As a evangelical Christian I think people like Harold Camping and his cult of followers give the bible a bad name. Jesus clearly stated that no one would know the time or the hour of his return and using numerology won’t help. I’m glad this guy went out on a limb and foolishly predicted an exact day for ‘the Rapture’ to occur so that God can show the world how wrong he is. However, his silly prediction simply gives unbelievers that might have been reached and saved ammunition to dispute the veracity of biblical scripture and laugh off real Christianity. Mr. Camping is a false teacher and will answer to God for his actions.
No one can give the Bible a "bad name", they can only give themselves a bad name ...which Mr Camping has succeeded in doing ..
As hard as it may seem to believe..God will be glorified in this ...it was not ever Gods "mistake" it was the words of a false prophet..
God remains sovereign over the end of time .... He knows the end from the beginning...