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Harold Camping: The Contingency Plan - by John S. Torell

March 18, 2011

Time is progressing and news is leaking out from the staff of Family Radio that Harold Camping is aware that May 21, 2011 might not be judgment day after all. Consequently, he has already prepared a defense to explain to the radio listeners that he was not wrong, but that God has heard all the prayers and seen the repentance of people, and in His mercy has postponed the judgment.

This was submitted to me by a person close to Family Radio:

“I was speculating about this the other day. I believe comments Harold has made recently about Jonah and Nineveh indicate the approach he will take. Here is what I expect him to say.”

“You see what has happened? The Bible is correct. Judgment day came, and just as God’s mercy was granted to Nineveh, He has shed His abundant mercy upon us. We can only speculate about what has moved Holy God to forestall judgment. Perhaps it is the reverence of the Japanese in the face of the stress they have faced during the earthquake and tsunami. Or perhaps, in the secret hearts of many who have been listening to Family Radio, we can expect that countless thousands have turned to God and prayed, ‘Oh God have mercy on me.’ We really do not need to know why, but it is obvious that Holy God has shown His mercy. He has validated what He told us in the Bible, validated it fully. We should thank Him, thank Him so deeply. Now it is all the more important, with these extra days He has given us to proclaim His Gospel in all the corners of the earth. So we need to sacrifice financially in every way to spread Family Radio still further and to strengthen this ministry.”

Camping is already preparing the people by speaking about Jonah and Nineveh. It is obvious there is something mentally wrong with him because he has wrongly predicted the end of the world multiple times since 1988. At the same time Camping has declared that the “church age” is over and all Christians should abandon the churches and that all pastors should resign. If people do that, what is the next logical step? Obviously they should turn to Harold Camping since he is the only one that has the truth in these last days. That would of course mean more money for Camping since people are going to give to Family Radio instead of their churches.

Harold Camping has been challenged before and survived. In the 1970’s, Tom Summerville tried to rally the Family Radio staff and asked Camping to step down as the CEO of Family Radio. He refused and then started to fire the people who had challenged him. Camping’s philosophy of hiring is that all employees are expendable and anyone can be replaced. The entire staff can be replaced because he believes that all things are pre-ordained by God, and if a person becomes a problem to Family Radio, God has already selected a replacement for the person. So Camping does not hold back when it comes to firing an employee at Family Radio; people are useful as long as they support him and do what he tells them to do.

It has also been pointed out to me that the Family Radio staff are not all in unity. A number of them actually believe what Camping is teaching, therefore the people that want to evict him know that they cannot do that since loyal “Campingites” would rally to his side, and Camping would again fire those who are challenging him.

The charade at Family Radio will continue as long as there are people who support Family Radio and believe the heresy of Harold Camping. Only his death can change the situation but that might not solve the problem either, as he might have prepared for his death like Robert H. Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral in Anaheim, California, who had groomed his son to take over, but when he became too Bible oriented and less liberal, he was fired and Schuller put his daughter in charge. Harold Camping has a number of children and it is possible that one of them has been groomed to take over and continue the “prophetic ministry” and set new dates for the return of Jesus. One thing is clear, Camping has an ego second-to-none and the worst thing is, that he actually believes his own propaganda. That can only happen when a person has been given over to a reprobate mind.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.” (2 Timothy 3:1-9)

“For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” (Titus 1:7-16)

 


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