Rapture Day+1

Today is May 22nd, 2011.

As far as I can tell no Rapture has taken place. Which means that Harold Camping was wrong.

Here are the facts:

FACTS about May 21, 2011


Who or What is Family Radio?

Family Stations, Inc. is a non-profit, non-commercial, Christian radio network. It was established in 1958 with one FM station in the San Francisco bay area. Mr. Camping along with two other Christian men purchased KEAR with the sole intent of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Today there are sixty-six owned and operated radio stations throughout the U.S.

Along with these domestic stations Family Stations also broadcasts its programming from numerous international broadcast facilities throughout the world.

Who is Harold Camping?

Harold Camping is the President and General Manager of Family Stations, Inc. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1942 with a degree in civil engineering. Mr. Camping has been a full-time volunteer since Family Radio’s infancy and has never received compensation for his service.

What Qualifies Mr. Camping to make the pronouncement of May 212011?

Mr. Camping has been a tireless student of the Bible for over five decades.The tens of thousands of hours he has spent analyzing the Bible has given him a unique perspective of the entirety of Scripture. He has dedicated his life to prepare himself to answer questions raised concerning God’s Word to man.

More facts are:

How can Family Radio be so bold as to declare a date for Christ’s return?

Given the overwhelming biblical evidence, the Family Stations, Inc. Board of Directors made a determination to dedicate all available resources to proclaim the warning of May 21, 2011. God has prepared Family Radio for this important time in history. Given the population of the world, radio and the internet are the perfect vehicles to deliver this warning.

What proof is there for the date of May 21, 2011?

The date May 21, 2011 was derived solely from evidence found in the Bible. Mr. Camping saw God had placed, in Scripture, many important signs and proofs. These proofs alert believers that May 21st of 2011 is the date Christ will return for His people and begin a period of the final destruction of the world.

What signs precede the Day of Judgment?

Jesus warned of several spiritual signs, such as the complete degradation of the Christian church, the devastating moral breakdown of society, the re-establishment of National Israel in1948, the emergence of the ‘Gay Pride Movement’, and the complete disregard of the Bible in all of society today as direct evidence of His return.

What is the Timeline of History?

The timeline of history is God’s predetermined timetable for the unfolding of God’s Gospel program for this world. In other words the length of time between the day God created this world in 11,013 B.C. and the day he will destroy it in October 21, 2011.

The discovery of this information built the foundation for what God would later reveal from the Bible as the date for the end.

Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 is the culmination of five decades of intensive biblical study by Mr. Camping and other bible teachers who have discovered the same biblical data.

So, you may ask, what happened yesterday?

What will take place on May 21?

On May 21, 2011 two events will occur. These events could not be more opposite in nature, the one more wonderful than can be imagined; the other more horrific than can be imagined.

A great earthquake will occur the Bible describes it as “such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.” This earthquake will be so powerful it will throw open all graves.The remains of the all the believers who have ever lived will be instantly transformed into glorified spiritual bodies to be forever with God.

On the other hand the bodies of all unsaved people will be thrown out upon the ground to be shamed.

The inhabitants who survive this terrible earthquake will exist in a world of horror and chaos beyond description. Each day people will die until October 21,2011 when God will completely destroy this earth and its surviving inhabitants.

And the Biblical confidence is overwhelming:

What if May 21 ends and nothing occurs?

The Biblical evidence is too overwhelming and specific to be wrong. Christ’s people can look with great confidence to this date because God promises His “beloved” He will not come upon them as a thief in the night.

God in His mercy has revealed the vital information needed to know the day. Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 will occur because the bible declares it. Anyone whom God has not saved will arrive at that day with no hope for salvation. God warns simply the “door will be shut.”

As of this morning, the Rev. Camping has gone to ground.

With his millions of dollars, which he didn’t give away even though he knew he couldn’t take it with him. Odd, that?

It would be easy to mock the Rev Camping and his followers for believing all of the above – but just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.

This from the BBC:

An atheist and entrepreneur from New Hampshire, Bart Centre, is enjoying a boost in business for Eternal Earth-bound Pets, which he set up to look after the pets of those who believe they will be raptured.

He has more than 250 clients who are paying up to $135 (£83) to have their pets picked up and cared for after the rapture.

They would be disappointed twice, he told the Wall Street Journal. “Once because they weren’t raptured and again because I don’t do refunds.”

Gawker Gizmodo had a contest for people to photograph what the rapture would look like. My two favourites are:

Why was that cute dog left behind to face the Tribulation?

and this made me laugh

How could she leave having read that it was all a delusion?

Of course, many other people took the opportunity to pour atheistic ordure on Harold Camping’s biblical head.

The Maker Faire found itself on the cusp of the Apocalypse, and decided to make a button out of it

Atheist groups in the US joined in the fun

Atheists in Tacoma, Washington have been holding a “Countdown to Backpedaling” and a big party to celebrate the non-event.

Oh well. Back to finding a job…

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2 Responses to Rapture Day+1

  1. Gary says:

    Extrapolation beyond the data and cherry-picking will get you every time. The problem for prophets, both religious and secular, is myopia. The Bible itself says that any prophet whose prediction fails is de facto a false prophet and condemned himself. What I find curious is that the religious false prophets are pretty much universally ridiculed while the secular ones (e.g., Paul Ehrlich) get numerous do-overs.

  2. John A says:

    I am surely not the only person who thinks that there is no difference between Harold Camping and Paul Erlich, James Hansen and whoever was the idiot who created the “One Hundred Months” website complete with countdown clock.

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