I can only speak to my self concerning this matter and I agree with you here I did come to grips after these dates came and gone because I truly believed these dates at that time. However, when the dates came and gone I had to reexamine everything and anything. You see Lee God has to give one understanding of truth in His time I cannot force it no matter what anyone told me if God has not given me understanding I would have never seen truth in any doctrine.
Lee, again, I can only speak of myself I will not pretend I know the hearts and very intents of what others may have thought here. I leave all this to the Lord. If you go back when I came back to this site I believe God forced me to look again because these dates came and gone as you said I was not going to still believe something that has not taken place am I?
You see Lee, this is what the word of God does it corrects, reproves, and instrusts the believer as I said we all know in part and we decalre in part. However, I also believe spiritual truth does not come by the power of my own mind but by the Spirit of God and at times we all will fall short of understanding God's word none of us here has a corner on truth. All this serves the believers even these false conclusions that I believed in I was dead wrong I have no problem at all in declaring this as I went into great detail concerning this but I am greatful for God showing me where I went wrong how subtle Satan can be and to look to only the word and the Spirit for correction concerning truth we cannot lift any man up no matter how nice he may seem or how eloquent he may be. If anyone comes with something that is not faithful then we in love should try to correct him by the word if he does not see it then we should leave it with the Lord and in the mean time pray for the dear soul because not one of us always taught truth we all have missed in some major doctrine others not so much and others that may even think that they have truth concerning the very foundation of the nature of salvation can be wrong on the very core of the nature of salvation this is the foundation we should all be building upon. However, again, God has to reveal truth to the one that is not saved and has a wrong foundation and is building upon sand.
Lee, Iam still on a learning curve here and I am still learning and looking at anything and everything over to make sure my calling and election is true this is what the word does for the believer as we see in, 2 Peter 1:10 and 2 Cor. 13:5. The true believer will look in the mirror of God's word to make sure he is on track and yes from time to time he will make an ajustment because he should still be growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. Those thinking that they have arrived and knows it all these sad people are just self decieved sad to say, thinking they have truth when the fact is, God must give one repentace to even see the truth. The prideful man will not accept these facts he cannot do a thing to get himself saved it must come from the work of God, John 6:29, not from the power of man. This is what I have been sharing in my last 4 posts. Gary
<quoted text>I believe he should be, if his repentance is genuine. But, only "God" knows that for sure.
The only thing that gets me is the fact that Mr. Camping and his disciples rejected every sort of correction given. And it wasn't until after the fact that anyone decided to apologize and repent. Gary, himself, returned to this thread and said that he was corrected by the scriptures, and he, too, apologized. My contention was; if the scriptures had corrected anyone, Harold Camping and his disciples would have abandoned the whole false-prophecy even before the dates came and went! So, as I believe, it wasn't the scriptures that corrected anyone, but the fact that May 21st and October 21st came and went without incident.