The end of the world will be in 90 minutes!!!

 Wickus:

I just realized it is Friday 20 May 2011, 10:30Pm and the end of the world is starting in 90 minutes in South Africa GMT+2. I guess it has already happened in the east were the 21st began a few hours ago. There is nothing happening  on the news networks, no tweets coming through and no CNN breaking news. Well, we were expecting it. Mr Camping and his Family radio must be banned from ever speaking and misleading the public again. He is putting the name of Christ to shame. Shame on you Mr Camping!!! Free speech I can tolerate, but misleading the flock is way to much!

I would like to ask all of you reading this to pray for the poor mislead people who will soon wake up in a rude manner. They are mislead. Please pray that they see the loving arms of Jesus soon and that they realize that they have followed a false prophet. Please pray that they do not turn their backs on the Lord. I feel so sorry for them.

EDIT TO ADD:

While searching for events related to 21 May 2011, I found this peace of heresy written by a so called “believer in the Washington Post. Is this modern Christianity? Is this were Harold Camping’s false teachings will lead us? Is that what Jesus meant when he asked if He will find faith on this earth when he returns?

The Internet is alive with discussion of the Rapture, which Harold Camping’s most recent prediction says will occur this coming Saturday. Most people, and I think even most Christians, are at best skeptical.

As someone who came to a personal faith around the same time that the infamous pamphlet by Edgar Whisenant was getting attention, 88 Reasons Why The Rapture Will Be in 1988 , I experienced the hype of such predictions first hand.

But that is not why I am confident that Harold Camping is wrong.

Many are confident that Camping is wrong because the Bible quotes Jesus as saying that “no one knows the day or the hour” (Matthew 24:36).

Others understand the Bible even better, and are aware that the passages appealed to in support of the doctrine of the Rapture (such as 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) do not teach the idea of a Rapture followed by tribulation that is the mainstay of Dispensational Pre-Millennialisteschatology.

But rather than spend time discussing those passages (or explaining the last few words of the last paragraph), I’d like to suggest a more fundamental reason why the Rapture will not happen this Saturday, or any other day:

It does not make sense for Christians to continue to expect a literal “second coming” of Jesus.

To quote Anthony and Richard Hanson’s bookReasonable Belief, An event that has been just around the corner for a thousand years is a non-event. Thinking Christians should not behave as if the Parousia was a genuine possibility” (p.196).

Jesus expected the arrival of the kingdom of God in the lifetime of his hearers (see Mark 9:1), and the earliest Christians shared that expectation. When it did not materialize as anticipated, they found a variety of ways of making sense of that. But today, quoting 2 Peter 3:8, which is itself part of a non-authentic letter attributed to Peter and is trying to address the disappointment of Christians that these expectations were not fulfilled, is simply to perpetuate the problem and not address it directly.

It isn’t just the timing that is the issue. The idea of a second coming with Jesus appearing in the sky is based on a view of the universe, which heaven literally “up there,” that is also hard if not impossible for anyone to accept today without serious cognitive dissonance.

Discussing the literal ascension Luke describes in Acts, Keith Ward writes in his book The Big Questions in Science and Religion (p.107): “We now know that, if [Jesus] began ascending two thousand years ago, he would not yet have left the Milky Way (unless he attained warp speed)”.

A time eventually comes when, instead of clinging to older beliefs, no matter how central they may have been historically, it is time to rethink them, and perhaps even set them aside in some cases.

The best antidote for preventing future frenzies of the sort that Harold Camping is generating, is to recognize that they are indeed trying to revitalize something that Christians have historically expected, namely a literal, physical, second coming of Jesus, and to explain why that expectation needs to be reinterpreted or set aside, since after some 2,000 years and in a universe much bigger and very different than anything the early Christians imagined, it no longer makes any more sense to take that literally than that the sun literally stood still at Joshua’s command.

Comment by Adamantine:

Good Grief,

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9 thoughts on “The end of the world will be in 90 minutes!!!

  1. Where have I heard this before????

    2 Peter 3:3-13 (KJV)

    “3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

    8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

    10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. ”

    See, even with the discoveries of Sodom and Gomorrah, Noah’s ark, Red Sea Crossing site, Mt. Sinai and the Ark of the covenant (with the blood of Yeshua the Messiah on the western side of the mercy seat, nonetheless), these people willing forget what was, what is, and what will come.

    In case you have never known about these incredible findings that God revealed through the work of Mr. Wyatt, here are the links:

    Sodom and Gomorrah/Millions of sulfur balls/Highest concentration of sulfur in the world (95% percent vs 40%):

    http://www.arkdiscovery.com/sodom_&_gomorrah.htm

    Red Sea Crossing/Chariot Parts/Underwater Land Bridge:

    http://www.arkdiscovery.com/red_sea_crossing.htm

    Mt. Sinai/ Campsites/Altars:

    http://www.arkdiscovery.com/mt__sinai_found.htm

    Noah’s Ark:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/sygnate#p/u/5/3PSZNYdfawQ

    Ark Of The Covenant/Blood of Yeshua HaMashiach with 24 chromosomes and still alive on the Most Holy Place/Golgotha/Garden Tomb:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/sygnate#p/u/3/bYIwjYN4JVo

    Also (To Wickus),

    Have you heard of a lady named Retah McPherson? What do you think about their family?

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  2. It’s 10AM here almost on the 21st and we are still here.
    I cant believe people can be so stupid honestly, The bible clearly states no one knows the time of the 2nd coming, they also said the world will end in October via a fireball, Well what happened to the 42 months the man of sin gets on the earth. They must have forgotten that part.
    Harold Camping is just another false prophet who ultimately is helping make Christians look silly and it just makes it harder to tell people about the lord.

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  3. I wonder where my response went. Very Strange. I’ll use this post as a test to see if I can post. Earlier the post was awaiting moderation. Hmm.

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  4. Hi Test

    Sorry about the delay with your post. I was fast asleep when you’ve posted it. If there are too many hyperlinks in a post, the spam filter automaticaly keeps it back for approval. I immediatly get a mail about it. So it usually takes 5 minutes to approve.

    No, I have not heard of Retha McPherson, but I will look into it, thanks.

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  5. HI Wickus and all,

    Not posted for a while wickus but I still visit every day. I’m here in Oz…. NOT gone yet..mmmmmmm 21st. so if I was going up it would be before you guys. lol
    Just now the local news reported on camping and what a show of mockery it was.. would we as Christians look silly now or what!!!

    not happy JANNNNNNNNNn

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  6. Hi Jen

    Great to hear from you again. Past 1 Pm here in SA and everything is running smoothly. I would love to hear Camping’s response tomorrow, that’s IF he is not gonna go into hiding.

    Wickus

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  7. thanks wickus. good grief is right adamantine. my thoughts exactly. but we cling to Jesus and what we know He has declared so we watch and pray knowing every single Word of the Lord is true-not man-in the flesh of his mind’s take on it however. we ain’t seen nothing yet for stupidity before all is said and done is what i believe……….

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  8. He should try using the excuse the Millerites used in the 1840’s and the JW’s used. Right about the time just wrong about the place.

    Did anyone see the newspaper add the familyradio advertised? Camping sure stretched scripture.

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