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Posted on 05/23/2011 12:34:13 PM PDT by markomalley
The Christian radio host who predicted the world would end over the weekend said Monday he's ready to talk about why the apocalypse didn't arrive.
Harold Camping declined to immediately comment to The Associated Press but said he'll make a full statement in a broadcast through his Oakland-based Family Radio International.
"I will have more to say tonight," said Camping, an 89-year-old retired civil engineer who previously said there was no possibility the Rapture would not occur at 6 p.m. Saturday. "I will be putting out a message in our broadcast."
Camping had preached that some 200 million people would be saved, and that those left behind would die in a series of scourges visiting Earth until the globe is consumed by a fireball on Oct. 21.
His earlier apocalyptic prediction in 1994 also was a bust, but he said it didn't happen because of a mathematical error.
He told the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday he was "flabbergasted" his latest doomsday prophecy did not come true.
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I want a personal apology! I had a tremendous hang over Saturday!
My theory is that the Rapture did occur, but none of us were found worthy. I thought about having my wife call in to work for me and tell my boss that I had disappeared on Saturday, but I figured they would find someone to replace me before lunch.
Maybe it really DID happen and none of us, including Mr. Camping, were chosen...
His earlier apocalyptic prediction in 1994 also was a bust, but he said it didn't happen because of a mathematical error.This one failed due to a grammatical error. The meaning of the word "is".
He is in need of adult supervision and jail time.
Good one! A “Bush’s fault” just when you’d least expect it!
Hey, just being here still doesn’t prove that the rapture didn’t happen. A creepy thought,,,
Yeah, it was rather disappointing that the massive earthquake didn’t happen. I’d been looking forward to a decent foot massage.
The one person taken was Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
He went back through his Hebrew numerology and realized he forgot to carry the aleph. D’oh!
"It hasn't shaken my faith, and we're still searching the Scriptures to understand why it did not happen," said Von Harringa, president of EBible FellowshipStart with Matthew 24:36.
re: why the apocalypse didn’t arrive.
I can tell him exactly why it didn’t arrive. It’s thank to him, thank you. Jesus said no one, not even Him or the angels knew when He would return, only His Father in Heaven. If this yahoo had been correct then it would have meant that Jesus was either mistaken or lied, neither of which is possible.
Even if it HAD been scheduled for exactly when the guy said it was God would have had to change the time in order to keep Word that no one would know when it was to happen.
If the guy really did want the rapture to occur, and that’s the prayer and hope of every Christian, then he should have kept his ideas to himself!
So, next time someone says Christ will return this day or that day, or this hour or that hour, you can be pretty sure He won’t.
His return will be like the bridegroom who arrives unannounced. Bet on it!
Through a horrible mistranslation it turned out that the Rupture occurred on Saturday. Now 200 million people need hernia surgery.
Probably not. It will be interesting.
I flipped TBN on a few times, wondering what he would be saying, of course, he was nowhere to be seen. Instead, they finally had the nice Bible readings, Diane Bish’s wonderful music shows.
Amazing how people can be “stiff-necked”, refusing to admit even the most basic of errors, even as in this case where it’s not just himself he has confused, but he leads others astray, which, as he full well knows intellectually, is worse than only leading oneself astray.
And yet such a wonderful opportunity for him to unequivocally repent.
For starters look up the word "arrogance" and ponder on its meaning. Then search the Bible for how God feels about false prophets. Treating the Bible like a salad bar and pulling scriptures out of context always ends badly.
In some ways, I have more respect for this guy than people like Beck who pretty much say that we are “in the last days” but aren’t man enough to name a date. At least Camping can be held accountable. Beck, who like Camping has no evidence that we are truly in the “last days,” can’t.
Using the Bible as a Ouija board to predict the future depends on fools to believe it.
We can feel sorry for Mr. Campings many followers, yet we can be most concerned that somehow they not abandon all hope and faith in G-d, while they restore to themselves a healthy lack of faith in self-proclaimed prophets.
I’d rather he just shut up. Speaking got him in trouble.
True but a lot of people do it, ranging from Beck to Hal Lindsey who either state or nearly state that we are in the “last days.” By giving a precise date, Camping at least can be held accountable.
“I will find new ways of bilking my parishoners, and invite all of you to participate tonight...”
>> “Any possibility of his asking forgiveness?” <<
Any possibility of this multi-millionaire false prophet getting stoned to death?
Beck should get the Camping forecasting medal.
We're surrounded by idiots, traitors and the easily led.
Off to Proverbs!
Well, I think you are conflating 2 different things. It is one thing to say we are in the last days, quite another to set a date for Christ's return. The Bible tells us that no one knows the day or the hour of Christ's return. However you CAN see the "signs of the times" and recognize that the prophetic conditions for His return are beginning to come to pass.
In Matther 24, the disciples ask Jesus what would be the sign of His return. After going though a list of things, Jesus told them:
Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is nearat the doors! "
So this admonition (repeated in three of the Gospels) indicates that we can identify by the events in the world that the return of Jesus is "soon". Does that mean a year? Five years? Twenty years? More? Hard to tell, because God doesn't view time like we do.
Randy Savage and my Seiko wristwatch. Died Saturday night.
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.
Then there is the buffet style, picking out only those parts they like.
I’m going to send him my credit card bill, I rang up a ton of charges over the weekend.
Oh, this should be rich.