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Monday, August 14, 2006

Wrong But Right

The following is from the Adult Sabbath School Class Blog :

Sunday, August 13, 2006
1844 made really, really, really simple
1. William Miller predicted the world would end in 1844.
2. He was wrong.
3. But he got the date right.
How pray tell do we know he got the date right? Unless of course he means that Miller was able to read a calendar and chose a date off the calendar of a day which actually did occur. As opposed to an incorrect date such as September 42.

Possibly an even more simple idea for 1844 made really simple would be:
1. William Miller predicted the world would end in 1843 then 1844.
2. He was wrong

Notice the difference my version is 100% verifiable, it requires no assumptions or speculation it is historically accurate and true. Can Greg say the same for his?

By the way did you ever wonder why Snow chose the date Oct 22, we have all heard the story that it was from the Karaite calendar for the day of atonement that year. However that was not the date the Karaite's calendar had for the Day of Atonement. As the most recent Adventist Today Magazine presents a letter from someone who asked several denomination sources for evidence of the supposed Karaite calendar used to make the calculation used in 1844. No one has been able to discover such a source and the Karaites records do not support that view. Then again Karaites is a group from the middle ages and not necessarily used as Jewish traditional authorities.

So I have a theory. If you recall Ussher chronology based upon the Genesis genealogies he ascertained the creation of the world on Oct 23, 4004 B.C. As Israel begins her days one day before we here in America Oct 22 would be Oct 23 in Israel. So the world could end on the very same day as it was created. The only thing that would have made it better is if it ended up being an exact 6000 years after the creation. 1997 would have worked better for the 6000 year mark. Harold Camping was almost on that date when he predicted the return of Christ on September 6, 1994. He was wrong...although Greg may want to tell us that "he got the date right".

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