Harold Camping from Family Radio, who predicted that 200 million believers would be raptured into heaven on Saturday May 21, 2011 before global cataclysm strikes the planet, said Monday that he felt so terrible when his doomsday message did not come true that he left home and took refuge in a motel with his wife.
But at a press conference on Monday, Harold Camping concluded that May 21, 2011 had instead been a “spiritual” Judgment Day, which places the entire world under Christ’s judgment. He also said that because God’s judgment and salvation were completed on Saturday, there’s no point in continuing to warn people about it, so his network will now just play Christian music and programs until the final end on October 21, 2011, which will be Harold Camping’s third predicted end of the world day.
Camping said it “dawned” on him that a “merciful and compassionate God” would spare humanity from “hell on Earth for five months” by compressing the physical apocalypse into a shorter time frame.
Harold Camping insists that October 21, 2011 has always been the end-point of his own End Times chronology, or at least, his latest chronology.
Satan, in these last days, is using false prophets like Harold Camping to confuse and deceive Christians and to set the world up, through the media, for the ultimate ridicule and mocking of the promise of the coming of Jesus Christ and the rapture of His believers, the Church. In the Bible, we can see this clearly being specified in the books of Peter and Matthew:
“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.” 2. Peter 3:3-4 NLT
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24 NKJV
Once again, it has become very clear after Harold Camping’s failed May 21, 2011 prophecy of Christ’s return that no one can predict by Scripture or science the exact day of Jesus return. Jesus is teaching that preparation, not calculation is needed!
“However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!” Mark 13:32-33 NLT
“Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.” Luke 12:39-40 NLT
“For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.” 1. Thessalonians 5:2 NLT