WHAT DO YOU KNOW? THE WORLD CONTINUES…

So much for again disgraced Harold Camping’s prediction that the world would end on May 21st at around 6pm. Camping is a Christian radio owner from Oakland, Ca so I guess he meant west coast time. Well that was six hours ago and no one vanished into thin air or the world didn’t end. Camping made a similar prediction back in 1994 which also never came true. This time though he was more adamant saying “there’s no way the world won’t end this time”. I’m paraphrasing of course but doing it accurately. I can tell this Camping is a great student of the Bible and has worked hard at tracing back to the original Hebrew Old and Greek New Testaments. Yes, I’m mocking him. Anyone that has studied the Greek NT at all would know that the phrase “end of the world” was mistranslated. The word “world” in the original Greek was “αίων” (ah-KHEE-own) which is their word for “age”, not world. The Greek word for world is “κοσμος” (κos-mohs). When Jesus returns, that ends this age. That is why after His return there is written of another time afterward in full detail in Revelation 20.

I absolutely hate these mammon-serving so-called preachers that degrade God’s Word and those that believe in Him and His Word. There are so many of these imbeciles around that are supposedly our shepherds that it’s nearly impossible to be taken seriously by those that look at these people to paint a broad brush for all Christians. These people must be scorned and left for dead in a figurative sense. No more time, money, or attention. That my friends is up to you though. When I was a teenager, I saw such ridiculous scandals from prominent Christians that I found it difficult to believe there was really a God to allow such things. I always knew there was a God, who He was, who the Son was, and that the Bible was genuinely His word. I knew these things but I was a professed atheist, much thanks to the idiots I saw in my teenage years. I saw the PTL scandal with Jimmy and Tammy Faye Bakker. He robbed his ministry and had countless affairs and there was even rumors of homosexuality within his inner circle. He went to prison, but now he’s “reformed” and serving mammon once again. Then there was Oral Roberts. He was the king of the sinful preachers. He said that unless he raised $8 million for his university in two months that God was going to take him home. He said this with tears in his eyes. He must have taken a course in method acting. Well he didn’t raise the money within that time, so he came out saying “God has given me more time”. Gee, that’s good of Him. God gave him a couple of more months. Those months went by and Roberts still didn’t have enough money, but wait! God gave Oral another stay on his death sentence. This time Roberts was given six more months. Yeah, that ought to do it. Someone wound up giving him $1.2 million as time was winding down on that deadline. While this was going on, I thought it would have been great if he didn’t reach the amount and then died by mysterious circumstances. That would strengthen people’s faith, eh? Lost people gave him over $8 million. Now his son has been accused of misspending money also. Maybe he can do a remake of the old classic his dad starred in. If that wasn’t all you could stand, there came Jimmy Swaggart. He was caught meeting hookers at a motel. Once the story broke, Swaggart knew he had to put on a better performance than Roberts did, and perform he did. The front row literally drowned in his tears. He killed sixteen people as he said woefully “I have siiiiiiiiiiiinned!” He won the Oscar that year. He promised his parishoners that it would never happen again. Years later, more hookers. Hookers, you can’t stop with just one of them. I won’t even talk about Pat Robertson crediting himself for pushing a hurricane offcourse. Way to go, Pat! Not that his ego wasn’t enough to do that, but he also decided to run for President. That’s what Christian teachers do… run for President! I ought to try that. Those guys are nowhere near the end of the story. There are numerous preachers having affairs, some of them of the homosexual variety. Then there are the priests that think that kids are sex toys with the Catholic hierarchy moving them around silently so they can molest more children. There are more important things than protecting children, such as mammon. Whom do you serve? There was Rev. Wright saying America’s chickens have come home to roost the Sunday after 9/11. You have the worst collection of scum known as the Westboro Baptist Church. God has a special gift for all of them. There are also Christian teachers who teach not to believe what the Bible says, just as predicted by that very same Bible. Then there’s this guy. Imbecile Supreme Chancellor, Idiot-In-Chief, Harold Camping for a second time predicting the end of the world and getting it wrong. If you think I’m hard on these guys, I have news for you. I’m not God. Just wait ’til He does bring them home.

I’m not just hard on these false shepherds, but I’m even more angry at their sheep. It is those people who propel them into the limelight. It is those people that give them money. Being a televangelist is a guarantee for some big cash. Therein lies the dream for the scammers. They see this. All they have to do is know some verses, show some charisma, and make the parishoners feel good about themselves and the money will come rolling. ALL of those people, children aside that have been part of Camping’s audience after 1994 deserve to be deceived. They are as lost as the mockers of Christianity and God are. After making such a prediction that the world would end and getting it wrong, the only decent thing for him to have done was to go away silently. How many of those lost sheep of his will stop listening to him? I wonder if he will lose one listener or dollar. I even bet that he winds up getting more money. Gee, maybe that was his intention the whole time. It worked for Oral Roberts.

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3 comments on “WHAT DO YOU KNOW? THE WORLD CONTINUES…

  1. Mrs. AL says:

    I understand your sentiments, Jesse. However just remember, before we were saved we followed all kinds of kooks and nuts. What shocked me was that this got any press at all.

    I too have issues with any preacher who is on radio or TV for very long. Just seems like over time, they begin to stray or their ideas become a bit skewed. What starts with such fire for the Lord seems to turn to personal ego venting. Maybe it’s unfair of me to lump so many people into one pot, Jesse. Will need to talk with the Lord about this.

  2. Jesse Norman II says:

    The reason why this guy’s prediction got so much press is because his radio network is worth an estimated $92 million. He has a lot of followers and many of those people put so much faith in him that they sold things and gave away their money. They deserve to be deceived because this is not the first time he has done this. I don’t think it’s unfair to lump so many in one pot because I’ve done it too. The first thing they do after speaking a few verses is to ask for money. Think of how so many also put so much gel/mousse/hairspray in their hair that it shows exactly what their personalities are. I think one day very soon God is going to do all the talking by one swift action. I don’t think we’ll need to confide to Him about these mammon-servers. God bless.

  3. Mrs. AL says:

    Hey, got your email. Am going to have a friend look things over (note I am not referencing the subject, etc) and see what he thinks of the situation. He may not provide any insight, but couldn’t hurt! Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend, Jessee!

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