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Briggz5d

Social networks, news and other Media sources have been flooded with comentaries, arguements and claims about the proclamation that on May 21st, 2011, Jesus will arrive to take all true Christians to heaven. The bizarre buzz this has generated in the weeks that followed is mind blowing. In the last week many believers who don't want to take any chances of missing heaven have jumped on this bandwagon; they’ve put up billboards, purchased TV ads, painted warnings on rooftops, issued radio alerts and flooded nations with printed warnings.

I didn't want to write about this the whole month this "Rumour" has been flying around, just for the fact that I don't Believe the world as we know it will end on 21st May 2011. Now i'm writing not to convince or shake anybody's beliefs about 21st may which is tomorow but to set some facts right.

Bible explicitly states in Matthew 24: 36 that “about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father,”

The Bible also says "behold, I will come Like a Thief in the Night"

Here are a few reasons why the world will not end on 21st may 2011.

1. It is a false prophecy.
How do I know this? Because Jesus Himself said all end-times date setting is strictly off-limits. He told His disciples on the day He ascended: “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority” (Acts 1:8, NASB). If it is not for us to know, then how does Harold Camping know? Is he God? Only the worst form of spiritual pride would lead a person to claim such knowledge.

2. Failed date-setting has discredited Christians many times before.
Why can’t we learn from history? William Miller, the father of Seventh-day Adventism, was convinced that Jesus would come back in 1844.  When his prediction turned out to be bogus (a moment known as “the Great Disappointment”), many disillusioned “Millerites” abandoned their faith.

Jehovah’s Witnesses taught that Jesus would begin His millennial reign in 1914. When that didn’t happen, they pointed to the outbreak of World War I and began teaching that this was the “beginning of the end.” A few years later they moved the date to 1925. Nothing happened that year, but more than a generation later they circulated the prediction that the world would end in 1975. (They also taught that only Jehovah’s Witnesses would survive a global holocaust.)

Recent history is littered with more of these embarrassing predictions, including Jim Jones’ claim that the world would end in nuclear war on July 15, 1967. Jones was a communist who believed he was the reincarnation of Jesus, Buddha and Lenin, so Christians didn’t take him seriously. But when a Christian layman, Edgar Whisenant, wrote 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988, millions of believers bought it. You won’t get much money for that book at a garage sale today.

On Sept. 6, 1994, dozens of Camping’s believers gathered inside Alameda’s Veterans Memorial Building to await the return of Christ, an event Camping had promised for two years. Followers dressed children in their Sunday best and held Bibles open-faced toward heaven.

But the world did not end. Camping allowed that he may have made a mathematical error. He spent the next decade running new calculations, as well as overseeing a media company that has grown significantly in size and reach.


Briggz5d

Re: Reasons Why the world Will not End on 21st May 2011.
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 07:06 PM »
Hate to be the one to say " I told you so" but  - I TOLD YOU SO!!! :P
We all woke up this morning to find ourselves on earth.
Funny tweets flooded social networks, making a mockery of those who believed rapture will occur yesterday.

Tweets like these:

  I am tWeeting LIVE from heaven..
  The Internet speed in heaven is 9999999 Mb per second - fast enough to teleport humans.

I wonder what excuse those who started that rumor have now.
This is officially the biggest April fools Joke done in May, so that makes it May fools day.