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Harold Camping Give Christianís A Bad Name
DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | May 24, 2011 | DestinedforHeaven.com

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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TOPICS: General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
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1 posted on 05/24/2011 2:39:39 PM PDT by TalkRadioInsiders.com
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

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.


2 posted on 05/24/2011 2:43:33 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com
Harold Camping Give Christian’s A Bad Name

Certainly, but which one?

3 posted on 05/24/2011 2:44:03 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed: he's hated on seven continents)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

Give Christian’s WHAT a bad name? And who is “Christian?”


4 posted on 05/24/2011 2:47:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

Blogger Gives Christians' Punctuation A Bad Name


5 posted on 05/24/2011 2:50:33 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

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.


6 posted on 05/24/2011 2:52:44 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com
Harold Camping is a textbook example of a false prophet.

As Christians, we must learn what the Bible teaches about false prophets and heretical teachings so we won't be led astray.

7 posted on 05/24/2011 2:56:25 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

We have the winner!


8 posted on 05/24/2011 3:05:27 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com
Not excusing his nuttiness for the prediction, BUT, it is the media who grabbed and used it as a battering ram against Christians.

They sit and wait for these type things to happen, and try to use isolated and one-time events to brand all Christians.
9 posted on 05/24/2011 3:21:26 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

Does. Harold Camping claim to be a prophet? When did he claim that position?


10 posted on 05/24/2011 4:25:29 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

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 don’t 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 “wasn’t 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.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 4:31:55 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Cain / Palin mmm mmm mmm)
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com

This is like the Islamic terrorists give all Muslims a bad name? Hang ‘em high! Oh, wait...


12 posted on 05/24/2011 4:43:35 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: TalkRadioInsiders.com
Camping needs to read this book!!

I am currently reading this book. A much different story than Camping's

BTW, this book was written in 1881; you wouldn't believe how accurate it is!

The End of the Present World
 
Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life!"
— St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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 life’s mean material affairs—and toward the next life’s 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 Arminjon’s conferences were later published in a book, many others were able to reap the same benefit—including 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:

  • The signs that will precede the world’s end
  • The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him
  • The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory
  • Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived

    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 found—in this world or the next.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 5:02:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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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.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 7:19:32 PM PDT by newberger (Put not your trust in princes, in sons of men in whom there is no salvation.)
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One more comment. I believe that Camping has done more harm to the spread of the gospel than any other person in history!


15 posted on 05/24/2011 7:21:04 PM PDT by newberger (Put not your trust in princes, in sons of men in whom there is no salvation.)
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