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Who Said That?

question%20mark.jpgWho Said That?

 "Fact is, as we continue to study these matters, our conclusions are confirmed again and again. We find more and more evidence of the likelihood that 2011 could well be the end-time year. Thus, we are greatly stimulated to send forth the Gospel so that as many people as possible can hear the Gospel in the shortest possible time.  If this world is still in existence after the end of 2011, we will know that there is still much more we can learn from the Bible. Before that time, or at that time, we surely will receive correction from the Bible concerning any conclusions which prove to be in error."

Place your guesses in the comments section below.  Please, no google searches or cheating.   

Reader Comments (38)

Tim Lahaye (or Jerry B. Jenkins)

2011 eh?
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris B
sounds like good ol'Harold Camping
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkeith
Sounds like someone who still wants enough "credibility" to write another book after 2011
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermatthew
Harold Camping. Although that Bible Code book that sold a few years ago said something about 2009 or 11 either being the end or WW3 if I remember right. :)
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterplw
Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel?
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersynthesizer
I don't know.

But in one year it will be 20 years since Edgar Whisenant's "88 Reasons Why Christ Will Return in 1988."

Yes, it's now 19 years and counting.

But these folks just never seem to learn...
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
Sounds like Hal Lindsey. As a new Christian I recall him predicting that the end would come in 1987. I think that he went back and did some additional research to come up with this date.
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDave Sarafolean
Johnny Mac?


But really...

"As we continue to study these matters, our conclusions are confirmed again and again..."??? Really??? Seems to me like all kinds of speculations have been refuted again and again.

"We find more and more likelihood of the evidence that 2011 could well be the end-time year..."??? Really??? Like what? What's the new and improved evidence? For some reason, I think my Bible still reads, "No one knows..."

"We are greatly stimulated to send forth the Gospel???" Really??? All wrapped up in dispensational packaging? A true gospel that's wrapped up in a false understanding of the relationship between the testaments?

"If this world is still in existence after 2011, we will know that there is still much more we can learn from the Bible"??? Really??? Is that what it will take? Another failed prophecy to learn that we can still learn more from the Bible? There's no such learning that occurs until then? (Personally, I'm not convinced that any real learning can occur for those who claim to be prophecy experts when what they really do is play guessing games. Genuine learning and silly guessing are the antithesis of one another.)

"We will surely receive correction from the Bible concerning any conclusions which prove to be in error"??? Really??? Is this an admission (or prediction!) that such guesses may actually prove to be erroneous? Then why make them in the first place?

Thankfully, Johnny Mac, though dispensational, is not of this ilk. But way too many dispensationalists are. And it's really pretty infantile, pretty pathetic.

And it's so very sad that so many folks follow these "prophecy gurus" instead of reading anything of substance.

(Sorry, but I feel like "venting" a little! I can live with the ridiculous pin-the-tail-on-the-antichrist guessing games of the nutcase dispys. But, like Kim, its the misconceptions and mischaracterizations of those who should know better --like "Mac"-- that leave me exasperated!)

August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
2011? I'm tempted to say Robert Anton Wilson, who opined that, somewhere in his corpus, that the graph of technological progress would go vertically asymptotic around then.

Harold Camping, I think.
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlee n. field
Hal Lindsey. He's set a few dates in his time!
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermax
Might be that wacky Dr. Scott so-and-so. It's actually a married couple who are into numbers and codes and stuff...they're totally off-base. They read tons of things into the Bible and they have a show you can catch on ION here in Denver on weeknights.
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTyler
I say it's Harold Camping, too. At least these guys are starting to get grouped in with the Mayans and the Chinese? Who saw the programs on Discovery or History Channel (I forget which) in which these two cultures both predict the exact same day as the end of the world: I think it was December 21, 2012.

I wonder which source would be more reliable? Pagan or dispensationalist?

August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn D. Chitty
I have no idea, but isn't the big "end of the world" time supposed to be at the end of 2012 according to the Mayan prophesies??? Not 2011??
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGrasshopper
Jack van Impe? Ken Hagee?
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJD
correction: JOHN Hagee, I was half thinking of Kenneth Copeland
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJD
It's not soon enough.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus!!
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Obviously, Harold Camping. He didnt learn anything from all the flak he took the first time around, "1994" (or was it 1996?), so he's giving it another shot. Some people never learn.
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterabunge
Harold Camping would be my guess...
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjohnny_redeemed
Jack Van Wimpy
August 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterScott

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