Or maybe not.
Thankfully Dad's Army was a comedy and Private Frazer's catchphrase never amounted to anything. I guess it's the same with all these predictions by the likes of Camping and misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar, they provide for some great comedy.
Sadly after the Mayan farce we have to wait until 2018 for the next comedian's prediction to be proven wrong. Someone called F. Kenton Beshore reckons the world will end between 2018 & 2028.
Amazingly many of the predictions of the imminent apocalypse are by Christians with some big names in the faith having jumped on the band wagon such as John Wesley, Jonathon Edwards & Martin Luther to name a few. It amazes me that anyone who has read the words of Jesus on this matter can still put their head on the block by making such absurd predictions.
Jesus was quite clear about his return "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. ... "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. ... So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." Matthew 24:35-44
The apostle Paul got it so why so many theologians and others fail to understand Jesus is astounding. "Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night." 1 Thessalonians 5:2
In the light of Jesus words I feel very confident about the 22nd of December and am really looking forward to Christmas and 2013!
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