
    CBS Outdoor and Clear Channel are cashing in on the disturbing end-of-the-world ad campaign in the Bay State as dozens of expensive local billboards are plastered with a doom and gloom “Judgment Day” May 21 message. Michael Garcia, who is heading the billboard blitz for Family Radio, a California-based Christian network, said the ads are emblazoned on 50 Clear Channel properties in the Boston market and on another half-dozen CBS Outdoor-owned billboards. Between 1,200 and 1,500 of the ominous billboards are strewn around the country, mostly on CBS-owned properties, according to Family Radio. One industry insider estimates the national billboard...
  • The End of the World According to Harold Camping: Part 2

    04/25/2011 6:57:34 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    Westminster Seminary, California ^ | 4/1/11 | W. Robert Godfrey
    Literalist and Allegorist Camping’s reading of the Bible led him to a curiously self-contradictory method which is at some times excessively literal and at other times wildly allegorical. As an engineer he has had a particular interest in the numbers in the Bible. It is this interest that has led him to reach conclusions about the date of the end of the world. His first date was 1994 and he wrote a book showing the method by which he reached this date and to show how certain it was. Since then he has come to certain conclusions about several other...
  • Premillennialism in the Old Testament

    04/24/2011 12:47:23 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 133 replies ^ | Undated | Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
    I. The Basis for the Belief in the Messianic Kingdom Premillennialists have often been criticized for basing their belief in a Millennium entirely on one passage of Scripture, Revelation 20. Because it is found in a book well noted for its high use of symbols, they say it is foolish to take the one thousand years literally. But that is hardly a valid criticism. To begin with, while it is true that the Book of Revelation uses many symbols, it has already been shown that the meaning of all those symbols is explained either within the Book of Revelation itself...
  • Fundamentalist-evangelical Harold Camping predicts rapture of 200 million on May 21, 2011

    04/22/2011 4:57:42 PM PDT · by CTrent1564 · 157 replies
    Internet monk blog ^ | April 22, 2011 | Chaplain Mike
    By Chaplain Mike “We learn from the Bible that Holy God plans to rescue about 200 million people (that is about 3% of today’s population). On the first day of the Day of Judgment (May 21, 2011) they will be caught up (raptured) into Heaven because God had great mercy for them. This is why we can be so thankful that God has given us advance notice of Judgment Day. Because God is so merciful, maybe He will have mercy on you.” • Literature from Family Radio: “Judgment Day: May 21″
  • The Fig Tree's the Clue

    03/26/2011 12:25:10 PM PDT · by STD · 61 replies
    self ^ | 03/26/11 | STD
    The Fig Tree's the Clue. The untimely figs in this verse are “Olynthos”, figs that grow through the winter, yet do not completely mature until spring; they are fragile and many fall off in the spring wind. This scripture suggests that when Satan is cast down to earth the figs (raptured saints) will be taken away by a mighty wind (the Holy Spirit)
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: Japan Quake May Be Beginning Of Second Coming....

    03/20/2011 2:34:25 PM PDT · by TaraP · 306 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 18th, 2011
    Natural disasters 'escalating like labor pains' may be linked to the return of Jesus, says Rev. Franklin Graham. In an exclusive Newsmax.TV video, the evangelist says the end could come in 2012 or later. *escalating birth pains*
  • Prepare for the Lord's Return! 5 Days in Heaven and Hell

    02/28/2011 10:25:53 AM PST · by Quix · 384 replies · 2+ views
    QUIX: SHORT EXCERPTS ARE OFFERED IN A SORT OF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FIRST--THEN THE ENTIRE NARRATIVE AS AVAILABLE AT SPIRITLESSONS.COM I found this to be another anointed, Biblical narrative about a very convincing Heavenly visitation--actually, as usual, to hell, too. There's an item or 3 in this one to potentially trouble the RC's and Maryolators, . . . as well as some potentially troubling things for some Calvinists, however. Read at your own risk. Those exposed to The Truth are responsible before God for what they do about and with The Truth.On the other hand, ignorance affords no eternal protection....
  • 'Arab unrest signals Messiah's coming' (Prominent rabbis explanations for Mideast uprisings)

    02/25/2011 9:52:23 AM PST · by TaraP · 24 replies
    Ynet News ^ | Feb 23rd, 2011
    Prominent rabbis from the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox sector have offered their own curious interpretations for the upheaval that is spreading through the Middle East, stating that the events are a clear proof that a higher power is at work. Orthodox Lithuanian sector in Bnei Brak, as blaming the instability in the region on contemptuous attitudes towards Torah study. "Recently it appears that there is a powerful effort to destroy and agitate the world of the Torah, through various attempts to prosecute kollels and yeshiva students," Steinman said. "When you try to agitate the world of the Torah, God agitates the world."...
  • Come Up Here...Revelation 4

    02/15/2011 3:43:09 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.(Revelation 4:1-2)The revelation given to the apostle John,begins with ”the things that are…”. That would be the temporal situation of the church; despised and rejected like her Lord, struggling with temptation, persecution, false doctrine, false prophets,...
  • The Pandemic of End-Times Dysfunction (E.D.)

    02/12/2011 6:20:06 PM PST · by topcat54 · 906 replies · 3+ views
    The Gary DeMar Show ^ | Nov 12, 2009 | Joel McDurmon
    Joel McDurmon, hosting today's show for Gary DeMar, exposes End-times Dysfunction (E.D.) for what it is. Joel shares with doomsdayers how they can get relief from their paranoia and troubled souls.
  • You Wanna Bet? Pa. Woman Challenges Date-Setting Evangelist

    01/19/2011 12:34:05 AM PST · by MarylousAmerica · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/19/11 | Marylou Barry
    "Judgment Day, May 21, 2011. The Bible guarantees it!" proclaims the homepage of evangelist Harold Camping's website Is he serious? Yes, according to the website, but that's only half the story, because now: "Janice Wisner from State College, Pennsylvania, is challenging founder Harold Camping to put his money where his mouth is and deed his home (or homes as may be the case) to her. She promises not to move in until May 22nd this year."
  • The Not So Secret Rapture

    01/14/2011 5:57:52 PM PST · by topcat54 · 3,391 replies ^ | W. Fred Rice
    Evangelical book catalogs promote books such as Planet Earth: The Final Chapter, The Great Escape, and the Left Behind series. Bumper stickers warn us that the vehicle’s occupants may disappear at any moment. It is clear that there is a preoccupation with the idea of a secret rapture. Perhaps this has become more pronounced recently due to the expectation of a new millennium and the fears regarding potential Y2K problems. Perhaps psychologically people are especially receptive to the idea of an imminent, secret rapture at the present time. Additionally, many Christians are not aware that any other position relative to...
  • Religious group predicts end of days in May

    01/04/2011 6:10:43 AM PST · by FredJake · 25 replies ^ | 1/3/2011 | Joe Newby
    May 21, 2011 is the day Jesus Christ will return for the Church. So says Harold Camping, leader of the Oakland, CA-based Family Radio Worldwide. According to an article at The Blaze, Camping has determined the date through his reading of the Bible. Camping, a retired civil engineer, also said the end of time will take place in October. “Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,” he said. The Christian doctrine known as the Rapture says believers - those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior -...
  • End of Days in May? Believers enter final stretch

    01/03/2011 12:53:13 PM PST · by TaraP · 90 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 3rd, 2010
    'A lot of people might think, 'The end's coming, let's go party.' But we're commanded by God to warn people' RALEIGH, N.C. — 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...
  • MY TIME IS YOUR TIME " AS ONE " , COME ! IN PEACE ! I AM Deeply in love with you !

    11/28/2010 4:25:50 PM PST · by Jedediah · 24 replies · 1+ views
    My time alone with you is sacred not just special and I long for our discussions at " length " and to be pondered as an eternal memoir and medallion set in stone as the Twelve Stones of Judah for I AM THE LION that " ROARS " out My Love for you as I reveal My Fullness to you in My Breath " RUAH " I AM " Virtue Alive " and ( ( dwelling ) ) in you so fill your lamp of your " Holy Place " with " ME " through our Friendship " AS ONE...
  • The Mystery of the Rapture

    11/11/2010 3:35:15 PM PST · by wmfights · 106 replies ^ | Dr. David R. Reagan
    Does the Rapture mark the beginning of the Tribulation? No, the Bible does not state anywhere that the Tribulation begins with the Rapture. I believe the Rapture could occur months or even years before the Tribulation begins, although it is likely to occur near the beginning because the Tribulation is the time of the pouring out of God's wrath, and 1 Thessalonians 1:10 says that Jesus will "deliver" His Church "from the wrath to come." Another reason for believing the Rapture is likely to occur near the beginning of the Tribulation is because 2 Thessalonians 2 says that the Antichrist...
  • America Repent for your portion has been measured and found lacking !

    09/08/2010 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 59 replies · 1+ views
    America your portion has been measured in full and the time of true shaking has come ! Now watch as I touch your pocketbooks , watch as I annihilate the sin in your lives and watch as All this occurs I set the captives free and destroy the rebellious as korah for I shall swallow up sin and it's roots . I shall cleanse this nation as never before . There shall be crevasses where there has been great rivers allowing the ocean in , Deserts where there has been pools of great waters , Mountains where there has been...
  • The Rapture -- double meaning

    09/02/2010 1:46:26 PM PDT · by RJR_fan · 16 replies
    The dreams our stuff is made of: how science fiction conquered he world | 1998 | Thomas Disch
    From page 72 of his book The dreams our stuff is made of: how science fiction conquered the world : As those bumper stickers suggest, the Rapture is, in some respects, an in-your-face, middle-finger challenge to the world at large. Even if one does not expect to be translated momentarily into the ether, what fun to share the double entendre with the driver right behind you. It may be that among most Americans today, beliefs are “entertained” in much the same spirit that other cultural products are enjoyed. That would explain the perennial popularity of millennialist belief despite the repeated...
  • Harold Camping and Rapture Sadness (Family Radio Founder predicts Christ's return on 05/21/2011)

    08/27/2010 8:16:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    BeliefNet ^ | 08/12/2010 | Jason Boyett
    Christian radio host Harold Camping says Jesus is coming back in nine months: May 21, 2011. Then the world will end, according to his calculations, on October 21, 2011. He's been announcing this on his Family Radio broadcasts for several years. The good news is that we won't have to deal with that pesky 2012 Mayan calendar apocalypse. The bad news is that people are taking Camping seriously. The Colorado Springs Gazette tells of a woman there who paid $1,200 to buy advertising space for bus benches in the area to help get the message out. Marie Exley is unemployed...
  • Five Myths About the Rapture

    08/10/2010 2:09:49 PM PDT · by Viking83 · 72 replies ^ | May 28, 2010 | Carl E. Olson
    About ten years ago, I mentioned to a Catholic friend that I was starting to work on a book critiquing the Left Behind novels. I explained that it would thoroughly examine premillennial dispensationalism, the unique apocalyptic belief system presented, in fictional format, within those books. Premillennial dispensationalism teaches that the "Rapture" and the Second Coming are two events separated by a time of tribulation and that there will be a future millennial reign of Christ on earth. "Why?" she asked, obviously bewildered. "No one really takes that stuff seriously." That revealing remark merely reinforced my desire to write Will Catholics...