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Mind

Harold Camping, Under-Informed Prophet

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyMay 31, 2011 1:48 AM

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The Christian Post has been listening to Camping's radio show, so the rest of us don't have to. Check this out--italics are mine:

Camping offered one excuse, though he didn't refer to himself. "Some preachers are really trying hard to be faithful to the word of God. So they've studied ... and they came to a wrong conclusion because their study was not quite as complete as it should have been," he said. Then the longtime broadcaster went on to talk about the cross and how God opens the spiritual eyes of people in His timing. "In our day God has opened our eyes ... that God has shed his blood before the foundation of the world ... Now, for 2,000 years almost God has not opened the eyes of anyone to the fact that when Christ came to go to the cross, he was not paying for sin there, he was demonstrating how he made payment for sin. "The reason that nobody stumbled on to the fact that that was a demonstration, not the actual payment for sin is because God had not opened up anybody's spiritual eyes to this." Applying this to his failed rapture prediction, Camping submitted that God didn't open their eyes to "the fact" that Judgment Day would begin spiritually on May 21.And there was a reason for that, he said. If they had known it would be a spiritual judgment and advertised it that way to the world, then no one would have taken notice or feared God. But because they declared that a physical Judgment Day would come, the world took note of it, Camping said. He acknowledged biblical passages that state no one knows the day or the hour of the last days. But, notably, Camping insisted that God had kept that hidden until today. "All kinds of people made predictions. They've always been wrong," he said. "But we have to remember there's more to the Bible than just Acts 1:7 ... He has not declared it until our day."

Hey, if Harold Camping was my employee, I wouldn't tell him everything about how the business runs either.

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