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Harold Camping’s New Rapture: Oct. 21, 2011. Do You Believe?

Tue., May. 24, 2011 11:46 AM EST
by Zondra Hughes

Harold Camping of Family Radio International.

Harold Camping’s believers sold their belongings and gave millions to the church in preparation for the Rapture.

Camping bought 5,000 billboards and spent millions to inform his fellow man that Jesus would return on May 21, 2011, to claim the righteous and leave the heathen behind to face the wrath, marking the end of the world as we know it.

Christians, who believe in the Rapture, protested Camping’s argument because he set a firm date to it, and explained  that the Good Book says that one cannot know the hour of Jesus’ return.

Atheists, who do not believe in the existence of God or believe in the Rapture, challenged Camping as well and hosted a nationwide series of Rapture-themed “After Parties” to celebrate the end that they knew would not come.

Agnostics wanted proof, of course, and further questioned why Harold Camping would be the man to receive the revelation anyway.

Popular photo shared on Facebook.

So, did anything happen on Saturday, May 21, 2011? Well, maybe. There were freak hail storms throughout the nation’s Midwest region.
There were funnel clouds reported in Wyoming, Texas and Minnesota and tornado sightings in Oklahoma, Kansas and Wisconsin.
(One of the most devastating storms in recent memory occurred on May 23, in Joplin, Mo., killing at least 119 people.)

For his part, Harold Camping says the Rapture happened, in a spiritual way:
“We were convinced that, on May 21, God would return in a very physical way by bringing in an earthquake and ushering the final five months of judgement. When we look at it spiritually, we find that he did come.”

Believers and non-believers alike must agree that Camping’s Rapture prediction has added a boom to the Rapture-fueled economy, with a pet care business that promised owners to care for their pet after the Rapture took place, and, of course, the screen-printed T-shirts with campy slogans: “I Survived the Rapture.”

However, these start-ups pale in comparison to Harold Camping’s Family Radio International portfolio, that, according to Forbes’ Peter Cohan, includes $80 million in contributions received between 2005 and 2009. In 2009, the organization reported $104 million in assets to the IRS.

Harold Camping and Family Radio International have reset his clock to reflect the new rapture deadline: Oct. 21, 2011.

He won’t be spending millions on billboards and advertising this time around.
“We’re not going to pass out any more tracts,” Camping told his believers. “ We’re not going to put up any more billboards — in fact they’re coming down right now. The world has been warned. The world is under judgment. We’re just learning we have to look at all of this more spiritual [sic]. But it won’t be spiritual on October 21.”

Harold Camping’s Rapture is now to occur on Oct. 21, 2011. Do you believe?

Throwback Vid: Tom DeLay says, “I Wish the Rapture Would Happen Tomorrow.” In this little known 2007 video, Tom DeLay says that he hopes “the Rapture will come tomorrow.”

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  • Tom

    A: No. I don’t.

  • Anonymous

    Harold Camping sounds like he plagiarized Jehovah’s Witnesses
    Jehovah Witnesses are a spin-off of the second Adventist which all came from the Millerite movement.American war of 1812 army captain William Miller is ground zero for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Yes,the “great disappointment” of Oct 22 1844 has never died out… it lives on in the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The central CORE doctrine of the Watchtower,yes the reason the Watchtower came into existence was to declare Jesus second coming in 1914.When the prophecy (derived from William Miller of 1842) failed they said that he came “invisibly”.
    —Danny Haszard been there folks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Cross/100001469499812 Barry Cross

    Thx for the heads up Harold! You rock my brother!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=856149871 Megan Steffens

      Please tell me your joking

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=856149871 Megan Steffens

      Please tell me your joking

  • Nauru

    Camping is a scammer looking to make a buck off incident people. But those who believe you are all loser. Giving money, selling house, giving up your pets. WTF people

  • Max .

    Here is a link to an audio from a spiritual group which is getting a lot of attention right now. They explain the difference between December 21, 2012 and Camping’s dart board throw prediction. This recording is apparently causing a lot of controversy!

    http://www.merkaba.org/audio/camping.htm

    • Mark Twang

      There’s one in every crowd, and you’re it here, apparently. Camping’s predictions were false, but you know the truth. Riiiight! The truth I see is, you’re here to spam people with your money-grubbing scam.

      Not a very propitious time for you, I shouldn’t think, but then another truth I know about people is that there’s a sucker born every minute.

      • Txwolfg3

        followed your stuff twang…DX = narcissistic personality disorder.  your between a rock and a real hard place as the only cure from that comes from God.  good luck to you.

        • Mark Twang

          Every time someone writes “your” when they mean “you’re”, Satan tortures and kills a cute, innocent puppy. Good luck with that, as the only cure is learning how to spell..

  • Soccercv3

    what a dumb ass

  • Soccercv3

    what a dumb ass

  • Mark Twang

    Nope. Don’t believe in talking snakes, pregnant virgins, water-walkers, or beasts with seven heads, either. These people are mentally ill.

    • Bryce

      Why do you have to bash people who believe what the Bible teaches? You seem to be a person who has to hurt others just to feel better. I don’t know why you do it, but it’s rude and childish. There’s nothing I can do to stop you or people like you, but I just thought I should ask.

      • Mark Twang

        And since you asked, I’ll be glad to answer.

        People who believe what the Bible teaches are usually not content with believing. They often also feel that they have to jam their belief up into everyone else’s face, shove it down our throat, and threaten us with eternal torture in hellfire if we don’t believe as they do. And they seem to do all this just to make themselves feel better. That would come under my definition of “rude and childish”.

        With that in mind, I think they can well and truly stand a little ridicule.

        • Bryce

          I understand where you are coming from. There are way too many people trying to force what they believe onto others. They don’t seem to understand how to share what they believe in a polite and civil way. You’re right in calling that rude and childish, I agree with you there. I just disagree when it come to the ridicule part, but if you feel you must, then go ahead.

        • Eke_stanly

          the reason why we try to make others believe in what we believe is to stop the misery unbelievers will face at the end of time

          • Mark Twang

            Too bad that “misery” is a mere mental picture with no basis in reality. Or rather, it’s not too bad – it’s very good for all the people who won’t be tortured by your nonexistent sky fascist. It’s just too bad that you’re wasting your time in life.

          • Anonymous

            “the reason why we try to make others believe in what we believe is to stop the misery unbelievers will face at the end of time”

            What are you talking about? That is your belief you chose to have, others who didn’t choose that belief dont’ believe that will happen. 

          • Mark Twang

            That’s not their point, of course. Their “belief” tells them that we only have one “choice” – worship their Angry Sky Daddy or fry. Our very unbelief is reason enough for “god” to torture us eternally.

            That, in any human being (“love me or I’ll burn you alive”) would be deemed criminal insanity.

            And of course, over the centuries, lots of “believers” haven’t been able to wait for “god” to do the burning. They did it themselves, to real, live human beings.

          • MC

            Atheism has done far worse in much less time.  Between Soviet Russia and Red China somewhere around 80-120 million people have been killed to advance “godless” communism (Marx’s quote, not mine- atheism was central to communism).

          • Mark Twang

            And now you make with the “tu quoque”? You’re pathetic even for a Christian.

          • mark twang got owned!

            once again, you got owned

          • mark twang got owned!

            and the entire thread began with a “tu quoque’ from yourself –  way to barely understand the meaning of the phrase!

          • Mark Twang

            No, it didn’t. Try looking up the definition. The original question was: do we believe Camping? I answered no, and expanded the answer to say that I don’t believe in the other nonsense in the Bible, and that people who do are mentally ill. That is not “tu quoque” by any stretch of the imagination. That was a deliberately controversial opinion. You can repeat meaningless phrases like “you got owned” from here to your mythical judgment day, but asserting something does not make it true. As MC has now learned to his chagrin.

        • MC

          “People who believe what the Bible teaches are usually not content with believing. They often also feel that they have to jam their belief up into everyone else’s face, shove it down our throat…”
           
          Funny, coming from a guy who felt the need to shove his nonbelief in everyone’s face through a post on the internet.  But you wouldn’t be insulting people’s beliefs just to make yourself feel better, would you?  That’d be rude and childish, I’ve heard.

          • Mark Twang

            The question was, do we believe in Camping. If I expanded my answer to say “no, and I don’t believe in any of the other nonsense that similar people promote”, that’s hardly off-topic, I think.

            It’s you “believers” who can’t deal with anyone criticizing your fairytales. But the rest of us are used to that, so it’s not even worth criticizing.

          • MC

            You had no criticism, only insults (after accusing others of being rude).  Regarding “fairy tales,” you might want to read Thomas Aquinas, Augustine of Hippo, etc.  I realize that it would be actual reasoning rather than the adolescent petulance of Richard Dawkins and the new atheists so it might be a struggle… but stick with it.  I’d also suggest checking up on Pascal’s Wager.

          • Mark Twang

            You’re not very bright, are you? I never accused anyone of being rude. After being told that my disbelief was rude in and of itself, I mentioned that people spewing hellfire threats when others decline to worship their imaginary heavenly psycho abuser could be perceived as a slight affront, too. Go back and read the thread chronologically. Oh, wait…chronology and logic is another thing you “believers” tend to ignore, isn’t it? Like the rest of reality.

            It may or may not surprise you to learn that I have already read Augustine, Aquinas, and a great number of books by “etc.” I’ve probably stuck with it more than you, in fact. Yet look! I still don’t buy the childish theology of people who believe in “raptures” and “tribulations” and tornadoes sent by God as a warning to sinners. That all still seems like fairytales to me, just like all the other fairytales from other religions that you don’t happen to believe in. Go figure.

          • MC

            You did call people rude.  That you did it in response to another post doesn’t change a thing.  No one insulted you here.  This thread was begun by you calling believers mentally ill (which was rude).  But, it’s not surprising that someone with such an immature mindset (never left the angry teenager stage, huh?) would resort to “But they called me rude first!”
            If you read Aquinas and Augustine, you’d know that they didn’t write about any raptures or tribulations but rather the rationality of faith.  But, again, there’s no arguing with Richard Dawkins and the new atheist religion.  You do understand that your vehemence in unbelief is no different than fanatical belief, right?  If you want a rational atheist, try Theodore Dalrymple.  He wrote an excellent essay called “What the New Atheists Don’t See.” 

          • Mark Twang

            That (most) “believers” are mentally ill is my personal opinion, but it’s based on years of observation. The opinion of “believers” that nonbelievers are going to a place called “hell” is their personal opinion, based on no actual observations or facts, just fairystories handed down from Bronze Age goat herders. Yet they get upset when someone says this. “Waaah! You’re being rude!”

            A diagnosis is not rude, even if it’s unpleasant to hear. I’m sure even a talking snake would agree.

          • MC

            At this point, you’ve created an army of straw men to knock down.  No one on here has said you’re going to Hell, yet you insist it happens all the time.
            You are far more fanatical about atheism than any Christian is about their faith than I’ve ever met.

          • Mark Twang

            Heh. I replied to myself by mistake. The post beginning “Sure I am, MC…” is for you.

          • Mark Twang

            Sure I am, MC. And no Christians ever talk about hell. (I notice you capitalize the word, which tells me something right there.) And certainly none have ever burned their fellow humans alive because they just couldn’t wait for “god” to do his own incineration. But compared to “god”, people who burn other people at the stake are merciful. Their victims soon expire and stop suffering. “God” keeps the “soul” alive for all eternity so it can never stop feeling pain.

            By the way, I never said I was an atheist, just that I don’t believe in fairystories. Funny how you automatically leap to conclusions about that, isn’t it?

          • mark twang got owned!

            dude, just shut-up, you got owned. 

            you made an argument against yourself and now you look like an immature a**hole.   just own up and stop being such a defensive pr*ck. 

            this guy has you ‘out-intellectualized’ a million to one.

          • Mark Twang

            In your mind, perhaps. I didn’t see it. But you sound a bit upset. Try again when your brain is working.

          • rohan

            In no way did he get owned…
             
            He made a very valid point. When one person believes in something supernatural that can’t be proven, it gets called a mental illness. When millions of people believe it, it gets called a religion. There really is no difference between the two. Pointing out that it’s unsuportable by evidence and that it’s on par with believing fairy tales may offend you but that is your problem. Perhaps the fact that you can’t provide evidence to support your beliefs makes you overly defensive when other people dare to criticise it.
             
            We have been conditioned to believe faith should be immune from criticism but there is no reason why it should be. After all, if you want to criticise someone’s political opinions they aren’t protected from being offended. It is just an inevitable consequence of voicing your opinions in the public sphere.
             
            When he talks about faith being shoved down our throats, I believe this is true. You don’t see atheists trying to make it illegal to believe in talking snakes. You do see christians and other religious groups trying to enact legislation so that everyone has to behave in a way consistent with their beliefs (gay marriage, abortion, contraception, etc all come to mind). If Christian nut-cases were content to just believe this rubbish and let other people live their own lives, it wouldn’t be such an issue for atheists.

          • Mark Twang

            Sure I am, MC. And no Christians ever talk about hell. (I notice you capitalize the word, which tells me something right there.) And certainly none have ever burned their fellow humans alive because they just couldn’t wait for “god” to do his own incineration. But compared to “god”, people who burn other people at the stake are merciful. Their victims soon expire and stop suffering. “God” keeps the “soul” alive for all eternity so it can never stop feeling pain.

            By the way, I never said I was an atheist, just that I don’t believe in fairystories. Funny how you automatically leap to conclusions about that, isn’t it?

          • Anonymous

            “Funny, coming from a guy who felt the need to shove his nonbelief”

            How does someone shove a belief he doesn’t have in everyones face?

          • MC

            That’s the thing with the new atheism- it’s a religion in and of itself- a cult of nonbelief.  That he doesn’t believe isn’t the issue.  He does exactly what he accuses the faithful of doing.  New atheists want to convert everyone into nonbelief- usually by insulting.

          • MagisterLudi56

            Describing what I see as your utterly ridiculous “beliefs” does not mean I want to convert you to mine. That is the specialty of people who think “belief” has consequences like “where will you be spending eternity?. Since I don’t, why would I want to convert you to or from anything? I’d say “nice try”, but it really wasn’t.

          • MagisterLudi56

            Describing what I see as your utterly ridiculous “beliefs” does not mean I want to convert you to mine. That is the specialty of people who think “belief” has consequences like “where will you be spending eternity?. Since I don’t, why would I want to convert you to or from anything? I’d say “nice try”, but it really wasn’t.

          • Mark Twang

            Sorry for the double post. Was using my mobile app.

          • Anonymous

            “Funny, coming from a guy who felt the need to shove his nonbelief”

            How does someone shove a belief he doesn’t have in everyones face?

      • WHATRAPTURE?

        People on our side of the debate want YOU to grow up. Camping has been wrong and will always be wrong so don’t give into his attention seeking. Not to mention his approach to the rapture was more childish than any opposing viewpoint (BOW TO GOD OR GO TO HELL AND BURN IN THE LAKE OF FIRE, mature much?). So to be honest, there’s no way you can be exempt from the verbal lashings. I don’t think anyone cares about hurting the Believers, we just want you to open your eyes and use your damn brain. You know where faith took us? The Crusades. Where has logic and science taken us? The Age of Enlightenment and the destruction of religious monarchies. Did you know back then people thought the wind and thunder was all God’s magic? Also, in the book of Deuteronomy, it was legal back then to sell your daughter and wife for half their age in goats. So exactly what teachings are you talking about? Oh, let’s not forget the crap that’s in the book of Leviticus, also. THIS IS WHY WE’RE ANGRY AND BASH YOU – NONE OF YOU THINK OUTSIDE THE BOOK. For the rapture believers, the saying goes “Fool me once, must be an invisible rapture. Fool me twice, it was an honest mistake. Fool me thrice, guess we’ll just wait longer until the next date.” If only “blind faith” was a renewable energy source.

  • Fespinoza801

    Is there any legal measures that any of those people scammed out of money and other things? Is there anyway to punish this guy legally as a con-artist?

    • Fespinoza801

      any legal measures that they can take*

      • Rhianon

        They don’t deserve legal recourse. These are adults, they should have known better.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4ROMK7Q3WDPIKBDZETKT6JLN2M Kristen

    Idiot. Completely stupid. He claims the calculations are from the Bible? Which one? One HE authored? The Bible says only the Lord God knows the second coming, and will occur when there are endless natural disasters and wars with very few believers, so he can come save us. I hate dumb people that want their ten seconds of fame… Lucky him. He gets TWENTY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kris-Rogan/100001394146472 Kris Rogan

      LOL, you must agree there are a lot of wars right now, as well as non-believers numbers are on the rise.  That is still only two out of the three though and your right no one but the father knows the hour.

      • Personn

        Um, actually no, the worlds always been at war, and it’s been worse (the world wars?), and while in America it might seem like that, in many countries Christianity is still a major faith.

  • Abc

    There was one error in this report. Harold Camping’s followers wouldn’t have given money to any Church. How do I know this? If you have studied what Mr. Camping teaches, he says the Church Age had ended in 1994 and believers are to flee the Churches, God is no longer in the Churches, Satan is ruling them. So his followers left their Churches long ago and those who listen to him today continue to leave. But its boloney! Christ’s return and the end was supposed to happen according to Mr. Camping in 1994, it didn’t happen so he changed it to the Church Age had ended. But as Mr. Camping always says, the Bible teaches these things and not him, he’s just telling us what the Bible teaches. Finally, 1994 showed he was a false teacher then, and May 22, 2011 showed he remains a false teacher. Mr. Camping needs to place the blame on himself and admit his wrongs then repent of all his false teaching and other sins to the public, then retire.

  • Yobo

    religion = fail 

  • Susan Strand

    what about putting some good jewish accountants on his paperwork for this corporation he has that is bilking millions from lonely cat-loving spinsters and crouchety old men and fainting women.  oh, on that thought, nevermind. Most of them probably graduated from 8th grade and should know better with modern TV and such. Fleece the herd all ya want.

    • Pegpru

      Wait just one minute! I am a cat-loving spinster – and a college educated professional. That being said, I reiterate my earlier statement: Camping is a moron.

  • Jared

    Oh, Jesus Christ, really?

    *Jesus raptures me*

    well, shit.

  • Dikdbebdew

     Hahaha biggest bullshit EVER! Who the hell would believe this one guy who thinks he knows all of this but has no proof.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=856149871 Megan Steffens

      paranoid people

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=856149871 Megan Steffens

      paranoid people

  • Raquel B.

    If anyone read their bible they would clearly know that no one knows (not even the angels or the Son) when Jesus will arrive to take His people. (Matt 24:36) This should challenge us to read our bible. It’s really sad that people will believe anything these days. Jesus IS coming soon (when, I dont know) but we need to be awake reguardless!!

    • Mark Twang

      Actually, no.

      Jesus has been “coming soon” for almost two thousand years. If you think that’s what the Bible is about, you have a reading comprehension problem.

      Here’s the Bible in three words: “Love one another.”

      All the rest is commentary, or pure nonsense.

    • Phunkh0u53

      Haha Battle fiction with fiction. That is very smart.

  • Jennifer

    This false prophet needs to open the good book and actually read it. Jesus didn’t come through the presence of those storm he will come back when he is ready and trying to rush it makes you look like a fool and you will be judged for it. I can’t wait to sit and watch October 21 2011 go by without a hitch.

    • Mark Twang

      If you believe this stuff is what Jesus cares about at all, you’re as bad as Camping.

      And if you ever stumble across an actual “true prophet”, please hurry back here and let us all know about it, y’hear?

      • Jaxgirl

        Looks like you’ve got the judgment seat all to yourself there, twanger. Enjoy it… Because this too shall pass. :)

  • Phunkh0u53

    I believe on Oct. 21 2011 Camping will undergo a series of stabbings, meteors, plague of locusts, and an illnes due to AIDS that will cause him to die a painful death. After this we will begin reconstructing Camping into a piñata filling him with candy and Jesus love. Spread the word!!!

  • ladyjane

    Mark T., I know that it sounds crazy and seems hard to believe, but that’s faith.

    • Mark Twang

      And I know this won’t make sense to you, but lots of us folks out here in logic-land are not terribly impressed with “faith”.

  • Pegpru

    I believe that Mr. Camping is a moron.

  • Kbenavid

    Read the Bible carefully. It says God will come like a THIEF IN THE NIGHT. Do you know when a thief is coming to steal your stuff? NO.

  • Mark Twang

    The truly astonishing thing about this story is that the problem many, many “Christians” have with Harold Camping is merely that he got the TIMING wrong.

    Those parts about Angry Sky Daddy snatching away all his merry little band of true believers, then torturing the remaining population for five months, then wiping out the sinful old world in a ball of flame? They’re absolutely cool with that, and really can’t wait till it happens to their friends and neighbors.

    And they think Camping is the one who makes their beliefs look bad?!

  • Jenscovil

    And you kiss your mama with that mouth?!

  • Stevie J

    At least its a Friday – dont know wether I’d have time mid week. 

  • guest

    Harold Craping is dead and doesn’t know it. What he needs is a change of diaper. Honestly no radio host is going to tell me when the world is going to end. He can barely tell a tree from a person, so why should we believe anything he says. He’s obviously schizophrenic. He needs to use the funds to buy some meds and be put in a home where he belongs. Preferably with duct tape on his mouth. Didn’t he read Matthew 24:36? No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Pathetic.

  • Blajnfnwn

    Really? The 89 year old schizophrenic made a mistake? NOOOOOO. Shocking!

  • Victoria Nicole

    All I have to say is this camping guy is crazy and Jehovah sends us warning of people like him through the bible… He’s wrong for trying to play as a mankind God and say when Jehovah will send Jesus back to earth. The bible clearly says no one knows the appointed time except for Jehovah. It also says do not listen to the ones who say he has come, do not follow them. So all those people following camping are just as bad as he is, they are proving to be the followers of camping and not Jehovah. Someone needs to tell this guy to go back and read the bible over again with out his self beleif, he’s a normal person a sinner just like the rest of us… He has his self all boasted up into thinking he is someone who he is not. Jehovah does not like boastfulness he prefers we be humble. We can all do great things, but it’s what we do and how we do it. This guy is misleading many, but that is their issue for following him instead of Jehovah. I feel sorry for them. No where in the bible does it say rapture… No where in the bible does it say we die and go to heaven. When we die we sleep and will sleep in our graves until Jesus comes to wake the dead by ressurection. And the earth will not be destroyed it will be renewed for Jehovahs followers to live apon, it is the wicked that will be done away with. It is sad my three very small sons know and understand what the bible really teaches more than this camping guy and his worshipers. Right now Satan controls this system of things and his time is running out. When Jehovah is ready his Kingdom will come and Jesus his son will rule over us.

    • Mark Twang

      Just calm down. “Jehovah” is a myth and a made-up name, too. It’s not in the Bible anywhere. Ask a Jew.

  • Lawdawg1411

    Nope. This man nor anybody for that reason will NOT know the date or hour of rapture. I believe in the bible and that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. This is a hoax and NOT true.

  • Ex-Fundie

    The rapture theory originated from a 15 year girl in 1830 who was institutionalized and feverishly ill.  Apparently she had “dream visions”.  2 Presbyterian preachers came to see her and she shared her “fever vision” with them and they took it and ran with it.  Many “Great Disappointments” have followed.  While there is SOME inspiration in the bible, it has been twisted, changed, interpolated … had books added and omitted and there has been loss in translation.  IF this book were inerrant and divine, why did MEN feel the need to change it?  People need to put their faith in the Divine and not in a book – and that means ANY book from ANY faith.  It’s dangerous and irresponsible.  Just  my opinion. 

  • Anonymous

    3rd times a charm right? LMAO

  • Mark Twang

    To take a slightly different approach to this: It’s hard sometimes to tell who is stupider, the people who get suckered by stuff like this or the media types who report it.

    Case in point: “Christians, who believe in the Rapture, protested Camping’s argument…”

    Without the commas that sentence would have been true. With them, it’s nonsense. Many Christians absolutely don’t believe in the “rapture” as any kind of significant doctrine. The whole thing was made up out of disparate Bible quotes less than 200 years ago. The Catholic Church, for instance, takes no position on it one way or the other, which means any Catholic is free to ignore or deny it.

    But never let a chance for enlightening the debate slip by when you can write easy, misleading prose instead.

    • Uncle Chuck

      That’s why Catholics ROCK!

  • SV

    SV
    Friends, name calling and personal zingers do not settle the question.  It only tends to inflame and distract from the issue. Harold Camping has twisted the Scriptures and mislead a lot of people.  And he has given opportunity to the enemy to speak evil of Christianity.  He is not the first, nor will he be the last (2 Peter 2:1-2).  He will answer to God for his error.  But false prophets and false teachers not withstanding, the fact remains that the universe did not come from nothing.  The Big Bang theory has failed to explain this, and offers no insight to a “first power” that would have caused such an unimaginable explosion in the first place.  There is also the fact of that pesky empty tomb in Jerusalem.  And it is certainly challenging to overlook the eyewitness testimony of Matthew, John, Peter, and Paul; men who gave their lives for what they had witnessed.  A good discussion of such matters could possibly be more productive(?).

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  • Hspenney

    No, I don’t beleive.  Christ won’t return until  all be fulfilled.  He told the Apostles “when YOU see the abomination of desolation spoken of Deniel the prophet then know that the end is near”.   The very choosing a particular day goes against scripture.  If He had said mid to late october I’d be more inclined to beleive him.  No man knows the day nor the hour.  Anyone who says he does is not in line with the bible.  One thing is for sure, If he does this enough times, he’ll be like the boy who called wolf.  Every time he takes another hit his crediblity gets less.  Soon he will be a stumbling block to the truth.  This is also spoken of in the bible “many shall come in my name”  but they will be false prophets.  We are told to be ready.  “For those that look for his appearing shall he come.”  I am looking forward to His coming.  What a great place to be when He does.  The prince of peace will bring peace and it won’t happen until He does.

    • Mark Twang

      Soon? How many times does he have to fail before he qualifies as a charlatan?

  • Taylor More

    He must be the antichrist

  • realist

    Absolutely not.  And the sooner people stop waiting for “God” to save the world, the sooner the world will become a better place.

  • realist

    Absolutely not.  And the sooner people stop waiting for “God” to save the world, the sooner the world will become a better place.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3YI5V2TXIL2U2VHMFUTIVTLRWA Raymond

    Harold Camping was wrong about May 21, 2011 and the rapture but he might be right about October 21, 2011. Right around this time and early November, Earth will encounter the tail of the comet Elenin…and the tail of this dragon might just be slinging out poison…like cyanide. In 2010, comet Hartley’s tail increased its cyanide output by five times as it neared the Sun and began to melt. I don’t know if Elenin is made of cyanide like Hartley was but if it is and we’re going through the tail in late October to early November, ELEnin might really turn out to be an Extinction Level Event. (nin[e]ELE[ven])

  • Anonymous

    I have learned that only God knows when the day, and the time when the Rapture is to come. Only those, who are believers need to make sure we are right with the Lord when that time comes. Other than that, why am I going to listen to someone, who is predicting a firm date and time, when the Lord clearly states no one knows the moment when God returns.