“It’s too bad that a Christian didn’t, at that point, offer the man compassion & love & assurance.As to the cynics, it’s all fine and good that they carried on like the heathen that they are but I bet some of them were just a tad bit anxious before yesterday. And at the end, the true end, they will still be mocking and partying and will be caught unaware. Tragic.”
Well said. I feel very badly for those who trusted in Harold Camping to interpret God’s Word. I do believe that there are many churches out there who are prepared to help the disillusioned repent of their misplaced alliance and offer the comfort and fellowship of believers. You are also right to indicate that at the true end, all those who stand mocking now will continue to mock to their doom. This is not the time to make fun of those people, but to feel the sadness that always accompanies tragedy.
My heart ached for this man when the story described his reaction/demeanor when nothing happened. Very, very sad.
We are all susceptible to being led astray and the only way to prevent it is to stay firmly grounded in the Truth, the Bible.