IS HAROLD CAMPING RIGHT THIS TIME?www.WeCanKnow.com has well advertised their claim that Jesus Christ will come to rapture believers on May 21, 2011 -- this is not only wrong but dangerous. They also claim that God will destroy this world on October 21, 2011-- this is not only bizarre but 100% wrong!
by Dr. Tim LaHaye
by Dr. Tim LaHaye
Our Lord Jesus Himself said of the time when He will return to rapture His church to Heaven…that no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, but my Father only (Matthew 24:36). These words were preceded with verse 35, when He also said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away."
Nothing can be clearer about the return of Christ for His Church than the well established fact that absolutely no one but God the Father knows "the day and the hour" when our Lord will return. Every Premillennialists, (those who take Bible prophecy literally and believe Christ will return before His promised thousand year kingdom of peace) that I know or have read, takes this promise literally. No one knows the day or the hour when that merciful and blessed day will come. The Apostle Paul called that day, "the blessed hope" (Titus 2:13) or as I like to call it, the blessed confidence because Jesus promised it so we can have absolute confidence it will happen. While it may be in the near future, many signs of our times certainly indicate so, but anyone who thinks they "know" the day and the hour is flat out wrong.
Be warned; this is not the first time Mr. Camping, who owns several Christian radio stations, has set a date for the Lord's return. His first prediction for September, 1994 has come and gone -- without fulfillment. Yet it seems he is still coming up with a date for Christ's return which seemingly only he has insight into -- as he was wrong before so he is wrong now.
You can be sure the rapture will not occur when anyone sets a date because God wants us all to live every day as though Christ could come today. A great motto for daily living is PERHAPS TODAY. For one day it will happen and we don't know when, but we don't want you to be left behind!