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No one can outguess God. What is the point of all this date-setting?
-- anonymous (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 03, 1998
Whether the Rapture occurs in 1998 or 1999, or even if it does not occur in our lifetime, date-setting still has its advantages. When I first told my skeptical wife about Marilyn Agee's book, she decided to give it a try. She became more forgiving, more conscious about how she was living, prayed more, and so on. When rapture did not happen in May 1998, she simply said that she will go on living as if rapture will happen the next minute. So, even if nothing happens, the mere fact that at least one person's life was affected for the better will, in turn, touch and affect others.
Date-setting gives others hope. Some say that failed date-setting destroys the faith of others. Hmmm. Perhaps their faith was weak to begin with. What's that saying about igniting strong passions and extinguishing weak ones? The one about a great wind fanning flames but blowing out candles?
-- Manuel Viloria (email@example.com), November 03, 1998.