Skip to comments.The Madness of Harold Camping (The founder of FAMILY RADIO keep setting dates for Christ's return)
Posted on 07/31/2009 11:00:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
2 Peter 3:16 There are some things in them (the letters of Paul in the NT) that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
Harold Camping is the president and heretic in chief at Family Radio International. For those of you who have the privilege of getting Family Radio broadcast in your area,you probably have mixed feelings. While driving your car, or working on some project, it may be hard to find a station to listen to that is spiritually edifying. Then comes Family Radio. Hymns, Bible reading, prayer, etc. It seems like an oasis of spiritual refreshment in the middle of an airwaves desert. Then comes Harold Camping in a bible study hour. Then his Open Forum. And what do you hear? The world is coming to an end May 21, 2011. According to an advertisement on Family Radio, Harold Camping has figured out the time of the Lords coming with great accuracy to the day, year, and hour. Sound crazy? It is.
Harold Camping is mad (out of his mind). Not only is he mad, but he a false prophet, and guilty of twisting the word of God. This is nothing new for him either. It all started back in the early 90s when he believed the world would end in 1994, and made a prediction for the second coming of Jesus. As expected 1994 came and went and Jesus did not return. After being humiliated most people thought he would repent and admit he was wrong. But instead, Harry had a new plan. In his own words, he got, new information from the bible revealing to him that what really happened in 1994 was that the church age had come to an end. The corporate church was no longer to exist. The ordinances of baptism and the Lords Supper were to cease, pastors to resign, and churches to fold. According to Camping, God had pronounced judgment on the church for infidelity and therefore any true Christian must heed the warning to flee the church or come under the wrath of God. All of this is backed up by a hermeneutic that is based on an allegorical interpretation to all of scripture. As a result, Camping can essentially make the bible say what ever he wants. All of his interpretation of scripture now was pointing to the end of the church age. It gets worse.
In the last year or so, Camping has went out on a limb and declared that this time he got it right. Jesus is coming back on May 21, 2011. On that day true Christian will be raptured and everyone else will come under the judgment of Christ for a period of five months, ending on October 21, 2011. Once this one got some traction he went even further. According to more new information he is getting from the bible, the doctrine of Hell is a false doctrine. It was devised by man for the purpose of intimidating people. According to Camping, when an unbeliever dies, he will face God on judgment day and then be annihilated (or cease to exist).
Harold Camping has made some audacious and bold claims. While most Evangelicals do not take him seriously, there are enough who do. Sadly Harold Camping has upset the faith of some( 2 Tim. 2:18) back in 1994 by misleading people to believe that Christ was returning. He has continued to do this by misleading people to leave the local church which is The pillar and buttress of truth 1 Tim. 3:15, and is again misleading people to think the end of the world is coming in 2011.
Consequently I felt led to post a few articles exposing Camping for who he is. He is not a brother, nor a teacher of the word. He is a false teacher and is guilty of misleading many of Gods people. The bible tells us in Matt 18:6 whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Today is just an introduction to the madness and insanity of Harold Camping. I do pray and hope that he will repent before he dies as he is an old man. And to be fair he was a sound teacher for many years before he went down this road. Nonetheless he will be accountable to God for twisting scriptures and will face judgment unless he repents.
He keeps setting dates because it’s working for him. As soon as it stops working he’ll stop too.
A false prophet Rev. Ike died today. Camping maybe next.
Sad. Mr. Camping didn't come off as all there anymore.
Watch out for May 21, 2011. This time Harold Camping says he’s gotten it right.
I’m going to ask him to give me all his property 6 months before that date. After all, he won’t need them anymore since he’s so sure.
As you properly posted this in the Religion forum, I’ll keep my opinions on how asinine this guy is to myself.
Camping is his own worst enemy.
He has failed so many times that his name is a synonym for feckless.
Harold Camping started going down this road years ago. Mid eighties he had one line where it was time to stop evangelizing, the role of the church was at that point just to keep believers from falling away. Believers were to have as little as possible in dealing with the outside world - an extreme version of what I call “bomb shelter Christianity”, where everyone is just huddled in their bomb shelter church, lest they be contaminated by the outside. He sounds like he is afraid to smile or laugh, it might be sinful (I knew some Christians that had that point of view, they also listened to a lot of Camping).
He’s gotta be wrong, its going to end Dec 21, 2012
I was coming back from vacation last summer and I turned on the scan option of my stereo to just listen. A Christian talk show came up and I listened. The elderly host was commenting on these things and I felt uncomfortable in my spirit about them. The words false prophet came into my mind. When the station break came up it mentioned that it was Harold Camping.
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. 2Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord.
He seemed sane for quite a while, but he has really gone off the deep end. Sadly, he is taking a lot of people with him.
The book on Camping:
Love your tagline ("Dispensationalists Say The Darndest Things!"). There's been at least one post defending Camping on another thread. I wonder if we'll get any technicolor commentary in defense of Harold Camping?
Prophecy Pundits are at it Again
The Tribulation has already begun New book will reveal the details
Christians and Freemasonry, Harold Camping's Open Forum; 28 March AD 2005
Family Radio" , Harold Camping, Robert A. Cook
Amills say the darnedest things.
That pic looks like Weekend at Bernie's Family Hour.
I know. He looks dead and embalmed now.
There's been at least one post defending Camping on another thread. I wonder if we'll get any technicolor commentary in defense of Harold Camping?
Iron Sharpens Iron had James White alone on (Harold Camping alone on Friday) yesterday talking about the Camping debate yesterday. I listened to it. Camping supporters were coming out of the woodwork.