Wanting to know how in the world Harold Camping decided May 21 would be the beginning of the end? Today I’m linking to a recent post by New Testament scholar, author, and blogger Scot McKnight. In it he walks through the profoundly flawed logic used by Camping to arrive at the May 21st (now October 21, I hear) date.
Beyond explaining one man’s thought process, however, it’s a valuable illustration that not everything people “see,” “find,” and “discover,” in the Bible is genuinely biblical (i.e. true and/or intended by the authors of Scripture). We’d all be better off if we used a bit of caution before labeling ideas and opinions as “biblical,” wouldn’t we?
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