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.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Katie

    “Why they are doing so is a puzzle, since the lost can no longer be saved, according to Camping.”

    That is a great point! What is the whole goal of what they are doing?

  • S. Mayberry

    Oh, no, please don’t let this be another Jonestown! This guy reminds me too much of Jim Jones!

    If these people are under his spell…

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment KEC

    The Bible says no man knows the hour of his coming. So watch and be ready for the bride groom.
    Tammy as far as the president you are shamefully ignorant, but I can agree with some of your comments about regarding the condition of this world, but the end is not yet.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rita K

    I do not believe any one knows the time and hour and day Christ will return. I believe in the Bible. But, hay if he comes I’m ready; and willing to leave this existance. Are you? Come on Jesus, I have been wanting to meet and praise my savior face to face. Come Lord Jesus Come!

  • http://dontlistentothedevilheisthekingoflies dawn roman

    Do not concern yourselves with false prophecies. Only our creator knows the day and hour of our demise. Read the book of revelation
    Those who have eyes let them see the truth. The words are the, read them and believe those words for they are true. They are the words of our living God. Do not be mislead by false prophets. They will lead you straight to the abyss.

  • http://jdcc21 Jonathan N Gardiner

    Let’s pray and trust God,that these people that are calling God a liar will,Repent,for such a sin.The word of God warn us about false prophets like these.
    Let’s be ready at all time for the return of our God and Savior Jesus Christ as he encourage us too in his Holy and Unfailing words.
    And many false prophets shall rise,and shall deceive many.And because iniquity shall abound,the love of many shall grow cold.But he that shall endure unto the end,the same shall be saved.
    And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations;and then shall the end come.(Matthew.24:11-14.KJV).

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Melissa

    I don’t know when the world will end but i do know that we should always be ready for our Lord’s return. These lunitics we see and hear today preaching about the end of the world and destruction should be preaching their own downfall. I do not get caught up in the political views on religion but this really bothers me because how many children and innocent people have died at the hands of these religious fanatics who claim God gave them a vision of the end. They hold their places in hell along with the other crazy people like Jim Jones.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Darrel

    My Bible has the same scriptures. I believe what they say. I would like to know how the statement can be made that Satan has taken over all the churches except his. Also, NO one has received salvation since 1988. Please explain that.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Lisa

    Wow these people really don’t know the bible at all. If I’m not mistaken NO one will know the hour, time or day when God will return. So for all that think, know this when GOD does return You will know it and I hope that you will be much prepare for his coming as You think you are prepare for May 21, 2011. !!!!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Gina


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