After reading this news article http://www.npr.org/2011/05/07/136053462/is-the-end-nigh-well-know-soon-enough
I was struck by how similar the two groups are. I was curous if anyone has published or posted a detailed comparison of the two groups?
The reason I ask is it is pretty clear to most people, (even witnesses) that Harold Camping is a nut, with a lot of nutty followers. Once a Witness can see the similarities it could be powerful in getting them to examine their own history.
Here are some things I noticed.
Both Groups have a worldwide ministry in fulfillment of Matt. 24:14
Both feel that they have a lifesaving message.
Both use Bible Based chronology
Both Groups seem to have good moral people attached.
Both feel that they alone will be spared from destruction.
Both feel that the world around them is degenerating and is a sign of the last days.
Both feel that God has manuevered things so they can share in the warning work.
Both can't question the teachings of their leader without causing offense to God.