Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Avoid Date Setters #2: Camping's Rapture was a Bust!

"US Preacher Resets Doomsday After Failed Rapture"

The end of the world is still coming, just a little later than originally planned, said a US radio minister after his prediction that Judgment Day would come last weekend flopped.

"We are not changing a date at all; we're just learning that we have to be a little more spiritual about this," Harold Camping, the 89-year-old founder of the global evangelizing Family Radio network said in a 90-minute radio broadcast late Monday.

"But on October 21, the world will be destroyed. It won't be five months of destruction. It will come at once," he said.
Do not think it is an accident this has gotten a lot of media coverage! This guy is just one name among the date-setter set. On the social websites this was one of the top topics. Web wide and in day to day life, it has been disturbing to watch how this has brought forth more scoffing for bible prophecy. I find myself thinking that these hucksters have come forth with more then just profit as a motive, but to add to the deceit out there.

The more people hear these date setters, the more they are led closer to denying ALL of BIBLE PROPHECY, wrongly thinking this man is getting his message right from the Bible. In fact, non-Christians often will point to something like this and say "See all the end times stuff is a bunch of nonsense why should we listen to any of you Christians talking about the end of the world, or the one world religion, or government, the antichrist or Jesus Christ's eventual return? Look at all the dates that have piled up, it's never going to happen." So there comes more unbelief, and more rejection of God's Word and Jesus Christ via a hireling.

It leads people to ask, "Where is the promise of his coming"? in the fulfilment of 2 Peter 3:5.

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men

Now Camping has reset the date, though I doubt this time it will bring as much attention, the damage has already been done.

See "Avoid Date Setters!" too.


Anonymous said...

Just as I thought...that this hoax would be used to create mass public mockery of true Bible prophecy which the new world religion'ers HATE. Interesting that it came on the heels of the major media's attack on 'fundamentalists'. Not to say there isn't abuse in some fundamentalist churches. But I believe the intent of that report was to strike at ALL fundamentalists which they they also HATE.

Now they going to have another field day in October with another swipe at Bible Prophecy. It's all coming fast and furious now.

For those who might not know yet, Camping said that only his doomsday date was off, it will actually occur in October...But he says he's not going to sell everything (while more of his gullible followers probably will).

Bible Believer said...

Yes, I saw for myself people mocking bible prophecy, in fact with the nonbelievers around me that has been the outcome of all this
"rapture" business. It makes things very tough on the same Christian who has been witnessing to those same folks, to realize yet another wedge has been driven in to take them away from God's Word. Yes already he is saying "I got it wrong, let's wait for October". I suppose I will hope the same attention will not come around 5 months from now, but it may because they know this leads to more unbelief.

Abbey said...

There was a lot of attention given to this but Camping and Co. wanted it that way too. It was so sad all the mockery that went on. I heard there were rock stations playing all the devilish songs they could think of, the late night comedians had a field day along with every form of social media out there. I heard many people talking and laughing when I was at the store. I had a few people say something to me on the subject and I kept it simple and direct. "Jesus tells us in the Bible that no one knows the day or the hour." Nobody said much of anything after that. One man did say, "I guess that's right, only God knows".

One news clip I saw on TV, Mr. Camping said it was "a silent rapture". I have no idea what that's supposed to mean!

I agree BB. This will help numb people even more to Bible prophecy even when it's legitimate.

Bible Believer said...

What is a silent rapture? Never have heard of such a thing. May have to look that one up. That is one thing I think of, the Bible outlines Jesus's return as a very public event, no secret raptures there. Yeah they are numbing people out bringing them to reject Bible prophecy. Hey what better to hide the disaster a week happenings, so people do not ask what is going on! I heard a lot of mocking comments in public, online and on TV too. Even entered into a few conversations, with folks, that know I do not believe in the pre-trib rapture. Some areas if you believe in bible prophecy at all, that is enough to be marked "insane" by the nonbelievers.

Abbey said...

OK. Apparently after the Rapture didn't happen on the 21st, for some reason they showed a clip of Camping before that day. That's where the silent Rapture comes in (which is pre-trib) with the Christians disappearing in a twinkling of an eye.