ImageHere it is, Christmas Eve, and we’re all still alive. No terrible cataclismic event happened last Friday as so many people predicted. Once again, the doomsday prophets are proven wrong.

This habit of predicting disasters which never occur has been with humanity throughout the ages. Nostradamus predicted all sorts of colamities that never happened.  A preacher in America named William Miller claimed that Christ would return in judgement in 1843 or 1844. His followers became sorrowful when nothing happened. The Jehovah’s Witnesses claimed many dates as the end of the world but nothing happened. Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Church of God, claimed that Christ wouldn’t come before his death. He died in January of 1986, proving that prediction false. Jack van Impe, Herald Camping, and a hoast of other personalities all set dates for the end of the world, all with disappointing results.

Jesus Christ himself said that no man would know the time of his coming. As we prepare to celebrate his incarnation tonight and tomorrow, lets remember that nobody but God Almighty knows the future. These prognostigators can make all the predictions they want but it won’t change God’s plans.


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6 thoughts on “THE WORLD IS STILL HERE.”

  1. Actually Herbert W Armstrong never said that he would be here when Christ returns!!! Google search “Wishful thinking- hwa” or click here for an audio clip of Herbert W Armstrong telling people the truth of this matter. Where do you get your information? Listen to the audio clip and you can easily tell he said NO such thing!

    1. I checked out the Called to be Free video, which tells the history of the Worldwide Church of God, and I discovered that it was actually an unnamed individual who was touring the churches and saying Herbert W armstrong wouldn’t die before Christ’s coming. I apologize for the mistake. Even so, prophesies such as the famine of 1975 and the United States of Europe failed to come to pass.

      1. The United States of Europe? Have you been watching world events? Europe is now calling for a United States of Europe, and has been for a few years now. I’m not sure how you see it as being failed, but the video you watched “Called to be free” is not a history of the Worldwide Church of God. It is a video explaining why the new leadership departed from what Herbert W Armstrong taught, and these people do not care for Herbert W Armstrong. The Video is full of lies, and is not credible for an accurate historic authority on the Worldwide Church of God. Here is a video that the church made explaining the history of and who and what is the Worldwide Church of God. It will better explain it.

        But this is off subject. The point is, Herbert W Armstrong did not say he would be alive to Christ’s return, and he never did say the world would end in 1975, and his prediction of the United States of Europe is happening, so again these accusations are only based on biased opinion from those who no longer agree with what he taught. What did Hitler do to get himself into office? He was a jew himself(half jew) and so he came from the jewish people. He turned around and started the reichstad fire, and blamed the jews, saying they were the troublemakers, and now he has a “solution”. The “solution” was a full out attack against those who he was with, and came from and grew up with. Was he right? Go to the facts and research into the entire history of the Worldwide church of God without believing those who like Hitler have a hate against what was taught. The facts of the matter, is that what they say can easily be proved as lies, but they want to provide a “solution” so people will not listen to the truth. Please research what Herbert W Armstrong taught before making such statements,because the truth is what is important.

        1. There’s no point in continuing this discussion. You’re obviously a “true believer,” as I once was in regard to the false prophet I followed, and whatever I say doesn’t matter. Europe is bankrupt and the great famine of 1975 never happened. For others who read this, here is what Deuteronomy 18:20-22 says. “But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.”

          1. Notice Deuteronomy 18:20-22 people. “And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.”

            “IF THE THING”, event, “Follow not, nor come to pass”. It is not speaking of time frame. That is how you know what they say is from God or not. Christ even prophesied that the Jerusalem temple would be destroyed. The Disciples thought it would happen immediately, but it did not occur until 40 years later! Christ’s Apostles thought they were in the end-Times and thought that Christ was going to return in their lifetime, but He did not. But what they said is still true, and it doesn’t disqualify them as being false prophets. The “THING” they preached would happen, WILL HAPPEN! What Christ prophesied in the Bible, WILL HAPPEN! So the prophesies are not based on time settings, but on the “THING” or event. Herbert W Armstrong never DOGMATICALLY SAID, Christ would return in 1975, or the world would end in 1975, or of the such! He said “IF” the scientists were correct, then this(Events leading up World Utopia) would happen, and he explained it from the Holy Bible.

            Many claim that Herbert W Armstrong said the world would end in 1975, which is false. If you read his book “1975 in prophecy”, you will quickly realize what it’s based on. During that time, the scientists were saying in 1975 would be world utopia, complete leisure, push button world. Herbert W Armstrong in this book explained, based on the premise “IF” the scientists were right, what would have to occur before utopia is here and how World Utopia would happen, and who would bring it. He didn’t name the book “1975 in Prophecy” either, and that is what most people use as their premise of a false prophecy. Ministers under Herbert W Armstrong named his book, unbeknownst to him “1975 in prophecy”, and published it. So it wasn’t even him that named it!

            All I am saying, is research the facts and speak the facts. If what you are saying is true, SHOW ME. Present the truth, and not by making statements, but actual facts. So far, it is only your word, and we are just to believe it is the God’s Honest Truth? You say Herbert W Armstrong was a false prophet. Ok then, present the facts and truth to back up that claim and not just your word. I am not here to argue, but I am letting you know the truth of the matter. I can present you the facts about this. I have no problem in doing so. But the question I ask is, will you?

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