Skip to comments.Harold Camping 'Flabbergasted'; Rapture a No-Show ["It's been a really tough weekend"]
Posted on 05/23/2011 6:23:53 AM PDT by marshmallow
(05-22) 19:18 PDT ALAMEDA -- The man who said the world was going to end appeared at his front door in Alameda a day later, very much alive but not so well.
"It has been a really tough weekend," said Harold Camping, the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio preacher who convinced hundreds of his followers that the rapture would occur on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Massive earthquakes would strike, he said. Believers would ascend to heaven and the rest would be left to wander a godforsaken planet until Oct. 21, when Camping promised a fiery end to the world.
But on Sunday, almost 18 hours after he thought he'd be in heaven, there was Camping, "flabbergasted" in Alameda, wearing tan slacks, a tucked-in polo shirt and a light jacket.
Birds chirped. A gentle breeze blew. Across the street, neighbors focused on their yard work and the latest neighborhood gossip.
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Naturally, he’s going to give all the money back to his followers, right?
Pretty sure most of it was spent on billboards etc.
The usual suspects on this board are on the warpath and I have tried to sooth their feelings but some serve only to rile these spiritually bankrupt up into a state of religious ecstasy. How shame full
While it was foolish to believe that a man could have known when the Rapture would occur, it is sickening to see the absolute glee which many people are displaying toward the misfortune of the people who put their faith in this man and then spent their life savings. There are people who will totally turn away from Christianity now because their belief in this man was unfounded, and will now be led astray.
I am trying to understand how one considers it being a really hard weekend because the world did not end.
One take-away from this: watch and be ready , for no man, no angel, and not even Jesus, knows the day or the hour, only the Father. Mark 13:32
Same thing happened to alot of Y2K doomsday people (paging Gary North).
Life goes on...
I am interested to know the suicide statistics of his ‘believers’.
How much blood does he have on his hands or will he have over the next few months.
Some of these people quit their jobs, spent their retirement, alienated friends and family. They have nothing left but a cardboard box in an ally way.
It would do well for Mr. Camping to reflect on Matthew 18:6:
"But whoso shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depth of the sea."
Maybe it did happen and he/we didn’t make it. :)
Sorry but these people are fools and are reaping their rewards....this is what happens when you put your faith in men!! They may blame Christianity but the real blame lies in their stupidity!!!!
"Mr. Camping" is only the tip of the iceberg
Should be a lesson about anyone who uses numerology and biblomancy in their divination. How could Biblical information be derived from anti-Biblical means?
You wrote: “Maybe it did happen and he/we didnt make it. :)”
They have our “memos” all ready to go :)
Memos from those who were “raptured”:
Rapture Ready’s “MEMO” to “those left behind”
If you missed “the Rapture”:
Post-Rapture “survival guide”:
Left behind “letters”:
Deuteronomy 18:20-22You would think that his followers would have followed Deuteronomy 18:22 after the last time he predicted the end of the world.
20 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.
21 You may say to yourselves, How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord? 22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.
As these people were cultists, placing their faith in a different gospel, a different Jesus, and different grace, they weren’t Christians to begin with. They are no better and no worse off than unbelievers, except they should now see the truth more clearly than most. Probably a remnant will.
Mister Camping, it is time for you to go HUMBLY BEFORE THE LORD and beg for forgiveness for thinking you knew more than Jesus. According to the Bible, not even Jesus knows the time for Judgement Day.
I put off doing dishes until after the 'rapture'. Wound up having to do them anyway. Does that count?
Comet? Asteroid? Hell, no! That explains how the "age of the dinosaurs" came to a sudden end!
You wrote: “Should be a lesson about anyone who uses numerology and biblomancy in their divination.”
“....As it happens, at least two of Camping’s studio staff are Jewish including his cameraman .... The most outspoken in-house critic happens to be his longtime producer, Matt Tuter, 53, who believes Jesus will return some day but that it is a sin to presume to pinpoint a date.
“He leaves out numbers he doesn’t like,” Tuter said of Camping’s numerological analysis of the Bible. Tuter said he can no longer keep track of all the times Camping has predicted the end of the world. ...”
That takes in a LOT of opportunists and their dupes.:)
No kidding. That's what you get when you ignore Scripture.
You wrote: “What part of.... “for you know not the day nor the hour”, do these idiots not get?”
The same trumpet - the trumpet that is blown in Matt. 24:34; 1 Thess.4:16, and 1 Cor.15:51-52 is the last trumpet wherein Jesus returns the second time as he promised [John 14:3] . At that time there will be the resurrection of both believers and unbelievers, the final judgement and the new heaven and the new earth. (Revelation 20 is now being fulfilled in this, the “church age” — an indeterminate period of time described by the figure of speech, “a thousand years” — which will continue until Christ returns the second time where all those end-time events occur at once.)
“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek...” [Romans 10: 12.] There is only ONE olive tree. [ Romans 11:24].
Abraham is the father of ALL the faithful.[Romans 9: 6-8].
BTW, this book was written in 1881; you wouldn't believe how accurate it is!
In the late nineteenth century, Father Charles Arminjon, a priest from the mountains of southeastern France, assembled his flock in the town cathedral to preach a series of conferences to help them turn their thoughts away from this lifes mean material affairsand toward the next lifes glorious spiritual reward. His wise and uncompromising words deepened in them the spirit of recollection that all Christians must have: the abiding conviction that heavenly aims, not temporal enthusiasms, must guide everything we think, say, and do.
When Father Arminjons conferences were later published in a book, many others were able to reap the same benefitincluding fourteen-year-old Thérèse Martin, then on the cusp of entering the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. Reading it, she says, plunged my soul into a happiness not of this earth. Young Thérèse, filled with a sense of what God reserves for those who love him, and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to the light sacrifices of life, copied out numerous passages and memorized them, repeating unceasingly the words of love burning in my heart.
Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English.
Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:
Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be foundin this world or the next.
This personal interpretation end times left behind nonsense only feeds the liberal stereotype that Christians are simpletons, buffoons, and morons.
What makes it difficult for the rest of Christianity is the fact that those who subscribe to personal interpretation end times left behind nonsense are.
All things considered, it could have been worse.
Don't count on it.
"... An Assyrian clay tablet dating to around 2800 B.C. bears the inscription: Our Earth is degenerate in these later days; there are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; every man wants to write a book and the end of the world is evidently approaching.
"CRISIS THEOLOGY" in action. bttt
I know this is meant is jest, but some believe this secret rapture nonsense. Matthew 24:30 makes it very clear that no one will miss it:
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and the shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." (Matthew 24:30)
Big deal, a confused old man made a fool of himself. Camping hasn’t done one 1/100 of the damage the largest of the mainstream denominations have done in the last few years. Camping hasn’t been ordaining gays and women or denying the exclusivity of Christ as the only path to salvation.
What part of "You can't get to Heaven without dying and being judged" does he not get?
No worries. I stole it from a friend on FB! :)
“put off doing the dishes”
LOL... I got a wife who could care less about the end of the world.
...the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio preacher who convinced hundreds of his followers that the rapture would occur on Saturday at 6 p.m. Massive earthquakes would strike, he said. Believers would ascend to heaven and the rest would be left to wander a godforsaken planet until Oct. 21, when Camping promised a fiery end to the world.This is nothing though, compared with the demagogues, hacks, and liars who continue to claim that human activity will melt the icecaps, destroy whole genera of flora and fauna, including the majority of humanity living within a couple hundred feet of sealevel...