Skip to comments.Harold Camping Give Christianís A Bad Name
Posted on 05/24/2011 2:39:32 PM PDT by TalkRadioInsiders.com
Harold Camping is a perfect example of what the Bible teaches about false teachers and doctrines. He even claims to be a prophet. I’ll stick with God’s true prophets revealed to us in His Word.
2 Peter 2:1But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.
Harold Camping and his followers seem be reading a very different Bible then mine. It is stated numerous times that the Lord is returning for His church. But what they choose to ignore is that only God Himself knows the exact time. For all the revelations John saw, he was never given specific dates.
Matthew 24:36 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven. nor the Son, but only the Father.”
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Basically, anyone who goes around and attempts to act like a prophet...is bogus. Anyone who predicts God will do this, or that....is bogus. Anyone who says that God personally talks to them and is 60 foot tall...is bogus. And anyone who wants to interpret the Bible as meaning something that is pretty far-fetched....is bogus.
Certainly, but which one?
Give Christian’s WHAT a bad name? And who is “Christian?”
One of the worst things is that he put those billboards up all over the world including in Muslim countries.
Muslims know little of Christianity an will surely assume that this loony represents all Christians. This misunderstanding could easily escalate to harassment and persecution of Christians.
The real shame is that this Goober does not accept or admit to how many people’s lives and how many families he is destroying worldwide.
The best outcome would be for Camping to meet his own private ‘rapture’ as soon as possible.
This nonsense need to end. It is deeply hurting too many people.
As Christians, we must learn what the Bible teaches about false prophets and heretical teachings so we won't be led astray.
We have the winner!
Does. Harold Camping claim to be a prophet? When did he claim that position?
The damage this Nut does to the message Christians are trying to get out to the unsaved is unmanageable. Using phrases like The Bible Guarantees It, only makes it harder for our missionaries and evangelist to discuss the Gospel with those who dont know the Bible, particularly in foreign lands where much of his advertising was done.
And when discussing prophecy and what God says about his second coming with others, we will be forever doing damage control, when they come back with wasnt that supposed to happen back in May of 2011?
This is why Jesus gave a special warning in Mathew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. For he knew how easily deceived man is.
This is like the Islamic terrorists give all Muslims a bad name? Hang ‘em high! Oh, wait...
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.
You know, the problem isn’t really prophecy details.
Camping is both an arch-heretic (like Arius) and a false prophet.
But St. Paul described him best as a tink.ong cymbal!
1Co 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I have become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
1Co 13:2 And though I have prophecies, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so as to move mountains, and do not have charity, I am nothing.
One more comment. I believe that Camping has done more harm to the spread of the gospel than any other person in history!