Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Here We Go, Again

Okay, I planned to ignore Mr. Camping’s prediction that the world would end on May 21st. Saturday breezed by and now he says that the world will end on October 21st.  It’s over and we’re done.  Please stop with the false predictions. In the Bible, Deuteronomy 18:22 says that if a prophet's prediction doesn’t come true than his message is not the Lord’s message.  Furthermore, numerous pastors cited Matthew 24:36 as a counterclaim to the May 21st announcement. Other verses, such as the one in Matthew 24:44, warns people to be ready because Jesus will come at an hour that we do not expect.   
Unfortunately, in preparation for the world’s destruction, people gave away possessions and liquidated their savings. Let’s hope they have back-up plans. Reports indicate that local churches reached out to the disappointed doomsayers.
 In today’s culture, deception greets us at every turn. We fall prey to it when we elevate people to a spokesman-like status and forget to do our research.  Given our high-tech phones and the abundance of Internet resources at our fingertips, we owe it to ourselves to debunk rumors and dig up the facts. 
In the May 21st situation, naysayers turned to the Bible for refuting the prediction, which begs the question: Is the Bible fact or fiction?  Listen to what these people think:
What did the last Muslim gentlemen say? His response might raise eyebrows. For now, let’s return to the initial question. The Bible: Is it fact or fiction? What do you believe?   

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