You know you’re not supposed to be here...according to Harold Camping. Camping predicted the world would come to an end on Saturday May 21st. Since we are still alive, his prediction was false. For years men have tried to determine the date that Jesus would return to this earth and none have ever been successful, although they are capable of amassing a following.
Although Camping was not able to predict the date that Jesus would come, (it has been extended to October), there are a couple of things I am sure of that I would like to share with you. First, Jesus is coming again. I am certain of this as the Angel spoke to the Apostles and told them that He would come in the same manner as He left this earth, in the clouds (Acts 1:11) Paul said Jesus is returning to take vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Thess. 1:7-9). I am sure that He is coming and that there will be some who will be separated from Him.
A second thing I am sure of is that Harold Camping, nor any other created being, can tell us when that day will be. Matthew 24:36 tells us, "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone." Listen to the teaching of the Bible. No man can tell us what day Jesus will return, try as they might. Just think, if anyone knew what day Jesus will come, he is smarter than Jesus because Jesus said He does not know when that date is.
Peter warns us to be on guard against false prophets in 2 Peter 3. Peter’s message is that we listen to the word of God and not men who tell us false things. 2 Peter 3:17 states, "You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness."
I do not question the sincerity of Mr. Camping or his faith, but I must disagree with his finding and follow the words of God. Won’t you?