If Harold Camping were held to Old Testament standards, his life would be required for falsely claiming what God was going to do. The Bible does say that there will be, in fact, a time when Christ returns. When he does, those who have put their trust in God, through Christ, will go to be with him for eternity based on their belief in Christ as the last, and only, acceptable blood sacrifice.
Recent deaths, attributed to tornados, though high, were lessened because of early warning systems that alerted citizens that grave danger was imminent. God has been issuing warnings for over 2,000 years about the grave consequences for rejecting the free gift of everlasting life which Jesus the Christ, the promised one, purchased for all who would believe.
Many people die because they ignore the warnings. The wise heed warnings and live. — Bob Calhoun, Eagle Point
It is a sad thing when so many thousands of people fall prey to the false prophet Harold Camping. He swindled millions of dollars from gullible people who believed his false teaching.
Mr. Camping obviously does not know what the Bible teaches concerning the day of our Lord. All one has to do is go the book of Matthew, Chapter 7, where we are told in verses 15 and 16:
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits." Then the Bible is so clear about the Rapture of the church.
Matthew 24: 36 tells us: "But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only." And in verse 42 of that same chapter: "Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming." Oh, people, do not fall prey to these false prophets who will come to lead you astray. — Jeannie Gladson, Medford
In these times of economic crisis and budget shortfalls it is wonderful to witness individuals and companies that still care about something other than the bottom line. Mae Richardson Elementary was in desperate need of a new playground set and Wild River Pizza offered to have a night where it donated the proceeding to the fund. The staff was pleasant and kind, friendly and taking extras steps to complete the dining experience, and catering to the kids and creating memories. I appreciate their generosity and kindness.
Thank you to Wild River's staff and owners. — Laura Wilkins, Central Point