On the other side of the coin, there is free speech to consider and the fact that this false date may cause people to research other interpretations and find the truth. They had the prerogative to investigate the claims for themselves.
Originally Posted by RAM
If people can provingly show that they sold houses or invested in advertizing and so forth, Camping should reimburse them without lawsuit. Paul cautions people about settling matters in unbelievers courts.
Of course there is the question of how much of a believer Camping is and how much he is simply mis-indoctrinated and then trying to teach others.
It is our sincere hope that we can settle all claims against Camping, et al. privately; without the public spectacle associated with trying high profile cases in courtrooms across the country. However, if Camping, et al. refuse to negotiate in good faith and/or to accept legal and financial responsibility for the injuries sustained and losses incurred by our clients, then we are prepared to aggressively litigate each and every case to assure that our clients receive the reasonable compensation to which they are entitled.
It's really hard to fathom how someone could follow and agree with his logic and reasoning on what to base the mathmatical calculations upon. The reasoning is so randomly selected. But there are some who put more emphasis on the importance of numbers than others. Those minds who put more emphasis on numbers and who believed in the Rapture and "Fireball" would be inclined to fabricate or find reasons to calculate the date of that end.
No doubt this will become another good reason for people to study on their own about what 'end' was being referred to throughout the scriptures.
Edit: Maybe this guy will take on the Oxford press for the intentional errors in the Scofield Ref bible and take on Lindsey, lahaye and Rosenberg also with the clients being all the people of the earth. Lets not forget Dallas theological seminary and the dispy/futurists bible colleges.
Last edited by EndtimesDeut32/70AD; 05-27-2011 at 07:24 PM.
1Thess 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
If you are oppressed and enslaved by religious law, you may have a tendency to oppress, enslave and attempt to lord over others who are free.