Challenging the false teachings of Harry Walther

NOTE: We're leaving this particular article up so you can see for yourself that NOTHING Harry Walther has "prophesied" ever came true! According to Walther, the "rapture" was supposed to happen June 8-9, 2011. Well, we're all still here! Can anyone say: FALSE PROPHET? There are tons of people in this world who try to pass themselves off as prophets and even Messiahs. "Pastor" Harry Walther is just one of many. What these people don't seem to get is that, in biblical times, prophets were killed if every word they prophesied failed to come true.


"Pastor" Harry Walther is clearly another of the "false prophets" that the Bible warns us about. His outrageous "warnings" - designed to scare people into believing in Jesus - can be found on his website "Satan's Rapture". Among Walther's "teachings" is his megalomaniac belief that his name can be found in the "Bible codes" as one of those who is to be "raptured".

The only problem is: To date, he has refused to produce evidence about how he arrived at this conclusion! As a matter of fact, when confronted with facts that clearly dispute his cited Scripture "proofs", Walther seems to be on a treadmill: He adamantly and incessantly repeats his original assertions without attempting to present any further evidence....


Calling himself a "pastor" who supposedly gets his "inside" knowledge from some unnamed "Bible Decoder Program", Harry Walther makes the following wild, completely unfounded and totally unverifiable assertions:

I found the above Bible Code using my Bible Decoder Program. This matrix actually shows my name, HARRY WALTHER, encoded with RAPTURE and the year, 2011 AD Hebrew Calender [sic].....This code actually shows myself (HARRY WALTHER) going up vertically from RAPTURE- 2011 AD at the base. At the top is FIRST FRUITS which represents the First Fruits of the Christians who are accounted WORTHY (encoded) and taken through the OPEN DOOR (encoded) into Heaven.

When The Refiner's Fire asked for the exact Scriptures so we could verify for ourselves, Walther responded:

The Bible Code is in hebrew [sic] and I translate the hebrew wods [sic] in English for people to understand. NEVER said the Bible Code is in English.

He didn't bother to address this issue again when we told him that we have a Hebrew Tanach ("Old Testament") and very much wanted those Scriptures along with whatever "code breaker" he was using....

On his site Walther goes on to explain:

The year 2011 AD is the Hebrew Year of 5771 AD. This actually starts SEPT 9 2010 AD in our English (Gregorian) Calendar and runs to SEPT 28 2011 AD ( Hebrew Calendar is 3.2 months ahead of our English Calendar).

COULD "FIRST FRUITS" MEAN THE EXACT DAY?

"First fruits" is an actual Holiday in The Hebrew Calendar. It is SHAVUOT, which celebrates both the "first fruits" of the Harvest as well as The Day believed to be when GOD gave The Torah, The Five Books, To Moses.

There are several problems with Walther's analogy:
  1. "First Fruits" is NOT "Shavuot". Shavuot is 50 days AFTER First Fruits. Shavuot was fulfilled by the coming of the promised Holy Spirit of God (Ruach HaKodesh) in power on the disciples of Yeshua in the Temple. It has/had nothing, whatsoever to do with Harry Walther!

  2. YESHUA has ALREADY fulfilled the feast of First Fruits! There is NO WAY Harry Walther, or anyone else is going to fulfill that feast yet again - or try to force a meaning into that isn't there! Yeshua was the "firstfruit" of God's harvest, from the moment He rose from the dead. (Please see how Yeshua has so far fulfilled the first four of the seven Biblical feasts.)

  3. The NEXT Biblical feast to be fulfilled is Rosh Hashana, the Feast of Trumpets. Matthew 24: 29 tells us that Yeshua will return "with a great sound of a trumpet": 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Even though Matthew 24 clearly and undeniably states: 36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone"; and 44 "For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will," Walther insists:

COULD JUNE 8-9, 2011 AD BE THE EXACT DAY WHEN THE FIRST RAPTURE HAPPENS AND THE GREAT TRIBULATION STARTS?

Firstly, the Bible never mentions the word "Rapture", let alone "two Raptures" - or their supposed time tables! (And the "Great Tribulation" only starts once the "Antichrist" signs that seven year peace treaty with Israel!) We are told that those who are His will be "caught up" or "gathered together":

Matthew 24: 31 "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other...."

1 Corinthians 15: 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

Not only does Walther insist he knows the "date and the hour" of the "Rapture", despite the fact that the Bible tells us NO ONE INCLUDING MESSIAH HIMSELF knew it while He was on earth, he also makes the following assertions which suggest that God is NOT all-knowing, all-seeing, or totally omniscient - let alone, capable of restraining "the great surge of evil in the world...beyond 2011 AD":

I believe that JUNE 8-9 2011 AD is one of five possible Encoded Dates ("five futures") when The First Rapture can happen and possibly the latest of five dates.

I seriously doubt if GOD can restrain the great surge of Evil in the world today much beyond 2011 AD: (2 Thes:2:7). Bio & Nuclear Terrorism, Iran & North Korea developing nuclear weapons, Violent Crime, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Abortion as Birth Control, Rampant Immorality & Pornography Causing The Spread of/ Mutation of AIDS, Global Starvation, Worsening world economy,

If GOD tarries much beyond the year 2011 AD, there may not be a world left to save and The Divine Plan of Revelation and the "Great Harvest of Souls" (Rev:7:14) just a dream.

On top of everything else, Walther gives credit to God's enemy, Satan:

Satan does not know "The Day or Hour," But he may know The Year.

What part of NOBODY KNOWS... doesn't Harry Walther understand? Why would God allow Satan, His enemy - a CREATED BEING - to know this? Furthermore, who cares whether Satan knows? Will that change the outcome as to who goes to heaven or hell?

Not only does he give credibility to the liar Satan, but then he goes on to use Nostradamus in order to prove his points:

Through Nostradamous, Satan sets a Window FOR THE COMING OF ANTICHRIST, soon after the Start of our Millenium: seeming to focus between 2006 and 2012- 2018 AD and not far into the Year 2050 or 2099 AD.

Satan is waiting for The First of Two Rapture Events to occur. Then amidst the mass panic, chaos and confusion, The devil will bring forth AntiChrist, The Beast, as his twisted Savior.

And WE are waiting for Walther to provide the exact Scriptures that prove that Satan is waiting for "the First of Two Rapture Events to occur"! He makes totally bogus statements that absolutely cannot be backed up by Scripture because they are his PERSONAL OPINIONS! That is what "false prophets" do....they provide just enough Biblical information mixed in with their opinions to make their ideas sound plausible. That's why it's so important to know what the Bible does and doesn't say!

As you can see, Harry Walther makes many strange and unfounded, and often contradictory assertions on his site. He blasts "the church" and those who believe in Santa Claus, but yet says nothing about the lie of Christmas which insists that Jesus was born on the 24th of December; or Easter, which mixes the Resurrection with the pagan fertility goddess via a mythical egg-laying bunny. When confronted about why he doesnt' take his belief a step further by insisting the world needs to be Torah observant, Walther replied:

Following The Torah was the Old Covenant (of GOD) with the nation of Israel. As Christians, we follow The New Covenant, JESUS Teachings as Love fulfills The Law. Just as we do not sacrifice a lamb of goat on The day of Atonement any long as practiced in The Torah.

Walther apparently can't grasp the fact that God gave us a New Covenant via Yeshua, NOT a new Torah (which God said would stand forever)! As for the "Old Covenant" we highly suggest Walther and all his followers check out what Torah is and what the Word actually says about WHO YHWH's people are - because Walther is leading his followers straight towards satan with his "NT-only" "churchianity" drivel!

When asked why his site doesn't show any Bible codes that proves his name is in the Bible indicating that Walther was to be "raptured" in 2011 AD, he responded:

On all Bible codes I give the text location where the code matrix is found. I do not post these matrtix [sic] because it takes up too much graphc [sic] space = cost is too high.

When asked what made him think the Antichrist would be revealed on June 6, 2006 (6/6/06) - especially since God goes by the Biblical feasts and His own, appointed times, rather than the Gregorian calendar, Walther responded:

Actually the Bible Code says 5766 = YEAR OF THE BEAST. 5766 = the Hebrew year for 2006. (all Bible Code dates are based upon Hebrew Calendar). This means Antichrist will be revealed this year. The question is how?....I don't know if Antichrist will be here on JUNE 6 2006... ? it is possible. (if so, it would forever cast him into an evil light as 6606 =666). But if he is not, I believe this is the DAY when God wants me to reveal his name & identity to the world. (this is also in The Bible Code, in Exodus).


So, according to Harry Walther, codes in the book of Exodus, let him - the man who thinks his own name is encoded in the Bible - reveal the name and identity of the Antichrist on 6/6/06.....

Well, 2006 has long come and gone and guess what? Walther named "MAITREYA"! the 5th Buddha! He goes on to warn us not to say the name of the Antichrist! So be sure to not speak the name of MAITREYA while you are burning the Book of Romans from your Bible! Well, we are certain that, by now, our audience "gets the picture"....Rather than to challenge each ridiculous point Walther (and others like him) makes on his long, convoluted "sensationalized" web pages, The Refiner's Fire invites you to get into the Scriptures for yourself and, along with the help of the Holy Spirit, learn to be able to discern off-the-mark teachings of the likes of "Pastor Harry". Satan is very busy trying to deceive the world before the end arrives. Don't allow the Harry Walthers of the world to mess with your mind!