Jehovah's Witness, what do you think of Harold Camping's Rapture Prediction today?
He has studied the Bible and Calculated the times.....
He seems like a Very Spiritual man.
Now it's 6 pm ?
- isnrblogdotcalmLv 59 years agoFavorite Answer
The Jo Ho's are laughing at this guy since only they have "The Truth", which frequently changes.
They are the only ones allowed to prophesy falsely. For example from the Book “The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah” - How? 1971 p. 216 it says:
”Shortly, within our twentieth century, the “battle in the day of Jehovah” will begin”.
Unless I missed something, that did not happen. However, I was drinking some at the end of the 90's but even than, I'm pretty sure that the end of the world didn't get by me.
At any rate, I digress. As an ex Jo Ho, I know exactly how they are reacting, with scorn and derision, because that's how all JWs including myself reacted when another religion predicted something "from the Bible" and it didn't happen.
But only the Jo Hos get cut a break when they are wrong. New light and all. They won't let Camping use that one.
Here's a crazy quote from the Watchtower, Nov 1, 1972, page 644:
"Does this admission of making mistakes stamp them [Watchtower] as false prophets? Not at all, for false prophets do not admit to making mistakes."
So, when they made the above false prophesy in 1971, about the end of the 20th Century, applying the words of the above 1972 quote, I don't recall them admitting it was false when it didn't happen.
Still, I'm confused since according to the Watchtower, "false prophets do not admit to making mistakes" does that mean they are not false prophets simply because they didn't admit it?
They were clearly wrong. And not just on this prophesy. Try seven wrong prophesies in the 20th Century.
- 9 years ago
There is a good reason for that date been unknown there are people selling houses, buying pet protection and spending their savings and that can be seen as an act of faith or also an act of vanity because they think that they are going to be saved for sure they compare what happened on the days of Noah if you think about it for the people of that time he was just a crazy old man and his family building an arc in the middle of the desert, but Jesus himself said that not even he knows the time of the judgment day. It is true that Jehovah's witness believe in the end of times but there are many signs and there are some that have not been fulfilled like the destruction of all religion. And if you read what has been around in some sites that are mocking them and saying that anyone who believes in God or in prediction like that is like someone that think fairy tales are true. Seems that predictions like this are helping that to happen soon. I don't think that any of them will be answering your question on this board but if you are really curious about it maybe you should ask next time they knock at your door.
- Anonymous9 years ago
They don't believe in the rapture anyway. The prediction is false, so they will probably be laughing at us about it. His prayers sound very pious, yet his teaching is false. I've heard him myself. It's about 3:50 here in CA now, and I don't expect anything to happen at 6 PM. It's a nice sunny day with a breeze here. No reason for alarm at the moment.
- Apostle JackLv 69 years ago
That is the way Satan want you to see him so that you cannot see the truth.If Christ don't know i don't see how people of the church can be so easy fool.It just show how far away from God the church really is.The don't live by the words of Christ nor the bible,they just use it to fit their own agenda.75 %of the world today is a lost cause.It is because of people like that which give Christianity a bad name.
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- JenniferLv 79 years ago
I could care less really. I know the truth and it says in the bible itself that we don't know the day.
36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father.
- Anonymous9 years ago
The sect known today as the Jehovah's Witnesses started out in Pennsylvania in 1870 as a Bible class led by Charles Taze Russell. Russell named his group the “Millennial Dawn Bible Study.” Charles T. Russell began writing a series of books he called “The Millennial Dawn,” which stretched to six volumes before his death and contained much of the theology Jehovah’s Witnesses now hold. After Russell's death in 1916, Judge J. F. Rutherford, Russell's friend and successor, wrote the seventh and final volume of the “Millennial Dawn” series, “The Finished Mystery,” in 1917. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society was founded in 1886 and quickly became the vehicle through which the “Millennial Dawn” movement began distributing their views to others. The group was known as the “Russellites” until 1931 when, due to a split in the organization, it was renamed the “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” The group from which it split became known as the “Bible students.”
What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe? Close scrutiny of their doctrinal position on such subjects as the deity of Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, and the atonement shows beyond a doubt that they do not hold to orthodox Christian positions on these subjects. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe Jesus is Michael the archangel, the highest created being. This contradicts many Scriptures which clearly declare Jesus to be God (John 1:1,14, 8:58, 10:30). Jehovah’s Witnesses believe salvation is obtained by a combination of faith, good works, and obedience. This contradicts countless scriptures which declare salvation to be received by grace through faith (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the Trinity, believing Jesus to be a created being and the Holy Spirit to essentially be the inanimate power of God. Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the concept of Christ’s substitutionary atonement and instead hold to a ransom theory, that Jesus’ death was a ransom payment for Adam’s sin.
How do the Jehovah’s Witnesses justify these unbiblical doctrines? First, they claim that the church has corrupted the Bible over the centuries; thus, they have re-translated the Bible into what they call the New World Translation. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society altered the text of the Bible to make it fit their false doctrine, rather than basing their doctrine on what the Bible actually teaches. The New World Translation has gone through numerous editions, as the Jehovah’s Witnesses discover more and more Scriptures that contradict their doctrines.
The Watchtower bases its beliefs and doctrines on the original and expanded teachings of Charles Taze Russell, Judge Joseph Franklin Rutherford, and their successors. The governing body of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is the only body in the cult that claims authority to interpret Scripture. In other words, what the governing body says concerning any scriptural passage is viewed as the last word, and independent thinking is strongly discouraged. This is in direct opposition to Paul's admonition to Timothy (and to us as well) to study to be approved by God, so that we need not be ashamed as we correctly handle the Word of God. This admonition, found in 2 Timothy 2:15, is a clear instruction from God to each of His children to be like the Berean Christians, who searched the Scriptures daily to see if the things they were being taught lined up with the Word.
There is probably no religious group that is more faithful than the Jehovah’s Witnesses at getting their message out. Unfortunately, the message is full of distortions, deceptions, and false doctrine. May God open the eyes of the Jehovah’s Witnesses to the truth of the gospel and the true teaching of God’s Word.
- 9 years ago
JWs and Camping have that ONE thing in common...bad predictions. Just read the bible and avoid the hoopla.