Countdown to Judgment

Posted on 09 February 2010



A message crafted by an ancient intelligence millennia ago…

 

encoded with a message critical to the hopes of all mankind…

 

transmitted to and dutifully recorded by human scribes…

 

who were unaware of the import of the words they were writing…

 

published in a collection of books that have been read, studied, and debated for centuries…

 

the true meaning of which is unlocked at a point in history when enlightened men have gained the ability to decode it…



If you were guessing that this is the plot of an upcoming Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich (creators of Stargate and Independence Day) film or a new Dan Brown (author of Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, and The Lost Symbol) novel, you’d have guessed incorrectly.  The scenario summarized actually concerns God, the Bible, the various Books of the Old and New Testaments, the writers of those books, and the Parousia, Rapture, Judgment Day, and End of Time respectively.




And, according to Harold Camping, Founder and President of Family Stations, Inc. – a Christian ministry with global radio and Web broadcast facilities, God has revealed May 21, 2011 as the date for Jesus’ Return and October 21, 2011 as the date on which the Earth and Universe will be destroyed and replaced by the New Creation, God’s everlasting Kingdom.




To understand Mr. Camping’s teachings, one must consider their philosophical underpinnings.  Mr. Camping believes that the Bible is the infallible and only Word of God through which He speaks to His people – that is, those whom he has chosen from before the foundation of the world.  At the time of the Rapture, these are the ones – both those alive on that date and those resurrected from their graves – whose bodies will be transformed into their eternal glorified bodies and who will meet Jesus in the air.  The remainder of the world’s population and lifeless remains of the rest of mankind that will spew forth from the Earth as a result of the great worldwide earthquake of May 21, 2011, will face God’s wrath during the Day of Judgment, the 153-day period concluding with the destruction of the world and universe on October, 21, 2011.




To determine these dates accurately and validate the legitimacy of these predictions, Mr. Camping relies upon two other fundamental principles:  first, Biblical passages must be interpreted in the context of the Bible as a whole, and second, scripture must be compared with scripture to ascertain its true meaning.  Mr. Camping views the Bible as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.  Thus, while Bible stories may provide historical accounts of actual occurrences, they also are an allegory – symbolizing events and participants in the present day.  And so, the Biblical nation of Israel often symbolizes the Christian Churches and Jerusalem represents Heaven.




But, accurate analysis of the Bible and knowledge regarding the timing of the world’s end depend upon revelation from God, a revelation to his true believers that Mr. Camping asserts could not take place before the commencement of the Great Tribulation.  As evidence, he points to the book of Daniel in the Old Testament and Revelation in the New Testament.  In the 12th Chapter of Daniel, God is speaking to Daniel about end-times and instructs him to “shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end” (Daniel 12:4).  In Revelation Chapters 5 through 8, Christ opens a book with seven seals.




Mr. Camping, analyzing these chapters in the context of the Bible as a whole, indicates that the book in Revelation is the very same book mentioned in Daniel.  According to Mr. Camping, the final seal on that book was broken on May 21, 1988, the date that he correlates with the beginning of the Great Tribulation – a 23-year period ending with the Rapture on May 21, 2011 and commencement of the Day of Judgment.




During the Great Tribulation, Mr. Camping posits, Satan is loosed on the Earth, and his rule extends even to the Churches.  Thus, true believers, those chosen by God who will join Jesus at the Rapture, have left the Churches and those remaining, including clergy, are following and proselytizing a false Gospel and actually engaging in apostasy.  Needless to say, Mr. Camping’s teachings are not popular among those in the traditional Christian denominations.




Yet, Mr. Camping is undeterred, unequivocal, and supremely confident in spreading the Word as he perceives it.  He points to a number of “proofs” provided by God that indicate that his calculations have been done accurately.  These proofs rely heavily upon numerology.




Mr. Camping, like many others Biblical scholars, attributes spiritual significance to certain numbers.  The number 3, he asserts is representative of “God’s purpose.”  The number 5 signifies “atonement” or “redemption.”  10 or 100 or 1,000 represent “completeness.”  The number 17 is associated with “heaven.”  And, 23 signifies “destruction.”




While it is not my intention to present all of the proofs revealed, I will highlight the techniques employed to give readers a sense for their nature and substance.  Mr. Camping has calculated that Jesus’ crucifixion took place on April 1, 33 A.D. and bases this date on a study of the Biblical information on Jesus’ life along with known historical data.  The Crucifixion marked the beginning of what Camping refers to as the Church Age, that ended with the commencement of the Great Tribulation on May 21, 1988.  The length of the Church Age, therefore, was 1955 years.  The number 1955 is the product of three prime numbers:  5 x 17 x 23.  Thus, “atonement” or “redemption” brings “Heaven” or brings God’s “destruction,” a phrase echoing 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 – “15For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.”




Furthermore, there are 722,500 days between Jesus’ crucifixion and his return on May 21, 2011.  722,500 is the product of two repeating sets of spiritually significant numbers:  5 x 10 x 17 x 5 x 10 x 17.  Mr. Camping interprets this as “The atonement or redemption demonstrated by Christ’s suffering and death on April 1, 33 A.D. (the number 5) is 100% completed on May 21, 2011 (the number 10) when all the true believers are raptured into Heaven (the number 17).”  The sequence is doubled to “indicate that it has been established by God and will shortly come to pass” in accordance with Genesis 41:32, “And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.”




In 1970, Camping published a book entitled The Biblical Calendar of History in which he calculated the date of the Creation as 11,013 B.C. and of the Great Flood as 4,990 B.C.  According to the Genesis account, the Great Flood occurred on the 17th day of the second month of the Hebrew calendar.  This equates to May 21st of our modern calendar.  In 2 Peter 3:8, God stated, “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”  If you add 4,990 + 2,011 and subtract 1 (to account for the fact that there was no year 0), you arrive at the number 7000 – making May 21, 2011 exactly 7,000 years from the date of the Great Flood.  And by May 21, 2011, the world is projected to have nearly 7 billion people inhabiting it.  Oh, by the way, did I mention that the number 7 represents “spiritual perfection?”




Is Harold Camping correct that on May 21, 2011, this world will be “perfected” with Jesus’ return to collect the true believers and usher in 153 days of God’s wrath and judgment ending with total annihilation of mankind and this universe and creation of a new Heaven and new Earth?  Or, will he join such notables as William Miller, a Baptist preacher and founder of what would become the Seventh Day Adventist Church who concluded that Christ’s Second Coming and the end of the world would occur sometime between March 21, 1843 and March 21, 1844, or for that matter himself, who questioned (albeit without his current level of conviction) whether 1994 might signal Jesus’ long-awaited return?




Obviously, the jury is still out on this question.  Yet, if you consider yourself to be a Christian, is the thought of Christ’s imminent return a source of hope or fear for you?  And, whether a Christian or not, do you number yourself among the many who intuit events portending imminent disaster?




Is Harold Camping a prophet of the Lord or a product of a civilization drifting aimlessly from crisis to crisis while desperately seeking answers?  Is time running out?


 




For more information, visit the Family Radio Website (http://www.familyradio.com/) where you will find literature (http://www.familyradio.com/graphical/literature/frame/) providing information of intricate detail on the subjects discussed in this article.




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It is Finished: God’s Final Warning




 Assembling the Timeline of History – Part I




 Assembling the Timeline of History – Part II




Assembling the Timeline of History – Part III


  


Assembling the Timeline of History – Part IV


  


Judgment Day: Less than One-Half Year Away


 


A Word of Warning




Signs of the Times




May 21, 2011: Judgment Day Scenario Unfolds










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289 Responses to “Countdown to Judgment”

  1. Luzar says:

    Hey! Congrats. That was a interesting bit of news. I would like to learn more about this fascinating topic. Will be in touch. Greetings from The Entrance.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh you christians, what crazy nonsense will you think of next?

  3. Earl Horowitz says:

    I am delighted to have found this.

  4. Joel says:

    Nice, clean summarization – nice work. Thank you.

  5. Disgusted says:

    Harold Camping is a disgruntled ex-pastor, a fraud and a cult leader. It is no coincidence that his date for the “end of the church age” is almost to the day when he was booted by his church for his increasingly unbiblical teachings.

    His “allegorical” interpretation of the Bible allows him to piece together any verses he wants in order to get the results he wants. He uses numerology, a practice forbidden in Christianity, to conjure up Rapture dates. He has made false Rapture date predictions before, and he will be wrong in 2011.

    His Family Radio brings in millions of dollars. As of last year Family Radio’s net worth was over 120 million. Why does he continue to demand money from his listeners when the Rapture is supposedly at hand? More importantly, what does he do with that money? Followers of Camping I have talked to are actually proud of the fact that not a dime of that vast fortune are used to help the sick and hungry. Supposedly, all he does with that money is to buy a bigger and bigger radio network so he can spread his unbiblical message to more and more people around the world. Camping is just another money-grubbing religious fraud, using the threat of the end of the world to con people out of their money and enrich himself and his business empire in the process.

    Google around the Web. Search for ex-employees of Family Radio. Search for people who broke free from his cult. They will all tell you the same thing – Camping is a control freak and does not tolerate the slightest dissent. Many former Family Radio followers now admit it is indeed a cult.

    I see his cult members on discussion boards more and more as his phony Rapture date approaches. They may as well all be the same person. To a man they are cold, soulless, seemingly robotic. They have no love in their souls, no joy. They are simply Harold Camping automatons, spreading gloom and doom no matter where they go.

    The Bible is supposed to be a book that lives and breathes the joy of God and Jesus. Harold Camping has reduced the book to a computer program that he claims only he can read the computer code. He is a disgrace to Christianity, and a dangerous man. Just ask the people who in ’94, in the lead-up to his last failed Rapture date prediction, sold their homes ans stopped paying their credit cards and mortgages because they believed in this man. People actually lost everything they had because of this con man, and many gave everything to Family Radio. When 1994 came and passed with no Rapture, do you think Camping offered to help the people he had so horribly misled into giving away all they had? Nope.

    Harold Camping has a lot to answer for.

  6. Brett says:

    Mark 13:32 “But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

  7. james says:

    Hello Brett,

    Mark 13:32

    “But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

    This verse has long been misunderstood. The upper case S in son is an error of the translators.

    The son in this verse is:

    II Thessalonians 2:

    3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Jesus is God and knows everything. Whenever the Son is used in the Bible and is referring to Jesus there are accompanying words, as Son of God, or Jesus the Son.

    An exhaustive study of Mr. Camping on this verse can be found on Family Radios Website. Under (to God be the Glory) series tapes # 183, and 184.

    This is one of those cases where we were all wrong, and now we must correct our Bibles, or be guilty of thinking Jesus is unaware of the time of His return.

    The choice is your, what are you going to do?

    james

  8. james says:

    Hello Disgusted,

    When I was in church, my cup runneth over and my Joy was full to overflowing. Yes I was the greeter at every social.

    Same Joy exists today.

    Mr. Camping in my view is 180 degrees from yours.

    But the Truth from the Bible is the only subject of importsnce (not a mortal man).

    We all must admit God is bigger than us.

    8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

    9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    The message being presented, in which Mr. Camping is being accredited is God’s message and God’s message alone.

    Believe me, many teachings from the Bible go against our grain, yet you can’t fight city hall, or should I say:

    Romans 3:4

    God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

    Let God be true.

    james

  9. james says:

    Hello Brett,

    I cut and paste your verse of Mark 13:32, and shame on me, as the alone in your verse was a paraphrase gone bad.

    This following verse is much more accurate.

    Mark 13:32 (King James Version)

    32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

    james

  10. Joel says:

    I happen to believe that HC is right, but I do agree that there are some aspects to this that almost seem cult-like; perhaps it is the way people are handling the information, and not the information itself.

  11. james says:

    Hello Joel,

    You are correct, the only problem the world ever had was the people.

    And, in this verse I believe is our biggest problem:

    1 Corinthians 8

    1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

    Knowledg puffeth up, that is the problem, and unfortunately some have the Truth, but their arrogance is repelling to many. That is a problem God will deal with.

    james

  12. Joel says:

    James,

    I think that the clincher for me was hearing HC’s reformation of the nature of hell and damnation – that the ressurection of the wicked would not involve their conscious existence and that the traditional understanding of hell needed to be revised (based on what the Bible taught).

    When I first heard this I had sort of an “Aha” moment and thought to myself “no need to ponder 2011 any longer, HC is a certifiable heretic”. However, upon further reflection, I found myself completely agreeing with his assertion — this was very eerie and kind of knocked me silly for a while and it was at that point that I began to take a more serious look at the May 21 thing.

    I always considered that those who rejected the doctrine of “eternal suffering in hell for the unsave” – were embarrassed of God in some way; now I find myself holding to HC’s understanding of this – very disturbing and unsettling – but I believe it to be the truth.

    Thoughts?
    Joel

  13. james says:

    Hello Joel,

    As we allow the Word of God, to critique our preconceived notions of truth, we will receive a good deal of “Aha” moments.

    They are the seeds of the Peace that surpasses all understanding. It’s the moment of the still small voice.

    Three verses come to mind, no four, no three.

    Proverbs 3:

    5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    Philippians 4:7

    And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    james

  14. Jim says:

    Hello James,

    This is a good discussion. It’s very encouraging to encounter people such as Joel who are quite reasonable. As we very well know, this is rare.

  15. james says:

    Hello All,

    This site is my home base for encouragement, review of all past post is good food for the soul.

    james

  16. Jim says:

    I agree.

    When previously posting on this forum, my primary objective was to disprove the teachings of Mr. Camping. This is no longer my objective.

    “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” Luke 12:3

  17. Jim says:

    This reminds of your own words.

    I’ll quote you:
    “lessons are more often caught then taught”

  18. Jim says:

    Disgusted,

    Your opinions may be strong. However, they are based on ignorance. Mr. Camping is neither a disgruntled ex-pastor, a fraud, or a cult leader. His teachings of the bible have nothing to do with numerology(the study of numbers). It is based on the study of the Word of God.

    Individuals who become part of a cult are those who blindly follow the teachings of man. Unfortunately, this is the case with the modern day church. The church has twisted the Word of God into something they are able to capitalize on. They are interested in the number of souls they can acquire.

    “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” 2Thes2:11

  19. Rusty Bergdorf says:

    Bless you for bothering to post this. I appreciate where you are coming from with this particular post unfortunately I cannot agree with Harold Campings conclusions.

  20. FTG says:

    What about this article? Someone answer my questions?

  21. james says:

    Hello FTG,

    Please forgive me, I am not sure what your questions are.

    james

  22. Pearline Trojak says:

    I do like the content really much, really was insightful. The best part of this was that just the essential aspects of Mr. Camping’s doomsday scenario were elaborated.

  23. james says:

    Hello All,

    Attached is a current follow up to this thread, it is so clear and concise.

    http://www.writeonnewjersey.com/2010/05/may-21-2011-judgment-Day/

    james

  24. Hubert Westberg says:

    I bookmarked this web address a while ago because of the informative content and I have never been let down. Continue the good work.

  25. Corrina Ritter says:

    I enjoy going over all the unique types of 12/21/2012 theory, I suppose one satisfactory realization that has come of all of this, even if nothing happens is that it has opened our psyches to the possibility that we may not be here forever and that we need to cherish the lifespan we have.

  26. Laniado says:

    love it. nice post.

  27. brotherp says:

    It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2
    God will not take us to Heaven whether or not we believe in HC.
    But whether or not we believe in Him and His Word. He is telling us
    to study the Bible and He will reveal his secrets to us.

    But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Matthew 24:36 If we search it out as
    instructed and go to the early Greek language, it reads a little
    different in rough English:
    About yet the day that and the hour not yet one has perceived not yet the messengers of the heavens if no the Father of me only.

    The key are the words “not yet” which indicates that someone at sometime will know. Brother Pedro

  28. james says:

    Hello BrotherP,

    You made a good point, so I looked the verse up in the following version of scripture:

    Matthew 24:36 (Young’s Literal Translation)

    36` And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known — not even the messengers of the heavens — except my Father only;

    The word “hath” certainly allows for a time in the future for us to know.

    A good tool for sourcing many translations is

    http://www.biblegateway.com and if your tire, or busy, they will read it to you.

    Generally, I prefer the King James Version.

    james

  29. Jeanice Villatora says:

    I’ve bookmarked this because I found it frightening. I would be very interested to hear more news on this. Thanks!

  30. Jim says:

    Here is a link to a pretty decent software package that is available for free.

    http://www.scripture4all.org/

  31. Thanh Hiott says:

    Interesting!

  32. james says:

    Hello Jeanice,

    Being frighten is a very common condition, in which we all experienced. The Bible does address this, and provides guidance.

    1 John 4:18

    There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

    1 John 4:8
    He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

    So these verses are telling us, that God and His love in us, removes fear.

    Jesus actually prays for us in this verse so we can be one with Himself and the Father.

    John 17:21

    21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

    This requires lots of time, trust, and Faith, with God.

    james

  33. Badman in the Red Suit says:

    It’s funny how gullible you people seem to be. What kind of sickos are you, waiting for the world to end, and believing your deeds here on earth will earn you eternal life in heaven. I love how you can all quoit bible verses too, then argue about the “literal meaning”. Go to Evilbible.com, it has lots of verses strait out of the bible I’m sure you sick shallow minded Armageddon watchers, would enjoy. Atheism is now at 16% in the USA and if u go to Europe it may really shock you that atheism is 50% in France 80% in Norway. I was raised in a christian family, and decided myself, at the age of 4 yrs old GOD IS A JOKE! 28 yrs later I’m pretty happy with not waiting around, looking for the great big sky man to come destroy everything! Oh yeah is that your god of love? The same god who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, cause he got “angry” w the gays. If you were to destroy a gay, that would be considered a HATE CRIME today, and furthermore Anger is a weak human emotion, and not a weakness belonging to a GOD. Then god turns around, Angry, again and decides to flood everything, but first tells Noah build a big boat get all the animals put them on there… So 4000 yrs ago Noah, his sons and their wives, who lived in the desert, some how set out cutting down trees carving wood to shape, mining metal for brackets and nails, tracked all over this entire planet trapping and herding the billions of animals on earth, farming grains to feed all of them, while keeping them from eating each other? BS! I Assure you that even with today’s technology and 100 of your best biblehumpin buddies couldn’t do this.Yay Noah is the man! Atheism is on the rise which is probably a good thing, people need to wake up from this 2000 yr old nap. You can say “in the last day man will become haters of god” but how can man hate what isn’t real to him? So go curl up and pet yourselves until your great sky daddy comes, I really hope he does soon, comes and grabs ALL of you up along with your “fear me or else” religion. The earth will be a Kingdom of happiness.

  34. james says:

    Hello Badman in the Red Suit,

    Your reasonable doubt is good, but will it hold up when God returns and says, yes I created the world in six days, and every thing else the Bible declares.

    We are similar, when I was 25 or so, you knew more about the Bible than myself, but we both believe equally.

    Now out of no where God, revealed Himself to me, by a long way around to the Bible. I didn’t want to believe it, when it step on the tose of my self guided journey through life.

    Well all these years later (over 30) God is in charge of everything, and I could not be happier, except that many are lost, and this weighs heavy.

    Peace,

    james

  35. Augustine says:

    Hello all. Very nice presentation of this article. I’m one who always knew there was one truth, and either some religion had it, or none did. Turns out it never was about man’s religion. Religions are just man’s attempt to recreate God in his own image. It was one’s fellowship with God through His Word; a fellowship that God chooses. Then you begin to experience what you go through when chosen by God, as you are now add odds with the world that you live in. Ignorance is bliss for some, and torture for others.

  36. Duke says:

    Peace be with the reader.

    The prediction is close.
    See Luke 17:26 and compare with luke 17:30.
    Like a thief in the night.

    The Faithful Witness

  37. Duke says:

    I noticed that the link to our website has been censored(moderated:-)

    Here is the link: http://www.marques.co.za/duke

    The Faithful Witness

  38. james says:

    Hello Duke,

    The Book of Esdras, is that part of Nehemiah?, If so, where? If not, is it part of the Bible? If so, where?, if not, we have different gospels and could never agee.

    james

  39. Duke says:

    Peace be with you James.

    The following chart should be helpful.

    http://www.bombaxo.com/ezrachart.html

    TFW

  40. james says:

    Hello Duke,

    In your marques website, I saw Esdra I(I belieive?), and my question is, can I find those verses in my King James Bible?

    james

  41. Duke says:

    Peace be with James.

    As you know the Second book of Esdras cannot be found in the old testament of the King James Bible. However, you can find the the equivalent of the Two Esdras verses in Chapter 19 of the book of Revelation in the King James Bible.

    The website of the body of believers contains a great deal of information relating to these last days that we are now living in.

    TFW(Yeshua/Duke)

  42. james says:

    Hello Duke,

    The Bible is the Word of God, and is God:
    John 1
    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    God has conviced me the Bible contains only the 66 books within the King James version, and many other versions as well. We are not to add to this, or take away. Many verses in the Bible are duplicated for emphasis as per God:

    Revelation 22:18

    18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

    So in brief, the gospel I follow is the Bible, the Bible alone, and the Bible in it’s entirety.

    Peace,

    james

  43. Duke says:

    Peace be with James.

    2 Corinthians 3:6

    ” Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

    The Faithful Witness

  44. james says:

    Hello Duke,

    Great verse, my concern is, you gave this verse to make a point, and I only see the Word of God.

    God gave us the Law, and now we have His Spirit, let’s us rellish in His Word, and be enlightened by His Spirit.

    II Corinthians 3:18
    But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

    Peace,

    james

  45. Dave says:

    In the former book we familyradio followers found the explicit truth about the rapture.

    ref – http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/eschatology/when_rapture.html

    Quote:

    “We have patiently looked at seven different paths in the Scriptures concerning the timing of the Rapture. Each of them shows us that the Rapture of believers is simultaneous with Judgment Day. God has indeed given us ample evidence of this.

    Because this truth is so very clearly documented in the Bible, all other teachings concerning the details of our Savior’s return should be studied in the light of this truth. The fact is, we should find, as we study the Bible to discover aspects of His return, that there should be continuous agreement. This is so because the Bible is perfect in its truth and trustworthiness.

    By Harold Camping”

    Now this article mentions new truth that contradicts this former truth.

    Quote:
    “…on May 21, 2011, this world will be “perfected” with Jesus’ return to collect the true believers and usher in 153 days of God’s wrath and judgment ending with total annihilation of mankind and this universe and creation of a new Heaven and new Earth…”

    So it is hard for me to discern what is the truth.

    Former truth does make a little more sense because it seems straight from the Bible though.

  46. james says:

    Hello Dave,

    The teachings from 1979 were without the benfit of the seals from Revelation chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 being removed by Our Lord.

    This teaching comes from the interpretation of this verse:

    Daniel 12:4

    4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

    Also we all have feet of clay and need to be corrected as we read:

    2 Timothy 3:16

    16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    As a jigsaw puzzle gets easier to find where the pieces go, when there are only a few pieces left, is how I see God’s unfolding of Truth.

    Sincerely,

    james

  47. Dave says:

    Jig saw puzzle. Yes. I do feel puzzled.

    So after what year are we able to assume that published conclusions are the real truth, which will not change later on.

    I guess I want to know what publications I can disregard, because they are written without the benefit of the seals being opened, and consequently contain contradictions of the latest truth?

  48. james says:

    Hello Dave,

    God knows our heart, and if we seek (Truth) will find.

    My favorite verses are: Proverbs chapter 3 verses 5 and 6

    5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    This a step of Faith to let go and let God. But without Faith (God’s gift of His Faith) we will not see this, but with it, we cannot miss it.

    Peace,

    james


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