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Bret Burquest

May 21, 2011 -- Judgment Day

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 6:26 PM
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  • Reaction to May 21, 2011 Judgment Day Announcement by some fellows...


    You are right, we have these dumb Doomsday announcements every 1-2 years! :)

    -- Posted by AA26 on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 8:50 PM
  • "The Jehovah Witnesses subsequently revised their proclamations, many times, to 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975, 1994, etc. "

    Where did you get that totally inaccurate information from?

    Terrible reporting.

    A number of those dates have NOTHING to do with Jehovah's Witnesses (1994, 1941, 1920, 1915, etc). Some of the other dates, included in your article (1918, 1925), JW's believe, are dates linked with various Bible prophecy interpretations and which are not predictions for the end of the world.

    The only date you have listed in which Jehovah's Witnesses thought could be important and that the End might come, was 1975.

    If you really want an accurate understanding of Jehovah Witness Bible prophecy interpretation and expectation, please purchase and read/study the following academic article:

    "How Prophecy Succeeds: Jehovah's Witnesses and Prophetic Expectations - George Chryssides.(University of Birmingham)"


    -- Posted by nick101 on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 8:51 PM
  • Watchtower Jehovah's Witnesses have little credibility with their own fairy tale primary doctrine of Jesus 'invisible' second coming October 1914

    Watchtower society false prophets declare end of world in 1874, 1878, 1881, 1910, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1975, and 1984....

    Watchtower society false prophets declare end of world in 1975


    actual news releases on Armageddon 1975 prediction


    Danny Haszard been there!

    -- Posted by DannyHaszard on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 10:30 PM

    No True Christian would follow this man. He is an arrogant Old fool who believes his own Bible translations.

    His followers are the worst, they trust "HAROLD CAMPING INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE...NOT THE BIBLE!

    Harold Camping is a horrible Bible teacher. HERE IS HOW HE FOOLS YOU



    -- Posted by healthreform on Sun, May 15, 2011, at 7:39 AM
  • I am very sad for those who have been following this lie that the rapture will occur on May 21st. Even if they attempt to explain away "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven nor the Son, but only the Father" (Mark 13:32), they cannot explain away that most every Christian, theologian, scholar, and prophet from the first Century until the Nineteenth Century all believed that the church would go through the Great Tribulation and not escape through some secret rapture that would leave the world paralyzed. I pray that they will take a moment and read my book, "Final Warning" because the hour of is His judgment has come. http://www.revelation-truth.org

    -- Posted by Hereigns7 on Sun, May 15, 2011, at 9:01 PM
  • I think this whole thing is crazy! But I found this poll: Do you believe Jesus is coming back on May 21st, 2011?

    Link: http://www.wepolls.com/r/408397/Will-May-21st

    -- Posted by zadocpaet on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 4:19 AM
  • @Geir Smith,

    Which lottery featured those numbers? Not Arkansas', best I recall Arkansas had yet to enact the legislation. Not Missouri's either.


    Golly Bret, you finally figured out a topic that'd bring in the comments.

    -- Posted by HDucker on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 2:14 PM
  • Who knows if these 'prophets' take into account the length of the year in the various calendars? For example, most Catholic states have used the Gregorian calendar since 1582. Before then the Julian calendar was used. Also, who knows which calendar was used when the Bible was written?

    "The Gregorian calendar is a minor correction to the Julian. In the Julian calendar every fourth year is a leap year in which February has 29, not 28 days, but in the Gregorian, years divisible by 100 are not leap years unless they are also divisible by 400."

    Any calculations that don't correct for those leap days will be incorrect.

    "Britain and her colonies (including what is now the United States), did not switch to the Gregorian calendar until 1752, when Wednesday 2nd September in the Julian calendar dawned as Thursday the 14th in the Gregorian."


    So, 12 days were lost, and any calculations that don't correct for those missing days will be incorrect.

    PS. No, I'm not making excuses for Harold Camping's failure!

    -- Posted by Peter_Yates on Sun, May 22, 2011, at 5:13 AM
  • Unless I missed it -- it didn't happen.


    -- Posted by Bret Burquest on Sun, May 22, 2011, at 12:14 PM
  • Actually BB, it did happen. Except it wasn't May of 2011 it was March of 1980. Guess you did miss it.


    -- Posted by HDucker on Sun, May 22, 2011, at 4:51 PM
  • BB, I know how you're all about warning us of impending disasters, raptures, and tax stuff. Just found something that combines two of the three, a looming disaster and our tax dollars at work.


    -- Posted by HDucker on Mon, May 23, 2011, at 11:03 AM
  • CAUTION -- Beware of meaningless warnings.


    -- Posted by Bret Burquest on Mon, May 23, 2011, at 7:05 PM
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