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Failed End-Times Predictions and Other Stuff from Around the Web

Here's a very interesting list of failed end-times predictions.  Other than the usual crud about Jesus predicting the end and it didn't happen, the list is quite interesting.  People have been at this a long time.  You'd think they'd learn.  But they haven't.  Click here: Apocalypse now? 30 days when the world didn't end -Times Online

So, the Church of Engalnd owes Darwin an apology?  At least that is what Rowan Williams (the Archbishop of Canterbury) thinks.  I wonder who does his eyebrows?  Click here: Church makes ‘ludicrous’ apology to Charles Darwin - 126 years after his death | Mail Online

Like the proverbial frog in the beaker, Britans continue to be boiled alive, a degree at a time, and no one even squirms.  Click here: Sharia law courts operating in Britain - Telegraph 

Speaking of England, I'll bet you didn't know that our national pastime was born there.  And no, I'm not taking about baseball's roots in Cricket.  How about baseball in the UK in 1755?   Click here: - Baseball Diaries: Earliest Reference to American Pastime Found in England - International News | New

Reader Comments (12)

Hi Kim,

So... on that page it says this:

2: 1st century AD: In Matthew 16:28 the following interesting quotation is ascribed to Jesus: "Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom." The clear implication is that the final judgement would occur within the lifetimes of those present. The Book of Revelation too rather suggests an imminent rather than distant date for the last trump. "Behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me to reward every man according to his work." (Revelation: 22:12) These statements are the wellspring of more than 2,000 years of millennial Christian cults, as we will see below.

These guys are right on the money about the imminency of Jesus's words and Revelation and even the apostles' teaching. However, most millenial theology today we probably wouldn't call "cults", but in a sense they say that Jesus at these plain words were wrong - and thus He misled his disciples who also taught an imminent in-their-lifetime parousia/coming of Christ/judgement...


September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNate
Could the two-kingdoms theory help save England from this judicial folly? By the way, I read on timesonline that the same thing has been done with Jews for more than 100 years.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Wasn't it enough that they buried Darwin inside Westminster Abbey? And that with a prominent marker on the floor.? ( I took some pleasure in walking on it this summer.) Does Rowan Williams do these things just to get in the news? This had got to be a publicity stunt.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman

Re 2K, do you mean like a 2K Party in Britain? At the risk of a bad analogy, that seems like proposing an anarchist run for office.

But if we understand 2K to be shorthand for "the biblical witness as to the nature of and relationship between the two kingdoms" (and I do), no form of true religion can be employed against human folly.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
AB Williams continues to lead the Church of England down the path of irelevancy. What an absolutely pointless statement for the church to make. How about apologizing for not preaching the Gospel in a clear manner anymore? Any thoughts about apologizing to Jesus Christ, the true Head of the Church, as opposed to this mindless babble?

Matt Holst
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermatt holst
Alberto: you're quite right that the Jews have had similar courts for a hundred years. This needs to be repeated time and again, especially for our brothers in the States, whom I love dearly but who forget that there is more than an ocean between the US and the UK, particularly on social matters. Shari'ah courts *are* a worry, but not in the way that Americans see them.

The two kingdoms theory never had any traction over here, more's the pity. We have an established church, for goodness' sake, and most of nonconformity's polemic has effectively been to say "You established the wrong church". Anyway, we're too far gone for a change to make a difference. If every denomination and Christian adopted 2K theology overnight, no-one would notice or care.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
In light of the above posts, I was wondering if you have every had a response to Joel Rosenberg. A friend at work sights him all the time, and it's starting to get annoying to say the lest.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjason

So how is sharia a worry for the British? I've already heard of some of the bad things which have occurred by reading the news reports, which should be expected.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
It's the difference between principle and application. My impression is that Americans hold their hands up in horror at the very idea of community courts—as if Christians haven't had their own ecclesiastical courts, which exercise jurisdiction in certain matters!

The problem is when the application of that principle means that broader British standards of justice are flouted: for instance, in discriminating against women. In short, where a tension between British law and shari'ah law exists, we're generally agreed that British law should take precedence even in a shari'ah court; but where no such tension exists, Muslims are perfectly free to engage in private arbitration, even in applying rules to which the rest of us wouldn't subscribe.

That's where the controversy really occurs in the UK, not in the principle, and certainly not in the lurid allegations of a Muslim take-over made by some of the Telegraph's American commenters, comments which sound like they come from some kind of "The Protocols of the Elders of Mecca".
September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
My father has an book of art from the Middle Ages. In it, is a painting from Spain from about 1300 I believe of one person pitching a ball to another with a bat. I think the Spanish have the British beat.
September 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
No disrespect for England or Spain, but.... try 2400 BC in Egypt.

And besides, doesn't Genesis 1! say something about big inning?
September 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
The article states, "It started in Egypt as purely a boys' game," said Piccione. "And it was probably played in a festival, so the actual ball-playing took on some kind of religious meaning because it was played in a religious context."

Sounds to me like baseball today.
September 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman

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