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Who Said That?

question mark.jpgCan you guess who uttered these rather embarrassing words?

"From my understanding of biblical prophecies, I'm convinced that the Lord is coming for his Church before the end of 1981.  I could be wrong, but its a deep conviction in my heart and all my plans are predicated on that belief.  In 1986, Halley's Comet is coming again.  Jesus said that prior to His return in glory there'd be signs in the heavens.  Halley's Comet could be one of those signs . . ."

As usual, no cheating--google searches or otherwise!  Answer to follow in a few days.

Reader Comments (16)

Lindsay, LaHaye or vanImpe.
May 16, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Wow, so many options to choose from...
I'll skip the prophecy teachers and instead go for Rev. Paul Crouch.
May 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSciolist
How about Billy Graham?
May 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Ratliff
JR Church? He use to say that Psalm 81 was the prophecy for 1981 and Psalm 82 was the prophecy for 1982.... etc..

I know the answer is wrong but that who I was thinking when I saw the year.

May 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy Spradling
First name that comes to mind is Chuck Smith, seems to me he set a date around there somewhere. But since you said "embarrassing", I am hoping it wasn't you in a pre- amillennialism stage of your life.
May 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sheman
Chuch Smith, Lehaye or Lindsay?
May 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterStudyhound
Yes there are so many choose from, but I'll say VanImpe or Lindsay. No wait........Harold Camping!! :)
May 16, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterplw
I'm pretty sure that's Chuck Smith.
May 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRe4mdmom
Wait a minute. The Lord was going to come back before the end of 1981. But the 'sign in the heavens' (Halley's Comet) was not to occur until 1986. Aren't the signs supposed to precede the event?

Off topic, I know, but I seem to remember that Halley's in 1986 was a dud--not very visible at all.

I'm not sure I have a better guess than the others mentioned here.
Maybe Morris Cerrulo?
May 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDon Plummer
Gotta be Hal Lindsey.
May 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Smith
I thought that time line issue was pretty funny. And I know the answer...

Elvis said this before his "death" in 1977. He wanted the world to be distracted so no one would witness his "ascension" to Vegas.

Takin' Care uv Bidness, baby
May 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJeff A.
I agree with Greg:

Gots to be Hal Lindsey!
May 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDavid R. Aubuchon
The time line apparently reflects a pre-mil, pre-trib viewpoint. I'm going to stick with Chuck Smith. Any chance of making these "who said thats" multiple choice?
May 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sheman
It's for sure Chuck Smith. Being a former missionary and staff member at Calvary Costa Mesa, I can recognize this silliness pretty easily!
May 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Joseph Stellman
Didn't Origen say that...or was it in the Epistle of Barnabas?
May 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy
After reading page one tonight I change my mind from Harold to Pat!! :)

May 18, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterplw

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