Rapture Ready?

The above sign is located less than a mile from my college in Brisbane, Australia. I thought you would only see this kind of stuff in the deep, dark, depths of Alabama, Kentucky, or Texas. Alas, the eschatoweirdo’s associated with Harold Camping brought some advertizing space as far as Australia!

There is a good article on this over at ABC News with comments by my friend John Dickson, of whom it is reported in the article that come 21 May 11, “he will be enjoying a glass of wine with his wife on Saturday, and preaching a sermon on Sunday morning”.  Dickson also warns: “My real concern is that people’s faith is dependent on these kinds of predictions and when they don’t come true, as invariably will happen, it just sets people up for a massive crisis of faith that they’ve never had”.

Otherwise, someone should send this Harold Camping clown a copy of Michael Gorman’s Reading Revelation Responsibly.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846284634 Ray Pennoyer

    Great quote from John Dickson. I share his concerns. I made a longer post on the subject with the thought that 1) thinking Christians need to go on record on the subject and, 2) for some people this may be “a teachable moment.” My post is http://www.nestheology.org/2011/05/06/harold-campings-judgment-day/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1846284634 Ray Pennoyer

    Great quote from John Dickson. I share his concerns. I made a longer post on the subject with the thought that 1) thinking Christians need to go on record on the subject and, 2) for some people this may be “a teachable moment.” My post is http://www.nestheology.org/2011/05/06/harold-campings-judgment-day/

  • Craig

    “the deep, dark, depths of Alabama” where live and teach such hicks as Timothy George, Calvin Miller, Allen Ross, and Frank Thielman. Sheesh!!

    • Michael Bird

      Craig, no offence to Alabamians, just a glib remark that I’d expect this kind of thing in the heart of southern dispensational territory, not in Australia!

  • Craig

    “the deep, dark, depths of Alabama” where live and teach such hicks as Timothy George, Calvin Miller, Allen Ross, and Frank Thielman. Sheesh!!

    • Michael Bird

      Craig, no offence to Alabamians, just a glib remark that I’d expect this kind of thing in the heart of southern dispensational territory, not in Australia!

  • David Baruch

    I really think this provides an opportunity for Christians to stand up and say this is wrong, and then come Sunday, be shown that this is what Christianity really is. In that case this thing will just self implode like all other cults before it. I was shocked to see it made it to Australia!

  • David Baruch

    I really think this provides an opportunity for Christians to stand up and say this is wrong, and then come Sunday, be shown that this is what Christianity really is. In that case this thing will just self implode like all other cults before it. I was shocked to see it made it to Australia!