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Harold Camping and Yet Another Sign of the End

Rev. Chris Gordon, pastor of the URC in Lyndon WA, is publishing a series on the sad history of Harold Camping and his preoccupation with date setting (h.t. Scott Clark).  Very helpful stuff.

You can find the essay here: The sad history of Harold Camping

In what must be a sure sign that the end of the age is upon us, a gang of feral cats "the size of dogs" is terrorizing a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. 

Can you imagine what will happen if airborne nuclear radiation from the damaged reactor causes further mutation in these creatures?  I do not understand why Camping cannot see the obvious--some prophecy expert he is!  Here's the story (Giant Cats Attack!)

Reader Comments (15)

I was hoping to see pictures of the giant cats.
March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol in Tulsa
In the picture of Harold Camping in the linked article it is amazing how much he, and particularly the shadow he casts, looks like Mr. Burns of the Simpsons.
March 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Reg, that is excellent.
March 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
I heard Mr. Camping for the first time.

Hearing him dialog with callers about his predictions was eerie.

He described "God's judgment" traveling gradually from place to place (beginning in New Zealand) so as to follow the progress of the day/May 21 as the earth turned. This because it's not May 21st all at once on earth.

Truly he has a dizzying intellect.
March 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrobin
In case you want to have a discussion regarding May 21st, 2011, anyone can feel free to contact me through my email address. I'm well aware of Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32, the argument is if we will never know the timing of Christ's return or will we simple not know until it is revealed (in light of Daniel 12:4 and Daniel 12:9). I believe, as others do, that Christ is revealing a lot of information in the Bible today (Revelation 5:1-9).

It is the nature of God to reveal the time of judgment in advance: Noah (Genesis 7:4), Lot (Genesis 19:22), Pharaoh (Exodus 9:5, 10:4), Moses and the Israelites (Exodus 11:4-5), and Nineveh (Jonah 3:4).

If you think Christ comes as a thief in the night, then you will be caught by surprise. However, the elect will not be caught by surprise:

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Read Revelation 3:3 very carefully:

Revelation 3:3
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

The elect will watch. Therefore, Christ will not come as a thief and they will know what hour He comes upon us all.
March 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill
See what happens when gun ownership rights are abolished or severely curtailed? The usually strong and brave Aussies are cowed by cats!
March 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Yamada
reg -

You mention on another post on this website that I "seem to be making assumptions about our premil brothers' views on other issues that sound a little smug/condescending & uncharitable" because I point out the heterodox doctrine that they endorse.

Yet, on the post above you state Harold Camping "looks like Mr. Burns of the Simpsons." Oh, to use your own words, "how smug/condescending & uncharitable" you are.

You pick and choose how you judge the criticism of others when they point out heterodox teachings, (which we are commanded to do) but, you can take pot shots at Harold Camping. You judge very hypocritically (Matt. 7:1 & 2). Why don't you hold yourself to your own standard?

By the way, Harold Camping is a false teacher. And, he should be pointed out as such.
March 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
I was simply making a factual observation, not a substantive judgment-much as Mr. Camping may deserve it. There was nothing more to my comment than the physical resemblance I alluded to.
March 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Kim, it may be interesting for you to reflect on why the Japanese disaster has grabbed the attention of so many evangelicals. I am hearing from many who are wondering if this is the/a sign of the End. This is unique, to me, anyways. I did not hear it this much after the Indonesian Tsunami, or even the two wars we're in. I've got some thoughts on this, but if you are getting the same impression, I think we would love to hear yours.

March 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDSY
reg -

You are very confused as to what a factual observation is. Mr. Camping looking like Mr. Burns of the Simpsons is an opinion--not a fact.

Your liking him to Mr. Burns of the Simpsons is not very "edifying" (another term that you like to sling at folks that don't agree with you).

Don't try to come off that you were just trying to make an observation and that is all. Your opinion that Mr. Camping looks like Mr. Burns of the Simpsons was not intended to be a compliment to Mr. Camping, and you know it.

In fact, according to your self righteous standards, it was down right "smug/condescending and uncharitable" to talk about a "brother" like that.

Harold Camping is a heretic. That is not an opinion. The Word of God judges him as such. That is a fact.
March 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
OK guys, let's move on. I don't want this to become one of "those" blogs. Peace.

March 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDSY
Ya, Camping resembles Burns. Ha ha Lloyd
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrick
Wow, if you guys that make fun of Harold Camping resemble the church, I'll have nothing to do with it.

2 Thessalonians 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Apostasy in truest sense.

Matthew 24:12
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Oh, sorry Will, but I don't love heretics. You clearly have no sense of humor.
March 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrick
"Oh, sorry Will, but I don't love heretics. You clearly have no sense of humor."

Not when it comes to violating Scripture

Matthew 5:43-44
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

1 Corinthians 13:13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
March 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill

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