Perhaps he should have read the bible, it says right there that no man knows when Jesus will return.
I Timothy 4:1
I still love their gospel music, but when Mr. Camping comes on, I turn it off.
Camping sucked a lot of people in. I was one of his listeners in the early 90’s. My warning bells went off exactly when it did for these people - he started telling people to leave their locals churches, as they were all corrupt, like the Mormons did.
I didn’t know enough to understand exactly what Camping was doing wrong, but I do owe him in this - because of him, I started studying Hermaneutics, which is the science of biblicat interpretation. I started listening to the Walter Martin teaching, and by the end of the first half hour I was stunned to find how many rules Camping had broken.
By the way, here is some streaming courses in it:
I very much doubt that Harold Camping ever taught or held “orthodox historical Christianity”. Folks who think he did are examples of my variant of Santayana’s comment about not remembering history, with apologies to the great Spanish philosopher: Those who can’t remember Church history are condemned to make it up.
“Orthodox historical Christianity”, even without capitalizing the initial “O” looks a lot like the content of the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, who knew the Apostles personally (tradition even says as a child, he was the one brought to Christ when Our Lord said “suffer the little children come unto me”), and first applied the word “katholike” to the Church.
Could you say the recordings were...Raptured?
The most important thing in the article is the notion that Christians are “invested in” certain theologies. So true. I think the church is wrong about the last days, the end of the world, AND the Second Coming. See www.prophecyquestions.wordpress.com.