Robert Jeffress Insists the World Will Not Come to an End Saturday. Book It. (More or Less.)

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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.
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Spkrystek
Spkrystek

 Right on, Pastor Jeffress, I love to hear you preach the bible

Halldecker
Halldecker

Then, there was the collection of Chinese who bought houses,  moved into God's Land (Garland),  forecast God would appear at midnight on Channel 29.  A friend has a low-power tunable TV transmitter,  I kick myself for not slinging it over a tree,  at midnight running a video tape of my large African-American maid.  Not only did God appear,  but God is ...

 

Lolotehe
Lolotehe

OK. Now I'm worried. Jeffress is wrong about _everything_.

Ed D.
Ed D.

I finally get to meet Leonard Nimoy at the Dallas Comic Con this weekend. If one or both of us gets raptured before this happens, I will not be happy.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

 I was shocked Jeffers decided to go "against the grain" and speak up on this issue. I still think he's an self-righteous man who "thinks" he's doing the lords work, but it was refreshing change for the guy who demonizes everyone who isnt a wingnut like him..

When it comes to this may 21st talk, none of us know the time or place the worlds going to end. It may happen in the next hour or in 3.5 billion years, I just look at the poor schmucks who buy into this garbage and how they throw away their life savings into the rantings of a crazy person..

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

 Just to be safe, I'm putting off washing the windows until Sunday.

Jay Hawk
Jay Hawk

I thought all good Baptists were boycotting Disney.

MattL1
MattL1

Wow, Jeffress really went out on a limb here...

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

They're not predicting the end of the world per se on May 21, but only that Judgement Day will BEGIN on May 21, with an earthquake "so powerful it will throw open all graves. The remains of the all the believers who have ever lived will be instantly transformed into glorified spiritual bodies to be forever with God. 

On the other hand the bodies of all unsaved people will be thrown out upon the ground to be shamed.The inhabitants who survive this terrible earthquake will exist in a world of horror and chaos beyond description".

So we have that going for us.

Sleepy
Sleepy

 Deep in my heart, I know all this Rapture stuff is a bird poo on the sidewalk...but this little voice in my head is telling me to play it safe and stock up at the liquor store on Friday. You won't want to face the Apocalypse without a big bottle of Baileys.

Syd_Nancy
Syd_Nancy

 Is that guy on the billboard takin a dump? It's a sign.

LaceyB
LaceyB

How does Jefress get so much CNN coverage? Can't they pass some around to our other "religious icons of Dallas" that are just as boneheaded? 

LaceyB
LaceyB

Just one more reason why Disney, and its "World" is so massively overrated.  I feel sorry for parents who get taken to the cleaners, because they have to vacation with children, and Disney has what children crave. Which always reminds me of this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Harvey
Harvey

 From the beginning or time there have been those who not only believed they were so special that only a God could have created them, but the world would end with their demise.

It's obvious that someone who failed miserably at communications 101 is in charge of the end of the world this Saturday campaign.  They believe getting people talking is what is important.  Laughing isn't talking.

Doug in DFW
Doug in DFW

Read the below crap from Steve Blow's 2/21 blog entry & tell me the Rapture hasn't already happened.

My Sunday column on the early days of Six Flags Over Texas is stirring some good memories.I said in the column that a lot of teen romances got a jump start in the dark coolness of The Cave ride. And that prompted a nice note from the Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of Dallas' First Baptist Church:"Thanks for your great column today on Six Flags. My wife Amy and I had our first kiss in The Cave when we were in the ninth grade, and as you said, the romance is "still going strong!"

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

Judgement day is everyday for Pastor Jeffress.

When it does come, he will be sucking crispy critter cock in hell.   

Honeybee
Honeybee

So let me get this straight:  Someone who is looking forward to seeing God at the Rapture decides it's okay to rack up bills they won't be around to honor, since they'll be raptured and all?

I'm pretty sure God is not OK with ripping people off.

Coleman
Coleman

Dear Christians: no one knows when the Rapture or the end of the world will happen because it won't happen. TA-DA.  You may now start giving a shit about what happens to the environment and community for the sake of your grandchildren's future.

dertymindz
dertymindz

 Shit! I was looking forward to the 22nd. Damn you, Mr. Jeffress!

Montemalone
Montemalone

So, the biblebook sez nobody can know the date we're all gonna fly naked to see babyjeebus, but Jeffress knows it's not the day some other loonybird sez it is? How can that be?

Guest
Guest

On the one hand, none of these end of the world predictions has come true so far.

But on the other hand, Robert Jeffress is so wrong about so many things.....

John_McKee
John_McKee

And for a small (large) donation Jefferess will be happy to tell you with absolute certainty what the big book of factually untrue, contradictory gibberish that is the bible means as the infallible word of God with his own personal agenda.

Hint: it's hating gay people, building a monument to your own ego and iPod maintenance.

Anonymous
Anonymous

There is also this same billboard on I-30 heading into downtown near Cockrell Hill Rd. Apparently whoever believes that has some deep pockets. Or they just frivolously waste the money that comes into the offering plate.

ts
ts

Thanks a lot Bin Jeffress

cynical old bastard
cynical old bastard

"On the other hand the bodies of all unsaved people will be thrown out upon the ground to be shamed.The inhabitants who survive this terrible earthquake will exist in a world of horror and chaos beyond description".

So the Dallas City Council will be in session next week?

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

So that means I can go ahead and wash the windows on Saturday?

Bar-owner
Bar-owner

 I feel ya on that one bro, I'm gonna make sure I can float away on whiskey river by Saturday.

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

 And not having an easy time of it, from the looks of things

dertymindz
dertymindz

There's no such thing as bad publicity. 

Coleman
Coleman

 What about Disneyland? Disneyland is great!

cp
cp

Or, parents could actually parents and not plan Disneyworld family vacations. And when/IF... their kids ask, they can simply say "No, we're going to the Grand Tetons." Disney world is for people whose only purpose on the planet is to suck up our air, throw trash on the streets, dutifully go to church every Sunday and pass private judgment on others, while going forth and multiplying in some random suburb that looks like every other across the country. They don;t think for themselves, they are told what to think by their neighbors, their pastors, their bosses, and some, even their own kids.

dertymindz
dertymindz

Nah, God is fine with that. Remember, "render unto Ceasar which is his". The bible is a defense attorneys dream...there are so many loopholes in there.

Montemalone
Montemalone

 Obviously, they put the bills on the church credit card. Due in 30 days. Whoops!

LaceyB
LaceyB

Are you high? Or do you and your football team of children have the hookup to ride FastPasses? 

LaceyB
LaceyB

cp, thank you for being a parent. A real parent. Never let your children tell you what to do & think, when they are really young. Take them on road trips. Play learning games, and do what you did on car trips, including punch buggy.

Suburbs and their denizens are so boring. Dallas suburbs, Vegas suburbs, any and all. It's just folks who used to be cool. Men knocked gals who they sorta liked up, married them "to stay honest", and are now neutered, uncool versions of what they were "in the old days". Some wish they could be living those days again, sometimes with other (younger) ladies. And they should go there.

You can smack me if I ever become "Suburb Stale". You, and all of Unfair Park. Every last one of you.

Coleman
Coleman

Well I certainly didn't I have a football team of children and fastpasses at the time, but it was really fun. Middle of January in LA meant awesome weather and kids just back to school, so me and my friends didn't have to deal with as many screaming little bastards.

LaceyB
LaceyB

Your avatar is cool. :)

Guest
Guest

I've never been cool.

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