That's true of anyone who seeks forgiveness. But are they seeking forgiveness? Intuition tells me if they're strong followers of Camping they harbor beliefs apart from - if not antithetical to - Christianity.
“Intuition tells me if they’re strong followers of Camping they harbor beliefs apart from - if not antithetical to - Christianity.”
Intuition tells me that most followers of Camping are not “strong” followers of Camping. Their faith, before any attraction to Camping was weak - not strongly founded - to begin with, and their following of Camping was no stronger and mostly a matter of convenience meeting a certain context - that context being “is this the end times” and what if it is.
The Book of Revelations in particular offers lots of room for interpretations, and prognostications, that have seemed most pertinent to “today” at sometime in every century of the last 2000+ years.
When those prognostications meet real times of world-wide crises, many people become vulnerable to the pull of people like camping.
It is always a time of testing on many levels and sometimes failure is the life lesson we need, the life lesson intended for us; a lesson intended to strengthen us in the long run.
Call me an optimist, but my prayers are that those who followed Camping with sincere simple-mindedness will benefit, not fail, after all, from the failure of his predictions.