FALSE PROPHETS AND THE RAPTURE
By Ken Blue
On my blog, dated March 5th, I ask the question “Is Harold Camping a False Prophet?” The following is a correspondence between me, and one of Camping’s followers. I ask a simple question, which Mr. “A” was not willing to answer. I post it here so you can see the mindset of this group.
Mr. A: April 18th, 2011 at 2:09 pm. Harold Camping came from a Reformed background. The Rapture cannot happen before May 21, 2011. It shall happen on May 21, 2011, as determined from the Bible. The date for the creation of the earth is 11013 BC. The flood, according to a better understanding of the Bible, did occur in 4990 BC. Yes, the church age ended on May 21, 1988. Scoffers and mockers of Harold Camping can be confused “Christians” such as Ken Blue as well as atheists.
Ken Blue: April 18th, 2011 at 2:32 pm. One thing was noticeably missing from your dates and comments. You did not give or offer one verse of Scriptural proof for your comments. The reason is obvious, you don’t have any. I don’t need to follow Camping to be saved, or believe in the rapture of the church. Camping is a false prophet, and that has already been established. If the rapture does not happen on May 21, I hope you will be Christian enough to contact me and admit Camping is a false prophet and that you were wrong. You should have enough grace to do that. Right?
Mr. A: April 18th, 2011 at 6:31 pm. Anyone desiring biblical evidence for dates and prophecies can investigate literature of Family Radio (Family Stations Inc.) No one can purchase literature from Family Radio. Literature is available online or hard copy, free of charge. Mr. Camping is an unpaid volunteer for Family Radio. He has no financial ties to Family Stations Inc.
Ken Blue: April 19th, 2011 at 10:53 pm. Dear Anonymous, I have read Mr. Camping’s writings and the Bible, and that is how I came to the conclusion that he is indeed a false prophet. My response was for you to give Scripture proving his prophecies. You did not. I ask if you would be Christian enough to contact me and admit that Camping is a false prophet if the rapture does not happen May 21, 2011 and that you were wrong to believe him. You did not answer the question. Do you have an “ace up your sleeve” just in case Camping is wrong? I bet you do.
Mr. A: April 20th, 2011 at 12:51 am. Mr. Blue, Mr. Camping did not claim with absolute certainty that 1994 would be the time of the end. The title of his book had a question mark after 1994. You haven’t proved that Mr. Camping is a false prophet. And please identify which writings of Mr. Camping that you have read. Do you have questions about a scripture which you think Mr. Camping is understanding incorrectly?
Ken Blue: April 20th, 2011 at 1:54 am. Dear Mr. Anonymous, as I supposed, you have been holding aces up your sleeve, and you have some more. Mr. Camping did say the rapture would take place in 1994, and if you don’t know that, you have not read his book. Also, I don’t have to prove that he is a false prophet he has done that himself and is about to do it again. You sure have a difficult time answering the same question I have presented in both contacts. There is something wrong with you when you are afraid to give an answer to the question and then attempt to put me on the defensive. It won’t work. You are not sure the rapture will occur on the date predicted or you would be bold and come forth with a straight answer. You keep those aces up your sleeve; you’re going to need to play them after the twenty-first of next month.
Mr. A: April 20th, 2011 at 10:11 am. Mr. Burns, What is your question?
Ken Blue: April 20th, 2011 at 2:34 pm. Come on, Ace; you know my question. It was in my first and second response to you. Go to your first response to my web page and you will see your comment and my question.
Mr. A. April 21st, 2011 at 5:35 am. “May The Lord Find Us Faithful”………..By Mac Lynch
God has not given us the spirit of fear,
But has given us the strength to obey.
With power and sound mind, with love the unfailing kind,
Oh, be not a-shamed of His way.
There was no response from Mr. A afterward
May the Lord find us faithful,
May His word be our banner held high
May the Lord find us faithful,
Everyday tho’ we live tho’ we die.
No man that seeketh after things of this life,
Is a soldier, who passes the test.
Be faithful, be working, be running, be serving,
Be searching His word for His best.
Living or dying may honor be Thine
From this wretched life, You loved and forgave.
A life that’s on fire, be only our heart’s desire,
Be faithful from now to the grave
Ken Blue: April 21st, 2011 at 8:47 am. Ace, based on your last response, I must assume you really do not remember my question, or you are simply playing another one. The question was, “If the rapture does not happen on May 21, I hope you will be Christian enough to contact me and admit Camping is a false prophet and that you were wrong. You should have enough grace to do that. Right?” Is there some reason you fear to give a yes or no answer. If the rapture takes place, and you are saved, you won’t have to answer. If it does not you should boldly step forward and admit you were misled and Camping is a false prophet. There is nothing difficult to understand about the question. However, your reluctance to answer is, reveals that you are not honest.
There was no response from Mr. A afterward.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.
Sal and Barb says
Too bad 🙁
S. Mitchell says
What I notice is that “Mr. A” was *definitely* digging to the bottom of the barrel on his last comment… He didn’t even use a Bible verse! When you can’t back up a claim like that with scripture, then don’t back it up at all! In fact, in reading this whole article, not ONCE does he quote an actual Bible verse!
Ken Blue says
YOU AND I KNOW HE DIDN’T HAVE ANY. THAT’S WHY HE WENT SILENT.
S. Mitchell says
And that makes me wonder why he started commenting about it if he didn’t have any Biblical truth to represent his claim! But I suppose when one gets their thinking so twisted by a false prophet that they’ll do *anything* to support his claims…
It’s too bad that person was so mixed up in it all… 🙁
Ann barlow says
Pastor I read your entire conversation with”ace” wow you are so awesome, I know you dont need praise but I’ve never seen the solider in you. You did such a good job talking to him. I saw how he tried to mix you up, he mixed me up, but you stayed focused and spoke straight to him. I learned how the enemy can talk to us Christian’s and how to not get all mixed up by staying calm and focused on your point, without leaping into other area’s, just stay focused on the CLEAR message we are trying to convey.