Harold Camping Should Repent

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.


5 thoughts on “Harold Camping Should Repent

  1. Camping could have accidentally been right. The Bible says no man knows the hour or the day, but it doesn’t say no man thinks he knows. If Christ had returned at that moment, it would have only been a coincidence, not a fulfillment of Camping’s prophesy.

    Of course, that would have made him look right. But after Christ returns everyone will know the truth. So, even though it would have made him look right, we all would know for a fact that he wasn’t.

    But, since it didn’t happen and he has been proven wrong, one wonders how he will take this colossal humiliation.

    If he was anything like me, he’d shut himself up in his house and not come out again. Ever.


    • Hi Mark,
      Very good points.
      However, humiliation requires a bit of humility, which I think he lacks entirely. If he did, he wouldn’t have gotten so boastful after is 1994 failure.
      Blessings and have a wonderful Lord’s Day!


  2. Have you ever thought that GOD might have allowed this man to make his prediction, just to see how much of a mockery the people would make of it, even though GOD Himself knew that the man was using his own Intellect to try to come up with a date?? How many people do you think might have did the same thing, back in Noahs day, with the same results? I’m sure that for the seven days the Ark still sat there, after GOD called Noah & his family in & shut the door, their mockery & laughter, was getting louder & louder & their parties were getting bigger. What do you think went through their hearts & minds, when they felt that first drop of rain fall on them. Can you even imagine the horrible fear they felt, knowing that their only way of escape was sealed up? Is this once great nation & its people so numb & without feeling, that every thing to them, is a joke? One day soon though, this people will wake up, but it will be too late. My heart goes out to those that are going to be shut out of our only ARK of safety in this day, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. 99% of our professing Christians, can’t even see the signs of the times & take it back to the Scripture to see where they are at, in this day. Only GOD knows when the end will come. The Scripture says that “No man knows the day or the hour”, but by the signs that are all around us, we should at least know the season. This nation has put GOD out of everything & put every filthy thing they can think of, in HIS stead. Can the people, especially the professing Christians, see what happened to Sodom & Gomorra, after Lot opened the gate for all the homosexuals & every other perversion, into Sodom, & what happened to Babylon, when they thought that they were way too big to be defeated, because of their gigantic walls & army. As a nation, we have done the same thing. We have allowed the same thing into this country that Lot did in Sodom, we have lifted ourselves up to the place that Beltshazar did in Babylon. But we also have done the same thing in the Spiritual that Babylon did in the natural. Back there the enemy diverted the natural river & came in under the gate, but in this day, in this country, we have allowed the enemy to come in & divert the RIVER of LIFE, & come in under the gate. Our once great Christian Nation, is no longer a Christian Nation, but a nation that still has a few real Christians in it, that are sighing & crying, for the abominations being done in it. But the way things are going, if the A.C.L.U. & our government has it’s way, that will be a thing of the past also. We have blind leaders, leading a blinded people, & the Scripture tells us, that both, will fall into the ditch. I guarantee you though, that one day, & maybe sooner than people might think, there will be a Rapture & a Real People of the Living GOD, will be gone. And when the proverbial rain drops start falling, it will be too late to go back to try to make amends. When the Judgements that come upon the people & this world begin to fall in full force it will be too late. Just stop, think, go into the Scripture,open your heart up to the LIVING GOD & ask HIM to give you simple understanding of this day, now, while there is still a chance. Don’t make a mockery or try to make your own predictions, just say LORD, I don’t understand IT all, but I believe YOUR WORD. GOD Bless


  3. Old Jim,

    The Bible says that no man knows the hour or date of His coming. So for a fool to make such a prediction is to exalt himself above Christ. We believe that Jesus IS coming again, and with judgment. But to set a date, where even non-believers can read the Scripture and rebuke the fool, is bad for the witness of Christ. This is not Camping’s first attempt at setting the date, so he gets no grace in this matter. He tried to mislead the people back in 1994 and was rebuked then as well. His response? He changed his story to say that it wasn’t the end of the world, but the end of the church age, even though Jesus said that the gates of hell would not prevail against His church. So once again, Harold says something, and that dear old Savior of ours keeps on contradicting him.

    Camping needs to repent, crawl under a rock and leave the people alone.


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