Edmond Pastor Says 'Doomsday Prophet' Is False

Friday, May 20th 2011, 7:57 pm
By: News 9

Nathan Elliott, News 9

EDMOND, Oklahoma -- Don't make any big plans for Saturday, because one man says the world is going to end.

89-year-old Harold Camping and his followers are bracing for Judgement Day.

"There's going to be a big earthquake that will make the one in Japan seem like a Sunday school picnic," Camping predicted. "You and I are living at the time of the end of the world."

Camping has put up 2,000 billboards proclaiming the End Time is Saturday, May 21st. His big money campaign is financed by Camping's Family Radio network with 66 stations in the United States alone.

Camping said mathematical clues in the Bible add up to May 21st, but he has been wrong before.

Others who know the Bible believe Camping will be wrong again.

"Camping and others like him are false prophets. That's what the Bible calls him," said Reverend Mark Hitchcock, senior pastor at Faith Bible Church in Edmond.

Hitchcock has written several books on biblical prophecy.

"I always like to say anytime someone sets a date for the coming of Christ or the End of the World, you can be sure that's not the date." Hitchcock explained. "Because Jesus said the Son of Man is coming when you don't think that he is."

Hitchcock called Camping's prediction a black eye on Christianity and offered a little advice of his own.

"Jesus is going to return someday and people need to be ready for his coming. The way to get ready is put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ and him alone to be their savior."

Click on the web extra video to hear what else Reverend Hitchcock said about the Second Coming of Christ.