Harold Camping has stirred up a great deal of activity with his predictions of the enced of the world today.
I for one am convinced he is totally wrong. However, I am more than a little concerned about the reaction in the church.
First there has been a lot of scoffing at Mr Camping. It doesn’t seem to be a response based on love. I don’t know if he is believer or not, I actually feel sorry for him.
Another critical issue in the response of believers has been the scoffing and talk of rapture parties and even laying clothes out in the yard like they had been raptured as some kind of a joke.
2 Peter 3:3-4 (English Standard Version)
3knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”
Is the scoffing at the date setting – or is it about something deeper, a lack of belief that Jesus really will return. I’ve had a sense in the spirit over the last few days that this indeed is what is happening in the church.
I pray before we say anymore about this, that we examine our hearts.