Camping is a fool, but the writer offers virtually no evidence for his charge in this article.
I don’t understand your statement. The author doesn’t offer specifics on the alleged Taiwanese suicide, but the Lyn Benedetto story is all over the news. Furthermore, this is standard operating procedure for well-publicized end of the world fake outs. My dad told me that when Orson Wells did his War of the Worlds radio program there were people then who thought it was really happening and did dreadful things, including, he told me, suicides.
So I dont think the author is bringing any unjustified charges. I do wish that those who claim to believe in Jesus would also believe what he said about no one knowing the time of his return. I think he knew what panic and badness it would cause if people could know that moment with precision.
Someone once asked DL Moody what he would do if he knew with certainty that Jesus was coming tomorrow. His answer? Plant a tree. I love it. I wish there were more like him and fewer like Camping. I think some people just get a high out of making themselves into the prophet of doom. But that’s a very bad place to be if God Himself didn’t authorize it. And in Camping’s case, we can be certain he didn’t.
In some European countries prophecy is outlawed because it “causes panic.” Liberals and their Muslim Shira pals are hoping to gain control over the “dangerous” religious speech of Christians.
They will use any excuse they can find to kick in their “hate speech” punishments.