The rapture hour has come and gone and we are all still here. We knew this would be the case since Harold Camping has done this before… and that pesky truth in the Bible about no one knowing the hour or day of Christ’s return. But it’s time to step up the pressure on Camping. I know that he will come out and say something along the lines of this being a spiritual rapture, or it’s not a true rapture per se, but one that means there will be no more new Christians. He’ll have an excuse ready to go.
I do like what Southern Baptist Ed Stetzer is calling for: repentance.
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.
“Harold Camping, pls update http://www.family.radio.com w/your repentance statement & instructions to your now-broke followers,” Stetzer tweeted.
An hour later he tweeted again, “6pm here in Turkey. I’m standing at the Temple of Athena waiting for the Rapture. Nothing happened. ”
Of course, Camping won’t do a thing like repent. False teachers never do. They just keep on spewing forth their heresy. I have stopped by the Family Radio page, or tried to, but I can never get it to load. Camping must be busy writing that apology.