Naturally, he’s going to give all the money back to his followers, right?
The usual suspects on this board are on the warpath and I have tried to sooth their feelings but some serve only to rile these spiritually bankrupt up into a state of religious ecstasy. How shame full
While it was foolish to believe that a man could have known when the Rapture would occur, it is sickening to see the absolute glee which many people are displaying toward the misfortune of the people who put their faith in this man and then spent their life savings. There are people who will totally turn away from Christianity now because their belief in this man was unfounded, and will now be led astray.
I am trying to understand how one considers it being a really hard weekend because the world did not end.
One take-away from this: watch and be ready , for no man, no angel, and not even Jesus, knows the day or the hour, only the Father. Mark 13:32
Same thing happened to alot of Y2K doomsday people (paging Gary North).
Life goes on...
I am interested to know the suicide statistics of his ‘believers’.
How much blood does he have on his hands or will he have over the next few months.
Some of these people quit their jobs, spent their retirement, alienated friends and family. They have nothing left but a cardboard box in an ally way.
Maybe it did happen and he/we didn’t make it. :)
Should be a lesson about anyone who uses numerology and biblomancy in their divination. How could Biblical information be derived from anti-Biblical means?
Deuteronomy 18:20-22You would think that his followers would have followed Deuteronomy 18:22 after the last time he predicted the end of the world.
20 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.
21 You may say to yourselves, How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord? 22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.
Mister Camping, it is time for you to go HUMBLY BEFORE THE LORD and beg for forgiveness for thinking you knew more than Jesus. According to the Bible, not even Jesus knows the time for Judgement Day.
No kidding. That's what you get when you ignore Scripture.
You wrote: “What part of.... “for you know not the day nor the hour”, do these idiots not get?”
The same trumpet - the trumpet that is blown in Matt. 24:34; 1 Thess.4:16, and 1 Cor.15:51-52 is the last trumpet wherein Jesus returns the second time as he promised [John 14:3] . At that time there will be the resurrection of both believers and unbelievers, the final judgement and the new heaven and the new earth. (Revelation 20 is now being fulfilled in this, the “church age” — an indeterminate period of time described by the figure of speech, “a thousand years” — which will continue until Christ returns the second time where all those end-time events occur at once.)
“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek...” [Romans 10: 12.] There is only ONE olive tree. [ Romans 11:24].
Abraham is the father of ALL the faithful.[Romans 9: 6-8].
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.
All things considered, it could have been worse.
Big deal, a confused old man made a fool of himself. Camping hasn’t done one 1/100 of the damage the largest of the mainstream denominations have done in the last few years. Camping hasn’t been ordaining gays and women or denying the exclusivity of Christ as the only path to salvation.
What part of "You can't get to Heaven without dying and being judged" does he not get?