Yesterday we reported that a church is claiming that the Rapture will take place sometime from the evening of the 8 September to the morning of the 9th September.
It is fast approaching sunset in this part of the world and nothing has happened yet. There has also been no reports of Aussies and New Zealanders flying up to heaven. I suppose it could still happen, but I am not holding my breath. After all the Bible says:
“And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” Acts 1:17 (King James Version)
I wonder what answer a supposedly Christian church gives to that scripture?
I would also remind them of the scripture:
“And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” 2 Pet 3:4
If this rapture does not take place as predicted by this site, then this passage is applicable:
“You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD ?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:20-22 (NIV)
I have used the Christian Bible to refute the claims made by these people as I believe fighting fire with fire (in cases like this).
For more info on the ‘Rapture’ claims and the countdown: Signs of The End