Harold Camping’s “Spiritual Judgment”

May 24, 2011 at 8:08 AM

So apparently, this May 21st came and went and even though no one was Raptured to heaven as Camping promised, something did happen.  Aside from the fact that Camping failed again to accurately predict Jesus’ return, he now says that spiritual judgment occurred this past Saturday.  Gosh, really?  Huh, and we know that because…?

Seems that this is the first excuse people run to when something doesn’t pan out the way they insist it was scheduled to happen.  Ellen G. White of Seventh-day Adventism did it and now Harold Camping has done it.  In spite of Camping’s guarantees that the Bible specifically states Jesus was to return on May 21st, Camping now says he was off by five months.

Come this October 21st, according to Camping, “the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.” [1]  Until that time, Camping does not believe he needs to talk about it anymore and his station will simply play his regular program and Christian music until the end.

Not everyone inside his organization or among his followers agree with Camping’s approach.  The guy who runs the teleprompter – Josh Ocasion – has said, “I thought he would show some more human decency in admitting he made a mistake,” he said Monday. “We didn’t really see that.”

One of Camping followers stated, “I’ve been mocked and scoffed and cursed at and I’ve been through a lot with this lighted sign on top of my car,” said Hopkins, 52, a former television producer who lives in Great River, NY. “I was doing what I’ve been instructed to do through the Bible, but now I’ve been stymied. It’s like getting slapped in the face.” [2]

Of course, that’s the problem. It was not the Bible that instructed these people, but Harold Camping.  He presented false claims about the Bible and people accepted what he said as truth.  These folks simply do not get it and unless they are willing to humble themselves and seek the Lord’s face, they likely never will get it.

Camping himself shows absolutely no sign of humility here.  Obviously, he has no intention of returning any money to anyone.  “Camping’s hands shook slightly as he pinned his microphone to his lapel, and as he clutched a worn Bible he spoke in a quivery monotone about some listeners’ earthly concerns after giving away possessions in expectation of the Rapture.

“Family Radio would never tell anyone what they should do with their belongings, and those who had fewer would cope, Camping said.

“We’re not in the business of financial advice,” he said. “We’re in the business of telling people there’s someone who you can maybe talk to, maybe pray to, and that’s God.”

But he also said that he wouldn’t give away all his possessions ahead of Oct 21.” [3]

That tells you something, doesn’t it?  He doesn’t mind that people sold their homes, or emptied their bank or retirement accounts, turning everything over to him and his illegitimate ministry.  Now that these people are out of everything, he obviously has no plans to return one thin dime to them.  He literally blames them because they did what they did.

Camping’s “ministry” has an estimated worth of nearly 120 million, but to look at his home, one would never know that; a two-story plain-looking house in Alameda.

So what is he doing with all of his money?  Obviously, he spent a great deal of it on advertising and then there are stocks, yet Family Bible Radio is essentially a non-profit.

It is clear that Harold Camping made a terrible mistake.  Instead of doing the right thing, he continues to perpetrate a lie, lacking the humility to own up to his mistakes.

This attitude is the sign of someone who has gone way off the correct path and whose lack of humility will not allow him to make his way back to the correct path.  Instead, nothing he does is wrong.  He simply did not see things as they were revealed, so he presses on.

Okay, what’s it going to be when October 21st comes and goes and the world will still be here?  The Bible teaches that a period of 7 years will occur called the Tribulation.  The world will not end until the end of that seven-year period.  From now until October 21 is five months.  As far as I know, you cannot fit a seven-year period of time into five months, but maybe Camping has his own way of figuring that out.

Here’s the truth:  whether the world ends in five months, five years, or five decades is beside the point.  The reality is that people die every day and no one knows the day or the hour their own end will come, unless they pre-plan it.  In normal conditions, most people live each day not even thinking about the fact that it might be their last.

Atheists and agnostics can laugh it up all they want about the Rapture.  The truth that they cannot deny is that all people will die and they do not know when that will be as far as their own life is concerned.

Because of that, it is extremely important to have the most foremost question answered:  where will you spend eternity?  It doesn’t matter whether you believe there is a God or not, or whether you think life ends in the grave.  You can’t be sure of it and you know it.  You can only believe it strongly until you think you are absolutely sure.

Jesus came, lived a life of perfection, died a sinner’s death on the cross (without ever having sinned), rose again because the grave could not hold Him, and offers each of us eternal life.  Atheists mock that offer.  What possible reason is there to mock it?

Everyone’s life will end at some point.  If you do not have the only salvation that is available, I would implore you to take it up with God.  Talk to Him about what He did for you.  Ask Him to open your eyes to the truth of who Jesus is and what He accomplished.

Salvation: Do NOT leave this life without it!

[1] http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_apocalypse_saturday

[2] Ibid

[3] Ibid

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