False Prophets Damaging Credibility
False Prophets Damaging
May 21st Prediction Fails
New Date Given: 10/21/11
(A-O Report) -- Not only was heretical Harold Camping promoting the idea of a May 21, rapture, but other false prophets were making similar claims. Many of these false prophets were mimicking Camping's message.
Camping, an 89 year old cultist from the old Herbert W. Armstrong cult group known as the Worldwide Church of God, has a long history of false prophecies. He is most famous for his failed prophecies expecting the rapture for 1994.
The logic used by Camping to conclude for certain dates, stems from the idea of number, calendar dating and false and non-biblical assumptions concerning the age of the world, and key calendar dates for historic, Biblical events of the past.
What should be noted by both Christians and unbelievers is that Camping holds to a false doctrine of salvation. Camping believes and promotes a salvation by human effort plus faith. The Apostle Paul explicitly notes in his letter to the churches in Galatia that those who think and or promote such a salvation message are eternally damned. See Galatians 1:6-9. Salvation is by faith alone in the substititionary atonement for sin by the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. The fact of His Resurrection confirms God's satisfaction and acceptance of His death as the payment for the sin penalty.
In Ephesians 2:8-9, Paul once again boils down the basis for salvation as being a freely offered and un-earnable gift and acquired on the basis of believing (faith) that Christ died for our sins. It is further underscored with the follow up phrase "not by works" to rule out the idea that a human being has any part of the salvation process. Camping does not nor has he proclaimed such a message, which on the basis of Galatians 1:6-9 strongly suggests Camping is not only a false prophet, but a proclaimer of a false gospel that leads to eternal damnation.
It should be quite clear to genuine Christisns with spiritual maturity to realize that Harold Camping's continuing false prophecies damage the credibility of the Gospel message and Bible Prophecy, in the eyes of an unbelieving world. For the most part, the unbelieving world is unaware of Jesus' words telling us that no one knows the day or the hour of His impending Return, only the Godhead knows when. Therefore, anyone who makes claims to the contrary do not merit considerartion.
Here at The Alpha-Omega Report, we warn against those who would set dates for either the Rapture of the Church or for the Second Coming. We can give general approximations as theories and stress these as theories on the basis of Jesus' own words telling us that the generation which is alive at the time Israel is restored as a nation will not pass away until all of the rest of the prophecies concerning His Return are fulfilled. With that in mind, we can conclude that the generation alive in 1948, at the time of Israel's restoration will not die off until all of the Second Coming prophecies of judgment are fulfilled. Thus, we can be confident in knowing that His soon Coming is near, surely within a number of years if not hours, days or months ahead.
All of us who are knowledgeable about prophecy, including many of you who are regular readers of this website, should be ready to explain to anyone who believed Camping's message (or of other false prophets) that such dating claims are contrary to the Biblical prophecies, themselves and contrarty to Jesus' own words. We should also be ready to explain this to unbelievers who may cross our paths.
For more information on the fall-out of Camping's most recent, false prophecies - see these news stories. LINK HERE. Another LINK HERE. Camping also is now predicting the end of the world on October 21, 2011 -- LINK HERE.
Moves Under Way To Remove Camping
An Evangelical group is calling upon Harold Camping to resign and retire from his radio broadcasting ministry. The group is also asking Camping's radio broadcasting company's board of directors to sell off the network of radio stations owned by the Camping ministry.
What's worse, is that a group of atheists are calling for Congress to hold investigations into Camping and set a dangerous precedent setting the stage for government censorship of religious broadcasters and internet publishing, including websites like The Alpha-Omega Report.
For more details on the latest developments in this ongoing story, LINK HERE.