Dear Harold Camping: Repent and Believe the Gospel…

Well, that was anticlimactic…

The worst mathematician to ever charade as a false prophet...


The obvious and timeless words of Christ still stand as a rebuke to all false prophets (Camping), cults (Jehovah’s Witnesses) and date setters in general:

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone” Matthew 24:36

So we may need to put off worry about canker sores, gold rushes, and lonely cats for another day. The loony meanderings of an old man aside, Jesus’ eternal call to the world (including Camping) still stands as clear and concrete as it ever did:

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)

Unfortunately, Harold Camping has no part of this repentance in his personal life for being so tragically and publicly wrong.

One retired couple budgeted their entire life savings to last no later than May 21st so they could move to Orlando and live as Camping “missionaries” the past couple years. Others spent every last dime on donations to Family Radio or its propaganda literature. Millions of dollars have been spent by many average gullible American citizens to prop up May 21st as Rapture Day. Harold Camping is solely responsible for the fleecing of thousands of his sheep.

Word out of his radio ministry was that as May 21st ensued uneventfully Camping was “flabbergasted.” But just two days later his message changed again. Now, in order to save face with his most maniacal followers he will just keep conveniently changing the date. Third times a charm I guess!  

Until our next Rapture Ready countdown (October 21st!) God bless you and keep you.

Bryan Daniels


Author: Bryan Daniels

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband to Jessica, and a father of three boys: Josiah, Gideon and Judah. I teach high school math as a job, read reformed theology as a hobby, and write this blog just for kicks. With the rest of my time I coach football and track.

9 thoughts on “Dear Harold Camping: Repent and Believe the Gospel…”

  1. Well said and Amen. I do pray that Harold Camping repents, but what concerns me more is lack of discernment there is today concerning biblical truths. It’s as if our American culture, in specific, would rather be spoon fed sugar coated garbage from people like Harold Camping than seek the truth given to us from God himself within his word.

    May the Lord Jesus Christ protect and keep you and your family. Amen

  2. I think these people enjoy the power of controlling others..some people just want to believe SOMETHING so they feel their lives have been validated..not realising that people like Harold Camping are almost nearly all socio-paths who prey on those that seem vulnerable in a sense.
    We’ve just got to keep praying for them..and the people that he is suffocating..I pray his “followers” get the discernment to realise how much he is fleecing them.


  3. Good post, chief. Even Jesus doesn’t know when Jesus is coming back. Jesus said, “Blessed is the servant whose master finds him doing His will when he comes” not “blessed is the servant who knows when his master will come.”

  4. While I disagree with the verse Matt 24:36, I believe many do not understand its true significance (it is an allusion to both the Jewish wedding AND Yom Teruah) Harold Camping theory is so disturbing in the lack of ACTUAL biblical evidence to support it. Thank you for reminding me to pray for him!

  5. Lol I don’t mean I disagree with the verse, obviously the word of GOD is infallible! I mean I think over the years people have lost its true meaning due to our forgetfulness of the, dare i say, “Jewishness” of the scriptures.

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