As readers of VFT know, Dr. Godfrey wrote a series of posts about Harold Camping's predictions about the end of the world. You can find the first installment of the series here. Camping originally predicted that the world would end on May 21st. That date came and went. But Camping was resolute, he made a follow-up prediction that the world would end on October 21st. Nope. We're still here. Well, in an interesting development, Camping has resigned as the head of Family Radio MInistries--he's apparently hung up his cleets. You can find the story here. Camping is supposedly embracing the idea that predicting the date of the end of the world is not possible and that people need always to be ready for the return of Christ. This change of mind is certainly a welcome one, however it is sad to think of the millions of dollars that have been spent in promoting false predictions. Our task is a simple one--herald the gospel of Christ. Rather than try to predict the end of the world, something we don't have or know, we should stick to promoting what we do know. As simple as the task sounds, obviously, there are always temptations that lurk about. We should pray that Christ would enable us by his grace to make us faithful to our corporate calling as the body of Christ--to preach Christ, and him crucified.
11 / 1 / 2011
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