Well, that was anticlimactic…
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.