The End is Coming? Not Saturday Anyways.   2 comments

Greetings All,

Many people by today, Thursday, May 19th 2011, have either seen or heard about the billboards claiming May 21st is the rapture or “Judgment Day.” It is alarming and stunning to read how many individuals believe this date to be true. I have made a statement for many years and continue to say it. I implore you to think about the claims and test them, not just believe them (1 John 4:1). Please think, use the brain God gave you.

Harold Camping is warning the world that the Day of Judgment will begin at about 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Does this align with some mystical code in the Bible as Camping claims? Has the vast number of very intelligent individuals who spent a great number of years studying the Bible some how miss this? If you are confused by these statements of Camping then you are in good company.

It would seem I am not the only one who sees the flaws in Camping’s thinking. Albert Mohler wrote an article on his blog about the issue. Mohler states, “Harold Camping believes that God has revealed to him the exact dates of biblical events and the timeline of the judgment. He says that God revealed some “exquisite proof” that enabled him to determine a “finished product” timeline that ends on May 21, this coming Saturday.” However, the Bible states that not even the angels in heaven know the time (Matthew 24:36). Furthermore, the Bible states it will come like a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2).

So how is it that Camping knows? According to Camping’s website,

However, it was not until a very few years ago that the accurate knowledge of the entire timeline of history was revealed to true believers by God from the Bible. This timeline extends all the way to the end of time. During these past several years God has been revealing a great many truths, which have been completely hidden in the Bible until this time when we are so near the end of the world.

Mohler states, “These “true believers” turn out to be Harold Camping and his disciples. Others, even professing Christians, will be in big trouble when Saturday comes, he believes.” This type if false teaching is nothing new. Mohler aptly notes, “William Miller and his Adventist followers (known, surely enough, as Millerites) believed that Christ would return on March 21, 1844. In the 1970s, popular Christian preachers and writers predicted that Christ would return on various dates now long in the past.” It is embarrassing for such events to occur; however, I know that some individuals choose to be prideful (Proverbs 13:10) about the Bible regardless if  what he/she believes is right or wrong. Some toss reason, intelligence, and objectivity out and hold-fast to what a persuasive speaker stated.

I choose to follow what John wrote and test what I see and hear. After years of asking questions and following where the data leads, I stand upon the balanced and true Word of God. That path does not lead me to belief in Camping’s statements.

In other words, see you on Sunday for worship.

Blessings,
Jeff

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Posted May 19, 2011 by avv604 in Bible

2 responses to “The End is Coming? Not Saturday Anyways.

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  1. Exactly!! Very well stated!

  2. Very well put Bro. Jeff!

    Elaina Morris Waters

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