Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 21 is almost here. And gone.

We are now at 10 days and counting until Judgment day if you believe Numerologist and radio network owner Harold Camping.  Harold Camping is the owner of the Family Radio.  Family Radio is a network of radio stations that play old time Gospel and play Bible Verses all day long on over 100 stations.  Harold Camping wrote a book reporting that Judgment day was in 1994.  A false date that has come and gone.  Jackie Alnor at http://www.apostasyalert.org/ has been following this since 1992.  She points out that they take scripture out of context and then preach as definite.  He uses numerology at its extreme as fact.   Of course the big line you hear from Camping followers is "The Bible guarantees it." Even those who teach Bible codes don't hold anything as definite.

There are a number of problems that Harold Camping has.  First of all is his eschatology.  He has stated that Satan has been loosed and is now in the Church. I don't doubt that there are some churches that Satan hasn't entered.  But to say that the Holy Spirit left the church in 1988.  So I have huge problems with Harold Camping.  If I were to label him, he is a amillennial post-tribulationalist.  He says the church age is the millennium but he also says we have been in the great tribulation since 1988.  Go figure.  Most orthodox post-tribulaitonalist are just pre-millinnielist that don't believe in a rapture.

The big problem I am seeing is that various groups are going to use this against those of us who hold a biblical pre-tribulational stand.  First of all they are saying he is predicting the Rapture.  No he is not.  He is predicting Judgment day.  A day when Jesus will return to execute Judgment on the earth.  Yes there is a rapture but it is a post tribulational rapture.  The few righteous left, and those of us who go to church are not them, will be caught up and the rest judged very swiftly. 

Second groups like American Vision are joining athiest groups in preparing for non-rapture parties on May 22.  I have said much about American Vision on my blogs.  They are of course preterist.  They believe that the tribulation took place in AD 70 leading up to the fall of Jerusalem.  Since all this is in the past, then non of this is in the future.  We are are to be about the business of "Disciplining nations"  so that they have christian laws and government.    Both groups will be practicing 2 Peter 3:4  "And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

On May 22 I plan on Doing my regular radio show on Blogtalkradio.com/rapturereadyradio.  It will not be a rapture did not happen party.  It will be instead a look forward to the next opportunity to see Jesus.  The rapture is coming, mark my words.  There is no human that is going to push it forward with faulty math.  Jesus said that no man knows the day or the hour.  Matt 24:36.  So get ready.  Just don't expect it on May 21.

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  1. Did anyone see the picture of the controversial billboard that was recently put up by another spiritual group near Family Radio’s headquarters? It directly challenges them about May 21. Here is a picture of it:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62779138@N08/5708063636

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