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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 12:16 PM
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Zola Levitt dies; Jewish Christian fundy preached end-times prophecy
Edited on Thu Apr-20-06 12:18 PM by SheWhoMustBeObeyed
I never watched Zola Levitt's broadcasts because they just weren't entertaining enough. He didn't have the flair of the typical evangelical preacher. He wasn't a overt con man like Bob Tilton. He didn't preach to big crowds like Jimmy Swaggart. He didn't "cure" people like Benny Hinn, or make death threats like Pat Robertson. He was just no fun.

I guess that's because Levitt was a seeker, a Jewish man who converted to Christianity because he was looking for answers. Unfortunately he found his answers in a literal interpretation of the Bible, which led to his career as a preacher of end-times prophecy. He was dedicated to converting other Jews to Christianity to save them, as he had been saved, before the trials of the Tribulation began.

Zola Levitt's bio says he was saved in 1971 at Indiana University, when he came under the influence of a group called the "Campus Crusaders." Having encountered evangelical cults myself around that time, and withstood their brainwashing efforts, I can well imagine how a young Jewish man in such an environment might have been susceptible to pressure from fundy Christian zealots.

Rest in peace, Mr. Levitt, and congrats on escaping the Tribulation.

His obit:
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/14383/Preacher-Zola-Lev...

His site:
http://www.levitt.com/
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 12:21 PM
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1. Looks like HIS end times finally came to pass.
Edited on Thu Apr-20-06 12:21 PM by stopbush
I always amused by the utter arrogance and ignorance of people who think that they're living in the end times.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 12:21 PM
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2. Turns out he was right. Just on a very personal level only.
poor brain-washed man.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 12:34 PM
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4. and even when the end times come on a very personal level for each of us,
none of us ever knows when the "end time" will come for us. (as my father's wife lay dying her slow death in a hospice somewhere in these here united states, and he, as was his routine for the almost two years that she was in a hospice, left her side for the evening, they said good-bye, and she said, "ill be here tomorrow"...those were her exact last words to him...guess what her end time came before that "tomorrow" and she had no inkling of it, and neither did he.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 12:21 PM
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3. campus crusaders
are on my campus. preeeeetty scary
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