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Biblical scholar's date for rapture: May 21, 2011 (Here We Go Again)
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 1, 2010 | Justin Berton

Posted on 01/01/2010 12:01:39 PM PST by bogusname

Harold Camping lets out a hearty chuckle when he considers the people who believe the world will end in 2012. "That date has not one stitch of biblical authority," Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio, an evangelical station that reaches listeners around the world. "It's like a fairy tale."

The real date for the end of times, he says, is in 2011.

The Mayans and the recent Hollywood movie "2012" have put the apocalypse in the popular mind this year, but Camping has been at this business for a long time. And while Armageddon is pop science or big-screen entertainment to many, Camping has followers from the Bay Area to China.

Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he'd found: The world will end May 21, 2011.

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1 posted on 01/01/2010 12:01:39 PM PST by bogusname
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To: bogusname

Fantastic news! I’m going to stop paying my mortgage. And my taxes—by the time the IRS comes looking for me we’ll all be safely in heaven. Right? Right?


2 posted on 01/01/2010 12:03:48 PM PST by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: bogusname

If you believe it’s going to happen, it’s got to happen sooner or later!


3 posted on 01/01/2010 12:04:30 PM PST by Burkean
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To: bogusname

Hal Lindsey must be envious.


4 posted on 01/01/2010 12:05:10 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: bogusname

I hope he is right, the sooner the better. I’m ready...


5 posted on 01/01/2010 12:05:18 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: bogusname

May 21 works well for me and my household, but then “no man knows the hour”.


6 posted on 01/01/2010 12:05:30 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: bogusname
Gee, Harold didn't learn his lesson the last time he set a date and wrote a book about it. I went to hear him speak during that time and asked him to sign my copy of his book.

"Why should I sign it?" he asked "We won't be around anyway..."

Should have had him write that in my book cover and send it to him.

Give up, Harold. You haven't a clue.

7 posted on 01/01/2010 12:08:06 PM PST by arkady_renko
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To: bogusname; martin_fierro; Constitution Day

Spin some tunes, PARTY!

8 posted on 01/01/2010 12:08:13 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: bogusname

9 posted on 01/01/2010 12:08:20 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: ottbmare

—I wanna see if any of the driverless cars careening about hit any with the “If It Ain’t the King James, It Ain’t the Bible” bumper sticker—


10 posted on 01/01/2010 12:11:09 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: bogusname

All false “date setting” aside -

...those of us that believe in a future Rapture event - also know that it is NEVER taught as the “so called” end of the world


11 posted on 01/01/2010 12:11:19 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Correct


12 posted on 01/01/2010 12:12:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: bogusname
Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years

This is the kind of kook that the world uses to paint all Christians as lunatics.

If he has been "scrutinizing" his Bible for 70 years, why has he never run across Ecclesiastes 1:4:

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

I guess Jesus should have consulted with Harold Camping before He put in the Scriptures that He would have a kingdom on earth that would last for 1000 years.

13 posted on 01/01/2010 12:13:12 PM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: bogusname

“has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book”

Time to take retirement, Harold.

Your’re seeing things that aren’t there.


14 posted on 01/01/2010 12:13:26 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: bogusname

A day after my son’s 17th birthday. I told him to watch out what kind of video games he plays.


15 posted on 01/01/2010 12:14:07 PM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: bogusname

Well, I would guess that’s one day for certain that it won’t happen.

I agree on one aspect, the Mayan Calendar thing is a false flag. It has no basis in Bible Prophecy whatsoever. Much like Y2K 01/01/2000 didn’t either.

Just wait for the “rejoicing” when a 7-year peace treaty divides Israel. And, IMHO, creates a “Palestinian state”.

I’m sure many will proclaim “peace has finally come to the Middle East”.

And while it may seem to work for a short period of time, nothing could be further from the truth.


16 posted on 01/01/2010 12:15:53 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: bogusname
He seems to base his understanding on what most would question.
"Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D.," he began. "Now go to April 1 of 2011 A.D., and that's 1,978 years."
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

17 posted on 01/01/2010 12:16:34 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years

Like the teacher who claimed she had 30 years of experience and the principal replied, "No, you've had one year experience repeated 30 times."
18 posted on 01/01/2010 12:17:05 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Retain Mike

Sorry, that won’t work for me I’m washing my hair that day. Have to postpone the rapture.


19 posted on 01/01/2010 12:18:19 PM PST by AUH2O Repub ( SPalin/Hunter 2012)
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To: bogusname
I think he needs to do more bible Study...


20 posted on 01/01/2010 12:18:22 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Retain Mike

Sorry, that won’t work for me I’m washing my hair that day. Have to postpone the rapture.


21 posted on 01/01/2010 12:18:25 PM PST by AUH2O Repub ( SPalin/Hunter 2012)
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To: bogusname

22 posted on 01/01/2010 12:20:56 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: bogusname

Old dude previously predicted September 1994, followers gathered and were disappointed.

Summary of old dude’s new theory.

He decided that 5 represents atonement, 10 represents completion, and 17 represents heaven.

5 x 10 x 17 x 5 x 10 x 17 = 722,500.

Then he uses that number to count from the supposed date of Jesus’ crucifixion, and comes up with May 21, 2011.

If those numbers hadn’t worked, I’m sure he would’ve come up with some different ones.


23 posted on 01/01/2010 12:21:26 PM PST by john in springfield
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To: aruanan

LOL!


24 posted on 01/01/2010 12:22:14 PM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: ottbmare

” . . . by the time the IRS comes looking for me we’ll all be safely in heaven. Right? Right?”

Well, there’s either good news or bad news. If the Rapture should come that day, and you are born again you’re in good shape. But if you’ve never acknowledged that Jesus is Lord, that God raised Him from the dead, confused His Lordship with your mouth, then you’ll be here after that Rapture, telling the IRS that you were only joking about the unpaid taxes and asking if you may set up a payment program. Because WHENEVER the Rapture comes, unless you know Christ as your Savior, you won’t be safely in heaven. Don’t blame me. That’s what the Bible says.


25 posted on 01/01/2010 12:26:19 PM PST by righttackle44
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To: bogusname

Can’t be much of a Biblical “scholar”, seeing as how he’s totally ignored this little passage from Matthew 24

27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29Immediately 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:

30And 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.

31And 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.

32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


26 posted on 01/01/2010 12:26:58 PM PST by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: bogusname

What a maroon!


27 posted on 01/01/2010 12:27:10 PM PST by nobdysfool (Don't Tread On Me...)
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To: Russ

(as you’re already aware but to add to the thread)

Personally, I think Israel and/or Jerusalem represent the fig tree. This is a huge sign. That doesn’t tell us what day, of course, but it is a big sign of the times.

But it will not occur on a day of worldwide terror. That much is certain from the Scriptures.

It will be on a day of “business as usual”.

Matthew 24 KJV

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.


28 posted on 01/01/2010 12:27:34 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: chesley

Ah yah beat me by 36 seconds


29 posted on 01/01/2010 12:28:51 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: bogusname

Wow. So that’s it, huh? Seems so anti-climatic, like the answer to life, the universe, and everything being 42.


30 posted on 01/01/2010 12:30:53 PM PST by behzinlea
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To: bogusname

A wrong premise will always lead to a faulty conclusion.

1729 is an interesting number. It can be written as the sum of the cube of 9 and 10.


31 posted on 01/01/2010 12:31:40 PM PST by Keflavik76
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To: bogusname

What part of, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42) do these people not understand?


32 posted on 01/01/2010 12:33:04 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: bogusname

Nobody knows the day nor the hour except the Father.


33 posted on 01/01/2010 12:35:15 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: righttackle44
then you’ll be here after that Rapture, telling the IRS that you were only joking about the unpaid taxes and asking if you may set up a payment program.

No, all you'll have to do is gut it out. Why work for the Feds when the end is near?

34 posted on 01/01/2010 12:35:49 PM PST by xone
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To: bogusname

Lets see.Camping is 88. 88 is the number of keys on a piano. So after trying to figgure out this bible puzzle for over 70 years the best he can come up with is that date?
Well first problem I have with the 33 AD date is Jesus was not born in year zero because Herod the great died a few years before that. The calendar got screwed up along the line...so that means we are past the date that Camping predicts. Somebody ask him how come he was not raptured will you?I am booking a cruise in 2011 to celebrate!


35 posted on 01/01/2010 12:35:52 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: bogusname
I wonder if he used the same math as William Miller who predicted October 22, 1844 as the day Christ was to return to earth. Also known as the Great Disappointment.


36 posted on 01/01/2010 12:40:34 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: JoeProBono

Now why would you post a photo of Obama on a thread about religion?


37 posted on 01/01/2010 12:41:34 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: Keflavik76

Interesting that you say that. I’ve been rereading on 153 of late. Where it is noted the Disciples caught 153 fish on the other side of the boat (and had to drag the net to shore).

153 is a triangular number. 3 sides of 17.

And 1(3) + 5(3) + 3(3) = 153.

153 is also the product of 9 [3(2)] and 17.


38 posted on 01/01/2010 12:42:22 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: bogusname

Last time he listed 2 dates in September of 94. Guess he didn’t learn.


39 posted on 01/01/2010 12:42:56 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

“Now why would you post a photo of Obama on a thread about religion?”

Now that is funny!


40 posted on 01/01/2010 12:43:16 PM PST by Keflavik76
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To: bogusname

Mr. Camping, read Matthew 25:13. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.”


41 posted on 01/01/2010 12:43:26 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

Hehe. OTOH, THAT empty suit would do less damage!

(though I would have though his drink would have spilled or at least tipped over)


42 posted on 01/01/2010 12:44:00 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle

It is interesting that 153 is the sum of the cube of the first three odd integers,


43 posted on 01/01/2010 12:49:21 PM PST by Keflavik76
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To: Burkean

Just Damn!

My birthday is the 22nd.


44 posted on 01/01/2010 12:49:26 PM PST by airdalechief
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To: bogusname
I am not surprised. You have the whole “Left Behind” crowd that believes this stuff. The one thing that that all have in common, all their prophecies concerning the Last Days have been wrong, but that will not stop them. All these wacky attempts at trying to identify Gog and Magog, the Beast, the mark of the Beast, the False Prophet, and whether you are post-trib, pre-trib, etc is all a bunch of religious clutter keeping people from the key that unlocks all Scripture.
45 posted on 01/01/2010 12:52:17 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: bogusname

It’s as likely as Al Gore’s ‘waterworld’...


46 posted on 01/01/2010 12:52:52 PM PST by GOPJ (Success is cast as evil and punished while failure is blamed on others and rewarded.-Rand)
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To: Keflavik76

And 17 is the sum of the first four primes, I’ve learned.

2 + 3 + 5 + 7 = 17


47 posted on 01/01/2010 12:54:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

48 posted on 01/01/2010 12:55:44 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: F15Eagle

although a rebuilt temple might get my attention


49 posted on 01/01/2010 12:57:37 PM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: bogusname
Camping, 88,

Maybe he could find a way to incorporate 88 reasons Why The Rapture Will Be in 1988 into his current date-setting.

50 posted on 01/01/2010 12:59:13 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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