WASHINGTON – Mr. Harold Camping, it's now 6:01 p.m. on the East Coast of the United States and there's no sign of the predicted time zone-sensitive rapture. Now what?
Around the world, time zone after time zone, people – nonbelievers and Christians alike – have tweeted that they are still here on Earth and no predicted apocalyptic earthquakes occurred. Now, the so-called doomsday has arrived on Camping's own turf.
"Either the rapture isn't happening or all of New York City is going to hell," tweeted rachelfairbanks. more >>
Harold Camping needs to publicly apologize for being wrong about his doomsday prediction and leading people astray, said a Southern Baptist leader.
The California radio broadcaster’s wrong prediction about the rapture and the end of the world reflected poorly on Christians, said Ed Stetzer, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s LifeWay Research and LifeWay’s missiologist in residence.
Stetzer issued a series of tweets about Camping’s eschatological prediction on Saturday, among which one noted that there was no earthquake in New Zealand after 6 p.m. more >>
Harold Camping will long be associated with the failed predictions of the end of the word. But who is this man responsible for the multimillion dollar campaign declaring May 21 as Judgment Day?
He was born by the name of Harold Egbert Camping in 1921 in Boulder, Colo. At an early age, he moved to California where his interest in math and science developed, later taking him to University of California Berkeley during World War II, where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.
Shortly after the end of World War II, he began his own construction business where he was able to earn his own living. more >>
The end of the world, doomsday, apocalypse, rapture 2011 – whatever people are calling it, the May 21, 6 p.m. prediction by Harold Camping didn’t happen in parts of the world that already passed the deadline.
In Australia, where it is early morning Sunday now, people are tweeting that nothing happened Saturday night and mocking Camping’s rapture claim, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Rapture time here in Melbourne. A rather quiet sort of rapture if you ask me,” tweeted Melbourne resident Jon Gall. more >>
Harold Camping’s end of the world prediction and the confusion among some believers raises the question: are churches teaching about the end times effectively or at all?
Randy Frazee, senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, doesn’t think so.
“I don’t believe we teach on it and what we have taught on it generally comes from funerals as opposed to solid teaching,” Frazee told The Christian Post. more >>
As the hour approaches closer and closer towards impending judgment, the banter just keeps on coming, with the public continuing to mock Harold Camping, his followers and many professing Christians alike.
So the question is, can anything good possibly come out of May 21, 2011? more >>