Well tomorrow is the big day! Well at least that is what Harold Camping and his eBible Fellowship members believe. According to the group, tomorrow is going to be Judgement Day!
We previously reported on this and speculated on why this prophecy is biblically incorrect.
Later Weird World News offered Harold Camping and his followers a challenge. If they TRULY believe in what they say, then they should donate all their worldly possessions to James Smith who would use the proceeds to support various charities. You can read the open letter to Harold Camping and his church members HERE.
Until now WWN have had one wishy-washy response which did not put their worldly possessions where their mouths were (so to speak). Not a single church member, or Harold Camping himself have taken them up on the challenge.
From this I can conclude that there must be a little niggling feeling of doubt in their minds. After all Harold Camping previously predicted that the Rapture would occur in September 1994…
In an article “Is Harold Camping and Family Radio a Cult?“, the evangelical Got Questions Ministries opposed Camping’s teachings because they believe his entire method of Bible interpretation is flawed:
“Harold Camping employs an allegorical method of interpreting Scripture. Because of this method, the meaning of any Scripture passage is purely subjective, subject to the mind and imagination of the person. … Camping’s use of an allegorical method of interpretation for Scripture, and especially for unfulfilled prophecy, is fatally flawed. It undermines the very nature of communication. God gave us His Word to communicate very specific information.”
According to Camping, the Christian Rapture will take place on May 21, 2011 and that the end of the world will take place five months later on October 21, 2011.
Followers of Camping claim that around 200 million people (approximately 3% of the world’s population) will be raptured. As for the remainder of the human population, Camping himself believes in annihilationism, which is the view that those who are not saved will simply cease to be conscious rather than spend eternity in Hell.
Those who were “unsaved” and died prior to May 21 will not be affected by or experience the Rapture or the end of the world.
So what will I be doing tomorrow?
I am off to do a spot of shopping and then a bit of writing…