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  • DeputySC
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    God works in mysterious ways. If their is a person or entire goverment supporting the killing/torture and cruel treatment of other people, then those who have the ability to stop it should. Which is one of the many reasons the US went to iraq.

    For example, the reason god made police officers is to keep the peace. People may not always like or trust us for some of the things we do but it is all for a higher cause. Tickets save lives because they deter people breaking traffic laws, people knows if they steal a cop is going to take them to jail. If not for people standing up and doing something about all the evils in this world the entire country would go into total anarchy.

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  • grog18b
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    Since this is America, and we are all free to believe, or not believe, she has the right to believe as she wishes, be it Christian, Muslim, or Atheist. Who the heck cares? I believe religion is a personal matter, and none of anyone else's business. What ticks me off is people that have their noses shoved so far up other people's rear ends, they can't see the light.

    I don't care if she worships the freakin moon. Her religious beliefs are none of anyone else's business. What the heII are we fighting for????? Does anyone bother to READ the Constitution anymore? She has a right to believe in God if she wishes, and if they are HER views, that we as a Nation are on a mission from God... WHO CARES??????!!!!!! Some people need to mind their own business and let others worship as they choose. I FOUGHT FOR THAT RIGHT TOO.

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  • ray8285
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    Originally posted by eddib View Post
    This is a video of Sarah Palin speaking at church in Alaska. At 3:51 mark, she says that our soldiers were being sent to Iraq to perform a "task from God". What is the difference between a potential vice president saying this and the extremists telling suicide bombers that they are doing what they do in the name of God??
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG1vPYbRB7k&eurl=http://
    That is not what she said....she said we should be praying that we are doing the work of God. Not to mention your last sentence is ludicrous. We don't target non-combatants, they do.

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  • pvtbuddie
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    Originally posted by Transporter View Post
    Come again???
    Having the minority opinion, or being "outnumbered here," is no reason why anyone should be told to leave a discussion, and your first post in this thread showed a hostility that was based, reading your own words, only on Robocop007 arguing a minority opinion.

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  • Jellybean400
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    Originally posted by jshawn View Post
    Don't know who LeanG is but okay...I hope this is a good thing
    Yeah it is!! But now he's back... and youre "gone"

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  • kraigwy
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    Isaiah 1:17 "Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed..."

    Were not the people of Iraq Oppressed? Are not our soldiers in Iraq to "relieve the Oppressed"?

    she (Palin) says that our soldiers were being sent to Iraq to perform a "task from God".
    Now, someone tell me how Palin's comment was out of line.

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  • Transporter
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    Come again???

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  • pvtbuddie
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    Transporter, sit down. Calm down. (Now please either go in the other room or be quiet for a while; you're getting your blood pressure up, and your rude outbursts really won't help.)
    Originally posted by Robocop007 View Post
    I hope you realize that's just a story in a book and there's not a shred of evidence of that. You don't believe everything you read in a book do you?

    Then you should also believe all the gods that appeared in Greek, Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Sikh, Bahaii, etc. religions.

    A book. "A" means one. Collecting more than one account into a volume doesn't suddenly make it "a" story, in "a" book, unless whatever I read 2, 5, or 100 times on the net, is only one thing in my computer.

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    Last edited by pvtbuddie; 09-09-2008, 08:00 PM.

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  • nr5667
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    Originally posted by Transporter View Post
    Geez College boy! You are outnumbered here. Let this go. Better yet, GO AWAY.
    Not for long!

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  • Transporter
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    Originally posted by Robocop007 View Post
    I hope you realize that's just a story in a book and there's not a shred of evidence of that. You don't believe everything you read in a book do you?

    Then you should also believe all the gods that appeared in Greek, Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Sikh, Bahaii, etc. religions.
    Geez College boy! You are outnumbered here. Let this go. Better yet, GO AWAY.

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  • Robocop007
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    Originally posted by pvtbuddie View Post
    Christ did give a date for his first return. Why can't he be believed about his second?

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    I hope you realize that's just a story in a book and there's not a shred of evidence of that. You don't believe everything you read in a book do you?

    Then you should also believe all the gods that appeared in Greek, Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Sikh, Bahaii, etc. religions.

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  • pvtbuddie
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    Christ did give a date for his first return. Why can't he be believed about his second?

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  • Robocop007
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    Originally posted by RCKoutWurGLKout View Post
    The reason why I don't give you a date, dear Robocop, is because it is not my place to give a date that God says no one will know but God. If I were to try to give you a date, like so many in the past have and failed, then I am not relying on a relationship with God, but merely, as you say, fabricating it. Which would you rather me, do, fabricate it by lying to you, or express to you the change in myself from the love and truth of the matter? I am not trying to convert you. By all means, believe what you want to believe, but I will continue to post to point out the discrepancies in your "assumption" of what the Christian faith truly is.

    Ruby Rose, you are correct that I have not studied a large part of the Qu'ran. I should rephrase my statement that not all practitioners of Islam are of the extreme. I do still, from what I know, which I agree, is limited, find Islam to be a spin-off of truth from the original message brought to Mohammed from Christian missionaries.

    Again, my attempts at posting are never to be inflammatory, or a conversion attempt at any other person here. Frankly, I know better than to try and sway anyone's mind by debating them . Usually, if you're debating they already have their own die-hard opinion, and the debate will never change that .

    Coming from my background from a former, very similar to Robocop's belief system, I feel I have the best of both worlds, knowing where I was, and knowing what I know now. I also realize that some read this and don't know enough about either issue, and so I hope to shed light on it by someone who DOES know what they are talking about, rather than simply implying from their own anti-belief systems.
    No, you misunderstood. I'm not talking about you or ANY person giving a date for god's return but the religion itself. If the Bible (or any other religion) is real then WHY don't they give a date for god's return?

    You obviously know if some religion/god was just created by man and they were trying to scam us they would say exactly what the Bible does i.e. I don't know. So, if the words in the Bible are such truth then they certainly should have the confidence to give a date but they don't.


    P.S. Big Pat, excellent post. That's what I mean how religion is just scamming us and many people don't even realize how wrong they've already been in the past and continue to be wrong.

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  • BigPat
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    bullet 1957-APR: The Watchtower magazine quoted 6 a pastor from California, Mihran Ask, as saying in 1957-JAN that "Sometime between April 16 and 23, 1957, Armageddon will sweep the world! Millions of persons will perish in its flames and the land will be scorched.'
    bullet 1959: Florence Houteff's, who was the leader of the Branch Davidians faith group, prophesied that the 1260 days mentioned in Revelation 11:3 would end and the Kingdom of David would be established on 1959-APR-22. Followers expected to die, be resurrected, and transferred to Heaven. Many sold their possessions and moved to Mt. Carmel in anticipation of the "end time". It didn't happen. The group almost did not survive; only a few dozen members remained.

    Most Branch Davidians did die on 1993-APR-29 as a result of arson apparently ordered by their leader, David Koresh. They were not bodily resurrected -- on earth at least.
    bullet 1960: Pi***i Smyth, a past astronomer royal of Scotland, wrote a book circa 1860 titled "Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid." It was responsible for spreading the belief in pyramidology throughout the world. This is the belief that secrets are hidden in the dimensions of the great pyramids. He concluded from his research that the millennium would start before the end of 1960 CE.
    bullet 1967: During the six day war, the Israeli army captured all of Jerusalem. Many conservative Christians believed that the rapture would occur quickly. However, the final Biblical prerequisite for the second coming is that the Jews resume ritual animal sacrifices in the temple at Jerusalem. That never happened.
    bullet 1970's: The late Moses David (formerly David Berg) was the founder of the Christian religious group, The Children of God. He predicted that a comet would hit the earth, probably in the mid 1970's and destroy all life in the United States. One source indicated that he believed it would happen in 1973.
    bullet 1972: According to an article in the Atlantic magazine, "Herbert W. Armstrong's empire suffered a serious blow when the end failed to begin in January of 1972, as Armstrong had predicted, thus bringing hardship to many people who had given most of their assets to the church in the expectation of going to Petra, where such worldly possessions would be useless." 3 According to an article in Wikipedia:

    "The failure of this prophetic scenario to take place according to this Co-Worker letter scenario, which was often repeated over the years in print by Armstrong, may have been one of the initial reasons why the church organization began to decline as unfulfilled expectations led to great disappointment. As events unfolded, it became obvious 1972 did not have the biblical significance that the church had anticipated for nearly two decades." 15

    bullet 1974: Charles Meade, a pastor in Daleville, IN, predicted that the end of the world will happen during his lifetime. He was born circa 1927, so the end will probably come early in the 21st century.
    bullet 1975: Many Jehovah's Witness predicted this date. However, it was not officially recognized by the leadership.
    bullet 1978: Chuck Smith, Pastor of Calvary Chapel in Cost Mesa, CA, predicted the rapture in 1981.
    bullet 1980: Leland Jensen leader of a Baha'i Faith group, predicted that a nuclear disaster would happen in 1980. This would be followed by two decades of conflict, ending in the establishment of God's Kingdom on earth.
    bullet 1981:
    bullet Arnold Murray of the Shepherd's Chapel taught an anti-Trinitarian belief about God, and Christian Identity. Back in the 1970's, he predicted that the Antichrist would appear before 1981.
    bullet Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church predicted that the Kingdom of Heaven would be established this year.
    bullet 1982: Pat Robertson predicted a few years in advance that the world would end in the fall of 1982. The failure of this prophecy did not seem to adversely affect his reputation.
    bullet 1982: Astronomers John Gribben & Setphen Plagemann predicted the "Jupiter Effect" in 1974. They wrote that when various planets were aligned on the same side of the sun, tidal forces would create solar flares, radio interruptions, rainfall and temperature disturbances and massive earthquakes. The planets did align as seen from earth, as they do regularly. Nothing unusual happened.
    bullet 1984 to 1999: In 1983, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later called Osho, teacher of what has been called the Rajneesh movement, is said to have predicted massive destruction on earth, including natural disasters and man-made catastrophes. Floods larger than any since Noah, extreme earthquakes, very destructive volcano eruptions, nuclear wars etc. were to happen. Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bombay will all disappear. Actually, the predictions were read out by his secretary; their legitimacy is doubtful.
    bullet 1985: Arnold Murray of the Shepherd's Chapel predicted that the war of Armageddon will start on 1985-JUN 8-9 in "a valley of the Alaskan peninsula."
    bullet 1986: Moses David of The Children of God faith group predicted that the Battle of Armageddon would take place in 1986. Russia would defeat Israel and the United States. A worldwide Communist dictatorship would be established. In 1993, Christ would return to earth.
    bullet 1987 to 2000: Lester Sumrall, in his 1987 book "I Predict 2000 AD" predicted that Jerusalem would be the richest city on Earth, that the Common Market would rule Europe, and that there would be a nuclear war involving Russia and perhaps the U.S. Also, he prophesized that the greatest Christian revival in the history of the church would happen: all during the last 13 years of the 20th century. All of the predictions failed.
    bullet 1988:
    bullet Hal Lindsey had predicted in his book "The Late, Great Planet Earth" that the Rapture was coming in 1988 - one generation or 40 years after the creation of the state of Israel. This failed prophecy did not appear to damage his reputation. He continues to write books of prophecy which sell very well indeed.
    bullet Alfred Schmielewsky, a psychic whose stage name was "super-psychic A.S. Narayana," predicted in 1986 that the world's greatest natural disaster would hit Montreal in 1988. Sadly, his psychic abilities failed him on 1999-APR-11 when he answered the door of his home only to be shot dead by a gunman.
    bullet 1988-MAY: A 1981 movie titled "The man who saw tomorrow" described some of Nostradamus predictions. Massive earthquakes were predicted for San Francisco and Los Angeles.
    bullet 1988-OCT-11: Edgar Whisenaut, a NASA scientist, had published the book "88 Reasons why the Rapture will Occur in 1988." It sold over 4 million copies.
    bullet About 1990: Peter Ruckman concluded from his analysis of the Bible that the rapture would come within a few years of 1990.

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    References:

    1. S.J. Gould, "Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown.", Harmony Books, (1997) You can read a review and safely buy this book from Amazon.com online bookstore
    2. Chris Nelson, "A brief history of the apocalypse," at: http://www.chrisnelson.net This web site contains over 200 references to end-of-the-world predictions which have not come true.
    3. William Martin, "Waiting for the End: The growing interest in apocalyptic prophesy," The Atlantic Monthly, 1982-JUN. Online at: http://www.theatlantic.com/
    4. Charles Taze Russell, "The Time is at Hand," Page 99. Cited in Ref 5.
    5. "Jehovah's Witnesses and the History of 1914," Watchman Fellowship, Inc., at: http://www.watchman.org
    6. Watchtower magazine, 1924-JUL-15, Page 211).
    7. Richard Kyle, "The last days are here again: A history of the end times," Baker Books, (1998), Page 111. You can read a review and safely buy this book from Amazon.com online bookstore
    8. The Watchtower Magazine, 1968-APR-1.
    9. "History of the Jehovah's Witnesses," Catholic Answers, at: http://www.catholic.com/
    10. Ellen White, "Early Writings," Page 64-67. Cited in reference 12
    11. Ellen White, "Testimonies," Vol. 1, p. 131.
    12. "Analysis" at: http://www.ellenwhite.org/ This is a web site that is critical of Ellen White.
    13. "Seed of the Serpent," Audiotape, 1979 version.
    14. Joseph Smith, "Doctrine and Covenants," 130:14-17, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1981).
    15. "Herman L. Hoeh," Wikipedia, downloaded on 2006-APR-24, from: http://en.wikipedia.org/
    16. Stephen R. Gibson, "Did He Falsely Prophesy Of Christ's Return?," Light Planet, undated, at: http://www.lightplanet.com/
    17. Joseph Smith, "History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," 7 volumes, edited by Brigham H. Roberts, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1957), 5:336–337

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  • BigPat
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    http://www.religioustolerance.org/end_wrl2.htm


    Overview:

    Some Christians and secular individuals predicted several momentous events that they believed are related:
    bullet The second coming of Jesus Christ, when he returns to earth after almost two millennia.
    bullet The war of Armageddon -- a massive battle in Israel.
    bullet The arrival on earth of the Antichrist, an evil political, military leader.
    bullet The Tribulation, a seven year interval of great suffering and death.
    bullet The Rapture, when Christians who have been born again -- both living and dead -- will rise into the sky towards Jesus.
    bullet Some horrendous natural disaster.
    bullet etc.

    It is worth noting that all of the following predictions have failed. We expect that all of the predictions about our future will also fail.

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    Disclaimer:

    We offer no guarantees that the prophets listed below actually made these predictions. We have described their alleged predictions as they were reported on the Web, in newspapers, books, etc. We do not have the resources to track down original source material.

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    Failed prophecies:
    bullet About 30 CE: The Christian Scriptures (New Testament), when interpreted literally, appear to record many predictions by Jeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) that God's Kingdom would arrive within a very short period, or was actually in the process of arriving. For example, Jesus is recorded as saying in Matthew 16:28: "...there shall be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom." In Matthew 24:34, Yeshua is recorded as saying: "...This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." Since the life expectancy in those days was little over 30 years, Jesus appears to have predicted his second coming sometime during the 1st century CE. It didn't happen. More details.
    bullet About 60 CE: Interpreting the Epistles of Paul of Tarsus literally, his writings seem to imply that Jesus would return and usher in a rapture during the lifetime of persons who were living in the middle of the 1st century. More details.
    bullet About 90 CE: Saint Clement 1 predicted that the world end would occur at any moment.
    bullet 2nd Century CE: Prophets and Prophetesses of the Montanist movement predicted that Jesus would return sometime during their lifetime and establish the New Jerusalem in the city of Pepuza in Asia Minor.
    bullet 365 CE: A man by the name of Hilary of Poitiers, announced that the end would happen that year. It didn't.
    bullet 375 to 400 CE: Saint Martin of Tours, a student of Hilary, was convinced that the end would happen sometime before 400 CE.
    bullet 500 CE: This was the first year-with-a-nice-round-number-panic. The antipope Hippolytus and an earlier Christian academic Sextus Julius Africanus had predicted Armageddon at about this year.
    bullet 968 CE: An eclipse was interpreted as a prelude to the end of the world by the army of the German emperor Otto III.
    bullet 992: Good Friday coincided with the Feast of the Annunciation; this had long been believed to be the event that would bring forth the Antichrist, and thus the end-times events foretold in the book of Revelation. Records from Germany report that a new sun rose in the north and that as many as 3 suns and 3 moons were fighting. There does not appear to be independent verification of this remarkable event.
    bullet 1000-JAN-1: Many Christians in Europe had predicted the end of the world on this date. As the date approached, Christian armies waged war against some of the Pagan countries in Northern Europe. The motivation was to convert them all to Christianity, by force if necessary, before Christ returned in the year 1000. Meanwhile, some Christians had given their possessions to the Church in anticipation of the end. Fortunately, the level of education was so low that many citizens were unaware of the year. They did not know enough to be afraid. Otherwise, the panic might have been far worse than it was. Unfortunately, when Jesus did not appear, the church did not return the gifts. Serious criticism of the Church followed. The Church reacted by exterminating some heretics. Agitation settled down quickly.
    bullet 1000-MAY: The body of Charlemagne was disinterred on Pentecost. A legend had arisen that an emperor would rise from his sleep to fight the Antichrist.
    bullet 1005-1006: A terrible famine throughout Europe was seen as a sign of the nearness of the end.
    bullet 1033: Some believed this to be the 1000th anniversary of the death and resurrection of Jesus. His second coming was anticipated. Jesus' actual date of execution is unknown, but is believed to be in the range of 27 to 33 CE.
    bullet 1147: Gerard of Poehlde decided that the millennium had actually started in 306 CE during Constantine's reign. Thus, the world end was expected in 1306 CE.
    bullet 1179: John of Toledo predicted the end of the world during 1186. This estimate was based on the alignment of many planets.
    bullet 1205: Joachim of Fiore predicted in 1190 that the Antichrist was already in the world, and that King Richard of England would defeat him. The Millennium would then begin, sometime before 1205.
    bullet 1284: Pope Innocent III computed this date by adding 666 years onto the date the Islam was founded.
    bullet 1346 and later: The black plague spread across Europe, killing one third of the population. This was seen as the prelude to an immediate end of the world. Unfortunately, the Christians had previously killed a many of the cats, fearing that they might be familiars of Witches. The fewer the cats, the more the rats. It was the rat fleas that spread the black plague.
    bullet 1496: This was approximately 1500 years after the birth of Jesus. Some mystics in the 15th century predicted that the millennium would begin during this year.
    bullet 1524: Many astrologers predicted the imminent end of the world due to a world wide flood. They obviously had not read the Genesis story of the rainbow.
    bullet 1533: Melchior Hoffman predicted that Jesus' return would happen a millennium and a half after the nominal date of his execution, in 1533. The New Jerusalem was expected to be established in Strasbourg, Germany. He was arrested and died in a Strasbourg jail.
    bullet 1669: The Old Believers in Russia believed that the end of the world would occur in this year. 20 thousand burned themselves to death between 1669 and 1690 to protect themselves from the Antichrist.
    bullet 1689: Benjamin Keach, a 17th century Baptist, predicted the end of the world for this year.
    bullet 1736: British theologian and mathematician William Whitson predicted a great flood similar to Noah's for OCT-13 of this year.
    bullet 1792: This was the date of the end of the world calculated by some believers in the Shaker movement.
    bullet 1794: Charles Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism, thought Doomsday would be in this year.
    bullet 1830: Margaret McDonald, a Christian prophetess, predicted that Robert Owen would be the Antichrist. Owen helped found New Harmony, IN.
    bullet 1832?: Joseph Smith (1805-1844) was the founder of the Church of Christ, which became the Restorationist movement after many schisms. It now includes The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- a.k.a. the Mormons, and about a hundred other denominations and sects. He heard a voice while praying. He wrote, in Doctrines and Covenants section 130:

    14: "I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following:"

    15: "Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter."

    16: "I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face."

    17: "I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time." 14

    The year in which this event occurred is not recorded. However, one commentator suggested 1832 or earlier. 16 Smith is later recorded as having said:

    "I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written--the Son of Man will not come in the clouds of heaven till I am eighty-five years old." 17

    Smith would have reached the age of 85 during 1890. Unfortunately, by that year, Smith had been dead for almost a half century, having been assassinated by a mob. Note that his prophecy is ambiguous. It can be interpreted that:
    bullet Jesus would return during 1890 (which did not materialize) or that
    bullet 1890 would pass without Jesus' return (which did come to pass).

    Some anti-Mormon sources quote only verses 14 and 15, and draw the former conclusion -- that Smith's prophecy failed.

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    bullet 1843-MAR-21: William Miller, founder of the Millerite movement, predicted that Jesus would come on this date. A very large number of Christians accepted his prophecy.
    bullet 1844-OCT-22: When Jesus did not return, Miller predicted this new date. In an event which is now called "The Great Disappointment," many Christians sold their property and possessions, quit their jobs and prepared themselves for the second coming. Nothing happened; the day came and went without incident.
    bullet 1850: Ellen White, founder of the Seven Day Adventists movement, made many predictions of the timing of the end of the world. All failed. On 1850-JUN-27 she prophesized that only a few months remained before the end. She wrote: "My accompanying angel said, 'Time is almost finished. Get ready, get ready, get ready.' ...now time is almost finished...and what we have been years learning, they will have to learn in a few months." 10
    bullet 1856 or later: At Ellen White's last prediction, she said that she was shown in a vision the fate of believers who attended the 1856 SDA conference. She wrote "I was shown the company present at the Conference. Said the angel: 'Some food for worms, some subjects of the seven last plagues, some will be alive and remain upon the earth to be translated at the coming of Jesus." 11 That is, some of the attendees would die of normal diseases; some would die from plagues at the last days, others would still be alive when Jesus came. "By the early 1900s all those who attended the conference had passed away, leaving the Church with the dilemma of trying to figure out how to explain away such a prominent prophetic failure." 12
    bullet 1891: Mother Shipton, a 16th century mystic predicted the end of the world: "...The world to an end shall come; in eighteen hundred and eighty-one."
    bullet 1891 or before: On 1835-FEB-14, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church, attended a meeting of church leaders. He said that the meeting had been called because God had commanded it. He announced that Jesus would return within 56 years -- i.e. before 1891-FEB-15. (History of the Church 2:182)
    bullet 1914 was one of the more important estimates of the start of the war of Armageddon by the Jehovah's Witnesses (Watchtower Bible and Tract Society). They based their prophecy of 1914 from prophecy in the book of Daniel, Chapter 4. The writings referred to "seven times". The WTS interpreted each "time" as equal to 360 days, giving a total of 2520 days. This was further interpreted as representing 2520 years, measured from the starting date of 607 BCE. This gave 1914 as the target date. When 1914 passed, they changed their prediction; 1914 became the year that Jesus invisibly began his rule.
    bullet 1914, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 and 1994, etc. were other dates that the Watchtower Society (WTS) or its members predicted.
    bullet Since late in the 19th century, they had taught that the "battle of the Great Day of God Almighty" (Armageddon) would happen in 1914 CE. It didn't.
    bullet The next major estimate was 1925. Watchtower magazine predicted: "The year 1925 is a date definitely and clearly marked in the Scriptures, even more clearly than that of 1914; but it would be presumptuous on the part of any faithful follower of the Lord to assume just what the Lord is going to do during that year." 6
    bullet The Watchtower Society selected 1975 as its next main prediction. This was based on the estimate "according to reliable Bible chronology Adam was created in the year 4026 BCE, likely in the autumn of the year, at the end of the sixth day of creation." 8 They believed that the year 1975 a promising date for the end of the world, as it was the 6,000th anniversary of Adam's creation. Exactly 1,000 years was to pass for each day of the creation week. This prophecy also failed.
    bullet The current estimate is that the end of the world as we know it will happen precisely 6000 years after the creation of Eve. 9 There is no way of knowing when this happened.
    bullet More details on the WTS predictions.
    bullet 1919: Meteorologist Albert Porta predicted that the conjunction of 6 planets would generate a magnetic current that would cause the sun to explode and engulf the earth on DEC-17.
    bullet 1936: Herbert W Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Church of God, predicted that the Day of the Lord would happen sometime in 1936. Nothing much happened that year, except for the birth of the compiler of this list -- who has been referred to as an Anti-Christ. When the prediction failed, he made a new estimate: 1975.
    bullet 1940 or 1941: A Bible teacher from Australia, Leonard Sale-Harrison, held a series of prophesy conferences across North America in the 1930's. He predicted that the end of the world would happen in 1940 or 1941. 7
    bullet 1948: During this year, the state of Israel was founded. Some Christians believed that this event was the final prerequisite for the second coming of Jesus. Various end of the world predictions were made in the range 1888 to 2048.
    bullet 1953-AUG: David Davidson wrote a book titled "The Great Pyramid, Its Divine Message". In it, he predicted that the world would end in 1953-AUG.

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