Archive for May, 2011
No, that’s not a typo or a repost. Harold Camping is admitting that he had the details wrong, but he wont admit that he’s totally wrong. He claims that October 21 is the “real” day of destruction. It’s for really real this time people. Maybe.
Camping says that God did come, and he has judged us. Claiming that we have all been judged spiritually and are now awaiting either destruction or deliverance on October 21st. So all his followers believe that it doesn’t matter what they do in the following months, because God has already judged them and the world is going to end anyway.
Do you see anything dangerous here?
If I told you that you could do anything you wanted today and God would still send you to heaven, and that if you get caught doing it you won’t stay in prison very long because the world is going to end tomorrow, what would your flesh recommend you do?
Needless to say, I won’t be sweaty in October. Harold will be, but I won’t. As Leonard Ravenhill put it, “Someday some simple soul will come along, read the Bible and believe it, and put all the so-called learned bible scholars to shame.”
During a Wednesday night service our Worship Pastor, Dawn G, shared this article with us. I thought it was phenomenal. It threw into perspective what worship does to a congregation.
Here it is:
Excerpt from Colossians 3:12-17
“…with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.”
Reflection by Quinn G. Caldwell, Associate Minister of Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
There are about 5,400 animal species that make complex, intentional, repeatable, musical vocalizations. That is, there are about 5,400 species that sing. The majority live in the trees, a few live in the oceans, a very few live underground, but there is one—only one—singing species that lives on the ground: us.
Humans are the only singing species with a precise and shared sense of rhythm, which is what allows us to sing together. Two birds might sing the same song, but they cannot sing it together.
If a roomful of people sings at the same time, they start to breathe at the same time as well. Some studies suggest that if the drumbeat or bass line is strong enough, their hearts will begin to beat together, too. And if we’re singing together and breathing together and our hearts are beating together, then it’s like we’re one body. And you know Whose body it is.
All the other species stop singing when danger approaches. But humans sing louder the closer the danger gets. We sing together, and we become large, and we do not back down.
So come racism and “We Shall Overcome” you.
Come fear, for “It is Well with My Soul.”
Come war, for tonight is your “Silent Night.”
Come death, for “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.”
Come, all ye faithful, and sing.
Lord, I can’t read music and I can’t carry a tune in a bucket. But I’m-a singin’ your praises anyway. Amen.
Yet another individual has declared a date in history to be Judgement Day. Doesn’t that make you sick on the inside when you hear about it? Thousands of people are hearing this and associating it with Christianity.
His name is Harold Camping, and he has an entire organization helping him with his endeavor. Family Radio is the organization. Family LIFE Radio is pretty upset about the whole ordeal, as there is bound to be some misunderstandings.
I have searched their website thoroughly for the biblical evidence that they claim to exist. The “gospel truth” as they put it. I was very surprised when they offered none. They don’t even have a single verse that points to a specific date. What evidence do they offer then? I quote:
“Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 is the culmination of five decades of intensive biblical study by Mr. Camping and other bible teachers who have discovered the same biblical data.”
Translation: “Mr. Camping is a smart dude.”
Apparently he has spent enough time in the scriptures that he doesn’t have to tell us what he knows. Because all they are willing to say is “there’s overwhelming evidence” or “Camping couldn’t be wrong” or “He’s right for sure this time“.
In 1994 he predicted the world was going to end and, in case you haven’t noticed, he was wrong that time too.
Enough of human reasoning. I don’t wish to argue about this any more when I could simply drop the bomb. Here is the Doomsday sayers nightmare:
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
Camping claims to know both the day and the hour. Jesus Christ did not even know the time which He was going to be sent back. ONLY the Father. So here we have 3 options:
- Jesus Christ was wrong
- Mr. Camping is wrong
- Mr Camping is god
Options 1 and 3 aren’t really options, I just put them there to make a point.
Will I be ready on May 21, at 6:00pm? Yes I will. And I will be ready at 7:00pm also, and 8:00pm. In fact, I will be ready the 22nd, the 23rd, and the 24th. I will be ready in 2011, 2012, and 2013. My Lord is coming when we least expect it, and no man will know the hour.
I want to share with you a few songs that have been stirring my heart lately. I listen to them almost daily, and they haven’t gotten old yet.
- All Around Me – David Crowder
- We Proclaim Him – Times Square Church
- Lead Me – Sanctus Real (I actually just learned of this one a couple days ago. Thanks Paul.)
- Take Me As I Am – Lecrae
I haven’t forgotten about this blog. There are, however, things going on right now that have been consuming most of my time. I am desperate to get back to writing often, as I enjoy and benefit from it very much.
It’s easy to write about yourself (you don’t have to research), so I want to simply post about the past month or so of my life.
What have you been doing?
In no particular order:
- Preparing for and taking the GED
- Developing mobile applications
- Helping my brother renovate his home
- Ebay (’nuff said)
- Reading books:
a. Teaching to change lives
b. Mere Christianity
d. Dracula (I actually enjoyed it)
e. A few others that slip my mind
- In addition the the books above, I’m writing a review of “Love Wins” by Rob Bell
- David Wilkerson’s memorial service in New York
- A few more things that also slip my mind.
What do you plan on doing?
- College – Calvary Chapel – Read their Doctrinal Statements. It’s like a sermon.
- Work – God willing, a church or ministry. Although I’m too young to be closing any doors.
- Maintain certain hobbies – This blog, video editing, etc…
- Becoming a righteous and godly man, raising a godly family, doing godly things :)
I don’t think I’ve ever used a smiley before in a post…
Anyway. I want to state that this blog has been a huge source of my growth in recent years. It has enabled me to express myself, research various topics, and train my typing fingers to write clearly. Things that are going to be essential.
If you have made it this far you probably know more about me than I do. Thanks for being a reader.