Wrote this right after the May 21st Rapture craze. Sounds like Camping has repented of his wack theology, let’s hope he’s turned toward the biblical gospel….

Chief of the least

Well, that was anticlimactic…

 

The obvious and timeless words of Christ still stand as a rebuke to all false prophets (Camping), cults (Jehovah’s Witnesses) and date setters in general:

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone” Matthew 24:36

So we may need to put off worry about canker sores, gold rushes, and lonely cats for another day. The loony meanderings of an old man aside, Jesus’ eternal call to the world (including Camping) still stands as clear and concrete as it ever did:

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)

Unfortunately, Harold Camping has no part of this repentance in his personal life for being so tragically and publicly wrong.

One retired couple budgeted their entire life savings to last no later than May 21st so they…

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Author: Bryan Daniels

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Jessica, and a father of three boys: Josiah, Gideon and Judah. I teach high school math as a job, read reformed theology as a hobby, and write this blog just for kicks. With the rest of my time I coach football and track.

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  1. The big difference between Jehovah’s Witnesses and other Christians is that the Watchtower Society’s central core creed proclaims Jesus second coming in October 1914.
    They sometimes try to obscure this today and say that he came ‘invisibly’.Yes,all other Christains are awaiting Jesus return,the JW say he ALREADY came in 1914.

    Danny Haszard

    1. I agree, and the JWs have a host of other doctrines that make them a heretical too (non deity of Christ, working for salvation etc.) I am just clumping those very specific date setters together as equally wrong and harmful. No one knows the day or hour, period.

  2. I was talking with a pastor who is now in his 80’s and retired. He has been looking for Christs return for most of his life. He had a very interesting comment when we were talking about the Rapture. Paraphrased his comment was: When ever anyone sets a date they are contradicting the teaching of an “eminent rapture”. If you believe in an eminent rapture, (one that can happen at any time) which is clearly taught in the Bible, then you can not set a date. By setting a date you say that the rapture will not happen until that day, it is no longer eminent.

  3. Campy makes Christianity look ridiculous. He needs to go away. (Some) of these TV preachers have also contributed to making Christ look absurd. Glad I’m not them… But we are all guilty as charged, right… :/

  4. Ah yes, the bible conspiracy theories (joking). 🙂 What I would like to know about Mr Camping, is if he will give back all the money people paid him over the years, presumably so he could save them when the time came. I remember the .. reaction .. to his last prediction. People joined in advertising it for fun!, not because they thought it was real.

    The next exciting date is 21st December 2012 when the Mayan calendar is said to be ending, that has the ascension people on their toes. I am not predicting it. Oh no, I’m a nay sayer .. I am telling everyone we are going on a picnic on the 22nd, to celebrate that the world hasn’t ended .. again. In the meantime, we’ll be watching what people get up to to try and save themselves from the uncertain (or certain) doom .. and who profits from it. Look at what happened, or didn’t, at the millenium.

    Love & Peace (we can all use both)’
    Ama

  5. i started the day with some Sense that the Solar Flares were going to be bad.
    Everyone knows what that means.
    The Solar Flares were bad because they had already happened and scientist knew we will and did run right into them.
    No blackouts this time.
    Since the big West Coast black out some changes were made.
    Just couple weeks ago flights were changed on airlines.
    In late November or December a similator (i believe it was from NASA)( online tool that allowed a animation and pause/play setting and showing a constant date; aith all these features, while the commit Elnin showed a May 17/19th passing through ourr ecliptic orbit trail around the Sun, just behind Earth, and again just in front of our path October 23rd. In late March the similator Showed the Commit hadn’t even passed Jupiters orbit and it was probably well into November Or December before it really7 even Made the News again.

    Unless those days were short’nd or lengthened?

    MANY THINGS WERE AND ARE CORRECT TRUTH .
    Even the May 21st and October 21st dates of Harold Camping were dimissed by himself all too early as being supposed errors to the equating of the equasions.

    October 21, well, even if that something were to be a sign that the faithful and the followers of the word and sripture, need more focus on following God’s truth we share with God, and less of our preachers; or visa versa, a little closer at the interpretations and our relationship with God, like our preachers and our own readings are telling us; and discuss and act in faith with these balanced.

    He did a good work in sticking with just the KJV and searching for dates for a proper timeline based on modern discovery of factual dates and interpreting the statements as presented in the KJV which some future dat , like the last time this type of Calendar was made, a revelation was discovered that was in paralled with Scripture and either new dates were recalculated, or a story gave us a conclusion, or a second part of a story, or both; as something is always fullfilling with the word even by just the KJV, and this time a lrger audiance , I feel did interpret the message clearly of Camping if not even clearer than he, to focus on our relationship with God Our father in Heaven, the spirit Holy, and now today still LIsten for God and Hear HIM , as Jesus our Lord God are one as Jesus said that was the Greatest commandment; and within all that we interpret and believe and hope, we also pray that our own words are not in need of reproach or reproof….and many other of somethings to those natures.
    It is probably human instinct to pray for scary and fearful events not to happen at all; and its not probably a good idea to pray against what God says, but as it is written , and as we find it to be of the same gloom and doom, then being then more educated and wise to our relationship in note of our interpretations and current standings, we can ask and pray or even do things ourselves in faith being of our place with God in good standing; and share these personal experiences with our preachers and congregations,,, so…
    ..so then, in general in thanks and in looking to be in honour, and in asking God to pull us out of harms way and have mercy; and renewed spirits; etc… until the next time of notice of need, and not the next time God moves on us if we have not prayed,

    My only wonder; why this post now; March 8, 2012?
    At atime where wars and rumors of wars need as much attention to

  6. This day was all but anticlimactic for me. Jn 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”. I was so oppressed for a month up to this day. I went to a minister during this day and hour and was delivered from a terrible oppression and got my life back. We never know what the enemy uses against people to torment them. There is much going on in the spirit realm we don’t see. I pray we all wake up and see the battle going on around us. I think many should be very thankful that it was not judgement day. I would hope those who don’t believe in Christ will take advantage of that. Christ is the only way.
    Blessings to you

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