A Picture of a False Teacher

A peak on how a false teacher operates and rationales their false predictions….

The false teacher is depicted as absolutely useless and downright dangerous! In an arid environment where thirst is great, there is nothing worse than coming upon an expected stream of fresh water and finding that is has dried up. The trek and energy wasted can be insurmountable. A false teacher is someone who has a clever plan and show, seeking to water those who thirst, but their water is bitter and dangerous. The real, needed water is absent. The people of God need to be watered and fed upon the precepts of His incredible Word. When we teach what is wrong, we waste not only good opportunities, but we contribute nothing of real value. We only deceive, harm the flock, and bring ill repute to God’s glory and reputation.

False teachers are like untamed, wild animals that only follow their instincts; they do not think about what they do, or care that what they do is harmful. Their arrogance is like that of a useless animal that is a danger to people and must be put to death to save others from harm. Like a wild animal, they only live to satisfy their own needs and pleasures. They seek to devour and feast on the unstable minds of others and their inability to discern, and do not care about real, authentic teaching. Most people seem to prefer the excitement of emotionalism or the self-help from a Dr. Phil type, and not the wisdom of God or the accountability and insights from the shepherding of a man grounded in God’s Word. False teachers, in their lust for new nuances that are not true or seeking what is a lie over and against what is clearly revealed in Scripture as truth are foolish and harmful to others. By seeking evil and harm when God’s call is to display excellence and correctness in teaching, they create chaos in His Church.

Teaching what is clearly wrong or leading others in error is a disgrace to who Christ is and what He did for us. It betrays Christ, blasphemes Him, and is adultery to God. It mutes His precepts from those who are unwilling or unable to think about, research, or realize a truth from a lie. The sad thing about this is that the counterfeit teachers have nothing while thinking they have everything. In fact, all the false teachers have is their judgment and destruction to look forward to unless they repent.

Think I am wrong, then read 2 Peter 2: 1-22! Because the above three paragraphs are paraphrases of a snapshot of this passage! 

When we deliver nothing to the people in our churches or worse teach what is false, we miss not only His call, but we forsake our own faith and obligations. We insult our Lord and ridicule His true Truth! We have to see the seriousness of this. God’s Word tells us that false teachers are doomed to the blackest darkness of Hell. Why would anyone want to tread on such thin and dangerous ice?

A ‘new’ Scheduled Camping Trip!

(Normally I do not waste my time on these nut jobs, but too many people I know in my church got caught up in this, pun intended, because, like so many under fed Christians, they like to focus upon tends and not focus on Christ! Yes, I am sympathetic; but, I am mad as &%$# at this &%@#$#&* guy!)

False prophet and teacher Howard Camping seems to not be able to read, at least read God’s Word. If he looked at 2 Peter he would be looking into a mirror…So, what is the new planed “Camping Trip”, what is he up to now? He now says his prophecy was just off a few months, that Judgment Day actually will come on October 21.

The independent ‘Christian’ (by name not by reality, according to Matthew 23, 24 and Galatians 5) radio host and the last of the Millerites (BTW they were a cult! And always wrong!!) said today, May 24,

“…the apocalypse or the so-called global “Rapture” will come five months after May 21, the original date he predicted. Just like the cultist followers of William Miller, father of the Millerites, The 89 year old Camping predicts the second advent and the end of the world would have start on May 21st, 2011.

The Millerites were the followers of the teachings of William Miller who, in 1833, first shared publicly his belief in the coming Second Advent of Jesus Christ in roughly the year 1843. –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millerism” (From Gabrielle Saveri of World News Net)

Disappointment and anxiety following Harold Camping’s failed prophecy!

 By Ted Harrison
Special to the ASSIST News Service

OAKLAND, CA (ANS) As Harold Camping prepares to explain his failed Judgment Day prediction, family and friends of some of his most ardent supporters are becoming increasingly anxious.

Aware that following his 1994 failure there was at least one suicide reported, there are growing concerns about how Family Radio’s end-time ambassadors will cope with extreme disappointment and anti-climax.

The family of US veteran Marie Exley-Sheahan, who had been taking the May 21st prediction to the Muslim world, have made a desperate plea for her to contact them.

Marie, who had shared her experiences on-line via a blog and her Facebook page, last posted a message as May 21st officially ended at the International Date Line. It simply read: “My prayer for family and friends: ‘Father forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ My hope: ‘Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.’ Love to all…’???

Nine hours later her family sent this message via Facebook from the site in the name of Linda Post-Exley.

“Marie your Dad and I love u and will always We only ask u to think about this: Matthew 24:36, ‘BUT ABOUT THAT DAY OR HOUR NO ONE KNOWS, NOT EVEN THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN, NOR THE SON,BUT ONLY THE FATHER.’ JESUS TOLD IN ACTS 1: 7: ‘IT IS NOT FOR YOU TO KNOW THE TIMES OR DATES THE FATHER HAS SET BY HIS OWN AUTHORITY.’ MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. NO ONE EXCEPT GOD KNOWS THE DAY AND HOUR OF JESUS RETURN TO EARTH. IF JESUS DIDN’T KNOW ISN’T IT CRAZY TO THINK SOMEONE ON EARTH KNOWS? PLEASE CALL US!”

The message received an immediate comment from one friend calling it, the “Saddest thing I have seen on Facebook in a while.”

Another friend reported trying to e-mail Marie unsuccessfully. Twenty hours after Marie’s last posting another friend posted, “Where o where is my friend Marie?? I love you girl, call or text.”

US military veteran Marie Exley-Sheahan travelled extensively around the Middle East to take the 89-year-old radio evangelist’s message to the Muslim world. In messages home she reported receiving a hostile reception from crowds as she attempted to distribute leaflets warning of Judgment Day on May 21st.

“We were temporarily detained by police but we had no serious issues,” she wrote in her blog. “The Lord kept the angry people restrained and kept us out of harm’s way.

“With Turkey being 98% Muslim, it definitely can be intimidating at times. We find ourselves becoming nervous, feeling the tension rise, in certain neighborhoods. Naturally, we have the people that yell at us, throw things, threaten us etc., and that can get discouraging. But then we notice the expressions on some of the people’s faces, expressions of fear or concern and some will turn and ask for another tract or two.”

In Dubai she bought billboard space to advertise the message, but the authorities had the message removed. “The Jericho billboard went up with 23 days left until Jericho and the whole world experiences Judgment once again,” she blogged.

Shortly before leaving for the Middle East Marie Exley, originally from Colorado Springs, married Michael Sheahan and it is believed they traveled together.

End time predictions are not a new phenomenon, but the Harold Camping prophecy will probably be judged to be one of the most widely reported in history, thanks to modern travel and the Internet. Followers of William Miller in 1844 were variously estimated to number between 50,000 and 500,000. One You Tube site explaining Camping’s Bible calculations attracted almost 2,000,000 viewers.

But with the immediacy of the Internet hundreds of unsubstantiated rumors connected with Camping have flown around the world unchecked. One widely read Twitter message currently reads: “Suicide hotlines set up. Camping’s previous failed prediction caused suicide. Camping has blood on his hands.”

So far there have been no reliably confirmed reports of any of Camping’s followers taking their own life, but as time passes, with no word from family members, there is growing anxiety for the safety of some of his most dedicated disciples. 

Ted Harrison is a former BBC Religious Affairs correspondent.

Camping Trip Cancelled!

Due to the fact he is a false teacher and a false prophet…

“Be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Matthew 24:44

So millions wasted that could have gone to real authentic missions, now no billboards for the media to make fun of or conceited radio marathons, for the Bible told us, if only Camping and his misguided followers knew how to read…  “The day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. Another way God stated it” 1 Thessalonians 5:2 and  “Be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Matthew 24:44

There it is, do you want to know when Jesus will return? The answer is simple, when he wants to and when we least expect it!

Will the rapture happen tomorrow, May 21st? NO!

First off, the rapture is not even in the Bible and people who think there is and have a date are only serving themselves or Satan and not the God of Scripture. In other words, Harold Camping is nuts at best or a servant at the devil at worst, either way do not listen to false teachers! Think I am wrong, just read the book of Jude. By the way, Camping has always been wrong with all of his predictions since I first heard him in the late 70’s he has never been right, what does the Bible say of this? …anyone got rocks-lol?

From Dan Wooding, 70, is an award winning British journalist…

Harold Camping Has Been Searching For The End Of The World For Some Time Now
A former associate shares about the time he worked for the self-appointed prophet

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

EAGLE POINT, OR(ANS) As Harold Camping and his followers await the end of the world tomorrow (Saturday, May 21, 20110,) a former associate of the self-appointed prophet has revealed that this has been a long-running theme in Camping’s ministry.

 
 

Dr. Jim Krames, who was Camping’s assistant from 1978-80 said, “I knew him well and my technology mushroomed Family Radio’s s audience.” (Krames invented the Satellator, low-power FM broadcasting system).  

Krames said that it was while he was having lunch one day with Camping that he first announced “his propensity to date the Rapture.”  He said, “I spent several hours explaining why such an excursion was a very bad idea. He remained dissuaded for about ten years. In the meantime, I moved on to build two other networks.

“After the last fiasco when he predicted the end of the world for 1994, he ventured even more deeply into his inquiry into dates. He relies on King James Version (the only authentic translation in his opinion) for chronology, and he has the benefit of the fact that Hebrew letters also serve as numbers.  

“His background is engineering, so he tackles chronology problems as if unraveling a Suduko puzzle.”  Dr. Krames said the one day when he was having lunch with Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, as his Arrowhead Springs headquarters, Bright asked him to describe Harold Camping. Krames said, “He is a man in whom there is no guile.”  

When asked to explain what he meant, Krames said, “My point is that although he hammers groups like Campus Crusade for Christ for what he perceives to be ‘easy believism’, his attacks have nothing to do with personalities, or anything. He sincerely believes what he says. He knows no other way to play it. Personally, I found him to be a selfless, caring man.

“Over the years, he has increasingly encroached into Family Radio’s broadcast schedule on a 24 hour regimen; he airs his bible study 4x, the reading of scripture, and his hour long call in talk show, family forum. Yet, today, Family Radio is probably the largest religious broadcasting network, with internet, on-air AM, FM, and Shortwave stations throughout the world.  

“His background is Dutch reformed and is traditionally, these people are ‘A-mill ‘(no millennium), just bang, Jesus returns, and court of last judgment begins. Early on, he withdrew from the congregation he had been active in.  

“His eschatological views on the start of what he views as the current tribulation began about a decade ago. At that time, he believes, the Holy Spirit exited all churches (including evangelical, Bible believing congregations). Therefore, he began to urge listeners that it was imperative that all true believers exit their church. In fact, he counts staying within a church, even solid, bible believing churches to be proof that you were not truly saved. This is why each Sunday’s broadcast schedule plays hymns, for which listeners can send in for a free hymn sheet (words).”  

Bill Freeman, from Orlando, Florida, shared this recollection about Harold Camping. He said, “In a phone interview I did within a day or two of Camping’s 1994 prediction while working at a DC-based radio network, my final question, ‘what if it doesn’t come about?’ elicited an answer that still leaves me aghast, ‘well, others have made predictions over the years…and they’re still around. Whew!”  

Dan Wooding, 70, is an award winning British journalist..

ALPHABETICAL SIGNS OF CHRIST’S COMING

By K. A. Murch

A – Apostasy in the Church – 2 Timothy 3:5
B – Blood and fire and pillars of smoke – Joel 2:30
C – Counterfeit Christ’s – Mark 13:22
D – Distress of nations – Luke 21:25
E – Earthquakes multiplying – Matthew 24:7
F – Famines – Matthew 24:7
G – Greatest tribulation – Mark 13:l9
H – Hearts of Men failing for fear – Luke 21:26
I – Increase of travel and speed – Daniel 12:4
J – Judgment of pestilence – Matthew 24:7
K – Knowledge increases – 2 Timothy 3:7
L – Lawlessness spreads – 2 Timothy 3:3
M – Mockers, scoffers arise – 2 Peter 3:4
N – Noah’s day revived – Matthew 24:37
O – Outpouring of the Holy Ghost – Joel 2:23
P – Portrayal of God’s power – Haggai 2: 6, 7
Q – Quest for pleasure – 2 Timothy 3:4
R – Riches accumulate – James 5: 1, 2, 3
S – Spiritism doctrine grows – I Timothy 4:1
T – Turning away from the truth – 2 Timothy 4: 3, 4
U – Unprecedented wars and rumors of wars – Luke 21:9, 10
V- Vast northern power to arise – Ezekiel 38
W – Worldwide evangelism – Mark 13:10
X – Exceptional astromical signs – Luke 21:25
Y – Young people will be disobedient to parents – 2 Timothy 3:2
Z – Zionism – restoration of the Jews to Palestine – Luke 21:29-31

Someone sent this in to us and I have seen it before, it is great, I think it helps us stay centered on Scripture and not mindless and faithless trends…what do you think?