We Are Almost There! By Harold Camping
The author, Harold Camping, is president and cofounder of a regious broadcasting network that airs Christian music, Bible teaching programs, and etc. In the book We Are Almost There! Harold Camping takes the position that all Bible scholars are incorrect who say that we cannot know the exact date of the Rapture (Christ’s taking the Christian Church out of the world). Further, Harold Camping makes the claim (which most serious Bible scholars believe to be a grave error) that he’s figured out the exact date of the Rapture; according to Harold Camping:
From much information given to us in the Bible, we have discovered
that on May 21, 2011, all of those who were saved by Jesus’ payment, will
realize the completion of their salvation as they are raptured (caught up) into
Camping goes further to say that he’s figured out the exact date of the end of the earth. He says:
We indeed can be certain that the rapture will occur on May 21, 2011, and the final day of
the history of the world is October 21, 2011.
But these are not just intellectual or academic facts. These are truths that
apply in a very personal way to every individual (almost seven billion people)
presently living on this earth.
Let me share that after reviewing We Are Almost There!, I am quite confident in saying the book is probably the worst work of literature we have reviewed to date; the author uses his book to promote unsubstantiated ideas as truth causing people to make life decisions based on their fear and Camping’s confident proclomations that the end of the world is happening in October.
In the interest of disclosure, let me say that my hometown (Oakland, California) is the homebase of Mr. Campings broadcasting network and that I and other Christians in the area have known for years that Mr. Camping holds incorrect and dangerous interpretations of scripture. For example, Harold Camping previously convinced many through his writings and broadcasting network that the the rapture was going to occur back in September 1994. Obviously, he was wrong about that prediction.