Harold Camping is at it again. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Mr. Camping, consider yourself blessed. For those of you, like me, who hold to the eschatological system known as Pre-millennium Dispensationalism, we are all to familiar with Mr. Camping, much to our chagrin. Check out the video at the link below below from my friend Mr. Gary DeMar;
Camping should be ashamed of himself but he certainly isn’t alone. Check out this lengthy list of “date setters” who wound up with egg on their eschatological faces. Obviously they all were wrong in their predictions and some folks, like Camping, have been wrong more then once.
These date setters are probably good for guys like Jim Bakker. Cashing in on peoples hopes and fears is soooooooo biblical. Tim LaHaye is another dude whose cashed in big time as well with his bestselling Left Behind series and the obligatory movies that seem to follow bestsellers.
I’m done with Dispensationalism. Between the date setters and the characters of men like John Darby and C.I. Schofield I’ve decided to once again reassess my eschatological position……For now I’ll just consider myself a “pan-millenialist” meaning I believe everything will “pan out” in the end.
Believe it or not but there are folks who study eschatology 8 hours per day……I wonder how much time they spend with the other “ology’s”……..as we’ve witnessed over the last year probably not too much.
How about you? How much time do you spend studying eschatology? Is eschatology important to you?
What say you?