Failed Predictions

Dear Grace Family,

The antics of Mr. Harold Camping have made headlines.  All last week leading up to May 21st people were talking, joking, and unfortunately some believed his predictions.  I sat at a track meet and could overhear various theories and explanations coming from people in the stands.  It was a hot topic for many and for different reasons.

Well another end time prediction came and went.  To keep up with his failed prediction, our friend Harold Camping has now revised his findings saying that he had it wrong.  That May 21st was really Christ’s spiritual coming and Oct. 21st will be His true coming.  Well…time will tell.

Through it all, I have two concerns; one is that people will begin to think Christianity is nothing but an old man making predictions that never come true.  Since he’s been wrong now on at least two other occasions and since he claims to use the Bible to make these predictions/guesses that the Bible simply cannot be trusted.  Second, this may cause some of the followers of Christ to not live in anticipation that He could return at any time.  Let’s not allow the antics of this man to weaken out trust in the promises that Jesus Himself made.

Mar 13:32  “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  33  Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.

Grace to you and peace,

Pastor Brian

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