Tragic Aftermath of
Harold Camping's May 21st
has fallen into a trap that nobody need fall into. Jesus said
that no man would know the day or the hour. Paul also lets us
know that, but lets us know that we would know the season when
we entered it, and we would not be taken unaware as the world.
But the whole point of the "day that no man knows", as spoken of
by Jesus and shown in the Rosh HaShanah is that we are to watch
and pray always so that we would be accounted worthy to escape
"all these things" that Jesus said would come in the Tribulation
according to Luke 21.
Mr. Harold Camping believes that the 70th Week of Daniel (a 7
year period), which is the time frame of the coming Tribulation
Period is actually a number of months, and not years unlike the
rest of the 489 weeks of years that has been fulfilled (Daniel
9:24-27). But his idea of time is a bit odd anyway. I am not
trying to scoff, but after looking at his website, I still
cannot fathom how he gets that Noah's flood occurred 7000 years
to the day to May 21, 2011. He thinks that the creation of Adam
was 10,000 years ago using genealogies of the Bible. I have
researched those genealogies, and though there are gaps in them
showing that more time is probably in there, it certainly does
not date back 10,000 years according to them. And the flood is
more like 5,000 years ago and not 7,000 years. I don't
understand where he is getting it. Usually I can catch on, but
this is kind of frustrating especially when you consider that
people have put tens of millions of their own dollars into this
ministry that has made this their foundational belief.
He has used "Bible Codes" to come up with some of this, I know.
But there is something that he has not considered that every
Rabbi knew. See, Bible Codes are real and Rabbis always knew
that they were in the Pentateuch and other books. But the "real"
Bible Codes make some sense in the way that they are figured...
as every so many letters repeated without changing. When you
have to start doing complicated math to get the words you are
getting, then you might as well be looking at Lewis Carrol's
Through the Looking Glass, because you can get results in just
about any writing. Especially if you are looking for certain
word combinations. If you play with it enough, many times you
can find it.
Real Bible Codes (using equidistant letter sequence - ELS) are
actually quite astounding without trying to manipulate the text.
It is the signature of Yahweh in His Word, for no computer could
figure out how to give us the Word of God as we have it and
still have within it coded the personal signature of the HOLY
SPIRIT who inspired it. If you begin at the beginning of the
book of Genesis and skip every 50 letters, you see the word
"Torah" spelled out. The same things is true in Exodus, Numbers,
and Deuteronomy. In Isaiah 52-53, when speaking of the coming
suffering Messiah there is an ELS that tells us that "Yeshua is
UNDERSTAND THIS: as wonderful as this is for seeing the hand of
God in scriptures (you know a man didn't come up with this...
couldn't have), this is secondary in understanding the teaching
of God's Word. You are not to use this to try divination or to
form a new doctrine that is not found in the text. It would be
like making something out of the signature, but ignoring the
plain instructions in the text. THIS IS WHAT HAROLD CAMPING'S
GROUP HAS DONE.
The sad, sad thing is that he had former atheists that have
become believers who have sold everything to follow him. WHAT IS
GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM WHEN JESUS DOES NOT COME WHEN A MAN
There are those who already make fun of our believe in a
resurrection and rapture already, what happens when May 21 comes
(is here as of this writing) and goes and nothing happens as man
has predicted? It helps solidify the opinion that this doctrine
of a catching away of the church is bogus and that we who
believe in it are superstitious. It helps the unbelievers not
believe. It is a slap against true faith.
Any time that we make a stand that the Word of God does not
back, then we hurt not only ourselves but we hurt any who
followed us. We also give more weight to those who are attacking
our beliefs. This is so fundamentally sad on so many levels...
mainly because it is unnecessary.
Look... Jesus Christ can come today! I wish that He would. I am
to the point where I desire to see Jesus with my eyes! I want
the Marriage Supper of the Lamb to begin and I want to be a part
of it! I understand the deep feeling that inspires us to pray,
"Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!"
But if Jesus comes today, it will not be because of a Bible Code
or because a man said that he would. It will be because this was
the time. But if today passes by, I will look for Jesus
tomorrow! That is what we are truly called to do. We are to
watch and pray always... always! That is Jesus' commandment.
What if the actual rapture occurs on May 22nd? Just a thought...
We are close and we are definitely in the prophetic season. It
is our generation that will see it... but we just cannot "know"
the day or the hour... Jesus said that we couldn't. In the end,
I believe Jesus over any man or woman.
one boy who died in a tragic accident in a "World didn't End
Party". There were people who sold everything that they
had so that they could travel the country warning people that
Jesus was coming. How many will be so disillusioned that
they will lose all faith that Jesus is returning at all?
How many of their relatives have been put off of God and
evangelism over them promoting this one false doctrine.
See, we are living in the last generation in the Last Days.
We do know the times and season, but we can never know the day
or the hour. This kind of false preaching helps the
scoffers and God-mockers who ask, "where is the promise of His
The truth is
that we are so very close, but to set a date is always wrong.
I remember the book, "88 reasons why the Rapture will be in
1988." I was in college then, and during the time when
they were blowing the shofar in Israel, there were people who
were checking to see if other "more dedicated" Christians were
still there. I heard of a number of people who did this.
If you watch and pray always, you won't become lukewarm and you
will always be ready.
Pray for those who have followed this... pray that they not lose
their faith in God and His Word. Understand that the Word of God
did not say that Jesus was coming back today, and it sure did
not say that the End of this Age was later this year. God help