Skip to comments.Biblical scholar's date for rapture: May 21, 2011 (Here We Go Again)
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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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?
If you believe it’s going to happen, it’s got to happen sooner or later!
Hal Lindsey must be envious.
I hope he is right, the sooner the better. I’m ready...
May 21 works well for me and my household, but then “no man knows the hour”.
"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.
Spin some tunes, PARTY!
—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—
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
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.
“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.
A day after my son’s 17th birthday. I told him to watch out what kind of video games he plays.
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.
He seems to base his understanding on what most would question.shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach"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."
Sorry, that won’t work for me I’m washing my hair that day. Have to postpone the rapture.
Sorry, that won’t work for me I’m washing my hair that day. Have to postpone the rapture.
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.
” . . . by the time the IRS comes looking for me well 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.
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.
What a maroon!
(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.
Ah yah beat me by 36 seconds
Wow. So that’s it, huh? Seems so anti-climatic, like the answer to life, the universe, and everything being 42.
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.
What part of, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42) do these people not understand?
Nobody knows the day nor the hour except the Father.
No, all you'll have to do is gut it out. Why work for the Feds when the end is near?
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!
Now why would you post a photo of Obama on a thread about religion?
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.
Last time he listed 2 dates in September of 94. Guess he didn’t learn.
“Now why would you post a photo of Obama on a thread about religion?”
Now that is funny!
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.”
Hehe. OTOH, THAT empty suit would do less damage!
(though I would have though his drink would have spilled or at least tipped over)
It is interesting that 153 is the sum of the cube of the first three odd integers,
My birthday is the 22nd.
It’s as likely as Al Gore’s ‘waterworld’...
And 17 is the sum of the first four primes, I’ve learned.
2 + 3 + 5 + 7 = 17
although a rebuilt temple might get my attention
Maybe he could find a way to incorporate 88 reasons Why The Rapture Will Be in 1988 into his current date-setting.