Skip to comments.Rapture Prophet Harold Camping's 'Really Tough Weekend' (VIDEO: The man finally emerges and speaks)
Posted on 05/23/2011 9:09:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Harold Camping emerged from his Alameda, California home yesterday to face reporters for the first time since the Rapture that never happened. Wearing a light jacket and speaking over chirping birds, Camping told the San Francisco Chronicle he was "flabbergasted" that the world did not end on Saturday. "I'm looking for answers," he told the reporter. "But now I have nothing else to say. I'll be back to work Monday and will say more then." Camping followers are similarly perplexed. "I don't think I am going to stop listening to him," one man added, heaving a deep sigh before continuing: "I don't know, I gotta listen to him on Monday, see what he says on the radio.
"Somewhat bewildered" and "mystified is how Camping's wife described her husband, before he finally emerged from his home yesterday afternoon. The International Business Times managed to capture Camping on camera, refusing to surrender any more than a few words and promising. "Give me a day, no interviews at all today -- sorry," Camping said. "You know this is a big deal, big deal, and I've got to live with it and I've got to think it out. So no interview please."
Camping's relative silence since Saturday's anti-climactic continuation of life on Earth weighs heavy on his followers' confidence. Robert Fitzpatrick, the 60 year-old retired New York transit worker who spent $140,000 on billboards for the coming apocalypse, responded with bewilderment as well. "I can't tell you what I feel right now," he told a crowd of reporters and tourists in Times Square Saturday evening. "I haven't understood it correctly because I'm still here."
At least one person may benefit from Camping's failure.
As we pointed out last week, author and would-be Doomsday prophet Tim Lahaye is next in line
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...
Sorry folks...the man from Nazareth isnt returning.
He’s 0 for 2.
Tim LaHaye next in line?
I don’t think so...he has never sat a date.
While the Bible states that we will not know the day and hour, it does say we can recongize the times and seasons, and LaHaye belives we are in the “season” (not fall, winter, etc), as do I.
Ha, the “excerpt” was precisely ten words short of the whole article
RE: Sorry folks...the man from Nazareth isnt returning.
Isn’t or has not yet?
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.
God doesn’t want us to be fearful. He wants us to be happy and enjoy the day he has made.
how did this become such a media hype? I’m sure that less than 1% of Christians really believed such a thing would happen this weekend.
I agree, that’s why “fear not” is one of the most frequent quotes in the Bible.
He does not want us to fear and we are to be joyful (his children that is), but you will find no place in scripture that instructs us that He wants us to be happy. Christ suffered and so will we. The servant is not greater than his master.
I’d be surprised if it were 1% of 1%.
It was kind of an interesting story though.
You go right on ahead and suffer all you want. I’m going to enjoy my life and try to be a good Christian without trying to be miserable.
Hey Harold if you are scanning this site we Christians have a word for you to heed. It’s called REPENT, seek Godly council and get your act together. You have been exposed by God as a false teacher and prophet.
God’s Word clearly identifies you as this. Pay attention to verse 2 as this shows what you have done to the Gospel and cause of Christ:
II Peter 2:1-3
1But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive opinions. They will even deny the Master who bought thembringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Even so, many will follow their licentious ways, and because of these teachers* the way of truth will be maligned. 3And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation, pronounced against them long ago, has not been idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
Also try this on for size:
15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet* like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet.* 16This is what you requested of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said: If I hear the voice of the Lord my God any more, or ever again see this great fire, I will die. 17Then the Lord replied to me: They are right in what they have said. 18I will raise up for them a prophet* like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet,* who shall speak to them everything that I command. 19Anyone who does not heed the words that the prophet* shall speak in my name, I myself will hold accountable. 20But any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, or who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speakthat prophet shall die. 21You may say to yourself, How can we recognize a word that the Lord has not spoken? 22If a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord but the thing does not take place or prove true, it is a word that the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; do not be frightened by it.
Yours is one of the few sensible - and scriptural - comments I’ve come across on this subject. It is to be hoped that many, many are thinking what you have said.
Yes he is. We just don’t know when.
Maybe He already has returned, but it’s just not at all the way people believed it would be?
The man has mental problems obviously. Read the Bible Mr. Camping. That’s all you need to do. Shame on his followers as well. It’s not that tough.
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