In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar the character of Mark Antony says, “The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones”. This statement is sad and I believe accurate. As the date of May 21, 2011 draws near the attention of certain folks within Christendom will be riveted upon the prophecies of a man named Harold Camping. Mr. Camping’s organization, Family Radio is sponsoring ads all over the country announcing that Judgment Day is coming on May 21—the Bible guarantees it! Camping’s disciples are so confident that one has asserted that if the world is still here on May 22 then the Bible is wrong! It may be easy to lump Camping along with other harmless crackpots who has made false predictions throughout history. We may hope that his followers will awake the next day and grieve that they ever fell for such nonsense. But history tells us that cults often arise from such deceivers. The harm that Camping has already brought to numerous churches around the world does not allow us to call him harmless or merely duped. He is an evil man propogating evil things and sadly that evil will linger in this world long after he faces judgment.
May 8, 2011
The Evil that Men Do