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This is a series of posts on NoSuperHeroes based on the Top Questions I receive in my Grace Seminars. Come back each day to see how we answer our questions without changing the message of Grace!

Top Question: I’m afraid of Judgment Day. What will happen when I stand before God?

As I grew up, I heard sensational stories of Judgment Day. One particularly memorable version has believers who appear before the Judgment seat of God. Behind the Lord, is a giant TV screen that will show every action, thought, word, and attitude.

Well, we know this is a bleak picture. It sends tremors of fear through our bodies. An altar call is given at the youth rally and people tremble fearfully into the kingdom.

Effective, but misguided.

Recently I came across an article which stated that Harold Camping will no longer proclaim to know the date of the end of the world and the Return of Christ.

Thank God!

If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Camping, he has proclaimed the end of the world on several occasions. His evangelism of this idea was not limited to the United States. While in Swaziland, I saw countless billboards which touted May 21, 2011 as Judgment Day.

As we all know, this day came and went.

As a missionary, this message makes our job much more difficult. We lose respect and look like fanatics among those we attempt to make inroads with.

Camping finally acknowledged his error. In the article mentioned above, it reports that Camping, age 90,  said he had “learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God’s hands and he will end time in his time, not ours.” He also said he “humbly recognizes that God may not tell his people the date of his return.”