I admit that I have a lot to learn, but in my 55 years of Bible study and ministry, I have never read or heard anyone as dishonest, confused, misleading, and downright wicked as Harold Camping. I honestly believe Mr.Campingis demon possessed.
I will include quotes from a recent article by Mr. Camping as he attempts to explain what really happened on May 21, 2011. You may read the complete explanation at:
“What really happened this past May 21st ? What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen. That was to warn the whole world that on May 21 God’s salvation program would be finished on that day. For the next five months, except for the elect (the true believers), the whole world is under God’s final judgment. To accomplish this goal God withheld from the true believers the way in which two phrases were to be understood. Had He not done so, the world would never have been shaken in fear as it was.” Camping must be mad. Most of the world was not “shaken in fear” as he says. Most of the world never heard of Camping, and the others did not believe him. Read my previous articles and see if I was shaken.
Another false teaching by Camping is seen in this false statement. “But the same thing became true this past May 21, even though no one was raptured. No one who had not become saved by that date can ever become saved.” Do you realize that he is teaching that no one has been saved since May 21, 2011? This has the stink of Ellen G. White.
In addition, he has taught that the rapture of the elect and the physical end of the world will come on October 21, 2011. “Thus we can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on October 21, 2011, on the last day of the present five months period. On that day the true believers (the elect) will be raptured. We must remember that only God knows who His elect are that He saved prior to May 21.” By Campings on admission, he is not saved nor one of (the elect), since the rapture or the PHYSICAL end of the world did not come.
This will be our last article concerning the false ministry of Mr. Camping. He does not deserve the attention, and we will not waste our time on him. I would hope his follower would wake up. “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
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.