How Many “Invisible Judgments” Are There?

May 27, 2011 at 2:44 PM

In A.D. 70, Roman troops destroyed Jerusalem and in the process, the Jewish Temple was also destroyed.  This was a direct judgment by God because of the Jewish leaders’ rejection of Jesus.

However, Preterists and other theologians also believe that it was during this judgment that Jesus returned “spiritually” to the earth.  This is in spite of the fact that both Jesus and the angels who approached the disciples after Jesus ascended into heaven (Matthew 24; Acts 1), said that He/Jesus would return physically and every eye would see Him.

In the 1800s, William Miller predicated that Jesus would return that year (1844) physically, but didn’t.  Ellen G. White said Jesus did return – in a sense – by entering into the Holy of Holies in heaven and began judging His people at that time.  This became known as “Investigative Judgment.”

May 21st, 2011, came and went and nothing happened physically along the lines of what Harold Camping had been predicting that we know of, in spite of the fact that Harold Camping predicted – no, he actually guaranteed – Jesus would Rapture His saints from the earth and earth would be destroyed by a huge earthquake.  The earthquake he predicted (based erroneously on Revelation 16) was supposed to have made the huge earthquake (9.0) and tsunami that hit Japan look like a “Sunday school picnic.”  It never materialized. Hmm, that’s odd.

However, we do know that at least one girl in Russia committed suicide ahead of the scheduled Rapture because of the horrors that were supposed to be visited on the earth during the apocalypse that was to follow the Rapture.  Others of course, had already quit jobs and gave everything they had to Camping’s organization.  I guess they won’t be getting any of it back any time soon…that means never, since as Camping himself has stated, his organization is not in the financial advising business and he himself would never give up everything just because Jesus was going to Rapture His saints.  Apparently, he has no problem letting other people do that though.

Now he is quoted as saying (as I predicted he would) that the judgment that occurred this past May 21st was “invisible.” [1]  In other words, on May 21st, the world was judged according to Camping, but it was done in the spiritual realm.  Have we heard that before?  Yep.  Well, isn’t that special?

But wait, what about the very physical earthquake that was supposed to have happened?  No word on that, but apparently Camping is sticking by his story that the world will actually end this October 21st.  Looks like he was five months off the mark, but he is insistent that he is correct.

I’ve read a number of blogs recently where Christians have stated things like we are human and susceptible to making mistakes.  In my view, there is a huge problem with this.  Because of Harold Camping’s unfulfilled predictions, at least one girl committed suicide and many others lost their retirement or savings accounts – essentially, everything they had.  Granted, they individually bear the responsibility for believing Camping in the first place, however, and this needs to be stated clearly and without equivocation:  Harold Camping bears the full responsibility for teaching incorrect theology!  He is going to be held accountable for his theological mistakes that have caused people to stumble.

Camping has effectively taught people the wrong thing and as such, has led people down the wrong path.  If he is wrong here after being convinced that he was (and still is correct), what else is he wrong about?

I’m concerned that there are not enough Christian leaders who are willing to condemn the teachings of this man.  To say that “he is human” and therefore deserves a pass here is too much.  The man has wrecked lives just as many of the false prophets of the Old Testament did. 

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. So watch yourselves’.”  (Luke 17:1-2)

Here, Jesus seems clear.  Things will come into our lives that may cause us to stumble.  The oneness is on the person who created the stumbling block in the first place.  Yes, those who stumble because of that untruth certainly bear some responsibility, but the one who caused the “little ones” to stumble bears a great deal of responsibility.

Look what Jesus says about them:  it would be better for them to hang a millstone around their necks and cast themselves into the sea!  Jesus is not fulling around here!  This is serious business and the people who are saying, “You know, we’re all human.  We all make mistakes.  Let’s just understand that and forget it.  Camping’s not really a bad guy; just a bit misguided,” are taking way it too lightly in my opinion.

I’m sorry, but the man deserves to be confronted by others who are not afraid to tell him to his face that he is WRONG and that he needs to cease and desist!

I’m not saying we need to take him “outside the camp,” and stone him to death.  I’m saying that Christian leaders need to step up to the plate and call for his censure.  Why?  So that he will stop leading people astray.

Camping’s attitude toward this entire debacle is terrible.  Not only is he not accepting any responsibility for his obvious mistake, but he continues on, trying to make the world believe that Judgment Day is coming, but it’s really going to be October 21st.  About this coming day he says, “‘It wont be spiritual on October 21st,’ Camping said, adding, ‘the world is going to be destroyed all together, but it will be very quick’.”

Really Mr. Camping?  You said there was going to be a physical earthquake this past May 21st.  It did not happen.  Now, you are saying that this world will effectively and physically end on October 21st.  What will he say when it does not?  I can only guess, but it won’t be good and he will certainly not accept any blame when the world continues to roll along as it has for thousands of years.

I stand opposed to Mr. Harold Camping and his specious claims!  He is not a prophet of God.  He is no teacher of the Bible.  He is someone who is using God’s Word for his own selfish gain and all true Christian leaders today need to gather themselves against the teachings of this man.  We cannot remain silent, nor can we simply shrug this off as “he’s only human.”  This is absolutely wrong and his teachings are an affront to Scripture and to a holy God because he is presenting his beliefs as though they are from God Himself.

Other than call on Camping to silence himself and repent, I’m not sure what else can be done.  Maybe nothing.  But the world simply needs to know that authentic Christians do not stand with this man.  Maybe…just maybe, people will hear us and start to believe the truth about Harold Camping; that he is a false prophet who should not be given any attention!

More than that, maybe the world will start to consider the Bible with an openness that only comes from a heart seeking the truth.  One can only hope…and pray.


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