Harold Camping, head of family radio, said for weeks that the rapture would occur on May 21 at 6 p.m. in all time zones. As the day wore on and countries past the 6 p.m. mark with nothing of significance happening, many began to wonder how so many were deceived by the words of what appears to be a “false prophet”.
In 1994, Camping claimed that the world would end on September 6, 1994. Nothing happened or you would not be reading this! He blamed his false prediction on a miscalculation. The concept that the actions of God can be determined through calculations is absurd.
Numerous attempts have been made to contact Camping and his affiliates at Family radio but unsurprisingly, there has been no response.
interestingly, his predictions of the rapture, judgement day, and the duration of the disasters contradicts the bible in numerous ways. With this in mind, it is difficult to understand why so many Christian’s were fooled into believing that a mere mortal could predict when God will act.
The bible says only God knows the day of judgement and the tribulation ( the period of suffering) will last for 7 years after the anti-Christ has come to power. So, the question is, how did a supposed man of God blatantly contradict the bible and deceive so many.
When asked about the thousands he deceived, he said he will not reimburse them for the money they spent spreading his words and he does not feel responsible for them because he is not their spiritual leader.
The answer is simple. Many people cannot resist the urge to be part of something big (even if it is clearly false) and there have always been radicals who have cried “Wolf!” numerous times and achieved nothing more than making fools of themselves.
When all is said and done, it is relieving to know that the world is not over and it certainly will be fun to watch the jokes on SNL and late night television for weeks to come.