Saturday, June 20, 2009

Why 1975 Failed

Here's an intriguing observation from the Ambassador Report which explains why the 1972/1975 prophecy failed:

"At a WCG board meeting in December 1971, Dr. Ernest L. Martin explained to those assembled why that church's 19-year-time-cycle prophecy was erroneous and would fail. For the most part, the group listened attentively. The 19-year-time-cycle idea was based on astronomical data, so he quoted Jeremiah 10:2: " not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them." Herbert Armstrong became furious and angrily denounced him. On that and other occasions HWA has pooh poohed Dr. Martin's studies by saying Martin is simply "not a scholar."" (AR13 September 1980, "Dr. Martin Not a Scholar.")

1 comment:

  1. That is a fine piece of the puzzle indeed, no?

    That Ernest Martin said those things at a board meeting.. the mind boggles. Oh, how I would have loved to be a fly on that wall!!

    There are a few times where I have come across a situation where someone surely deserves to give a big fat "I told ya so." And this was one. Thus I recall the words of Tim the Enchanter:

    "I WARNED you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no! You KNEW, didn't you?"