"It has been a really tough weekend."
"I'm looking for answers."
-Harold Camping, 89 year old radio preacher who predicted the Rapture (or Return of Christ) would occur, along with massive earthquakes, on May 21, 2011. His words above were spoken on May 22, 2011. (Quotes from sfgate.com) This is not the first time Camping has tried his hand at predicting the time of the Second Coming. He previously predicted it would likely occur in 1994.
Camping said he is looking for answers. The answers are found in Matthew 24 and 25.
But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. -Matthew 24:36
Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. -Matthew 24:42
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. -Matthew 24:44
The master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of. -Matthew 24:50
Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. -Matthew 25:13
Camping has also said all churches are corrupt. Except his, of course. Anytime you hear someone saying they are the only one and you are only to listen to them, be suspicious. Be very suspicious. That is one of the signs of a cult.
Jesus is coming again (Matthew 24:27; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15: 51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). The Rapture could occur today, tomorrow, next week, or 100 years from today. It is imminent, meaning it can occur at any time. Only God knows when it will happen. Therefore, we are to plan and prepare as though He may not come for a hundred years, but we are to live as though He will return tomorrow.
Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. -Titus 2:13
-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, May 23, AD 2011.
Related articles found under Gulf Coast Pastor Articles (Labels) in lower right hand margin.
Also see Baptist Press article: Harold Camping's Mulligan