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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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.
Stop judging me!
Besides, it’s said “formal dress.” So I bought a formal dress.
Last time this happened was when I showed up at Gettysburg in a dress.
I grew up in Mississippi, and we always said that Central time was God's time. So once 6pm rolls by Mississippi, I think we can all pretty much write this prediction off. The only business left will be to "stone the false prophet" as we use to laughingly say.
You mean the “Holiday” Islands?
Well at least ya have the legs for it....:o)
I’d had thought you’d backed off chasing skirts after that incident in Scotland.
Hope yer well Larry...stay safe buddy !
As I am a medieval specialist nerd, “The Bible guarantees it!” reminds me of the call for the first crusade cry of “Deus vult!” or “God wills it!”
Guess I’m going to hell cause I’m still here.
You really believe Camping's followers paid for 100 radio stations to air their claims 24/7? Who told you that, if I might ask?
He doesn’t come close to 0’s fraud.