The latest news on what ‘The Faithful’ might have expected of the recently proclaimed ‘Apocalypse’ – the time when religious speculators ( like the self-confessed ‘Brit-Kiwi-American. Messianic Believer. משיחי مسيحي. B.Sc. Dip. Tchg. Ex-Geologist, Ex-Teacher. Living in Petra, Jordan’. (Not affiliated with any organisation.) shown in this picture on her website) – can be found here:
The world contains many people who try to predict the end of the world (Apocalypse), and Ms.Jane E Lythgoe* is only one of them who claim to have certain esoteric knowledge of the parousia (‘End Times’) spoken of in religious literature – including parts of the Bible.
However, in the New Testament, Jesus warned about the speculation surrounding the parousia, declaring that ‘God alone knows’, and will determine on God’s own authority when the end will come.
Last weekend’s epic failure to live up to the speculation of Ms Lythgoe and her fellow (false) prophets, serves to expose the folly of trying to second-guess God’s divine purpose for the world, leaving those susceptible to such predictions wondering why God hasn’t complied with the expectations of their spiritual gurus.
There can be little doubt that orthodox Christians, who have faith in the words of Jesus, The Messiah; ought not to be swayed by such fearmongering and distress likely to influence people vulnerable to sectarian ‘end-times’ religiosity.
What concerns me is the fact that this lady* claims Kiwi connections.
Father Ron Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand