Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,
that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
The imminency crowd reads right over that, or comes up with convoluted explanations to dismiss it's plain meaning.
Exactly. The sad part about the Camping trip has been that it gives the theologically ignorant and unlearned here on FR the opportunity to display their ignorance by attacking the scriptural doctrine of the rapture. Camping provided the opportunity to set up and knock down theological strawmen.