On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars


So, Judgment Day is gonna be May 21, 2011, huh?

On the road, spreading the word

In case you’re getting ready to go stand on a hill to welcome Jesus’ return on May 21, 2011, perhaps you’ll want to consider what Christ said on that subject.

Harold Camping, an 89-year-old California radio preacher, says he’s certain Jesus is coming back on that date. He also says that unless you and I got saved at his church before 1988, we are among the Damned who will be sent straight to the Devil on Judgment Day.

I am not particularly worried. First, there is the small problem of Jesus’ own words in Mark 13:32 and Acts 1:7 in which He states in no uncertain terms that no one except the Father knows when Judgment Day will occur.

The two verses aren’t exactly open to interpretation: “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” (Mark 13:32). “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power” (Acts 1:7).

Camping's followers with one of their vans

Camping owns 150 radio stations that make up the Family Radio network across America – and a TV station in New York City.

He says the “Church Age” ended in 1988 and that no one has received salvation since then, because Satan has taken over every church except his.

Incidentally, Camping previously proclaimed that Judgment Day would occur on September 6, 1994.

CLICK HERE to read about 25 times in history when doomsayers said the end was upon us 

During the 1980s, Family Radio played traditional hymns with nationally syndicated shows such as “Back to the Bible,” its youth-oriented sister program “Teen Quest,” “Science, Scripture and Salvation” and “Unshackled” from the Pacific Garden Mission of Chicago. It also allowed local churches to air 5-minute devotionals and Bible studies free of charge.

Camping's vans in front of the Texas State Capitol

Formerly a member of a local Christian Reformed Church, Camping was asked not to teach his views on the return of Christ. Rather than submit, he chose to leave the church and form the Alameda Reformed Bible Church, which is not affiliated with any denomination. 

Now, he says God has revealed to him that our Lord is returning to take the church away to heaven on May 21, 2011. Then the Earth will be consumed by fire on October 21, 2011.

CLICK HERE to read about when a group predicts the end … and it doesn’t happen

In his explanation of how he determined the dates, he focuses on the “hidden” meanings of words in the Bible. He sees numerical significance in such things as the number of swine drowned in the Sea of Galilee and the number of servants in Abraham’s house.

Camping has no theological training, but leads a faithful group of followers who are traveling across America in vans that proclaim the pending end of the world. They are energetically passing out tracts, completely convinced that the end is upon us. Why they are doing so is a puzzle, since the lost can no longer be saved, according to Camping.

And there’s that big problem of Mark 13:32 and Acts 1:7.




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tammy

posted March 31, 2011 at 4:45 am


paopla in general is what is going to make 2012 really come true look america voted in a president we really dont know where is from and all the war he is putting out there keeping us always at war with someone,he is makeing promises to americans he dont and wont keep.i think if we believe in it ,it will happen .look at china now.



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tammy

posted March 31, 2011 at 4:48 am


look at the greed in this world today compared to what itr was 20 years ago the seven deadly sinsa greed being the main one is growing stronger,by what or who you us everyone.



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tammy

posted March 31, 2011 at 4:50 am


there is so much hate evevy,lust i tell you the seven deadly sins if people dont start watching greed,that is going to be the down fall of the world.



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LuvBear

posted March 31, 2011 at 5:23 am


This isn’t the first time that Harold Camping has made this prediction. He made this same prediction another time which was, Oct. 1, 1994! He at that time was on the Larry King show, Had a 2 day debate with two Westminister Professors, and the Media gave him a lot of coverage! As you can see, we are all still here! There are videos on You Tube about him, one in particular that explains how he came up with this date.
If you are interested there is a discussion going on in the Forum called “Apocalypse & End Times: Annihiliation. It is being led by one of Harold Campings followers, known has Madhorseman. It proves to be very interesting to say the least!
LuvBear



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savedbygrace

posted March 31, 2011 at 7:48 am


The Bible is the yard stick, is stands for ever and it is true, it was writing by the inspiration of God. It says “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father” (Mark 13:32). “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power” (Acts 1:7)and until then God will still continue to save those who come to Him in true repentance.

We should not concern ourselves with when but how we can be ready for His coming, may God open our spiritual eyes and mind to discern to preaching of heresy,
Christiana



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ISAAC jOHNSON

posted March 31, 2011 at 9:05 am


Put NOT your Trust in mankind for in the day they Die their thoughts do Parrish…. I BELIEVE God Word and it says… “But of that day and that hour No MAN knows, No not Angels which are in heaven, neither The Son, but the FATHER”(mark 13:32)…. Everything a person does and Everything we say began with how we THINK..and Everyone lives acording to the Choices WE MAKE…. I CHOOSE to trust GOD and HIS WORD as I understand it. Ij.Sr.



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Patsy

posted March 31, 2011 at 10:03 am


Not gonna happen. Wonder what they’ll do on the 22nd when they wake up and are still here? Probably change the date. If they keep it up, eventually they’ll get it right some day.



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romans 116 no shame

posted March 31, 2011 at 10:14 am


I guess the real focus here should not be the exact date of the Return of Christ for we know that HE is returning; the focus should be seeking and saving the lost until HE returns so that those who doubt these things will be ready when it happens. For God so loved the world, that He gave his son that whoever believes shall have eteral life! John 3:16



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Your Name

posted March 31, 2011 at 10:51 am


wolves in sheep clothing preachers like him give the real preachers a bad name people are tired of the lies.let the lord get here when hes ready and not us.



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Ajfrench

posted March 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm


Isaiah says the earth will wear out like a glove. John says bare the tribulation with me patiently. Jesus said no one knows the hour but the Son of man will come as a theif in the night. He also said two will be standing in the field one will be taken the other left. This will go on throughout the tribulation period. Those who turn to Christ and keep their faith until he dies will be taken up to heaven. Those who reject Christ will be set apart for judgement. The earth will wear out. God has a new heaven and a new earth waiting for believers. Those who have lived pure lives and done the work of God which is feeding the hungry, giving shelter to the homeless, and trusting in Jesus will be spared separation from God, otherwise Hell. No one can know when this will come, but Jesus said you must be ready.



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