Saturday, May 28, 2011

Harold Camping Wrong Again

Well, May 21 came and went and we are all still here. i shouldn't have to make
this post, but the old SOB has gone and reaffirmed his earlier Oct. 21 date,
so here is an excellent article. Note that Camping doesn't just predict from
calculations from things in The Bible, he CHANGES things in The Bible to
make it fit.

E.g., "Harold Camping's numerology and rather liberal view of the laws 
of mathematics is the crux of their reasoning. Here is one example of 
many, from the Bible in John 21:1-14 the disciples are about 200 cubits 
out from the shore on the Sea of Galilee. Harold Camping has taken that 
figure of 200 cubits and decided that it actually means 2000 years
between the first and second coming of Christ.[2] Not only has Harold 
Camping inserted his own meaning into a minor detail in the Bible, he 
has changed the number from 200 to 2000 and the units from cubits[3] 
to years. With "reasoning" like this it is amazing that anyone has taken 
Harold Camping seriously. To learn more about Harold Camping's 
teachings here are some informative links, the 
Institute for Biblical & Scientific Studies and the ApologeticsIndex."

As the article goes on to say, if you are among those who believed this
nonsense and it fails, which it will, this will be a blow to your ego, so
"prepare to be humble."

  1. Be prepared to accept that you are wrong. Many others have 
    claimed to know the end of the world before now, and obviousl
     they were wrong. They too misinterpreted Scripture, so if the 
    rapture does not occur on the 21st of May 2011 then you will 
    have joined their ranks. This will be a blow to your ego and 
    some will find this failure very emotional. The best course of 
    action is to prepare to be humble.
  2. Don't let this failure destroy your faith. The Bible was not wrong, 
    you just interpreted it incorrectly. Harold Camping and his 
    complex string of assumptions and fact fiddling has failed you, 
    God's Word has not failed you.
  3. If you are not raptured on the 21st of May 2011, don't panic. It 
    is not because you are a bad Christian, it is because the date is 
    wrong. You'll find it hard to believe that something you held 
    with such ardor and faith is erroneous, and so you will be prone 
    to blame yourself. Don't fall into the trap of self condemnation, 
    read Romans 8:1. Remember also that it will be extremely 
    obvious when Jesus Christ returns, like lightning across the 
    whole sky, there is no chance that anybody will miss it, 
    Luke 17:24."

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