I want to thank the people that perpetrated the prophetic hoax. It gave me a lot of chances to talk to people about Jesus and what the Bible really said. I am a teacher and I respect parents desire that I not evangelize, but when kids ask questions, what is a believer to do but answer them? It has been a good time. I expect to repeat the fun as the 2012 end comes near.
The first few times I just told the kids the Bible says no one will know. I realized that was being somewhat of a woosy, so I began to use the name of Jesus. I would say, “Jesus said no one would know when He returned. He said even He did not know. If Jesus didn’t know I don’t think this guy knows. He needs to read his Bible more.”
Of course I make that recommendation to everyone. It is one of those things in life that really seems to be one-size-fits-all.
Jesus discussed this many places but the best, short summary of His opinion of this kind of Bible manipulation is here:
(Mark 13:32 KJV) But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.Look it up and read the whole passage. Evidently Rev. Camping didn’t.
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