False Prophets - Harold Camping is One
Harold Camping predicted the end of the world - again
Harold Camping, leader of Family Radio Worldwide, believed "beyond the shadow of a doubt" the day of judgement was upon us.
He was determined the Rapture - a belief that Jesus Christ will return and take the faithful to heaven ahead of the unleashing of hell on Earth - would begin at 6pm local time in each of the world's regions.
The 89-year-old retired civil engineer from California said he had "absolute proof" of the time and date thanks to the Bible. "Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgement," he was quoted as saying in January.
I am sure that being wrong with a prediction - not once but twice - such as the end of the world, brands you as a false prophet. We are told in the same book that Harold Camping said "without a doubt showed him that the rapture would begin today -May 21,2011." The Bible clearly tells us what a false prophet is, and how to recognize one.
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 NKJV (20) But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. (21) And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’— (22) when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
"Because the year 2011 AD is exactly 7,000 years after 4990 BC when the flood began, the Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgement," the website of Family Radio says.
"Amazingly, May 21, 2011 is the 17th day of the second month of the Biblical calendar of our day. Remember, the flood waters also began on the 17th day of the 2nd month, in the year 4990 BC," it adds.
Camping claimed that come 6pm, a powerful earthquake would be felt before all the noble spirits were transported off the earth. Everyone left behind would then suffer until October 21, when God would pull the plug on entire planet.
Camping was so certain of this happening he said in a recent interview, “God has given so much information in the Bible about this, and so many proofs, and so many signs, that we know it is absolutely going to happen without any question at all.”
The rapture has not occurred or at least none of the major earthquakes have happened. Harold Camping was wrong in 1994 and he is wrong again in 2011. If Camping really studied the Bible then he would know that even Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Then in Matthew 24:23-27 (23) “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. (24) For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. (25) See, I have told you beforehand. (26) “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. (27) For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.