No Apologizing

"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15

It’s the end of the…oh well.


If you had 24 hours to live….what would you do?  Well you better start thinking about it.  Okay well not really.  Unless of course you believe Harold Camping’s erroneous claim that you will be raptured tomorrow night!  But for us low lives that believe that Harold Camping is a false prophet…well we aren’t going to be so lucky.  Needless to say I am going to have a hard time explaining this to my youth group tomorrow night when they realized that we haven’t been raptured.

Furthermore…I am going to have a difficult time explaining to all of my readers here; first why I wasn’t raptured, and second why they weren’t raptured.

I have been racking my brain all morning to find something clever to say about this, and I really can’t.  The truth is that this is sad.  There is a group of people who believe this so much that they have preached to others that this is in fact going to happen. 

There are several biblical problems with Camping and his prediction that make him an obvious false prophet and he preaches a gospel and salvation message that is radically different than that presented in the Bible.  There is a ton of information on this guy.

We need to be praying for everyone involved with this heresy that they will come back to the biblical truth of scripture.  Also we need to be praying that no lives are lost as of a result of this lunatic.  The worst thing that could happen is that people believe that they are not raptured when Camping’s hour passes (and it will) and feel like they were “left behind.”

If you know someone that has been mislead by this false prophet, do everything you can to be in touch with them over the next 48 hours.  They will need your support, and they will need affirmation that Christ still loves them, and that their salvation is not dependent on believing a man…but believing in Christ. 

The worst part about all of this is the association with this group and Jesus.  Because of this false prophet non-believers will, once again, have opportunity to dismiss the loving nature of God and the sacrifice of Jesus.  I am wondering if there needs to be a larger effort on behalf of the church to confront false prophets (much like Paul and Peter did).  I wonder if an organized effort should be created to aggressively refute heretics that blaspheme the name of God with their preaching and false doctrine.  The modern church (with some exceptions) has been laid back in its public stance against heresy. 

Thoughts?

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3 responses to “It’s the end of the…oh well.

  1. gary June 21, 2011 at 3:42 am

    God is pretend .. like leprechauns and trolls and dragons. The bible was written in primitive times by primitive tribal sand people. It is NOT the word of any ghost in the shy … just a book, written my middle east whacks, then translated and copied myriad times, each time with changes. It’s not even a good source of folklore. It’s just a silly book of nonsense.

    • Kevin Barnes June 21, 2011 at 8:38 am

      Gary,

      You’ve left a miriad of comments on various posts of ours, but they all basically make the same assertions. So, for simplicity’s sake we will post this comment only and reply to your objections from here.

      You have made some VERY strong assertions here that I’d like to give you an audience to air out and explore. But to be fair, let me make sure I have your claims down correctly:
      1. You believe there is no God.
      2. You believe the Bible was written down by a collective of people (The Jewish people as a whole, as opposed to individuals).
      3. You believe the Jewish people as a collective to be crazy/insane (your words: “middle east whacks”).
      4. You beleive that the accounts in the Bible are the fairy tales of these crazy people.
      5. You believe that these crazy people creatively edited thier fairy tales to the point that the accounts don’t in anyway resemble the originals.
      6. You beleive that there is zero moral truth or underlying principles that can be found in the Bible.

      Is this a fair assessment of your statements?

      In another post you claimed that evidence was amazingly abundant and could be found and cited by anyone who was not lazy. I wonder if you’d care to provide our readers with evidence of the claims you have made above. In other words, how do you know these claims you have made to be true; what evidence can you provide?

      I eagerly await your response.

      Kevin

  2. debrinconcita June 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Has GARY sent anything worth reading beside’s his idiotic view of our CREATOR GOD, & his son who DIED for all of our sins JESUS CHRIST. our lord. WHY do people like this continue to waste our time with their ridicolous views. If they don’t believe that’s one thing, Leave us alone, cause we are all intelligent beings & we know the truth about GOD & how creation came about from the BIBLE. Does he think that people would believe him over the GOD of this Universe & Our Lord & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST just cause he said so? GARY< GARY< GARY, don't waste our time with your Sad sorry facts of lifel You have no love & guidance. If you knew GOD like we know him, you would never say these things ever? I feel sorry for you & I pray that someday soon you will see the light, of God's love okay!

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