I mean, it was a simple Facebook post. For “Fans” of theirs on Facebook, Walgreens had a simple message:
And then someone had to go ruin it by commenting:
The world will continue to get worse & worse as the day draws near, May 21, 2011. Then Gods elect, whom ever that may be, will be raptured as The Great Earthquake will commence the 5 months of hell on earth. Contrary to popular belief & a lie told by churches, there is no eternal suffering in a place called Hell. God is merciful. Instead, there… See more … See morewill be 5 months of torment on earth for those left & still alive after the Earthquake. This is all Biblical & coincides with the Biblical timeline. The account of Noah & the Flood is a huge parrallel for the Return of Christ (read 2 Peter 3 & Genesis 7&8). God closed the door to the arc on the 17th day of the 2nd month in the Hebrew calendar, sealing the fate of those safe in the arc (a picture of Christ. He is the door, the way) & those left outside of the arc or left behind. 17th day of 2nd month Hebrew calendar is May 21 on our calendar (Gregorian). 2011 is exactly 7000yrs later! In 2Peter 3…I think verse 10, God is relating the end of the world with the Flood (He is making comparisons for a reason) & says “a day is a thousand years with the Lord…” then back in Genesis 7:4 & 10, God gives Noah a time for destruction & says “For yet SEVEN DAYS (or 7,000 years) & I will…” destroy every living substance from off the face of the earth. God is telling us, with this historical account that we have 7,000 years from that time (4990 BC) to get into “the arc”. Think about it. God said in Gen 7:4 He will destroy EVERY LIVING SUBSTANCE from off the face of this earth, yet, back then, He did not, becuz Noah & his family lived…therefore God IS IN FACT TALKING TO US TODAY! JUST AS HE HAS ALWAYS PROVEN TO GIVE HIS SERVANTS A fore WARNING & A TIME…EX: NOAH, ABRAHAM, JACOB, LOT, JONAH & THE NINEVITES, GOD IS ALSO WARNING HIS ELECT TODAY! TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION & GOD CAME FOR SINNERS! WE ALL HAVE GREAT HOPE AS HE IS SAVING THE MOST PEOPLE EVER IN OUR TIME, THE LAST DAYS! PLEASE EVERYONE TAKE HEED. THIS IS YOUR WARNING. FOLLOW THE WICKED CITY OF NINEVAHS EXAMPLE & REPENT UPON HEARING THE WARNING FROM GOD! GO TO FAMILYRADIO.COM (OR 94.7FM). EBIBLEFELLOWSHIIP.COM. THE-LATTER-RAIN.COM. WECANKNOW.COM. TIMEHASANEND.ORG. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL & OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE MESSAGE HE HAS HIDDEN IN HIS HOLY WORD BY THE USE OF PARABLES BECAUSE “WITHOUT A PARABLE HE SPOKE NOT” (MARK 4:34). MAY 21, 2011=THE RAPTURE. 5 MONTHS LATER OR 150 DAYS LATER (GEN 7:24). OCTOBER 21, 2011 THE TOTAL annihilation of sin & the universe. October 21 is also exactly the 17th day of the 7th month in Hebrew calendar which was the feast of INGATHERING…THE ONLY FEAST DAY THAT HASN’T BEEN FULFILLED YET.
Whoa. Seriously? Talk about peeing in the cookie jar. What does any of that have to do with what Walgreens staff recommends to make sure we’re ready for the summer?
First, you spelled parallel incorrectly.
Second, I believe Jesus Christ who said:
“Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Matthew 24:42-44)
“Therefore, stay awake, 5 for you know neither the day nor the hour.” (Matthew 25:13)
“But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” (Matthew 24:36)
“He answered them, ‘It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority.’” (Acts 1:7)
I suppose this is an example of what happens when people interpret Genesis on their own, literally.
That is why we’re each supposed to “be ready” for the hour we won’t know, according to the measure the Spirit has provided each for himself.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; prudent are all who live by it. Your praise endures forever.” (Psalm 111:10)
…of course now I’m curious… where in the Bible does that “5 months of torment” thing come from?…
UPDATE: As of about 8:50 AM (Central), Walgreens removed this comment from their feed story. I wonder why.