Will Jesus return on May 21st at about 6pm?

Harold camping who runs Family Radio Worldwide

The Independent reports:

The end of the world is nigh; 21 May, to be precise. That’s the date when Harold Camping, a preacher from Oakland, California, is confidently predicting the Second Coming of the Lord. At about 6pm, he reckons 2 per cent of the world’s population will be immediately “raptured” to Heaven; the rest of us will get sent straight to the Other Place.

This is no. 8 of my series Theological Questions To Which The Answer Is No  (TQTWTAIN).

Harold Camping has long been into the End Times theology. But his reasoning not only puts him at the outer fringes of reason but there can be a real detrimental effect on people. Here is his “logic” for the second coming on 21st May (now read it carefully!) reported in the San Francisco Chronicle

Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he’d found: The world will end May 21, 2011.

So, first thing to note is that the Bible is now a mathematics manual. It’s no longer primarily an account of how people have met with God but its primarily now a mathematical textbook. Not sure it would have helped me with my maths degree!

So how does the maths come in to it?

The number 5, Camping concluded, equals “atonement.” Ten is “completeness.” Seventeen means “heaven.” Camping patiently explained how he reached his conclusion for May 21, 2011.

Well we take a word and then apply a number to it. So we’re back to the Da Vinci Code? Even these numbers could be argued with (7 is completeness – which is why 666 comes about – its the number of the beast and the epitome of incompleteness)

Then comes the clincher:

“Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D.,” he began. “Now go to April 1 of 2011 A.D., and that’s 1,978 years.”

Camping then multiplied 1,978 by 365.2422 days – the number of days in each solar year, not to be confused with a calendar year.

Next, Camping noted that April 1 to May 21 encompasses 51 days. Add 51 to the sum of previous multiplication total, and it equals 722,500.

Camping realized that (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.

Or to put it into words:

Or put into words: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.

We’re not told why the number needs to be squared incidently.

To finish off

“Five times 10 times 17 is telling you a story,” Camping said. “It’s the story from the time Christ made payment for your sins until you’re completely saved.

“I tell ya, I just about fell off my chair when I realized that,” Camping said.

Well I nearly fell off my chair too Mr Camping.

Family Radio Website proclaiming that Bible "guarantees" that the world will end on 21st May 2011

Family Radio Website with claim world will end

What absolute drivel and tosh. Apologies to my more sensitive readers but not only is the maths rubbish – we don’t know the date of Jesus’ crucifixion, these numbers are just made up. Now I’m sure that I can find the numbers 5 and 10 and 17 in the bible but this misuse of theology and mathematics is plainly just wrong. It brings both into disrepute. Indeed on the Family Radio website (the radio network he runs) it even has the temerity to say that the Bible “guarantees” that Jesus will return on the 21st May.

The bible clearly says that we don’t know when Jesus will return (inquisitive types can look at Matthew 24:36).

Of greater concern is what this sort of nonsense will do people and their faith.

Mr Camping’s argument has convinced Adam Larsen, 32, from Kansas. He is among scores of “ambassadors” who have quit their jobs to drive around America in Family Radio vehicles warning of the impending apocalypse. “My favourite pastime is raccoon hunting,” Mr Larsen told CNN. “I’ve had to give that up. But this task is far more important.”

Of course its nice for the raccoons that he isn’t hunting but what will happen to his faith when he wakes up on May 22nd? How will his trust and understanding be damaged?

Maybe also of interest is the amount of money that people have been giving to Family Radio (run by Mr Camping). The man has form. He last said that the world would end in 1994 and there seem to be questions about motives:

Just as in 1994, in months preceding May 21, 2011, Christians are again selling their homes and businesses and sending their money to Family Radio.

Of course my atheist friends and readers will do the “I told you its a load of rubbish” – but that really would just be a bad argument of taking something that is off the scale extreme and trying to pretend that all Christians believe it. A similar argument in return would be to say that all atheists would end up like the communist regimes of Russia, China and Cambodia that slaughtered millions. Both are lazy arguments.

Harold Camping does not represent anyone except his band of deluded followers. Unfortunately, on May 22nd they are likely to wake up to a life of debt, embarrassment and disillusionment. All because one man tells people that he is the only one that can see clearly. Very sad.

Update 20th May – new post:

Rapture Day tomorrow are you prepared!

Update 21st May – new post:

Why do people want the rapture

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65 comments on “Will Jesus return on May 21st at about 6pm?

  1. Thom
    March 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Nice article. Now if only you would use that same logic on the rest of the bible and god…

    • Charlie Rizzo
      April 23, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

      Camping has displayed an arrogance that is hard to believe.
      When asked if anyone else arrived at the same date he hemmed and hawed. He finally admits he maybe the only one EVER however untold thousands(yeah right) agree after reading his nonsense. Basically, Camping is a projection of himself as God. I.E. God wrote the bible so it would be readily misunderstood. When Jesus ref to nobody but the FATHER alone knows, not even the son…HC has to come up with some mysterious OTHER…he finally gives up by admitting….God put this in the bible to snare us. Totally ignoring grammar he deems everythingf a “parable.” In his warpped mind up can be down and circles flat. Ask him a question and he rants and diverts until U forget what the question was. Thank God we are almost there!There is already a contingency plan in the works….Madness morphing, shuck and jive are the only outcome. Seriously do you think Family Radio staff or whatever they are will cash in their chips? Do U really think assets will be liquidated? Why not sell everything they own and invest in the next few weeks? Camping will still live like some bloated parasite feeding on the vulerabilities of those blinded by the god of this world. Harold will certainly have an answer on May 22 as to WHY the rapture did not occur. He will even take credit for warning the Ninevites staving off God’s judgement.
      Anybody falling for this guy stuff clearly r vulerable,self demeaning people. Perhaps,maybe if I grovel enough I will be saved. But ask HC…..he IS saved. God open the eyes of these deluded followers.

    • Joe arena
      May 4, 2011 at 3:25 am #

      Yes, Jesus will return. we just don’t know when!

    • Marcus
      May 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

      Human logic regarding God and the Bible fail because you can’t understand either one, Thom, based on your human reason. It’s way beyond you. It’s beyond anyone. You can naysay God and the Bible all you want, but it only proves your hatred, based on your desire to continue in your sinful “lifestyles”.

    • ALERT
      May 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      In Luke 21:8 Jesus said:

      Watch out that you are not
      deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time
      is near.’ Do not follow them

      Beware…
      Let him who hears let him hear.
      Jesus is Lord.

    • Eric Romano
      May 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

      Here is an interesting point for the Harold Camp. Jesus says; according to the Bible that we have today, that “no man knows….

      question One: How then could jesus not know,and not tell “us”?
      he himself did not know? was He not always God..could got know the date,and not know it?

      Question Two: When he made this comment,was he not speaking in the present tense? at that time No one Knew…he never said no one WILL know….did he?

      Question Three: Is this fuel for the “great falling away” when people would turn from the “church” because of the hypocrisy,and foolishness begging with the Bakkers,and Swaggarts,and other hocus pocus thrill seeking “faith healers” and the missionaries that are too busy going to exotic sun-drenched lands to help the poor villagers find Jesus, while their neighbors back home in the trailer park are in dire need of that love..or just some real help and education? sorry this is a bit of a diatribe

  2. Will Cookson
    March 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Thom,

    Thanks for that. Must admit I do try to. Maybe our perspectives and experiences are just a bit different!

  3. Chris
    March 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Will
    Surely the answer in this particular case is maybe, after all, all we know for certain that Jesus will return one day, and you never know this particular nut case and happenchance may make him be right…..

    Mind you in that case I would imagine that if this were the case he wouldn’t find himself taken up in the rapture, as I can only imagine how insufferable he would be with an eternity of ” I told you so”

    Looking forward to the next installment.

    • ARC. RAPAEL
      May 19, 2011 at 6:31 am #

      UHHHH-HEDGE YOUR BET AND START REPENTING-I THINK THE CHRIST MAY BE LOOKING IN ON MANKIND-AND YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THE EVENT IF IT COMES…

  4. Will Cookson
    March 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    But the “gotcha”, Chris, is the Matthew 24:36 verse – “no-one knows the day or the hour”. So if this person says they KNOW – then QED they don’t!

    • Chris
      March 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

      Or of course – we continue to say I KNOW Jesus will be coming tomorrow – then one day we will be right – without a doubt…

      🙂

  5. nig
    March 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    so if I offered him 5 + 10 + 17 dollars for his house now, taking possession on May 22nd, I’m sure he’d accept 🙂

  6. Steve (Bz)
    March 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    But of course, only for Christians. For those using Chinese, Hindu or Hebrew calendars, the world would have ended a long time ago, while Muslims still have another 800 years or so maybe less if you take into account a ten-month year. Maybe now would be a good time to convert.

  7. Will Cookson
    March 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    But Steve (by the way good to hear from you), but you can’t compare apples with pears. They need to go and get their own lunatic fringe!

  8. Bruce Crary
    March 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Well, Harold is back at it again! He has done this before in 1994.

    Please cut and paste:

    http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm

    Follow the $$$ trail folks. And remember: “The LOVE of money, is the root of all evil.

    P.S. The “World Record Holders” predicting the “End Time” are the Jahovah’s Witnesses. They don’t want anyone to know that truth especially their followers, or they will lose money.

  9. Jean
    March 30, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Hey, that’s my brither’s birthday and he has a party planned. Should I warn him about the unexpected guest? Should I save on postage to Canada?
    I’m glad that God hasn’t and won’t tell us when. The ‘prediction’ is funny to me and won’t make a difference 🙂 but sad that lives are affected. 😦

    • Will Cookson
      March 30, 2011 at 7:56 am #

      Jean,
      Do you mean that you haven’t told him to sell his house yet and give it to poor Harold???????

      Seriously though I do think it very sad that human lives can be so badly damaged by these sorts of stupidities.

      • Jean
        April 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

        My brother IS the poor and lives a very Bohemian life with few possessions.

    • Bruce crary
      March 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

      Yes Jean, it is sad that lives will be affected. One of Harold’s followers came to my door and blurted out: “The Lord is coming on May 21st!”. My response to him was: “Quit following a man!”

      It did very little good. Because, “A man convinced against his will, is od the same opinion still”.

      We have one of Harold’s “False Prophecy Bill Boards” in our town, Lodi California. And instead of promoting faith, Harold is promoting F.E.A.R., False Evidence Appearing Real.

      The Lord IS coming back, and I hope it is today, because “Eye has not seen, nor ear has heard, the things that He has prepared for them that love him”. But, it is not up to me, Harold, Sponge Bob Square Pants, or anyone else. Only the Father knows!

      In the mean time, please wish you’re brother a happy bithday for me. And on May, 22nd, write Harold and ask him to wish you’re brother a “Belated Happy Birthday. And pray for those that followed this false prophecy, that they may remove the egg off their face, recover financially, and follow God instead of men.

  10. Nick
    March 30, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    will

    If we take his numbers (5 x 10 x 17) which equals 850. If we then add his numbers together (5 + 10 +17) we get 32. Divide 850 by 32 and you get 26.5.
    Germany gave 26.5 million Euro’s to a project to help the African Union (AU) Commission Peace and Security Council build a new headquarters. So you can always find something in the numbers, although a very good cause I’m sure, not quite the second coming!

  11. Bruce Crary
    March 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    So true about the numbers Nick! this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that men have twisted numbers to control and minipulate people for money.

    But Nick, leading people astray from the truth, is never a “Good Cause”. Harold will give an account to GOD for what he has done. Granted, Harold may be senile, or have mental issues, and/or have spiritual issues, our God knows this, and I am sure He will have mercy on Harold. If Harold is doing it just for the MONEY, God knows that too.

    Please pray for everyone that has been tricked into this “Bad Cause”, that they may be healed for the pain it will cause.

    Thank you!

    • Nick
      March 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

      Bruce,

      I quite agree, the good cause I was referring to was the African Union, not the rather confused and potentially dangerous Harold.

  12. Bruce Crary
    April 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    My apologies for my misunderstanding Nick. This was the first mistake, I have ever made in my life! (Ha! Ha!) “I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong”

  13. Geoff C
    April 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Well – I also thought of the Bible verse: Matthew 24:36 verse – “no-one knows the day or the hour…
    So If someone based their prediction on or partly on Biblical numbers and times – then they have already failed.
    Also
    There are too many calender changes – many know some probably overlooked or forgotten – several examples I have read about eg:
    back in 1582 10 days were dropped from the calender in a one off move to make up for ‘days lost’ by use of the Julian calender – so Oct 4th 1582 was followed by Oct 15th.
    Then in 1752Sept 2nd was followed by Sept 14th
    These shifts were large scale adjustments – of course we all know about the smaller ones – like the leap years etc
    Time is a very difficult thing to track back accurately – so to predict something accuratly must be doubly difficult if it is based on supposed clues facts and theories from past events etc
    I don’t really know or understand too much about these things of course – but find it hard to believe that anyone could work out something like the 2nd coming – or the end of the world (thereafter)
    Besides – if we choose to believe and go along with the Bible info and clues – isn’t the world going to be made new – or ‘renewed’ – not obliterated?
    just my 2p worth
    🙂

  14. Will Cookson
    April 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Couldn’t agree more Geoff. I think it is palpably nuts!

    Oh, and by the way congrats on your post here being the 500th post on the blog!!

    • geoff C
      April 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      It worked then!
      I calculated how many comments per day on average – and then decided that there should be about 500 by six months…..
      (Yeah right – Sorry!)
      Too many nutcases ou there!
      never mind – as long as we don’t take them too seriously!

  15. triggerfish
    April 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Do any of you who believe in the May 21, 2011 date wish to a poor Christian, their homes, cars, money or other material assets?
    Please let me know and I will be more then glad to share these items with fellow Christians and children who have nothing. I will promise to use them for good and share them with others. Yes, I do need some help myself, but only a reasonable amount.
    Yes, I strongly believe in the rapture, the second coming (a separate event) and eternal life. I would sincerely like to aquire; your soon to be former assets, so that I might be able to better share some good things with Childrens Fund (formerly Christian Childrens Fund). I have 4 children that I would love to bring here to experience a better life and also learn of the grace, salvation and love of Jesus Christ.
    Thank you for your offers; if you have the faith to follow through on the May 21st date. May the Lord bless and protect you and grant you wisdom.
    I state this in all truth with sincerity and honesty.
    Please know that I do not condemn you or have disrepsect for you. We happen to disagree on a particular matter and I am hoping to be able to use assests that might go to waste for a good and noble purpose. I hope that you will respond. If you will e-mail me I will be happy to give you my phone number and meet so that you realize I am not in this to scam or cheat anyone only to do good as the Lord leads me. Thank you.

  16. Mike Poulin
    April 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    6pm what timezone

    • Will Cookson
      April 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

      Ha Ha. That is actually a good one. I assume that they meant it to be Pacific Time – but who knows??

  17. Mike Poulin
    April 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    So that’s 9pm where i live so it looks like we still get the majority of the date on May 21st before Judgement Day begins,

  18. Mike Poulin
    April 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Here’s a quote from Harold Camping’s book We Are Almost There

    No One Can be Saved eternal damnation after Friday May 21st 2011. Um doesn’t he mean Saturday.

  19. Will Cookson
    April 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Mike,

    You’re joking! Does he really make that mistake???? As they say in Private Eye “Shome mishtake, shurely”!!

    I thought he was CERTAIN.

    Its all a bit worrying.

    Still, I am really sad for those taken in by him and his ideas.

    • Mike Poulin
      April 15, 2011 at 1:21 am #

      Will
      Did you check out the link i posted it will show you where he says it in his book.

  20. Mike Poulin
    April 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm see it there for yourself

  21. Mike Poulin
    April 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Also actually his whole theory of the 722.500 days between April 1st and May 21st is wrong as that only leads to May 20th.

    • Will Cookson
      April 15, 2011 at 8:30 am #

      Hi Mike,
      I have seen the link. Of course there will be even more excitement next year with the end of the Mayan calendar!!

      I have also made a mistake in one of my replies to you!!!!

      I see that it will be 6pm Jerusalem time according to your link. Sorry to spoil your day – it will therefore be 10 hours before Pacific time.

      • Mike Poulin
        April 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

        So that’s 11am my time huh. Well that should prove rather quickly weather Camping is wrong when it doesn’t happen/

  22. Mike Poulin
    April 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Here’s how you can find both things out.

    http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm

    And on the whole days thing

    http://www.nasa.gov/julian.htm

  23. Geoff C
    April 14, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Aaarghh!! (LOL)
    You can’t prove anything (and I can prove that!).
    One thing is certain – that nothing is certain!
    No one can be sure of what when why or how.
    So:
    Best we live like there is no tomorrow, (insert your ethically prefered manner of living here) and plan like there is a tomorrow.
    I am afraid I am in the camp of ‘What will be will be’ these days.
    You could go mad trying to work it all out – which, I am sure, is why we can’t.

  24. Mike Poulin
    April 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    I believe Camping is currently teaching a Rolling Judgement Day Theory which means that it will go from timezone to timezone throughout the day May 21st and we will be able to watch it unfold on the news.

  25. Geoff C
    April 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Well – forgive me if I ramble – but does not the bible say
    “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.
    Quite a bit to chew on here !
    Basically – if this is to be taken as a kind of prophetic statement – then if Jesus does indeed come in the fashion (and we have no reason to question this part, just the exact timing – unless you just don’t believe anu of it!) he will need to hang around in the sky for a bit! – I mean – our clouds are not the same clouds as in Australia if you get my drift. It would need to be a pretty big event taking about a whole day in order for everone to see him – possibly more!
    Not sure about the bit about even those who peirced him.

    if we are to believe and trust the Bible – then that bit you can hang on to. But also as mentioned before – we don’t know, can’t know, the day or time – full stop.

  26. Will Cookson
    April 16, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Hi Geoff,
    I’m afraid that this is where much of the “rapture” theology is just not biblical enough!!

    Tom Wright makes the point well in his “Surprised by Hope” that Paul is mixing three different images/ stories in this passage from 1 Thessalonian. He is mixing the images of Moses coming down from the mountain in glory (with the trumpets), Daniel 7 where the persecuted people of God are vindicated over their pagan enemies by being raised up on the clouds to sit with God in glory and thirdly the visit of an emperor to his colony where it was respectful to come outside the gates of the colony to meet the emperor.

    So Tom Wright says (p145)
    “When Paul speaks of ‘meeting’ the Lord ‘in the air’, the point is precisely not – as in the popular rapture theology – that the saved believers would then stay up in the air somewhere, away from the earth. The point is that, having gone out to meet their returning Lord, they will escort him royally into his domain, that is back to the place they have come from”

    i.e. earth

    And I couldn’t agree more with your final sentence!

  27. Will Cookson
    April 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Just noticed that my old bishop Nick Baines is being enthroned as bishop of Bradford on the 21st May at 2.30pm UK time. That means that the service will finish at about 4pm – equivalent to 6pm Jerusalem time – I think that we need to be told what is going on!!!

  28. Mike Poulin
    April 17, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I wonder if any of Mr Camping’s followers realize that 46 BC had 445 days and not the normal 365 days which kind of throws Camping’s timeline out of whack but could be a perfect scapegoat if he’s wrong/

    • Geoff C
      May 7, 2011 at 7:48 am #

      Very true – I have read about lots of examples where the calender has been tweaked – where days have been skipped or added.
      It would be very difficult – if not almost impossible – to precisely track to the day events over the past 2000+ years – let alone beyond. So many alterations and discrepencies!

  29. Geoff C
    April 17, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Mike’s last comment is another example of what I was talking about earlier
    (post April 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm )
    It’s almost impossible to work things out based on days, months and years if you go back more than a few hundred years.

  30. the word of me
    April 29, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Everyone must realize that persons who believe the Bible and magic and supernatural hocus-pocus are a little off anyway.

    They have shown through the last 2000 years that they don’t know what they’re talking about and in doing so have shown just how crazy religion is.

    • Will Cookson
      May 1, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

      Thanks for posting. Doesn’t really do justice to the art and faith of the last two thousand years does it? Cynicism may be the fashion but isn’t really an answer.

    • Geoff C
      May 7, 2011 at 7:43 am #

      ‘Bible and magic and supernatural hocus-pocus’
      I am wary of bundeling them all together – I am always happy
      to discuss and to adopt one or the other side for the sake of a balanced discussion. I will admit to having splinters in the derriewr from too many years of sitting on the fence as well. In my case I was on one side, climbed up and over for 30 years, then back onto the fence and finally back in the original camp.
      I have to say, however, whatever people do or don’t believe in – personal experiences speak volumes.
      Now I am not talking about Derren Brown stuff (another discussion!) – I mean irrefutable experiences, and I have had a few over the years – mostly based around one location – where I lived with my parents. Interestingly – I have subsequently found others who have had strange experiences in the same area!
      I don’t think those occuerences were magic or supernatural hocus-pocus’ but they were at times disturbing –
      So I would conclude that I really don’t believe we know the half of what’s out there – therefor, for me, a religeion or religeous lifestyle is one way of interpreting the unkown, or living with it.
      Me – I try to keep an open mind about things!

  31. Ronald
    May 3, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    Every Christian’s Know that Christ will come soon, but however it is not clear yet. No human brains can predict,that his coming will be on such day. What ever it is, let it raise some dead Christians and turn some Gentiles in to Christ. Evangelism in the end times should be in such a way that, says more about the coming of Christ than the Love of Christ, but not deceiving people by saying the date and month, which will bring coldness in people if it doesn’t happen. Let not the world judge Christianity by this activities.

  32. Jason L.
    May 7, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    I am so glad that i stumbled across this posting. I have been wondering for a while why people have been saying that May 21 will bring about the end times, and now I’ve got the full explanation. I have always thought that this was bunk, but it is nice to know where it came from.

    • Will Cookson
      May 7, 2011 at 6:06 am #

      Its always nice to realise why its bunk though isn’t it?!

  33. parneet
    May 14, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    its just all rubbish.no one knows that when would end take place

  34. April
    May 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    It’s very sad indeed and it makes my heart sick. The quotes from the Word have already been stated so I don’t need to add more. I just remain prayerful for all those who have been disillusioned by yet another self-proclaimed prophet. God, have mercy!

    • Will Cookson
      May 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

      I couldn’t agree more. People such as Harold Camping cause so much damage.

  35. David Musa
    May 21, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Mr. Camping is a false prophet and a very dangerous man! Today is 21 May 2011. As I write at this moment, 6pm has already clocked in many far east countries, and I doubt much if there are news of people being raptured. His choice of 6pm fails to consider differences in time zones. Perhaps is prophecy concerns only his locality. Aside Matthew 24:36, ACTS 1:7 clearly states, “…IT IS NOT FOR YOU TO KNOW THE TIMES OR DATES THE FATHER HAS SET BY HIS OWN AUTHORITY”. Be blessed.

  36. pieter
    May 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    dr camping in the bible stands no one will know when jesus returns jesus will come like a thieve in the night

  37. daab
    May 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    That’s so scary. I don’t wanna die :”(

  38. Geoff C
    May 21, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    OH NO!! I missed it!!
    We were enjoying a nice evening with friends for dinner
    and we missed it!!!

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