Stupidity abounds. Calclulations? What calculations? Show your work.
Yeah, in Calculus class you gave up the 15 points if you didn’t show your work. The least he could do is publish his computations ... I’m a mathematician by profession and a committed believer in Christ. I would be happy to give the computations a fair shake despite my bias going in.
RE: Calclulations? What calculations? Show your work.
Here is a sample from Harold Camping’s latest book entitled: “We are Almost There!”
The church age embraced, to the very day, exactly 1,955 years in that it began on Pentecost day, May 22, A.D. 33, and ended the day before Pentecost on May 21, 1988 (A.D.). (p. 29)
As we have noted, God further solidifies or locks in this date, May 21, 2011, by placing the day of shutting the door, when the rapture will occur, on the 17th day of the second month of the Biblical calendar. Significantly, the number 17 links perfectly to the fact of the rapture because spiritually, the number 17 signifies heaven.
Moreover, the number 2 (second month) spiritually identifies with those who have been commissioned to bring the Gospel. Is it not amazing that they will be raptured on the 17th day of the second month? Is that coincidental?
We also have learned that the last day of the earths existence, October 21, 2011, is the 23rd day of the seventh month of the Biblical calendar. The number 23 normally signifies Gods wrath being poured out. The number 7 (seventh month) signifies the perfect fulfillment of Gods purposes. Could this also be coincidental, that the final completion of Gods punishment on the unsaved occurs in the seventh month on a day that features the number 23, which is a number that completely identifies with Gods wrath, thus signifying Gods perfect wrath on the unsaved? (p. 61-62).
By Campings understanding, the Bible was dictated by God and every word and number carries a spiritual significance. He noticed that particular numbers appeared in the Bible at the same time particular themes are discussed.
The number 5, Camping concluded, equals atonement. Ten is completeness. Seventeen means heaven. Camping patiently explained how he reached his conclusion for May 21, 2011.
Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D., he began. Now go to April 1 of 2011 A.D., and thats 1,978 years.
Camping then multiplied 1,978 by 365.2422 days the number of days in each solar year, not to be confused with a calendar year.
Next, Camping noted that April 1 to May 21 encompasses 51 days. Add 51 to the sum of previous multiplication total, and it equals 722,500.
Camping realized that (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.
Or put into words: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.
Five times 10 times 17 is telling you a story, Camping said. Its the story from the time Christ made payment for your sins until youre completely saved.
I tell ya, I just about fell off my chair when I realized that, Camping said
Rick LaCasse, who attended the September 1994 service in Alameda, said that 15 years later, his faith in Camping has only strengthened.
Evidently, he was wrong, LaCasse allowed, but this time it is going to happen. There was some doubt last time, but we didnt have any proofs. This time we do.
Would his opinion of Camping change if May 21, 2011, ended without incident?