If you’re a Christian, here’s to enjoying your last week on Earth…make it a good one. Well, that’s at least according to Harold Camping of Family Radio (not to be confused with Family Life Radio). Camping believes with all certainty that Christ is coming back this Saturday, May 21. According to Camping, Christ is coming on the 21st but isn’t actually leaving again until the 22nd. I hear He’s staying at the Best Western before returning to heaven. Why not? If we’re going to listen to the kind of absurdities from Camping, anything is possible.
So, in spite of Christ’s own teachings that no one can know of His return (Matthew 24:36-37), Camping gets it right. He’s so certain, he made the following statement:
God has given so much information in the Bible about this, and so many proofs, and so many signs, that we know it is absolutely going to happen without any question at all. There’s nothing in the Bible that God has ever prophesied — there’s many things that he prophesied would happen and they always have happened — but there’s nothing in the Bible that holds a candle to the amount of information to this tremendous truth of the end of the world. I would be absolutely in rebellion against God if I thought anything other than it is absolutely going to happen without any question.
Well, there you have it. I hope you have a great week. Fortunately for us, school’s almost out, so the kids won’t miss much.
For a more comprehensive and less sarcastic treatment of this absurdity, check out Al Mohler’s take on it.