Sadly, preacher Camping could not forecast his own death. At 89 it should have been a slam dunk. No prophet he.
Has anybody SEEN Camping, yet?
I keep telling everyone it happened on schedule.
No one was good enough to go.
Chances are that YOUR pastor has not been teaching you what the Bible actually says about eschatology either. Part of the problem is that the King James Version mistranslated certain key passages, which fortunately have been corrected in modern Bibles. But the KJV has misled English speaking readers for 400 years. See
Missed it by that much!
SF Chronicle has a pic (can’t repro) of Santa passing out Kool Aid at Family Radio HQ in Oakland, one of many mockers and protestors. At Jonestown, Flavor-Aid (similar to Kool-Aid) laced with cyanide was passed out to followers of the Oakland-based church Jim Jones started (to this day the expression “drinking the kool-aid” means falling for propaganda, lies, etc.)
I promise you he won’t be sending back the money that old people sent him for whatever reason.
My wife didn’t buy the story that only the beer got raptured after she went to sleep.
I cringe when somebody comes out and puts a day and time for the end of the world. The Bible clearly states that no one but God knows the time.
I also cringe when non-believers ridicule one who has made the prediction because they are also mocking God. There will come a time when God will bring judgment to the Earth.
I hope there is a good side to it: that people ponder the consequences of their unbelief.
I wonder how many believers also believed in 1994. Two strikes on them. Now if Camping makes another silly prediction, will many of the same idiots believe again? And shouldn’t other citizens have the right to claim their material goods as punishment for their terminal stupidity? My car is showing a little rust above the rear wheel well, and I could use a replacement.
This personal interpretation end times left behind nonsense only feeds the liberal stereotype that Christians are simpletons, buffoons, and morons.
What makes it difficult for the rest of Christianity is the fact that those who subscribe to personal interpretation end times left behind nonsense are.
BTW, this book was written in 1881; you wouldn't believe how accurate it is!
In the late nineteenth century, Father Charles Arminjon, a priest from the mountains of southeastern France, assembled his flock in the town cathedral to preach a series of conferences to help them turn their thoughts away from this lifes mean material affairsand toward the next lifes glorious spiritual reward. His wise and uncompromising words deepened in them the spirit of recollection that all Christians must have: the abiding conviction that heavenly aims, not temporal enthusiasms, must guide everything we think, say, and do.
When Father Arminjons conferences were later published in a book, many others were able to reap the same benefitincluding fourteen-year-old Thérèse Martin, then on the cusp of entering the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. Reading it, she says, plunged my soul into a happiness not of this earth. Young Thérèse, filled with a sense of what God reserves for those who love him, and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to the light sacrifices of life, copied out numerous passages and memorized them, repeating unceasingly the words of love burning in my heart.
Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English.
Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:
Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be foundin this world or the next.