By Ken Silva pastor-teacher on May 20, 2011
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.
Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 3:1-7)
Harold Camping Is Responsible For Huge Damage Injuring Innocent Gullible People
As an online apologetics and discernment work people are turning to more and more while spiritual blindness grows and superstitions replace proper Biblical theology Apprising Ministries continues covering a glut of compromise infiltrating the visible church.
Therefore, I don’t find it all that surprising any more when I see professing Christians who ought to know better becoming taken up with lunacy in the Lord’s Name such as A durable doomsday preacher predicts the world’s end — again.
This March 2011 report from USA Today brings out that:
If preacher Harold Camping is right, that’s the exact date Jesus will return and the righteous will fly up to heaven, leaving behind only their clothes.
That will be followed by five months of fire, brimstone and plagues, with millions of people dying each day and corpses piling in the streets.
Finally, on Oct. 21, the world ends exactly as the Book of Revelation says it will — with a bottomless pit, a lake of fire and, at last, a new heaven and new earth. (Online source)
Well, isn’t that special. This bears every imprint of the enemy of men’s souls; just enough truth for the spiritually gullible to grasp onto as a lifeline they hope will help them avoid having to follow the admonition of Jesus Christ to His genuine Christians — “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you” (John 20:21).
From Scriptures such as this we advance the idea that the Christian is to be out in the world about God’s business while at the same time not being of this world. If you’re not familiar with the false prophet Harold Camping, here’s some background for you from Phil Johnson, executive director of Grace to You, which is the ministry of John MacArthur.
Camping is president of something called Family Radio and under Really Bad Theology in his Bookmarks Johnson tells us:
Since no one has noticed Christ Jesus has returned to earth, it’s a pretty safe thing to say this is a false prophecy; and since what a prophet actually sent by God says will always come about, no Christian should pay any attention whatsoever to this false prophet.
As you can see, Harold Camping is a monumental fail when it comes to the prophetic office even though in his goodbye letter below he even associates himself with the Apostle Paul:
Well, Camping may fail as a prophet but he sure can turn a profit. For you see, in Doomsday church: Still open for business yesterday CNN Money tells us that “the total worth of Family Radio (referred to as Family Stations on its official forms) [is] at $72 million.”
Harold Camping and his devoted followers claim a massive earthquake will mark the second coming of Jesus, or so-called Judgment Day on Saturday, May 21, ushering in a five month period of catastrophes before the world comes to a complete end in October.
At the center of it all, Camping’s organization, Family Radio, is perfectly happy to take your money — and in fact, received $80 million in contributions between 2005 and 2009. Camping founded Family Radio, a nonprofit Christian radio network based in Oakland, Calif. with about 65 stations across the country, in 1958…
According to their most recent IRS filings, Family Radio is almost entirely funded by donations, and brought in $18 million in contributions in 2009 alone…
Camping first inaccurately predicted the world would end in 1994. Even so, he has gathered even more followers — some who have given up their homes, entire life savings and their jobs because they believe the world is ending. (Online source)
Herein lies the heart of this matter; as in our opening text, Camping is most certainly among those who creep into households and capture weak women. And not only women; this also includes those who do not know their Bibles.
That’s why these false prophets like Harold Camping can so easily prey upon them because they’re so easily led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
It’s easy to find some humor in this Doomsday prophecy from Harold Camping; however, I also encourage you to also be praying for those who’ll be devastated to still find themselves still upon terra firma on Sunday morning.
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I suppose the best we can do after 21 May 2011, is to not carry on Camping…
where are we going to camp mmm perhaps Yellow Stone Park ? Last time i checked they had lots of Camping’s place……….:-)
…and a lot of wolves, where Camping would fit in quite well. Maybe Ken got it wrong, Camping might not be in a Roswell bunker, but in sheep’s clothing among the wolves of Yellowstone!!
lol lol that is funny 🙂
Aren’t false prophets supposed to be stoned.There is no telling the spiritual damage this man has done. Although the Bible does teach in the last days there will be many false prophets deceiving the elect.
I have good reason to believe and to announce to the world that, after some in depth and very thorough research, that the end of this year will be on 31 December, 2011.
Please deposit your $$$$$ into my account, details which will follow some time….
lol lol 🙂
Go to (Admin removed link) or You Tube and type in (Admin removed link) for more information RE: Salvation To The Last Day October 21, 2011. Marty Cattuzzo author (Admin title removed, not a biblical book) explains why May 21, 2011 would not happen and that Salvation goes to the very last day.
We removed the links you provided as we believe they are not edifying for our viewers. I am afraid that you believe in a false teaching. There are many verses in the Word that clearly tells us that many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. I pray that the you find the truth.
The Scripture also clearly tells us that of the day and the hour no one knows.
Mat 24:36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. and see also Mar 13:32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
We cannot toy with the Word of God and as men try to determine certain things, Scripture is very clear that no one knows.
Rev 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,
Take care and may you find the truth.
It seems that Marty Cattuzzo is from the Latter Rain movement, please take heed. Some info why.
“What is the Latter Rain Movement?”
Answer: The Latter Rain Movement is an influence within Pentecostalism which teaches that the Lord is pouring out His Spirit again, as He did at Pentecost, and using believers to prepare the world for His Second Coming. The Latter Rain Movement is anti-dispensational and amillennial, and many leaders of the movement embrace aberrant teachings.
The term “latter rain” was first used early in the history of Pentecostalism, when David Wesley Myland wrote a book called Latter Rain Songs in 1907. Three years later, Myland wrote The Latter Rain Covenant, a defense of Pentecostalism in general.
The name comes from Joel 2:23, “Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” Pentecostals interpreted the “rain” in this verse as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The “latter rain” (the end-times outpouring) would be greater than the “former rain.”
In 1948, a “revival” broke out in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the teachings of the Latter Rain movement were clarified. Those involved in the revival were convinced that they were on the verge of a new era, one in which the Holy Spirit would demonstrate His power in a greater way than the world had ever seen. Not even the age of the apostles, they said, had witnessed such a movement of the Holy Spirit.
Latter Rain teaching is characterized by a highly typological hermeneutic. That is, the Bible is interpreted in a symbolic, extremely stylized manner. An emphasis is placed on extra-biblical revelation, such as personal prophecies, experiences, and directives straight from God. Latter Rain doctrine includes the following beliefs:
– the gifts of the Spirit, including tongues, are received through the laying on of hands
– Christians can be demonized and require deliverance
– God has restored all the offices of ministry to the Church, including apostle and prophet
– divine healing can be administered through the laying on of hands
– praise and worship will usher God into our presence
– women have a full and equal ministry role in the Church
– denominational lines will be destroyed, and the Church will unify in the last days
– the “latter rain” will bring God’s work to completion; the Church will be victorious over the world and usher in Christ’s kingdom
Many “apostles” in the Latter Rain Movement also teach the doctrine of “the manifest sons of God.” This is a heretical doctrine which says that the Church will give rise to a special group of “overcomers” who will receive spiritual bodies, becoming immortal.
It is important to note that the Assemblies of God deemed the Latter Rain Movement to contain heresy from the very beginning. On April 20, 1949, the Assemblies of God officially denounced Latter Rain teaching, nearly splitting the denomination in the process. Other established Pentecostal groups have passed similar resolutions.
Today, the term “latter rain” is rarely used, but the theology of Latter Rain continues to exert an influence. Most branches of the Charismatic Movement adhere to Latter Rain teaching. Modern movements such as the Brownsville/Pensacola Revival, the Toronto Blessing, and the “holy laughter” phenomenon are a direct result Latter Rain theology.
Source : http://www.gotquestions.org/latter-rain-movement.html