Skip to comments.Static on the airwaves ("the rapture"?)
Posted on 05/14/2011 7:03:25 AM PDT by flowerplough
Christian radio tycoon says the world will end May 21and surprising numbers believe him.
Ralph Workman believes what he hears on Christian radio. He believes preacher and Family Radio chief Harold Camping is right about Judgment Day. He believes the world is coming to an end May 21, 2011.
An engineer at Boeing's avionics lab, Workman helps manage an RV caravan winding its way around the United Statesfrom Indianapolis to Pittsburgh to Virginiasharing the belief that biblical numbers point to the specific expiration date for the world. He also runs a website called eBible Fellowship, which distributes Camping's teachings. "I hope many people will get saved and God will have mercy like Nineveh, but most are just scoffers," Workman said. Even his wife does not agree with him on Camping's teaching.
The timing coincides with earthquakes, tsunamis, and Middle East turmoil, feeding greater than usual response to end-times predictions. It precedes the Mayan 2012 prediction, which broke into popular culture through the 2009 big budget movie 2012 . Theologians, former listeners, and skeptics warn that Camping's teaching is unbiblical, prediction off-base, and message harmful to followers. But many seem to be listening to Camping rather than his criticsfunding ads, signs, and postings from Iceland to India, along with YouTube videos, some with more than 300,000 views and titles like "Rapture Soon," "Jesus Coming," and of course "May 21, 2011." Family Radio is sponsoring the caravan of four RVs, plastered with Camping's message, and has bought space on 1,000 billboards nationwide.
This is Camping's latest prediction after followers were disappointed in 1994, when he gave a range of dates.
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Some of these idiots will be, though, come 22 May.
I’m begging Harold Camping and his followers to make notarized wills irrevocably giving Free Republic all their assets as of midnight May 21, 2011.
In hindsight, a lot of people here would welcome the rapture or face another day of living under the obama regime.
Boneheads like this rarely learn. They are just as likely to believe the next preacher/con artist who sets a new date for the rapture.
amazing thing is that some many idiots are up tight over this and to the point of demonizing the guy for his religious beiefs...so whaT IF HIS BELIEFS DIFFER FROM OTHERS, HIS RIGHT, HIS CHOICE, HIS BUSINESS...LIVE AND LET LIVE...but many, apparently, don’t have the right stuff to get that, I’m afraid...perhaps one of the big reasons our Republic has slipped away.
aka: Dick Gaines
If he's right, it means I will win the lottery on May 20th.
I really really really hate when a Christian date sets.
Tell you what I plan on getting up before sunrise, making coffee, and watching the sun come up next Saturday...how about you?
No man will know. It’s bunk.
Heck, I’d welcome the rapture, I just don’t believe that anyone knows when it’s going to happen.
The Rapture should occur ANY time now, we’re already years into the “birth pangs” we are so very close, Jesus is coming, praise the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Jesus Christ will return shortly.
Maybe he was on one of those Christian dating sites?
I want to be more like Martin Luther who threw open his window and say, “is today the day, my Lord?” I try to think every day is a potential for the return of Christ. And that’s the key, I guess, your soul must be prepared each and every day, and you must repent for your sins each and every day, which is why I don’t like charlatan pastors setting dates.
What does it matter what day he comes? If you are living your life in service to the king, what does it matter? Its not like He is going to come and you will miss it? Jesus even said he does not know the day nor hour, so why would we know?
This false prediction is going to finish off Camping for sure.
lol...I hear ya.
I don’t believe that the Protestant argument for the rapture is any more of a stretch than the Catholic argument for “purgatory.”
No, he is free to believe what he wants, no one is disputing that. He's still an idiot though. No one can predict the rapture. No one knows if it is close or far. It could be next month or it could be 10,000 years from now. There is nothing wrong with pointing out stupid. If this were some African cult predicting end times everyone would be laughing at these people, but because they claim to be Christians a few folks will defend them.