MINISTERS OF God in Ghana have described Evangelist Harold Cammping�s last Saturday prediction as a false interpretation of the Bible, but have however called on Ghanaians no to lose sight of the judgment day, which will soon approach.
Two men of God, in separate interviews, agreed that the world would come to an end someday, as the Bible has noted, but added that the specific date and time still remains unknown.
Reverend Erasmus Amankwa Addo, founder of the Believers Family Evangelistic Ministry, based in Accra, told DAILY GUIDE that the fact that Evangelist Harold Cammping�s prediction did not come true did not give people permission to live their lives anyhow.
�The Bible has enumerated a number of signs that would signal the world�s end but there is nothing like a particular day or date in the Bible,� Rev Addo emphasized.
According to him, it behoved every individual to live a righteous life in anticipation of the judgment day, although no one knew the exact time.
�Each time someone dies, the end has come for them until the final day when God will call on all to give account of their lives. There is therefore the need for people to be vigilant at all times and get prepared even in the midst of false prophets�.
According to him, it was predicted in the Bible that God�s word would be preached in all corners of the world, however, the Bible cautions individuals to be careful of false prophets. He therefore urged Christians not to let go of their faith when they heard the false prophets preach.
A Presbyterian minister, Rev. Adomako Addai, also said the proclamation of Evangelist Harold Cammping was a sign of false prophets who usually caused their victims emotional, physical and psychological trauma.
Though it was reasonable for Christians to panic when the end time is mentioned, Rev Addai said they needed to be prepared all the time and that would ease the fear of what the end holds for them.
Since Evangelist Cammping�s doomsday prediction of Saturday, May 21 failed to come true, pastors and the public have been condemning him.
Rev. Addai stated: �This prediction is part of the many stories that the Scriptures say will be told by false prophets who will seek to deceive the world about when Christ would come.�
Men of God who have rubbished prophecies by so-called God�s servants who claim to know the exact date of the end time, cautioned Christians to remain steadfast and vigilant in serving the Lord so that they were not overtaken by events because Jesus would surely come again, although the time and date was not known.
Evangelist Cammping, aged 89, and founder of the Family Radio network in the United States, predicted that the world would end at 6pm on Saturday, May 21, 2011, based on his calculation on the date and time of �The Rapture�, by adding up numbers in the Bible.
As an independent minister who uses a network of about 66 radio stations and online broadcasts, Evangelist Cammping was able to convince thousands of people that the beginning of the apocalypse was near and the rapture would happen on Saturday evening, but his believers were disappointed.
By Stella Danso Addai
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