The ‘Invisible’ Rapture
Harold Camping the man who argued “we can know” and suggested the Bible gave “infallible proofs” for a physical rapture of the chosen on May 21 2011 has finally spoken.
Did he apologize? No.
Did he admit that he was completely wrong? No.
Did he announce that he was going on tour? Yes!
Actually, that’s just James McGrath having a little bit of fun, but unfortunately, it does make more sense than what Camping really said.
A California preacher who foretold of the world’s end only to see the appointed day pass with no extraordinarily cataclysmic event has revised his apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.
Harold Camping, who predicted that 200 million Christians would be taken to heaven Saturday before catastrophe struck the planet, apologized Monday evening for not having the dates “worked out as accurately as I could have.”
He spoke to the media at the Oakland headquarters of his Family Radio International, which spent millions of dollars_ some of it from donations made by followers — on more than 5,000 billboards and 20 RVs plastered with the Judgment Day message.
It was not the first time Camping was forced to explain when his prediction didn’t come to pass. The 89-year-old retired civil engineer also prophesied the Apocalypse would come in 1994, but said later that didn’t happen then because of a mathematical error.
Through chatting with a friend over what he acknowledged was a very difficult weekend, it dawned on him that instead of the biblical Rapture in which the faithful would be swept up to the heavens, May 21 had instead been a “spiritual” Judgment Day, which places the entire world under Christ’s judgment, he said.
The globe will be completely destroyed in five months, he said, when the apocalypse comes. But because God’s judgment and salvation were completed on Saturday, there’s no point in continuing to warn people about it, so his network will now just play Christian music and programs until the final end on Oct. 21.
“We’ve always said May 21 was the day, but we didn’t understand altogether the spiritual meaning,” he said. “The fact is there is only one kind of people who will ascend into heaven … if God has saved them they’re going to be caught up.”
Full story HERE
The whole situation is pretty much summed up in this little piece from the article
Josh Ocasion, who works the teleprompter during Camping’s live broadcasts in the group’s threadbare studio sandwiched between an auto shop and a palm reader’s business, said he enjoyed the production work but never fully believed the May 21 prophecy would come true.
“I thought he would show some more human decency in admitting he made a mistake,” he said Monday. “We didn’t really see that.”
He’s a gnostic John, who believes that he has some super-knowledge and can’t be mistaken… well, sort of mistaken, but not really. His whole attitude leading up to May 21 showed that he had very little human decency. Why start now?
Here’s a good tip moving forward: if someone claims to ‘know’ something from the Bible that no one else has ever ‘known’ in the history since its inception then they are very likely–in fact, every case I can think of–one hundred percent wrong.
I’m betting there will be another ‘invisible’ rapture on October 21st…