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Maranatha!, “Our Lord, come!”

As all other false prophecies reach their inevitable and shameful demise, so to has Harold Camping’s May 21, 2011 Judgment Day prediction failed to deliver on its promise. So the question is, “what happens next?” Will Mr. Camping and his fellow “Campingites” admit they were in error? Will they try to set a new date? What will happen to all of his disappointed and disillusioned followers who gave up everything they had for the belief that today was in fact the “end of the world”?  Can we still trust the Bible? Is Jesus really coming back?

I don’t know what will become of Harold Camping and his followers, but I do pray that God would grant repentance to Mr. Camping, and that all those who were deceived into following his teaching would see the truth of the Scriptures as it is revealed in the Scriptures and not by Mr. Camping. In spite of the ridiculousness of the whole matter, I exhort all fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for all those who were associated with this organization, and to use this as an opportunity to share the Gospel with others.

Can we still trust the Bible? Absolutely! God’s word has stood the test of time; endured intense scrutiny; and remains the most influential and attested book of all antiquity. Actually, Harold Camping’s failed prophetic claims should increase our confidence in the Bible rather than diminish it. And why is that? Because the Bible itself affirms that these type of things will actually happen:  “And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction,as they do the other Scriptures (2 Peter 3:15-16).”

So if you have lost confidence in the infallibility and inerrancy of God’s word because of Harold Camping, I highly admonish you to see this as an affirmation of the truthfulness of God’s word as it accurately describes individuals who would take the Bible and distort it to their own destruction.

Jesus will return, and he will return in judgment and glory! He can return at 7:oopm tonight or maybe years from now, but the point is that we should not concern ourselves with trying to speculate when He will return. If the incarnate God did not know when the day or the hour would come neither will Harold Camping nor any one of us know. But the scriptures clearly teach He will in fact return, which gives us more of an incentive to go out into the world and proclaim the Gospel before His glorious return.

“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” -Revelation 22:20

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Art for Haiti

As a part of Fellowship Church’s South Beach Nights, they will be holding a Art Show to show case the art work of local Miami Artist.  All types of art will be on display from more traditional methods like Paintings and Scuplting all the way to Tattoos. However this event serves a bigger purpose then just show casing local artist work, A silent auction will be held throughout the night and all proceeds will go towards providing for childern in Haiti. If you like Art shows, want to support Haiti, or just looking for something different to do this will be a great event.

Event Information:

June 20

7:00pm at the Fillmore Miami Beach

1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Bound With Them Conference

 

This years VOM Regional Conference will be held in Ft Lauderdale, FL and will be hosted by Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. The two-day conference will be Friday June 11 from 6PM – 9PM and Saturday June 12 from 9AM – 1PM. Admission is free but there will be an offering collected. The speakers will share encourage and bless you with personal testimonies from persecuted countries and the Word of God. This conference will stir you up and equip you for God eternal purpose. To sign up for the conference please visit the Website.

Speakers Include:

Tom White, Executive Director of VOM-USA, was imprisoned in Cuba in May 1979. After many missions dropping hundreds of thousands of gospels onto the communist island, his private plane crashed on a Cuban highway. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison. While suffering brutal treatment in the prison, Tom fellowshipped with imprisoned leaders of the persecuted church in Cuba. He was released in 1980. Today, Tom meets with Christians in restricted nations and shares their stories of faith under fire.
 
Bob Fu, founder of China Aid Association (CAA), was raised in mainland China and was a leader of the student democracy movement. In 1992 Bob became the pastor of a house church. Four years later he and his wife were imprisoned. After fleeing to the United States, Bob Fu began CAA to draw international attention to China’s human rights violations against house church Christians.
 
Pastor Steven Khoury is the youngest ordained Arab pastor in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Pastor Khoury currently writes articles for Al-Quds, the largest Arabic newspaper in the Holy Land. He is also authored the book “Diplomatic Christianity: Standing in the Shadow of Tomorrow’s Persecution.”
 
Mujahid El Masih was committed to jihad in Pakistan until Jesus brought him peace, and he became a pastor. Today he lives in the U.S. and travels extensively sharing his testimony and teaching on Islam. He co-authored the recently released the book, “Fearless Love.”
 
Getaneh Getaneh is a gentle man whose radiant face belies the horrors he experienced during the red terror of the Mengistu regime in Ethiopia. Arrested by the Communist authorities for preaching, he was tortured, denied food, water, and sleep for days during his imprisonment. He eventually escaped prison and fled the country.
 
Darcie Gill  has been on staff with VOM for over 10 years and has traveled to China, Sudan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cuba, India, Myanmar, Laos, Bangladesh, Colombia and many other countries.

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