"It is not yet known whether he will offer a mea culpa or will stubbornly explain away the failure"

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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I realize we've got a couple of posts on this already and we risk giving the whole thing too much attention. But there is a bit more news in this one.
A bunch of us are just really curious about what he'll have to say.
But there is value in the whole spectacle as a cautionary tale on both the folly of following false prophets and the folly of being a false prophet.

ChrisS's picture

I've personally seen non-believers curious, too, which has opened some doors for great conversations about the gospel. So I guess I will follow the news and statements as well.

Shaynus's picture

You know I'm somewhat thankful that God allowed this false teacher to spout off, and later be silenced. Once again, God has used sin, sinlessly.

I work at a global design/media/marketing firm. Part of what we do is to create marketing packages video games and influence their design. I encountered a lunch room conversation in which a few of the designers were talking about Camping. These heavily pierced, tattooed, and bearded friends were talking about the Book of Revelation being the "most bad*** book in the Bible." I entered the conversation, and discovered that these non-Christians had an amazing amount of knowledge about the end times. They had studied apocalyptic scenes in the Bible for their work on video games. This let me talk about the new heaven, new earth, the resurrection of Jesus, the surety of judgement, and the gospel with them for about 30 minutes. They asked a lot of good questions about how we interpret the symbolism of Revelation, and it turned into a fun conversation.

I hope this false teaching lets Christians take a firm stand in their workplace for Christ by speaking against error.

Pastor Joe Roof's picture

Harold Camping is on the air now saying that he said that his prophecy was fulfilled yesterday. His mistake is that this judgement that began yesterday was a spiritual judgement instead of a physical judgement. He is saying that the world will end on October 21, 2011.

Unfortunately, many, if not most of his followers will buy this baloney.

Shaynus's picture

Well maybe it will end spiritually then too. In most of the news reports I read, this didn't seem to be a possibility to his followers.

SBashoor's picture

So far my predictive powers are better than his: I figured he would spiritualize the event. But I'm sad that I'm right. What a wasted opportunity for repentance. You wonder if he even countenances the idea that he's doing exactly what SDA's and JW's did in previous generations.

M. Scott Bashoor Happy Slave of Christ

Aaron Blumer's picture

EditorAdmin

Some folks who know him well and love him should make a fresh effort to get him to retire. I'm sure they've tried before. Time to hang up the prophet hat and withdraw from public life.

SBashoor's picture

I'm praying that if the Board meets tomorrow that they'll take positive action.

M. Scott Bashoor Happy Slave of Christ

Greg Long's picture

As someone else has said...

Let's not be too hard on this guy. After all, it's not the end of the world.

Wink

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Greg Long, Ed.D. (SBTS)

Pastor of Adult Ministries
Grace Church, Des Moines, IA

Adjunct Instructor
School of Divinity
Liberty University