LOS ANGELES, CA -- In what is turning out to be another beautiful day in sunny southern California outspoken prison minister and author Marty Angelo spoke out harshly against doomsday prophet, Harold Camping at being allowed to make another false prediction that Jesus Christ was going to rapture the Christians last Friday.
"I know prison convicts who are serving life sentences for much lesser crimes than what this Christian 'Bernie Madoff' Camping keeps committing," Angelo remarked to a Los Angeles reporter. "There is an inmate today in a California prison serving 20 years to life for his third felony for robbing a grocery store to feed his family.
"Camping has fleeced his followers out of millions of dollars over the years without one law enforcement official ever looking into what he was doing was against the law.
"When someone doesn't provide a service or the product does not do what it is supposed to a customer is allowed to receive their money back or it could be considered a fraudulent transaction. But I do not see Harold Camping giving one red-nickel back to his donors or even apologizing for misleading them. It is amazing this man is allowed to walk the streets. Defrocked Jim Baker went to prison for far less offences.
"There are many other end-time doomsday Christian prophets out there who do not go as far as Camping does in actually giving a date of Jesus' return. But they are just as wrong as Camping by misleading people into believing Jesus is returning in this generation when the Bible clearly teaches the only generation Jesus was returning in was the generation living when He walked the earth.
"Futurism is destroying Christianity. It chips away at Christ's words and makes Him out to either be a liar or just plain wrong.
"Jesus Christ returned within His generation just like He predicted and destroyed the old Jerusalem religious system to usher in His New Jerusalem... the church... the true Israel -- consisting of both Jews and Gentiles who believe in Him, the seed of Abraham.
"Jesus Christ does not need Harold Camping to announce His coming because He has been here for over two thousand years... living within each one of His followers."