Skip to comments.Apocalypse not now: The Rapture fails to materialise
Posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping looks likely to be less than rapturous after his prediction that the world would end on Saturday failed to materialise.
The 89-year-old Californian preacher had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm in each of the world's time zones, with those "saved" by Jesus ascending to heaven and the non-believers being wiped out by an earthquake rolling from city to city across the planet.
But as the deadline for the Apocalpyse passed in the Pacific islands, New Zealand and Australia, it became apparent that Camping's prediction of the end of the world was to end not with a bang but with a whimper.
Only on Twitter did the supposed armageddon sweep the world, with users expressing their mock disappointment at the lack of dead people rising from their graves.
New Zealander Daniel Boerman tweeted: "I'm from New Zealand, it is 6:06PM, the world has NOT ended. No earthquakes here, all waiting for the rapture can relax for now. #Rapture"
In Australia, Jon Gall of Melbourne was unimpressed by the lack of fire and brimstone. He tweeted: "#Rapture time here in Melbourne. A rather quiet sort of rapture if you ask me.
"Well we have had the #Rapture going for 50 minutes now. So far it hasn't interrupted my fish & chips and glass of stout."
In Brisbane, KillaJeules, was similarly disappointed by the lack of a Hollywood blockbuster ending: "So it's 6:37pm here in Brisbane, Australia. No earthquakes. No beaming up of Christians. No zombie apocalypse. No surprises haha."
Camping, a retired civil engineer, has built a multimillion-dollar, non-profit ministry based on his apocalyptic predictions. He previously predicted that the world would end in 1994.
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Damn....and I ran up all my credit cards.
I started smoking.
The days not over yet.....
Wait, does this go by Central Time or the 0 on the international date line?
I now have an over-due lieberry book.
I now have an over-due lieberry book.
Damn. I’m most depressed there won’t be any zombies to shoot.
It was a dress rehearsal.
When is dinner?
it would be wasted re most of the deaf and blind among us...
Guess what? The Bible never mentions the end of the world. See www.prophecyquestions.wordpress.com.
According to Camping, it went by time zone. So the earthquakes should've began around nine hours ago on Christmas Island. They should be hitting Moscow right about now. Everything east of Moscow should already be wiped out.
Feh. A big disappointment. Well, at least I didn't quit my job, kill my pets and blow through my savings accounts like some people did. Those folks are gonna have it pretty rough tomorrow.
Although I **WAS** tempted to leave an empty set of clothing and shoes on the doorstep of a neighbor. . .
Has anyone seen Harold Camping?
Maybe he was raptured and everyone else on the planet has been Left Behind.
The Rapture did not fail to materialize - it will materialize right on God’s schedule. Rather the false prophet failed to check his Bible before making such a prediction.....
Remindsme of On The Beach...
It’s not 6:00 pm in Kenya yet.
This will end badly for the preacher fraudster. I'm sure he has got God's attention, and not in a good way.
I'll bet he is stuffing pillowcases with cash right now, and looking for his passport. “So long suckers! Don't look for me, I got raptured.”
It should go without saying, but the media was just bringing an undue amount of focus on this kook in an attempt to paint all Bible believers as such. How about a single report of what ALL Scientologists believe in, since most Americans still don’t even actually know.
Music to read this thread by...
I’ve been ignoring all this hullabaloo since it seems pretty clear that Jesus said we don’t know the date and time, to paraphrase.
Do most Christians believe in the concept of Rapture? I thought I’ve read in the past that Rapture isn’t described in the Bible. Looks like Bible study is in my future.
Maybe he meant the rupture so people would use care when lifting heavy things.
...I feel sorry for Camping spending all that money.....but he may have done some good...
..lots of folks might have had second thoughts about their souls and where they will spend eternity....if so, the money was well spent....
..besides, it's not 6pm in America yet.....if God chose this day, it could yet happen.....at any second!
After he sucked up all of the fool’s millions then a doing a disappearing act may not be unexpected.
The Word says no man knows the day or hour, not even the angels in Heaven know. But I rest assured by His Word that it WILL happen. It will be a world-wide cataclysmic event and there will be no denying what and who He is when it does. People have been trying to predict this event for a long time now and are just sensationalizing. Just like in Noah’s day, folks became numb and tired of hearing it. You can only do that “warning” thingy so many times and then you get: “Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard it before...” along with a bunch of mockery...until the rain drops started falling and then it was too late. Even so, Lord Jesus come quickly!
No. It is a novelty invented in the 1800s.
No zombies to shoot??? Wait until election day, there were 53 million zombies in 2008.
I haven’t been following this thing very closely, but I understand the fun & games were to start here at 6:00 p.m.
That would’ve really cheesed me off, because the races at our local dirt track start at 6:30.
Our field of drivers, and spectators have been pretty sparse all season because of the lousy economy / weather.
It would’ve been even worse if some of them... well, you know.
The Rapture occurred on schedule. Nobody made the cut.
They have great studies (including on the Rapture) that are MP3 downloads.
A really easy fast way to do Bible studies.
A rolling Rapture. But how would have God dealt with Block Island and Indiana that don’t recognize Daylight Savings Time?
The Lost Commandment: “Lift with the legs, not with the back.”
Perhaps it’s just that we ALL got “left behind”.
Reminds me of the Jim Jones crap, only no mass suicides.
Bible prophecy has not been fulfilled yet.
And only GOD knows when He will sound the Trump calling the Bride (Rapture). Not even JESUS knows the hour or day that order will be given.
And this kook thinks he knows before God has decided it’s time?
And their will be no time zones involved, just a catching away of the Bride of Christ, in the twinkling of a eye when the Trump is sounded.
All those not Christian will remain to endure 7 years of h on earth, before they are called to be judged.
That is my understanding of it.
Right on target. To much prophecy still to be fulfilled.
The Bible says there will be many false prophets. This is just 1 of many to come.
Dress rehearsal ? You wore a dress when ya thought it was the end ?
Kinky.... Telling but none the less kinky....:o)
A few days later, a cartoonist in the AZ Republic did a cartoon showing the group on the hill, with the leader holding a dog in his arms.
In the next scene, there was a "poof," a cloud, and . . . the dog was gone, but the people were still there.
Maybe it did happen and everyone here didn’t catch the bus?
Dang, even I’m still here.
And more now.
Except for the earthquakes and stuff, I think it did happen...just nobody left
I haven't gotten any phone calls this morning from the Christmas Islands so they may be gone.
Normally I might agree with a comment like this. However, it was Camping himself (and his followers all over the world) who brought all the attention. Billboards everywhere. Traveling caravans. 100 radio stations blasting 24/7.
Yes, the media will take it and run with it, but the kook himself was the one throwing all the dust in the air.
Cows jumping over the Moon damaged Obamas Mother Ship. They were jumping due to the Obama Recovery.
For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1st. Thess. 4:16-17).
‘Then we who are alive’ refers to Christians still living.
It is called by several names Rapture (which is a man coined phrase), Catching Away of the Bride, calling of the Bride...the Bride are those who accept Christ as their Savior. And that does not include the CINO’s (Christian in name only). They will be Left Behind, with the unbelievers.
All will happen in the twinkling of an eye, and only GOD knows the day and hour, not even Jesus knows when the Trump will be ordered sounded.
Try reading the Left Behind series it is fictional, but tells what to expect in plainer, easier to understand form. It explains the mark of the Beast, 1 world religion, 1 world dictator, the opening of the 7 seals, the pouring out of the bowls.
It is according to Happy Hour at your local Pub. It’s 6 O’clock Somewhere.