Robert Jeffress Insists the World Will Not Come to an End Saturday. Book It. (More or Less.)
We saw one of Family Radio's end-o'-the-world billboards Saturday whilst driving south on IH-35. Man, if only. Anyway. Over on the CNN today, First Baptist Dallas's Robert Jeffress has posted his thoughts on Harold Camping's Rapturous ad campaign and says: Don't you worry. Camping's been wrong before, and he'll be wrong again -- so much so Jeffress is willing to bet his life on it. Or ... is he?
Now I am going to make my own prediction which I'm (almost) willing to stake my life on: May 21 will come and go without any Rapture. How can I be so certain of my prophecy? The Bible itself says that no one can know the date of the end of the world.
Jeffress then goes on to write that ...
predictions about the end of the world always lead some people to make foolish decisions. When a self-professed prophet named Edgar Whisenant predicted that the Rapture would occur in 1988, a couple I know responded by charging their Visa card to the limit with a trip to Disney World, believing the bank would be left with the bill once they had left the Magic Kingdom for God's kingdom.
Obviously, things did not go as planned.
Funny stuff. Well, I'll be damned. Naturally.