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It's Time to End the Stupid about the End Times: Debunking Christian Numerology

Self-proclaimed Christian numerologist David Meade is at it again.


Self-proclaimed Christian numerologist David Meade is at it again. This time, though, he’s saying that the world is going to end on April 23rd.


It’s on the front page of the USAToday and the Drudge Report right now.


Worse yet, he’s now brought international policy issues into the discussion (another subject area for which he has no academic credentials, like his “Christian numerology”). He’s now predicting that a nuclear conflict will also occur this month.


But before you panic and make an emergency trip to the grocery store or run to break out that apocalyptic survival gear, know that this isn’t Meade’s first rodeo. He’s predicted that the world would end not once, but twice already this year. Again, before getting into a tizzy and starting to think that maybe this could finally be the real deal, I want you to notice something: we’re all still here.


But this is causing embarrassment to those of us who actually seek to understand and have faith in what scripture actually tells us about the end times.


Meade is a fake expert in a fake field proclaiming another fake event. And, it’s time for the news media to stop covering the same person making the same fake claim over and over.


No one (yes, no one) knows the day or the hour


When Meade made these claims last September, I responded the same way I have in the past, seeking to confront falsehood and fake news with a revolutionary concept: the truth.


Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew 24:36: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”


For Meade to claim certainty (again)—to say that Christ is coming on this date or that date—is him ...

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Offline John

 A good aricle showing how brainless those who believe nonsense like this are.

Offline Mountain Goat

Ed. By your words you are judged. Dont play with the Word.

Offline Mountain Goat

Ed. By your words you are judged. Dont play with the Word.
The article was written to expose someone which is not what we should be doing. While I accept the one being exposed is in error, there are ways and means. The writer is not attempting to try to steer the one who is in error into the right direction, but rather tries to expose his failings for all to see. He is trying to stand as judge. God judges. Not man.  In the article the writer uses some very condemning words. He calls the man a fool. Now in the Word of God, it tells us not to call anyone a fool.
I fully accept the one being written about is making mistakes as he has forgotten about the 1000 year reign of Christ etc and the scripture pointed out that no one knows the day or the hour etc.
My concern is that by shouting this mans failings from the rooftops, he is trying to destroy the little faith the man has. I once had a pastor preach an entire sermon directed at what he thought were my faults. He never once came to me quietly to have a chat about the subject.  I just left the church, and I'm glad I did. The Lord had told me to do so before that date.

Offline John

MG,
"The article was written to expose someone which is not what we should be doing. While I accept the one being exposed is in error, there are ways and means"

Re read the article. The author has been privately in contasct with this man over previous false prophercies and has not had a sencible reply.

If one makes public prophercies and do not responcd to enquiries when they fail then public refutement and condemnation of what one has wrongly proclaimed is in order.

The danger here is not to this mans faith, but to the faith of those who trust him there is also the reputation of Christianity.

Yes we are to be fools for Jesus's sake and there will always be those who missrepresent us, but that is from out side Christianity, there is no point in out shooting ourselves in the foot.
By being identified with the lunatic fringe honest enquirers can be prevented from investigating Christianity.

Offline Mountain Goat

It is our job to warn others of false doctrines, but it is not our job to single out individuals who have gone astray and condemn them. That is what satan does!
The followers? They have the Word of God and the Holy Spirits guidance..

Offline John

Actually if someone is preaching false doctrine then, if one has tried to talk to them about it and tried to mediate then it is scriptual to go public.

We don't know how many attempts the author made to talk/reason with him, we know that he tried.

Those who teach are subject to stricter requirements then those who don't teach, especialy regarding teaching the truth.

A fals teacher should, in my opinion be exposed if he will not discuss his teaching.

Offline Mountain Goat

The best thing the writer could have done is to highlight the false doctorines to the world but to mention no names. That way he has warned the readers and let God be judge. The congregation will take action by finding another church should the man not repent.

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