Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Harold Camping - False Prophet and Heretic
Remember back in September 1994 when Harold Camping’s prediction of the Rapture didn’t happen, and rather than admit to be a false prophet he said he made a mistake in what the date meant and that it actually was the end of the church age?
Well, you’d think that since Camping’s Rapture date of May 21, 2011 was also proven to be a false prophesy, that he’d repent of his ways. No, this isn’t the way of a cult leader. A false prophet just makes excuses and gives another date (sort of like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Adventist movement).
Harold Camping now says he wasn’t spiritual enough, which is why his calculations were off. But never fear, he has guaranteed that he has the right date this time, and it is October 21, 2011. So what will happen on October 21? Probably the “Jonah excuse” - God relented because of so many being saved.
The sad thing is that there are so many of his followers who now have ruined lives, having given away or spent all their assets, quit jobs, etc, thinking they would be leaving planet Earth. And yet, like many other cults, my guess is that most of Camping’s followers will accept his excuse and continue to follow him.
An interesting thing to me is the wealth of Camping’s organization. According to OneNewsNow, his assets are “more than $104 million, including $34 million in stocks or other publicly traded securities.” Again, very typical of cults.
Camping has denied the Trinity, which makes him not only a false prophet, but also a heretic. Let’s pray his followers will finally get some discernment.