Saturday, May 21, 2011

Camping Bringing Shame on Jesus

There are many ways to bring shame on the name of Jesus such as getting caught up in various sins, but one of ways that some like Harold Camping seem not to consider is false teaching, in particular his teaching that today is the day of the rapture. The shear amount of mockery of Christ and his people that has come from this man ignoring Christ's own teaching is amazing. To be clear the Lord Harold Camping claims to follow said the following,

And then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. False christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.

But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.
(Mark 13:21-33 ESV)

By presuming to know more than Jesus said any of us know, Harold Camping has brought shame on the name of his professed Lord and Saviour. May God preserve all of us from doing the same, even if it is in different ways.

1 comments:

Annette said...

very true.

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