"Rapture real Aftermath: Beheadings, Shootings, Mass Graves"
"Vietnam Massacre of Hmong Christians"
"Prasch routinely travels and meets with members of the Christian body worldwide. A recent trip took him to Vietnam, where a large number of the Hmong tribal peoples of the nation's Central Highlands are Christian.
They are referred to in the West as Montagnards.
They had heard of Camping's prophecy and not having sophisticated methods for evaluating its validity, took it literally, he explained.
The result, for many, was death, Prasch reported in an email to supporters:
After listening to a translation of Camping's prediction 7,000 of these people (known in the West as Montagnards) gathered on a mountain praising God their suffering at the hands of the communist regime was about to end because Jesus was returning that day in May to establish a new kingdom,.
The police and military police slaughtered many of them at gunpoint – beheading two pastors. Others were arrested. I am told by Hmong pastors that so many were shot dead that they were buried in mass graves bulldozed over in an episode that I read about in Britain but did not understand the magnitude of until I got here.
Prasch reported that he spoke to a secret meeting of Hmong pastors to explain to them "false prophets and false teachers."
"Due to a combination of poverty, ignorance and persecution these poor Christians don't understand much so they believed Camping's shortwave broadcast which is how most get their teaching," he said.
Now "their families don't know if their missing loved ones are among the many shot dead, among those arrested and imprisoned, or among those from the 7,000 hiding in the jungle," he said."
How absolutely horrible, we should pray for those people regarding everything that has happened to them.....
I found this whole thing rather odd, even if someone is totally ignorant, and not taught right, wouldn't the Holy Spirit warn at least some of them? Why didn't any of their pastors read to them the verse warning that only the Father knows the time? ...Matt 24:36: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." Of course I do not know if the scriptures were available to them or their level of literacy, but why didn't they know of that verse and were unable to apply it?
Christians do NOT need sophisticated methods to judge the validity of what false hirelings and preachers preach. God's Word will suffice. If anything these poor people who I feel absolutely horrified for, seemed to make decisions, that were based on listening FIRST to a false preacher [why did they trust him so much in even just coming from America?, talk about a recipe for disaster!]instead of keeping God's Word in their hearts or even having access to it.
Sadly, perhaps whoever they followed never read that scripture to them or knew it themselves. For their pastors to lead them to a mountain top--unbiblical in itself, seems strange too. They may have 'meant' well but been horrible misinformed. And why are they getting most of their teaching from false radio pastors instead of scripture? Even if they do not have Bibles in their language [or they are forbidden or rare] or are illiterate, why wouldn't some pastors read them scripture or preach it to them? Didn't they become Christians in the first place hearing the Word of God?
What "sophisticated methods" are needed beyond God's Word and teaching and leading of the Holy Spirit? The Christians in the time of the Bible were simple people often poor, dependent on having scripture preached to them. They were able to recognize false teachers. I don't want to sound like I am "blaming" these poor people, I am not, they are victims of a horrible oppressive evil government as well, but they have been failed along the line or for some reason lack basic discernment. False prophecy does lead to death and destruction. That is a given time and time again in scripture. The followers of the father of lies, bring a wide path of destruction in their wake, we know Camping has already wrought horrible things here even with misled people in America selling all their possessions now unable to provide for their families and a girl in Russia committing suicide. Judging by the fruits, they are wholly negative.
What is happening to the churches in America, with them falling away, is happening WORLD WIDE. Lausanne and groups like it, have their tentacles all over the place, there are the false giant Pentecostal behemoth churches fooling the likes of Latin American and South Asia. Obviously in Vietnam, the Protestant churches are horribly oppressed.
WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2005 (Freedom House) — The government of Vietnam is stepping up its persecution of minority Christians, according to detailed accounts received recently by Freedom House’s Center for Religious FreedomOne interesting thing to study is the Catholic role in Vietnam and behind the war in Vietnam....
I find the whole thing horribly tragic...one sees the damage hirelings like Camping manage to create WORLDWIDE! With Prasch visiting them, I hope he does not introduce more false teachings to them. Why only preach to the pastors about false teachers? Perhaps he had another meeting but all of them should have been warned. Prasch does warn about some false teachers, and teaches some truths and warns about a few deceivers like Rick Warren but there is much to be concerned about especially when false teachings come in which I have talked about regarding Prasch on this blog before. Does anyone know if Prasch has mentioned any of Roger Oakland's recent warnings regarding the Jesuit infiltration into Calvary Chapel? Here is his defense of Chuck Smith from some years ago. Considering that Prasch teaches at many Calvary Chapels and conferences or at least used to, has any word been said?
Writing this blog entry was very difficult, because I do not want to be seen as stomping on people who have already suffered so much, but the message that got me, was at least the implying that these Christians were fooled by a hireling due to their poverty and ignorance, and lack of "sophistication". That is wrong! The most humble Christian with access to God's Word and the teaching of the Holy Spirit can detect a false teacher.
Anyhow for the Vietnamese Christians, my message is they should be directed to God's Word not the celebrity preachers and hirelings spouting lies from the West like Camping. Nothing "sophisticated" is needed, they need to turn to the leading of the Holy Spirit for discernment and study God's Word. This is the message they need to be given.