Harold Camping gets the Skull and Crossbones Award for being a deceiver in various ways. Harold Camping not only spreads once saved always saved, but is again predicting the end. This time he is saying it will be in 2011. Regarding once saved always saved he taught:
Calvinist Harold Camping
Since Christ paid for all our sins, there is no way that we could commit a sin that would cause us to lose our salvation (God’s Magnificent Salvation Plan, 1995, p. 66, emphasis mine).
Paul certainly knew Jesus paid for all of our sins, but didn’t discount spiritual death through sin for those who had been born again. The real grace teacher knew salvation could be lost and taught others this:
For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, (Rom 8:13)
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. (Eph 5:5-7)
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:7-9)The Tragic Death of Lyn Benedetto
Harold Camping's May 21, 2011 False Prophecy
Regarding 2011, Harold Camping responds to a questioning caller about his new false prophecies on the 12-09-2009 Open Forum broadcast:
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Caller to Harold Camping: I have a hard time believing that May 21, 2011 and October 21, 2011 is going to happen. Is this the wrath of God or what? You know, I don’t know what to think.
Harold Camping: Well, the program is, and we know what it is. God has revealed his time line to us. On May 21, that is, of 2011, that’s the first day of the day of judgment and it is also the day, the last day of salvation anywhere on planet Earth because all of the true believers will be caught up to be with him. And then the day of judgment will extend itself for five months. We learn that from Revelation chapter 9....
Harold Camping: Well, this earth has to come to an end. And that five months period is the period of the final wrath of God on this Earth and on October 21, 2011, it will never, never exist again. It will be totally annihilated. It’ll never be remembered or come into mind again but all of those who are, who were true believers will be with Christ and Christ says he will bring to pass a new heaven and a new earth. It’s a whole brand new adventure, adventure for those people. And it’s a grand and glorious thing because it’ll never, neverinvolve sin again....
Harold Camping is a heretic and false prophet. Do NOT be deceived by him. No doubt, Harold Camping's most recent false prophecies after May 21, 2011 will bring reproach to the Biblical message of the Lord's return. Remember, Jesus' warning:and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. (Mat 24:11)
In May of 2011, Julianne McCrery, a Texas mother, killed her 6 year old son in Maine. The suspected and alleged reason was in preparation for the Rapture on May 21, 2011. When she was arrested, she was sitting in her truck reading a bible. The media called her a bible thumping religious zealot who sacrificed her son in preparation for the rapture, which is predicted for Saturday, May 21. If that was the real reason, it doesn't seem clear at this time.
Mother Kills Son (Was It Over The Harold Camping Prediction?)
A Los Angeles County woman, Lyn Benedetto, tried to unsuccessfully kill her daughters and herself by cutting their necks with a knife on 3-19-11 because she thought the Tribulation was coming. Her attempted murder-suicide is crystal clear proof of the danger of false teachers and false prophets, but only reveals the temporal side of this damage. It doesn't reveal the many lost SOULS who are now in hell because they were deceived. Jesus called such people ravenous wolves in sheep's clothing (Mt. 7:15). Harold Camping is just one of many. BTW, because of Harold Camping and other false prophets, non-believers have mocked the credibility of the Bible, the Lord's return and Christianity in general. NOTE: The Bible has never and will never be discredited by any false prophet, including Harold Camping. More will come, as the age comes to a close. One final point: In light of Lyn Benedetto, can you image the similar problems that will arise over the upcoming December 21, 2012 hysteria. It won't be pretty! Anchor yourself in God, the only sure hope anyone has.
Attempted Murder-Suicide To Escape The Tribulation
The devastated and ruined lives from false prophet, Harold Camping, continue to increase, even from the other part of the world--central Russia! A 14 year old girl named Nastya Zachinova hanged herself out of fear of Harold Camping's prediction. On May 21, 2011 she chose death rather than to be among the ones suffering on earth after the rapture. The girl's diary revealed how terrified she was of the suffering that was to take place. She believed she was not one of the "righteous" people who would be taken up to heaven, but would remain on earth to suffer. Her views were distorted because of Harold Camping's teaching!
Russian Nastya Zachinova Dies The New York Post (May 13, 2011 issue) ran an article of an engineer who has wasted more than $140,000 (his life's savings) into advertising the May 21, 2011 Harold Camping false prophecy. That man could be ruined for the rest of his life because he believed the Harold Camping lie. That reflects the DANGER of false prophets to just a minimal degree. Similiar financial harm was done in 1988 with that rapture false prophecy too. If it was only embarrassed and ruined lives the harm would be too great. Sadly, the rotten fruit of people like Harold Camping will stretch in eternity as SOULS are hurt spiritually in various ways.
Life's Savings Wasted
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