“Well at least is was supposed to,” Bill Muehlenberg grumbles. “But it seems another nut job Christian outfit was caught out with yet another false prediction of the end of the world. Will these folks never learn? Not only do they make a laughing stock out of the Christian faith, but they also cause many believers to stumble.”
In this piece Muehlenberg reports on date-setters, calling them nut jobs, and rightly so. The Bible called them false prophets. The penalty for uttering a false prophecy was death. But today instead of running them out of town on a rail, we make up excuses for them. We purchase their books and invite them to speak in our churches. And we chastise anyone who exposes false teachers and accuse them of “judging.” Oh how the visible Church loves and protects its charlatans.
The latest num num to make these bogus claims is Chris McCann, head of the eBible Fellowship. As one news report puts it:
While our planet may have survived September’s “blood moon”, it will be permanently destroyed on Wednesday, 7 October, a Christian organization has warned.
The eBible Fellowship, an online affiliation headquartered near Philadelphia, has based its prediction of an October obliteration on a previous claim that the world would end on 21 May 2011. While that claim proved to be false, the organization is confident it has the correct date this time.
“According to what the Bible is presenting it does appear that 7 October will be the day that God has spoken of: in which, the world will pass away,” said Chris McCann, the leader and founder of the fellowship, an online gathering of Christians headquartered in Philadelphia.
“It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated.” McCann said that, according to his interpretation of the Bible, the world will be obliterated “with fire”.
The blood moon – a lunar eclipse combined with a “super moon” – occurred without event on 27 September. This was despite some predictions that it would herald the beginning of the apocalypse. Certain religious leaders had said the blood moon would trigger a chain of events that could see our planet destroyed in as little as seven years time.
According to this new prediction, however, there will be no stay of execution. On the day of 7 October, the world will end.
“God destroyed the first Earth with water, by a flood, in the days of Noah. And he says he’ll not do that again, not by water. But he does say in 2nd Peter 3 that he’ll destroy it by fire,” McCann said.
Now even in places like Hawaii it is no longer October 7. So unless I have missed something big time, this is just another stupid date plucked out of the hat and hyped up to the max which has then spectacularly crashed to the ground. Sadly such false date-setting is a common occurrence by Christian charlatans.
As mentioned, this is not the first time this guy made a stupid prediction, only to be proven to be a false prophet. He was also part of the Harold Camping baloney of four years ago, as another article reports: Continue reading