Harold Camping Thinks Mary Is a Whore

The above title is misleading. Harold Camping has not, to my knowledge, said that Mary was a whore. But I can argue that he thinks so.

Misleading titles can be disappointing. I was disappointed by a misleading title today. I saw a news headline reading Tearful SA rapture man seeks forgiveness, and I thought good news! Amidst all this making fun of many desperate people, at least one person has owned up to his gross error and wants to make things right.

Then I kept reading.

Making things right for this guy means spreading the word about the new Oct 21 date, which in my mind is not really seeking forgiveness. Hence, I felt misled by the title and decided to pass it on to you.

I can intelligently say that Harold Camping probably would not affirm the statement “Jesus is a child of prostitution”, and yet using his own interpretive method, an argument can be made that he thinks just that.

In an episode of one of Camping’s radio broadcasts called To God be the Glory, Camping offers a reading of Joel 3.3 (Heb 4.3). To understand who the יֶלֶד yeled (child, youth) mentioned in the verse is (wonder why he doesn’t care about the girl?), Camping appeals to another use of יֶלֶד in Isa 9.6 (Heb 9.5), after all- let Scripture interpret Scripture- right? The ילד there is the Wonderful Counselor. And we all know who that is! Jesus! Since Jesus is the ילד in Isa 9, he is also the ילד in Joel 3. Terrific exegesis.

Since we’re gonna let Scripture interpret Scripture- Camping should finish the game he’s playing. Jesus isn’t just the ילד in Isa and Joel. Why can’t he be one of Hosea 1.2’s ילדי זנונים (children of prostitution)? In Camping’s BH lexicon, Jesus qualifies. Jesus was a child of prostitution. Hence, Mary is a whore. That or God is a gigolo.

1 Response to “Harold Camping Thinks Mary Is a Whore”



  1. 1 Reverse Rapture | Exploring Our Matrix Trackback on May 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

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