Saturday, December 04, 2010

Christian Group Claims Jesus is Coming May 21, 2011!

Joel points out that one Christian group has put up billboards announcing that they have figured it all out--Jesus is coming May of next year. Really?

Here's the problem with such claims:
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.  36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. . .  42  Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Matt 24:35-36, 42-44).

6 comments:

Carl said...

At all that is going to come of this is the non-believers will laugh, assuming that all Christians buy into this kind of thing. It really burns my buttons that charlatans do this. Maybe I am cynical, but I suspect there is a money-making scheme behind this.

Brian said...

We shouldn't let pesky Scripture verses get in our way when they contradict what we want to believe.

bbmoe said...

It's just so weird that this billboard looks so much like the atheist billboard that's made the news recently.

Michael Barber said...

Carl:

I don't think there is anything motivating this but ignorance.

Brian:

You said it.

bbmoe:

I don't think it's a coincidence! : )

Ed Gentry said...

Again I'm torn between laughing and crying. I have a similar response to young earth silliness (it seems that there is some connection here: http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html).

On the other side, I hope with all my heart that they are right or at least close in their dating. Not that I think there is anything in what they would call 'biblical exegesis'. Rather that I'm longing/mourning for the consummated kingdom.

Come Lord Jesus!

keshalowless said...

Hey Carl, if there were money scheme just like u said they would, then they cud've been rich a looong time ago and abandoned THAT GOD FORSAKEN BILLBOARD ALREADY!!