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It seems that we’re still here

Posted by on May 21, 2011 in discipleship | 4 comments

It seems that we’re still here

At 6:00 p.m., I was at a friend’s 4th birthday party. We had castle carrot cake. There were alot of gifts in pink and with kittens.

But, I didn’t see anyone floating away. We were all still there after 6:00 p.m., and, as a matter of fact, a few more came to the party.

So, I guess this wasn’t the day and the hour as someone had predicted.

Of course, I didn’t put much stock in that prediction, which you knew if you followed my tweets or facebook stati about it.

Maybe Jesus was right after all…

But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. (Matthew 24:36 ESV)

Perhaps, instead of trying to figure out the day and the hour again (using some awesome math skills) (and being wrong again) or listening to those who do want to calculate the date, all followers of Jesus would be better off living each day in Christ, proclaiming the good news of Jesus and strengthening the saints.

That way, we’ll be ready, whenever the end comes.

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Matthew 24:44 ESV)


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  1. 5-21-2011

    Yep. But I think he is on the West Coast. Did he predict an actual time? If so, what time zone?

  2. 5-21-2011

    Alan…did you seriously just refer to the plural state of your tweets/statuses as “Stati” ????

  3. 5-21-2011


    Dunno… Does it matter? 🙂


    Of course! “Status” is Latin after all. Just like the singular of “data” is “datum”. 🙂


  4. 5-22-2011

    There was the prediction of 6pm in every time zone in the world. It would start and go around the world in 24 hours. So, to use my own description, the “end of the world” was supposed to be doing the wave. Which was invented in Oakland, by the way, very close to where Harold Camping’s headquarters are. Just across the freeway from the Oakland Coliseum.