Harold Camping predicted that yesterday, 5/21/11, the world was going to end; that those who believed in Christ would be raptured (taken to heaven) and then God would unleash his powers on the rest of the world until the world comes to its end in October 2011. Clearly, that did not happen. The Bible states in Matthew 24:36 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” So I really don’t know why or how this man thought he could use mathematical equations to make this prediction.
I can only imagine what was going through this man’s mind last night and then today. I assume he shut himself off from the rest of the world and his thousands of angry/confused followers. It was reported today that he finally spoke this:
“I’m looking for answers,” Camping said, adding that meant frequent prayer and consultations with friends.
“But now I have nothing else to say,” he said, closing the door to his home. “I’ll be back to work Monday and will say more then.”
Because of the wrong prediction of Harold Camping, many of his followers have quit their jobs, sold everything they have, and even spent all their money in preparation for the doomsday. And now, most of them are broke, confused, and left hanging.
Another irreparable effect is how most “Christians” are being hounded with jokes and ridicule by Atheists nationwide. Some people were even forced to defend their faith in public places because of this widespread failed prediction.
I’ll be curious to see how he handles this situation and tries to explain why we are all still here.
Did any of you believe his prediction? Did you do anything to commemorate the world ending and/or not ending?