Final Thoughts On False Prophet Harold Camping's May 21, 2011 Prediction

I wanted to share some final thoughts regarding the misguided, false prophet Harold Camping and his false May 21, 2011 prediction.

In writing about the Gifts of Tongues and the interpretation of Tongues, in his first Epistle to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul wrote the following:

"For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?"
1 Corinthians 14:8, KJV

A visitor remarked in our Endtime Prophecy Net Chatroom that even though Harold Camping was wrong, his trumpet "was heard round the world, and it lasted for days!".

While that may be true, what good did it do? How did it inspire belief in our Christian faith? It didn't. In fact, as I noted earlier, it did the exact opposite. In short, Harold Camping didn't just make an uncertain sound -- as Paul writes above -- he in fact made a FALSE sound, a sound which can result in confusion and uncertainty amongst the flocks of the Lord!

We all need to be very careful that we don't seek to justify or cover up when our fellow Christian brethren make such public mistakes which seriously harm our faith. As the Apostle James informs us:

"Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins."
James 5:19-20, KJV

Jesus didn't hesitate to call out and expose the false prophets in His day, and we shouldn't be afraid to do the same thing today either; particularly when their mistake can have such a profound negative effect on the overall perception of our faith. As Jesus said:

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
Matthew 7:15-20, KJV

I am not saying that Harold Camping is a ravening wolf in sheep's clothing; he may in fact be a very sincere, dedicated Christian man; but he was very wrong nevertheless.

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