Saturday, May 21, 2011

World has not ended shocker!

Apparently the world has not ended. It certainly does not seem to have ended here in Mid Sussex on the 21st of may.

(Well, to be fair if you were/are a Liberal Democrat it may have ended on the 5th or 6th of May)

Why do people go in for this end timer rubbish? Matthew chapter 25 makes it clear that we will not know "when the Son of Man commeth" therefore any such prophesy is a false one, and it follows that Harold Camping is a false prophet, albeit one who has made lots of cash from deluding people.


Anonymous said...

Matthew 24:36 actually.

Benedict White said...

Er no, your wrong, I was right...

I was referring to the parable of the lamps at chapter 25. (From memory, and then looking it up).

Of course you are right, in that Matthew 24:36 does say:
"But about that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, not even the Son; Only the Father."*

Which is of course about as emphatic as you can get, and therefore any end timer ought at the very least be branded a heretic and laughed off any stage they have.

*New English Bible, (1970) The Godd News Bible (1976) has a verse of different text but the same meaning. Whereas my 1866 Oxford University Press (Same publisher as the 1970 New English Bible) has it as:

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not the angels of heaven,but my Father only.

still inescapably clear, not open to interpretation, obfuscation, any ifs or buts.

Alas I can't put my hand on my Soldiers WW1 bible and I don't have an original King James version to hand nor the original text. Obviously an interview of St Matthew by Johann Hari is bound to turn up which will clear the issue up ;)