dear all -
during one of the fall jewish feasts days makes 'moore' sense. personally i see it happening around that TIME of the year, whenever that particular year/day/time does come around. many think it will also fall during an eclipse of the sun. the problem in setting a precise date is when exactly do we go from the day 2 to day 3 according to Hosea 6:1:
"Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight."
Jesus' birth? when He knew He was God? when He first sent the apostles off two by two to preach? at His death? when He arose? at His ascension? how about at pentecost? maybe, even with the death of John the beloved (last apostle standing)? THAT is the theologian's quandary, and why we have so many confusing, conflicting dates given.
revelation, and other books of the Bible give many "Signs of the TIME of the Rapture," without going into a specific, singular point in TIME, though we are certainly pointed towards one day that will happen, when this and this and this and this occurs.
oh, absolutely - couldn't agree 'moore':
either it is ALL "the word of God" or none of it is.
either Jesus is EXACTLY WHO He said He was, or the Jews were perfectly within their rights under Moses' Law to kill Him for claiming to be the I AM, which if He was not, He was for sure one colossal liar.
we disagree on the following:
The Bible does not contradict itself. From the beginning of Genesis where God promises Eve from her seed will come the savior of the world, to Revelation where Jesus says, "Behold I come quickly," there is no jot nor tittle out of place.
Jesus is God - Jesus is the son of God (the two being one and the same).
finally, regarding olde harold camping. of course he is basing everything he figures on his study and his interpretation and his understanding of the Bible. he is just sincerely wrong. he is not
rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (King James Version)
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth
PS: and i am very please to see his followers do read revelation, for even pastors in my own denomination refuse to teach out of the last book of the Bible, let alone what the rest of Christendom is doing or not doing. but even as we speak, my church is currently studying revelation every sunday night, and we are at present on chapter 11. i read revelation more than i read any other book of the Bible. why? well, it is the only book that promises a blessing on all WHO take the TIME to read it.
Revelation 1:3 (King James Version)
"Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand."