Camping’s Prediction Shown to Be False   Leave a comment

Greeting All,
As expected nothing happened over the weekend but more day-to-day activities. One may quickly state how the false Camping prediction is some thing negative toward Christianity and the claims of Christianity. This is both true and false.

While Camping may wear a coat of Christianity, underneath is something else all together. Camping is similar to many others who are part of a cult simply claiming to be equal with Christianity. This is nothing new as there are many cults who state the same (Mormons, Jehovah’s Witness, Church of Christ, etc.).

I for one find this event to be something else that gives a testament to foundation of Christianity. One may state that such a claim is absurd. Consider this, there are many cults that have an appearance of Christianity but try to replace or update the doctrines of Christianity. For example the Catholics replace several items found in the Bible with their own way or tradition. Jesus states He is the Christian’s high priest (Hebrews 4:14-16) and He alone is able to forgive sins. The priest in Catholicism is who the individual goes to for the confession of sins. The priest then will take the sins and petition God. However, the Bible states Jesus is going on the Christian’s behalf (Hebrews 9:23-25). Here is an example of a group who holds to the traditions of men over the Bible (Matthew 15:1-9).

So why do I state this Camping prediction and other cult activities give testament to real Christianity? When training individuals how to spot a counterfeit U.S. currency bill, the individual is trained thoroughly on what the authentic dollar bill looks like. Thus when a counterfeit shows up it is easily spotted. But why make a copy of a twenty or hundred-dollar bill to begin with (besides the obvious)? Because the original is worth that much and it worth copying. How many sects and cults have spun off of Taoism or perhaps Buddhism? Now think of how many different sects and cults who have claims back to Christianity but have made changes or “revisions.”

It is unfortunate, however, that Camping carries such a vast audience. His website boasts of sixty-six radio stations owned and broadcasting to millions (Family Radio’s Site). As stated in my previous post, I have always encouraged individuals (Christian and non-Christian alike) to think, search, and objectively look at the information presented. Consider the source of the information from which it is presented. In the case of Camping, as well as others, one should look at education and background to begin to understand and know their stance. Camping’s website states,

Mr. Camping has been a tireless student of the Bible for over five decades. The tens of thousands of hours he has spent analyzing the Bible has given him a unique perspective of the entirety of Scripture. He has dedicated his life to prepare himself to answer questions raised concerning God’s Word to man.

With only these few sentences to give a background on Camping and his education, one should be suspect to his teachings.

Given all of these things, does this mean that the Christian should begin to have a Harold Camping “bash-fest?” Of course not. The Bible and its teachings are about peace, balance in life, truth, and following the correct path. It is not about forming a new enemy and putting him/her on the fire (Romans 12:19-21). In fact, Proverbs states to not rejoice over such an event as Camping’s false prediction (Proverbs 24:15-18). One should love upon Camping and continue to move forward sharing Christ’s love.

And remember, no one knows the day or the hour of Christ’s return. Study the Bible and know what true Christianity is so you are able to spot the counterfeits.

Until next time…

In Christ,
Jeff

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Posted May 23, 2011 by avv604 in Bible

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