Have you heard the news? The Rapture is coming and coming quick. In fact, we only have three days until judgment, according to the famed cult leader Harold Camping of Family Radio. Displayed on the home page of Family Radio, is this warning to all;
Yes, the false prophets are out again, except, this time, there’s a twist, because this is the era of the “World Wide Web,” and people are taking notice. In fact, atheists around the world are planning “Rapture Parties” to bring in this May 21 day of judgment. Yes, for a 24 hour period, atheists around the world will be live streaming a celebration to usher in the doom and gloom of Camping’s prediction; a prediction he also made in 1994. Yet again, the Christian community will be labeled as a bunch of buffoons who believe in fairy tales that do not come to pass. And, once again, a so-called prophet of God is going to bring shame upon the name of Jesus Christ, with his false prediction of the Second Coming of Christ.
I have been wondering what the followers of Camping will do come May 22. Will they simply spiritualize the prediction? Will they renounce the teachings of Camping and turn to the orthodox faith? Will they denounce the Christian faith altogether? One thing is for sure, this is going to be interesting to say the least. And what about Camping? What will he do. He seems to have run out of options. In 1994, Camping claimed that he made a “miscalculation.” But this time he has guaranteed it. Why? Well, according to Camping, because the Bible guarantees it. Hence, the reliability of the Scripture’s will once again be put in doubt, not to true Christians of course, but rather, to the multitudes who see the cross of Christ as foolishness.
I only hope that God is gracious during this time and the millions of Camping followers will, by the grace of God, repent and believe the true Gospel and disavow their cult leader. Dr. James White made a wonderful point on his “Dividing Line” broadcast yesterday when he stated that we are seeing the rise and fall of a cult right before or very eyes with this event. I do pray that he’s correct – may it be so, Lord!
If you want to tune in Saturday to see how Camping and those at Family Radio attempt to get out of this failed prediction, click here. May God have mercy on their souls, and on the souls of the may atheist who will be mocking the Scriptures and the Lord who authored them!
UPDATE: Hummmm, I just tuned in to Family Radio and heard a plea from the announcer to partner with organization…yes, they want your money. Well, that would be senseless, considering they will all be gone in 3 days. Unbelievable!
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