Are We Empowering Enemies of Christianity?
Harold Camping made unsubstantiated predictions that May 21, 2011 would be the end of time. He had done this before in 1994 and he failed then, too.
He did Satan’s work by making some believers in God look ridiculous. Everywhere I look online, people are making fun of Camping and the prediction. Sinners are having a great time laughing about the Second Coming of Jesus.
Scripture says absolutely nothing about the Rapture, as Premillenial people teach it. Christ will return (John 14:1-4) and there will be judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). Moreover, no one but God knows the date that Jesus will return (Matthew 24:36).
My concern is that Christians are joining the fun and mocking this event and, by extension, validating the beliefs of the doubters. Are we in dangerous territory by joining the enemies of the Cross? Do we make people more comfortable in their sins by giving them the impression that they have plenty of time? (Luke 17:26-29).
Someone on Twitter said that the Rapture didn’t happen, so they could go back to sinning. Would it not be awful if we were the ones to indirectly empower them?