What do Harold Camping and his followers and Amazing Facts have in common, I’ll tell you in this post. In fact I’ll get it out right now.

Date setting is wrong (Camping), and taking advantage of disillusioned people in the aftermath of said date setting (Amazing Facts) is wrong also.

Don’t Set Dates

Harold Camping and his followers are absolutely certain that Jesus will come for His Bride in May 21 2001. They are so certain that a specific time has also been given of 6 P.M.- time zone I do not know. I do know that they are wrong.

The Bible states that they are unquestionably wrong. It states that no one knows the date or the hour of Jesus return for His Bride but the Father. Harold Camping is not God the Father.

Date setting for the Rapture of the Church takes away from its immanency, in fact I’d say that a set date like May 21st practically does away with any chance of the Rapture happening that day.

In fact the teaching of the imminence of His return means that it could happen at any second of any day. That’s why as Christians we are always told to be ready, we should all be looking up for all signs do point to departure, but all signs should not point to date setting.

Do Not Bear False Witness

However there is one thing that rankles me more than date setting, and that is people who knowingly take advantage of the people who will inevitably be let down by date setters. One such website can  be found here: Amazing Facts a Seventh Day Adventist Affiliate presents After May 21st.

The irony of this “help” from my Adventist friends is that the Seventh-Day Adventist Church was founded in the wake of a date setting failure on August the 22nd 1844. That’s right folks the denomination that runs AfterMay21st has prior knowledge of date setting in all the wrong ways.

They also claim the following:

Body + Breath = A Living Soul

Jesus could have sinned.

Jesus is Michael the Archangel…Jesus is God. It can only be one not both my Adventist friends which is it?

The SDA Chruch is the Remnant Church of End times Prophecy.

They believe that they are to fulfill the 3 Angels Messages found in Revelation 14…meaning they don’t believe in a literal tribulation since they believe because of this teaching that we are in the 14th chapter of Revelation. (I’m pretty sure…like 100% sure…the Angels will do a fine job of spreading their messages when we get to that point in time).

They don’t believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture..but a Church that goes through the Tribulation period (kinda see last point) even though The Holy Spirit through Paul says that we will not come under the wrath of God. God’s going to beat up His Bride for 7 years then they’ll be a yo-yo Rapture…up then right back down. (Leaving no time for the Judgment Seat of Christ that happens in Heaven prior to the opening of the 7 Sealed Scroll).

This is just a smattering of the bizarreness that Adventism teaches and believes trust me this is only scratching the surface.

I’m making a big deal out of this becauseif you visit AfterMay21st you will find NO mention of their Seventh Day Adventist affiliation. Why is this? Because Adventists love to proselytes, striking at the heart of fears, and taking those who haven’t a firm understanding of the Bible and locking them out of the Kingdom of Heaven while not entering into it themselves- as Jesus noted of the Pharisees.

Amazing Facts has been misleading people for far too long, and before you think I’m being too harsh, would a true Christian denomination cover up their affiliation with a outreach like Amazing facts?

Of course not!

What does that say of both Seventh-Day Adventism and Amazing Facts?

To me the answer is obvious.

In Conclusion

Beware of date setters and those who brazenly prey on the victims of date setters. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in your studies and if you are truly serious about making a commitment to finding and following God…the Bible promises that you will find Him. And you will find Him through the Son, Jesus Christ.

There is no other way, period, by which you can be saved.

And being saved is very important when you know that the rapture of the Church, His Bride, is always and will always be imminent- no date setting needed.

In Christ,

Ross

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  3. Erich says:

    Indeed the SDA church likes to hide their history from Christians and other “prospects” and when they get people into their church they celebrate their false prophesy and call it the great disappointment…so sad

    • Desiree says:

      The Seventh-Day Adventist church was formed 20 years after the so-called “Great Disappointment” of 1844. Many of the founding members consisted of a small subset of the thousands of persons who had come to count on Christ’s return on that date. This disappointment had propelled these persons into an earnest study of the bible in an attempt to better understand God’s word and to follow it. In this sense, something positive came out of a devastating experience – the start of a movement that today is literally defined by Hope, in particular the hope and surety of Christ’s return. Who better to offer encouragement and support to those affected by the May 21 disappointment? This is no secret, by the way. Where is it a secret that Doug Batchelor is a Seventh-day Adventist pastor? He pastors the Sacramento Central Church in Sacramento California. Amazing Facts is a christian broadcast and evangelistic ministry started by a seventh-day adventist called Joe Crews in the 60s as a radio broadcast. He asked Doug Batchelor to take over and he has been the main speaker for the last 15 years or so. They’ve made good use of the internet and produce lots of materials including media and books. Amazing Facts was started privately and is still funded privately through donations by listeners/viewers. Naturally, its theology is largely that of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, even though it was not set up by the church conference. (There are many ministries out there like that – some are sanctioned by the church conference, some are not.) I find their perspective tends to be quite conservative and their focus is on bible prophecy, but main stream for the most part. Many Seventh Day Adventist churches make good use of their materials for evangelistic activities.

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  5. Desiree says:

    Ross, what’s this about a “yo-yo rapture”? And what exactly is meant to happen for 7 years? Please explain.

    • rossbondreturns says:

      The Yo Yo Rapture is quite simple.

      People who believe that the Rapture happens after the 7 Year Tribulation period because of that belief combined with a literal reading of scripture the following happens:

      1: God calls us into the Air to always be with Him.
      2: We return to earth with Him and Rule during the Millennium.

      Of course that’s not Jesus promised.

      Jesus promised we would not be appointed to Wrath- it’s why He took God’s wrath directed at US upon Himself upon the cross.

      He promised to take us to be with Him- where He was/is preparing a place for us currently. Where was/is He now and in the Book of Revelation until Chapter 19:11? In Heaven, the Father’s House.

      But you say Jesus opened the 7 Seals of the book of Revelation God’s Wrath doesn’t begin until the half way point of the Tribulation. Jesus is God…therefor the Wrath of God starts with the breaking of the first seal which is in the near future.

      Christ will call us to be with Him before He breaks that first seal.

      A Yo Yo rapture makes a mockery of Jesus Promise and a straightforward literal reading of Revelation…where does the Bema Seat fit in…or the Marriage Supper of the Lamb? Bot occur long before a Yo Yo rapture would happen, and in a yo yo rapture they couldn’t happen.

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