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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posted March 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm

The biggest deal is that a lot of Elderly gave their life savings to Harold Camping. If you go to You Tube you can hear on one of the videos a person calling in to his show and asking him, “What happens when Jesus doesn’t return? Will you give these people their life savings back?” Harold Camping said to him. ” I/We did not ask these people to give us their life savings. And on the 22nd of May, the world will be in such a mess I don’t think I will be able do anything about that.”
There will be so many elderly people out of money who were mislead by this False Prophet, and will be distraught over the whole thing. I can bet that Harold Camping will disappear like he did before if this doesn’t kill him. All of these elderly people will be demanding their money back, which they rightfully should!

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posted March 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm

This a very sad thing where so many person can be hurt and again its the worse use of religious freedom guarantee in our Constitutional Bill of Rights that can happen along with the way another older man with mainly his own family classified as a church are able to harass grieving families at the funerals of their military dead from the current engagements in which US is involved which was begun due to the act of terror 09-11-01 by equally radical and wrong in my view as this older man in preying on the most vulnerable in their own beliefs to commit violent acts not only against others but themselves
in the name of their god and his promises in paradise after death to those involved in holy wars etc.People who will accept this and lose all they have in the world to survive on until their death are as
vulnerable as those fanatics who strap on suicide vests and whose families are paid money for the sacrifice of their loved one in the name of the holy cause of Allah Akbar-this is not Biblical this is
a very disturbed mind of men at work who have taken a whole body of teachings and clutched one thing and interpreted to their will not
the will of the god of the very bible they claim to quote literally .

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posted March 31, 2011 at 10:56 pm

All of the above comments about the Bible are true and I agree with all of them. The Bible also says to beware of false prophets. We have had many of those down through the years. The cults that have caused so much grief for many and also the so-called preachers who break off from a church because they don’t even want to preach the bible. One group I recall reading about maybe 30 years ago got their “followers” to meet at Boulder Dam on a certain day because that’s the day that Christ would come to earth and take them away. I think they stayed there for a few days just to make sure he hadn’t missed them. Good grief.

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posted April 1, 2011 at 3:50 am

the fighting,earthquake are the signs of Jesus returns as the bibles says in math23 he said we r suppose to be prepared. but him ,angels does not know the day nor the hour so be of sound mind being the last days the bible says many false and true prophect will arise so we must keep good relationship with God he has the answer.JESUS MIGHT COME TODAY OR TOMMORROW.

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posted May 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Another extremist that is is for a rude surprise when he finally does cross over.

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posted May 20, 2011 at 4:08 am

Maybe he is guessing right,I would say he is guessing.All I have to say is it could happen today so be ready.Like we all know no one knows the exact date.It could be today.
God Bless.

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posted May 20, 2011 at 4:37 am

I bet this preacher is just tired of living, how does he read his bible? Jesus said only the Father knows. So then how is it that this preacher knows. Worse is that he has brainwashed his followers to believe this. Why is it that us Christians tend to look away from the bible. This is where we base our faith on, not otherwise. So lets not twist the Word of God to suit our own ways and make others go astray. Let our believe as Christians be an utmost believe.

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posted May 20, 2011 at 4:44 am

In fact these people should be followed around just in case they decide to commit suicide come Sunday….

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posted May 20, 2011 at 7:33 am

God is the Creator of all that is, and He alone will decide when it is time to bring to an end the world He created. Let us each do what He created each of us for – our part in the perfecting of His world.

Maybe that preacher is also playing the role God gave his soul – which just might be to remind all of us that we are in His hands, and that He will call each of us to account.

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posted May 20, 2011 at 7:40 am

Will christians get sucked into heaven this Saturday while the earth burns up within 5 months? You Decide…

Genesis 13:15 “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.”

Genesis 17:8 “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Job 19:25 “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth”

Psalm 25:12-13 “12What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.”

Psalm 37:9,11 “For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.” But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

Psalm 66:4 “All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name.”

Ecclesiastes 1:4 “One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.”

Isaiah 11:9 “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”

Isaiah 45:18 “For thus saith the LORD…God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”

Ezekiel 43:2 “And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.”

Daniel 7:27 “And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.”

Habakkuk 2:14 “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”

Zechariah 14:9 “And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.”

Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”

John 3:13 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven…”

Acts 3:25 “Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.”

Romans 4:13 “For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.”

Revelation 5:10 “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”

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