Why does preacher Will Graham (grandson of Billy Graham) deserve any more respect than Harold Camping after statements like this?
“The end of the world didn’t happen yesterday,” Graham said Sunday night, according to [the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association], “but Jesus is returning. God will bring this present world to a close. Time will come to an end.”
“Are you ready to stand before God?”
Graham said Sunday that the rapture is not something that can be predicted as the Bible indicates.
“Unfortunately for Harold Camping, he’s miscalculated. He does it based on numbers. He’s a brilliant engineer and he came out with some formulas trying to predict when the rapture is going to take place. The Bible clearly states we just don’t know the time,” said Graham before Sunday’s event, according to the Asbury Park Press.
But, for whatever reason, the people who are saying what Graham is saying — Jesus is coming back… at some unknown point in the future! — are thought of as the sane Christians.
Why is Camping considered a kook while Graham is considered “respectable”?
One thing’s for sure: At least Willy Graham can rely on donations coming in for an “unknown” number of years…