THE STRATEGY TO DISCREDIT BIBLE PROPHECY
We were in Africa on May 21, 2011, the day advertised to be 'Judgment Day'. Billboards were even put up in the huge city of Nairobi. What astonished me is that millions of dollars were donated and spent to promote this bogus prediction. Before May 21,st pundits on news channels were also heavily talking about this prophecy, the day the 'Rapture' and 'Judgment Day' was supposed to happen. Many people were terrified. 'Judgment Day' parties by many non-Christians were planned around the world in open mockery. The atheists were feasting on this, seeing another opportunity to discredit Bible prophecy.
Matthew 25:13 Jesus said, "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
Matthew 24:23 Jesus said, "Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not." KJV
False prophets have been setting dates for the coming of the Lord for hundreds of years. One well known false prophet was '88 reasons Jesus is Coming in '88. In Mbarara, Uganda another similar hoax was propagated by false prophets. People sold everything they had and gave the money to the prophets. Over a thousand people lost their lives over this false teaching while the false prophets disappeared with the loot. Get this clear in your mind, Anyone setting a date for the coming of the Lord is a false prophet. The results of those setting dates for Christ's return has always been damning to Christianity.
1 Corinthians 15:25 "For He (Jesus) must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet."
Teaching there is no Rapture totally defies many scriptures, particularly…
A COLUMNIST OF A MAJOR NEWSPAPER wrote a scathing article about Christ and Bible Prophecy the day after 'The Judgment Day' was supposed to happen.
'There have been so many 'end time' quacks predicting the 'end of the world'. We know that the idea of the world coming to an end started with the pagan's way before Christianity. The imagined 'end time' event when the dying and resurrecting 'god-man' is supposed to come back to lead the sons of a god to fight the sons of the devil is nothing but mythology. But the church says it has authority that this will happen from the 'god-man' himself. We know his disciples thought they would be alive themselves when he returned, but they all died. If Jesus really uttered these words and history has proven them wrong, then Christians must be mature enough to admit it. This is just too surreal for anyone to believe. So many have prayed using his name in vain. It is total vanity saying the name of Jesus over and over disturbing normal people.
Setting dates for Jesus to come has been done over and over for centuries and nothing has ever happened. Every year for over 2000 years, different prophets have predicted the end of the world, and all of them have been proven false. This is pure cruelty and terrorism. Many talk about the Anti-Christ. Who is he really? I think what they mean is the non-Caucasian, the pacifist, the homosexual, the feminist, the Palestinian, the Iranian, the Arab, the Afghan, the North Korean, the Iraqi. Anyone who differs with them is considered the Anti-Christ. It's time for true Christians to refuse this lie and become a part of the real world and be a part of the solution and not the problem.'
LET'S EXAMINE THE DISTORTIONS IN WHAT HE IS SAYING:
John 14:13 "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." KJV
Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." KJV
Mark 9:1 "And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen 'the kingdom of God' come with power." Jesus did not say they would not see death before his Second Coming. Jesus said in Acts 1:8 "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:" Jesus was referring to them receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost which was to come. This was fulfilled in Acts 2:4.
Isaiah 65:17 "I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." (When the disciples were talking about the 'end of the world', Jesus made it clear that he was talking about 'the end of the age', not the end of the world. The day will come that the world will be renovated, but it will not be destroyed).
This commentator is not just mocking 'THE JUDGMENT DAY', but also Christ, THE SECOND COMING, BIBLE PROPHECY, MORALITY, the Bible, PRAYER, and christianity itself.
After 'Judgment Day', columnists and commentators all over the world wrote and spoke similar venomous things to billions. Their antichrist agenda is very clear.
Jude 15 "To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him." KJV
At Pearl Harbor soldiers manning radar sites picked up the waves of Japanese fighter bombers coming in and warned their superior officers, but they didn't believe them. Everyone in the vicinity was warned that Mt. St. Helen's Volcano was going to erupt, but there were some who didn't believe it and wouldn't leave. They died. Many cities have TORNADO WARNING systems. Some heed the warnings, some don't. Every hurricane season, death defying HURRICANE PARTIES are common. TSUNAMI WARNINGS are given, but many choose to ignore them. There are many false alarms which desensitize people, but sometimes the warning is right. If you miss it, it can cost you your life.
PEOPLE HAVE MOCKED AT GOD’S WARNINGS FOR A LONG TIME
During the days of NOAH the people were so wicked. God told them if they didn't repent a flood was coming and they would be destroyed. During the whole time Noah was building the ark, the people mocked him and called him an 'ole fool'. God said, "My Spirit shall not always strive with man." They mocked him right up until the day he entered the ark and God shut the door. When it started raining the mocking ceased, but it was too late.
In the days of SODOM, God could not even find ten righteous in the city. They all mocked, but the day Lot left, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire. Matthew 17:26-29
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING. They act macho and announce special wrestling bouts calling them 'THE JUDGMENT DAY'.
Galations 6:7 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked : for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." KJV
It was inexcusable that THIS FALSE PROPHET CRIED 'WOLF'and gave a false warning which was contrary to the scriptures. The fallout of this has made Bible prophecy and the message of the Coming of the Lord a farce to untold millions. This accomplished exactly what Satan and Christ's enemies wanted.
Matthew 24:11, Jesus said, "And MANY FALSE PROPHETS SHALL RISE, AND SHALL DECEIVE MANY."
Jesus said we would not know the day or the hour when he returned, but we would be given the sign of the generation. Matthew 24:34. (Read the entire Matthew 24 for the signs).
Many are mocking God's warnings today JUST LIKE IN THE DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT. Jesus said, "So shall it be in the days when the son of man appears." Luke 17:30
Yet many are saying, "See, nothing is ever going to happen. Christ will never return! IT'S NOT TRUE! (See the article: 'Signs of the Times', 'A Central World Government is Coming', www.lorendavis.com)
Jesus said, Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." Jesus Himself doesn't know the day or the hour, so how can some so-called 'prophet' think he knows more than Jesus?
THE PROMISE OF CHRIST'S RETURN
Acts 1:10-11 "And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." KJV
Don't let your guard down just because false prophets shout 'wolf' setting dates for Christ's return. The fact is that we must not be intimidated to quit preaching about the Second Coming of Christ.
NO ONE IS READY TO LIVE UNTIL HE MAKES PEACE WITH GOD AND KNOWS WHERE HE WILL SPEND ETERNITY.
2 Corinthians 6:2 "behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation"
John 6:47 Jesus said, "He that believeth on me hath everlasting life." KJV
Romans 10:9-10 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." KJV
1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" KJV