Harold Egbert Camping
According to earliest statements from Harold Camping, Jesus will return and the world will end on October 21, 2011. Yet, we in the Living Church of God have a very different view as our commentary today points out:
Commentary: October 21: Raptured? Or Returning from God’s Feast?By Wyatt Ciesielka | Thursday, October 20, 2011Another rapture prediction is making news headlines. Will we soon witness those who are not “presently saved” being “annihilated together with the whole physical world” (familyradio.com, “What Happened on May 21?”)? Some believe that Christ’s return and the rapture will occur on October 21, 2011. Others speculate about December 21, 2012. However, there are many faithful Christians who–instead of worrying about October 21 supposedly being the end of the world–have joyfully been celebrating God’s annual Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34) and Last Great Day(Leviticus 23:36). Is there a connection between observing God’s annual Holy Days and not being misled by false teachers or doomsday prophets? Yes, there is!.Instead of becoming distracted by false prophets, true Christians look at actual prophetic milestones revealed in Scripture. By doing so, they understand that while we are rapidly approaching the end of the age and the return of Jesus Christ, there remain more than three-and-a-half years of prophesied events that must first take place before Christ will return. So, instead of worrying that October 21 may be “the end of the world,” true Christians are persevering in preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, and in observing God’s annual Holy Days! This is part of teaching—and living—according to the entire word of God (Isaiah 8:20)….Immediately following the Feast of Tabernacles is the Last Great Day. This Holy Day, which falls on October 20 in 2011, pictures the time when the countless billions who have lived but were not part of the First Resurrection will be given their opportunity to come to repentance (Leviticus 23:36; John 7:37-38). At that wonderful time, people will have a choice to love and to obey God’s way, or to be blotted out of existence forever (Revelation 20:12-15). It was on the evening beginning the Last Great Day when Jesus Christ gave His powerful sermon beginning in John 7:37.
On October 21, 2011, instead of the “rapture” or the “end of the world” most of the faithful in the Living Church of God will start to return from the annual Fall Holy Days. This is certain. And it is certain that Jesus will not return for many years.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Harold Camping’s Teachings About the End of the World Do Not Agree with the Bible Harold Camping teaches that the rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and the world will end on October 21, 2011. What does the Bible show?
What is the Appropriate Form of Biblical Interpretation? Should the Bible be literally understood? What do the writings of the Bible, Origen, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Augustine show?
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them.
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory.
Is There A Secret Rapture for the Church? When and Where is the Church Protected? What does the Bible really teach? Does the Church flee or is it taken up just prior to the great tribulation? Who really is left behind?
Concerns About Ronald Weinland’s Church of God-Preparing for the Kingdom of God Ronald Weinland falsely claims to be one of the two witnesses God is raising up and that the end will come in 2008 (first April 17th, then June 2008, now December 14, 2008). Why does the Bible show that Ron Weinland is a false prophet? He also has at least one other view that suggests that he is not part of the Church of God.
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might the next pope be involved in 2012?
Who Are The Two Witnesses? What is their job? What does the Bible reveal? What has the Church of God taught on this subject? Might even Roman Catholic prophecies give some clues here?
Is There “An Annual Worship Calendar” In the Bible? This paper provides a biblical and historical critique of several articles, including one by the Tkach WCG which states that this should be a local decision. What do the Holy Days mean? Also you can click here for the calendar of Holy Days.