And then there is Family Radio Worldwide. I don’t know any more about these folks than their web site. But it is disturbing that they will end up doing lots of damage to people’s lives, Christian or otherwise, in this while process.
Despite the Lord’s specific that no man knows the day or the hour, these people have gained a special insight into the mind of God. They provide the year based on the year of the flood.
Seven thousand years after 4990 B.C. (the year of the Flood) is the year 2011 A.D. (our calendar).
4990 + 2011 1 = 7,000
[One year must be subtracted in going from an Old Testament B.C. calendar date to a New Testament A.D. calendar date because the calendar does not have a year zero.]
Given that the flood is here dated to 4990 BC, it appears that they are not 6K YECers. That would put them off by almost a thousand years.
But wait ... there’s more. There is absolute proof to be had!
Thus Holy God is showing us by the words of 2 Peter 3:8 that He wants us to know that exactly 7,000 years after He destroyed the world with water in Noah’s day, He plans to destroy the entire world forever. Because the year 2011 A.D. is exactly 7,000 years after 4990 B.C. when the flood began, the Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgment, which will come on the last day of the Day of Judgment.
Amazingly, May 21, 2011 is the 17th day of the 2nd month of the Biblical calendar of our day. Remember, the flood waters also began on the 17th day of the 2nd month, in the year 4990 B.C.
It’s one thing when we disagree on the millennium exegesis, vis a vis amill, postmill, & disp. It is quite another thing to read plainly unbiblical (or might we say contra-Biblical?) material that presumes upon God. No this doesn’t rank up there with a distortion of grace or the grace-law relationship. But it does indicate a serious character flaw when a teacher is willing to ignore a variety of scriptures in order to make a point.
FWIW, I draw the line between error and heresy at this point: An error may be remediated; a heresy can not. This type of date-setting cannot be corrected by modification but only by removal.
Some of the most destructive deception may be within our own camp.
h/t: Jason Kuznicki