Monthly Archives: March 2011
Harold Camping of familyradio.com has predicted the end of the world. The question everyone wants to know is answered on his website… and here:
What if May 21 ends and nothing occurs?
The Biblical evidence is too overwhelming and specific to be wrong. Christ’s people can look with great confidence to this date because God promises His “beloved” He will not come upon them as a thief in the night.
God in His mercy has revealed the vital information needed to know the day. Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 will occur because the bible declares it. Anyone whom God has not saved will arrive at that day with no hope for salvation. God warns simply the “door will be shut.”
Well we’re here to tell you there’s something else…
The Rapture – A History Lesson
Harold Camping made the latest Rapture prediction for 21 May 2011. In honor of this soon-to-be historic date, the Central North Carolina Atheists and Agnostics (CNCAH) hosts the “Rapture after Party” in the evening of the prognosticated date at the Rainbow Room in Fayetteville, NC. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially if you don’t expect to be taken away that night. For details, please go to (RAPTURE AFTER PARTY).
Thanks to John Nichols, CNCAH Board Member and Photographer, for providing the following information about the Rapture:
The rapture (Latin for carried off or taken away): event in the interpretation of Christian eschatology, in which it is posited that Christians will be gathered together in the air to meet Christ at, or up to seven years prior to, his return supported by:
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17.
15 For this we declare to you by the Lord’s word, that we who are alive until the coming of the Lord shall in no way precede or have any advantage at all over those who have previously fallen asleep in him (DEATH)
16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cloud of summons with the shout of the archangel and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we, the living ones who remain on earth shall simultaneously be caught up with the resurrected dead in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always though the eternity of the eternities we shall be with the Lord!
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened and the moon will not shed its light (Don’t they mean reflect!) and the Stars will fall from the sky (with all those sun falling to Earth, we are so fried!) and the powers of heaven will be shaken.
30 Then the signs of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of Earth will mourn and beat their breast and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on a clouds of heaven with power and glory.
31 And He will send one of His angels with a loud trumpet call, and that will gather his elect from the four winds even from one end of the universe to the other.
There are several schools of thought concerning the Rapture.
Dispensationalists Premillennialists: Believe the Rapture would come in two stages. The first occurs as those saved in Christ would be quietly called up to heaven. Then the second stage would be the public coming of Jesus to end Armageddon. This school is most common among Evangelists in America, today. Early founders of this school include:
Edward Irving (1792- 1834) who founded Catholic Apostolic Church
Margaret McDonald (1815-1840) who prophesized through trances a secret Rapture
John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), father of Modern Dispensationalism
Amillennialism – Rejects the claim of thousand year physical reign by Christ.
Post-Millennialism – Believe Christ will come after one thousand year (Millennium) golden age.
Post-Tribulation Pre-Millennialism – Teaches second coming of Jesus will occur prior to thousand year reign but before tribulation.
Here are some of the many predictions for the Rapture:
1843-1844: William Millers and his Great Disappointment which became the Advent Movement
1981: Chuck Smith
1988: 88 Reasons Why the Rapture is in 1988 by Edgar Whisenant
1989: The Final Shout by Edgar Whisenant
1992: Rapture predicted by the Korean group called Mission for the Coming Days
1994: Pastor John Hinkle of Christ church
2011: Harold Camping, May 21, 2011
2060: Sir Isaac Newton’s prediction based on the book of Daniel
Great clip… but our Rapture After Party is going to be so much more fun!
As the grim reality of the situation in Japan unfolds, SHARE (Skeptics and Humanists Aid and Relief Effort) is stepping up to provide assistance. Every dollar you give to SHARE will be sent directly to Doctors Without Borders, a wholly secular international organization.
Doctors Without Borders has sent medical teams to support the government-led earthquake and tsunami response in Japan. Their teams are operating mobile clinics and conducting needs assessments.
Please give generously to the SHARE campaign to help the Japanese people. Thank you!
Kick back and eat some doughnuts! But on May, 21 join the Rapture After Party!
Enjoy the video, then make your reservations for the Rapture After Party!
This is an excellent opportunity for parents who raise their children free from supernatural belief! Hosted by the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, we are happy to spread awareness of this event.