It never ceases to amaze me the number of preachers out there in television boobdom, who keep saying we must "trust our Bible" when it says the world's coming to an end any time now -- when those readers really mean we should only trust their interpretation of the Bible.
Case in point: Harold Camping. I don't know what to say about this guy. Last we heard from him, he set a date for the end of the world as September 6, 1994. Remember all of his "followers" who were weeping when it was business as usual, wailing "God lied to us"? Actually of course, it was Camping who was the liar, not God.
Now Camping has set a new date -- October 21, 2011, to be preceded by the so-called "Rapture" five months earlier in May.
Riiiiiight. And "Preparation H ™ does feel good, on the (w)hole."
Simple rule folks: If someone says they know when the end will come, they are lying. How do we know? Because Jesus said so. Someone like Hal Lindsey, Harold Camping, any of a number of Word of Faith preachers -- just fill in the blank.
And don't get me started on the self-proclaimed successors to Herbert W. Armstrong and their continued promotion of British Israelism (READ: White Identity). I'm not talking about their love for apartheid and other forms of racial segregation. I'm talking about how much they hate their fellow whites. How anyone can seriously believe that Germans are genetically disposed to evil because they are descendants of the Assyrians (Mesopotamians or what we now call Iraqis) is really beyond me. Especially when genetic science has proven this wrong as much as the alleged "link" between Caucasians and Semites. Key of David, my ass.
About Camping's only redeeming quality appears to be -- far as I have been able to find out -- he eschews such blatant racism. For now anyway. Mark my words, folks: Come Hallow-e'en and Camping will deny he ever made a prediction about the End of Days. Or he'll blame it on God. Trying blaming it on Satan, pal -- because that's who you're really talking to.
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Stamping Out Harold Camping
Is Second Coming date-setter Harold Camping worthy of death? He already has a zero batting average after his September 1994 prediction fizzle and, according to the Bible, is a false prophet.
Nevertheless that California shaman, who should be ashamed, claims he's found out that Christ's return will be on May 21, 2011 even though Matt. 24:36 says that no one knows the "day" or "hour" of it!
A Google article ("Obama Fulfilling the Bible") points out that "Deut. 18:20-22 in the Old Testament requires the death penalty for false prophets."
The same article reveals that "Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note 'taken away')."
Theologically radioactive Harold Camping and his ga-ga groupies (with their billboards featuring "May 21, 2011") should worry about being "stamped out" if many persons decide to follow the I Cor. 5 command.
The above article concludes: "False prophets in the OT were stoned to death. Today they are just stoned!"
PS - For many years Camping was not known as a pretrib rapture teacher. But now, for $ome my$teriou$ rea$on, he seeks support from those who believe in and teach an imminent, pretrib rapture which supposedly will occur SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE the traditional SECOND COMING to earth! For a behind-the-scenes, documented look at the 181-year-old pretrib rapture belief (which was never a part of any official theology or organized church before 1830!), Google "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty," "Pretrib Rapture Diehards" and "Pretrib Rapture - Hidden Facts."
Does Camping deserve the death penalty? No. Does he deserve to lose all his assets? Yes. Should all those who have contributed to that moron have the tax deductible nature of their contributions to him cancelled? You bet. This last one, for him and other false teachers, may be the only deterrent to put them out of business.
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