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In 1999, I predicted a Rapture for Sept. 10-11th, the Feast of Trumpets. Below is a cut and paste from my index page on Sept. 13, 1999 left in full, with nothing altered. All the links are also working. Here is my formal apology:

For all those who are reading this for the first time, I was one of the loudest voices on the newsgroups speaking about a "Rapture on Feast of Trumpets" this for Sept. 1999.

I'm sorry. I was wrong. I was a prideful idiot. I deceived myself. I have spoken presumptuously and deserve death under the Law according to Deuteronomy... And I deceived others who believed me. I lusted after the promise of the Kingdom, and through my pride and arrogance, I thought I could divine the time, and/or that I was worthy enough to be given divine revelation. Obviously, I was preaching out of my vain imagination, because I came to the wrong conclusions. Nothing happened! I was wrong! I'm sorry!

Do you want to know what happened? My thoughts on how I went so wrong?

The Full Apology 27k 


The Bible, as they say, is supposed to define its own terms.  That is why they make things like a concordance, which is supposed to list each and every case of an idea, concept, or word presented in the Bible.  Fortunately, with computer search technology, we don't have to rely on a concordance anymore, we can simply type in the words we are searching for, and the Bible search program runs through the entire bible and comes back with all the verses containing each of the words searched for.

There are a total of nine verses in the King James Bible that contain all three numbers, five seven and six. I did this search to see if there was support for a Rapture in 5760

These do not seem super extra supportive, or predictive of the 5760 idea because the "rapture clues", if you can call them that, seem, how can I put it?  Relatively tiny, or rather, it seems more of a stretch...

---- [Num 26:22] These are the families of Judah according to their number, seventy-six thousand five hundred.

Ok, I began the search, "looking for the numbers 5760, and we are in the book of Numbers..."

[Num 31:32] Now the booty remaining of the spoil that the men of war took was: six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep,

Yes, Christians are sheep, and the rapture is when we are taken up.

[Num 31:37] and the LORD's tribute of sheep was six hundred and seventy-five.

Or, in this case, given (tribute?) to God in the marriage ceremony at the rapture.

675

[1Kgs 6:6] The lowest story was five cubits broad, the middle one was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for around the outside of the house he made offsets on the wall in order that the supporting beams should not be inserted into the walls of the house.

Yes, ok, 576 is written all over the house of New Jerusalem, see New Jerusalem; 5760; golden cube

[Ezra 2:66] Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules were two hundred and forty-five, 736 245

[Ezra 2:67] their camels were four hundred and thirty-five, and their asses were six thousand seven hundred and twenty. 435 6720

[Neh 7:68] Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules two hundred and forty-five, 736 245

[Neh 7:69] their camels four hundred and thirty-five, and their asses six thousand seven hundred and twenty. 435 6720

I just don't see the rapture significance of these horses & mules, camels & asses scriptures...

[Jer 52:30] in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred and forty-five persons; all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.

745, 4600

Alright, yes, we are "carried away" in the rapture.

So, unless I can figure out the 4 horses & mules, camels & asses scriptures...  I'll have to settle for 4/9 of the scriptures having a hint of rapture ideas contained within them, and the first one a strange "number" idea...  Maybe this is God's way of saying, If I don't get it by now, I'm a horse's ass?  God's got a funny sense of humor!

These 9 verses are the only ones in the King James that contain all three words, five seven & six, for 5760