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Default The Rapture - 05-20-2011, 07:08 PM

Do you believe the theory about the Rapture tomorrow?

Me, no.

For people who have no idea what I'm talking about:
So some preacher said that according to calculations made on the Bible that on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 6:00 PM (tomorrow!) 600,000 righteous people will be taken to heaven, and the rest of us will have to spend five months in torment until October, when the world will be consumed by fire. Or something like that.


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Default 05-20-2011, 07:19 PM

I actually did a very small paper on this for my Global class, so I'll put in my 2 cents.

So, this guy named Harold Camping is saying that the Bible says that 7 days from the day of Noah's flood, the Rapture will happen and all the good people will be taken to Heaven. However, the catch is that to God "A day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day". So really 7,000 years from the day of Noah's flood the Rapture will happen. (Don't ask me how they figured out when Noah's flood was, I don't know). So May 21rst, all the good people in the world who believe in God and the prophecy will be taken to heaven, and everyone else will experience Hell on Earth for 5 months until October 21rst, when they will go to real Hell. This occurence is supposed to start at 6:00 in every time zone, spreading like a wave.

I'm a Christian, but I don't believe this for a few reasons:
1. Harold Camping predicted the end of world once before in 1994
2. Time zones are an arbitrary measurement made by humans. I have no idea why God would use them as his Rapture schedule
3. The Bible says that the Rapture will come "Like a thief in the night", and that "No man will know the day or hour". Therefore, this can't be right.

So I think that this is a hilarious way to get an A on my Global current events paper, but not much else.


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Default 05-20-2011, 08:35 PM

Well, the world is not going to end, and I have proof! Read the Bible, and read Revelation and read what it says. All the things that need to happen before the end of the world...HAVE NOT happened yet which is nice.


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Default 05-21-2011, 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by TauTrumpsPi View Post
I actually did a very small paper on this for my Global class, so I'll put in my 2 cents.

So, this guy named Harold Camping is saying that the Bible says that 7 days from the day of Noah's flood, the Rapture will happen and all the good people will be taken to Heaven. However, the catch is that to God "A day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day". So really 7,000 years from the day of Noah's flood the Rapture will happen. (Don't ask me how they figured out when Noah's flood was, I don't know). So May 21rst, all the good people in the world who believe in God and the prophecy will be taken to heaven, and everyone else will experience Hell on Earth for 5 months until October 21rst, when they will go to real Hell. This occurence is supposed to start at 6:00 in every time zone, spreading like a wave.

I'm a Christian, but I don't believe this for a few reasons:
1. Harold Camping predicted the end of world once before in 1994
2. Time zones are an arbitrary measurement made by humans. I have no idea why God would use them as his Rapture schedule
3. The Bible says that the Rapture will come "Like a thief in the night", and that "No man will know the day or hour". Therefore, this can't be right.

So I think that this is a hilarious way to get an A on my Global current events paper, but not much else.
The only way this post could possibly get any more awesome is if you'd cited the scriptures you quoted. Otherwise, great job rising above the stupidity of the world.
   
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Default 05-21-2011, 04:15 AM

It never happened.


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Default 05-21-2011, 06:53 AM

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The only way this post could possibly get any more awesome is if you'd cited the scriptures you quoted. Otherwise, great job rising above the stupidity of the world.
that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.--2 Peter 3:8

the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night-1 Thessalonians 5:2

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.-Matthew 24:36


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Default 05-21-2011, 09:42 AM

I call BS on this Harold Camping =P


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Default 05-21-2011, 12:33 PM

An update: I know someone on another forum that lives in Hong Kong, and it's past 6 PM... Guess what?

The Rapture hasn't started there.

How surprising.


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Default 05-21-2011, 04:32 PM

Yup..no one knows what time zone


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Default 05-21-2011, 05:02 PM

Guess what?
It's 6:00.
The rapture hasn't happened.
Go figure.


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