May 21 – The Rapture Returns (said in deep movie voice)

In January 1961, a few days before John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as president, he invited Billy Graham to spend a day with him in Key Biscayne, Florida. After a round of golf, Kennedy and Graham were returning to their hotel when Kennedy stopped the white Lincoln convertible he was driving by the side of the road.

“Billy, do you believe that Jesus Christ is coming back to Earth one day?” Kennedy asked.

“Yes, Mr. President, I certainly do,” the evangelist responded.

“Then why do I hear so little about it?” Kennedy wondered.

Were Kennedy alive today, he probably wouldn’t be asking the same question.

During Kennedy’s lifetime, few mainline Protestant churches discussed the second coming of Jesus Christ.

A 2004 Newsweek poll revealed that 55 percent of Americans believe in the Rapture, the snatching away of all Christians prior to the end of the world and the return of Jesus Christ. Bible prophecy inherently attracts fanatics. As a seminary professor of mine used to say to our class, “Remember, wherever there is light, there are bugs!”

One of those fanatics is Harold Camping, the founder of the Christian broadcasting ministry Family Radio in Oakland, California. Camping has predicted that the Rapture will occur at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, followed by the end of the world five months later on October 21, 2011.

Family Radio has plastered billboards across the nation with the warning “Judgment Day, May 21, The Bible Guarantees It!”

Readers should note that Camping first predicted the world’s end in 1994. He says he was wrong due to a mathematical miscalculation. Now I am going to make my own prediction which I’m (almost) willing to stake my life on: May 21 will come and go without any Rapture.

When May 21 passes and Camping’s prophecy is added to the ash heap of discredited prophecies, some will be tempted to join the chorus of cynics whom the Bible predicts will mockingly say, “Where is the promise of Christ’s coming?” (2 Peter 3:3-4).

Blah to it all – this is why I am not guided our led by religion and its numerous interpretations!

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7 thoughts on “May 21 – The Rapture Returns (said in deep movie voice)

  1. One of the unfortunate consequences of Harold Camping’s delusion about the rapture, is not so much that large numbers will suffer embarassment when the rapture fails to occur on the given date, but rather that it will adversely affect some vulnerable, simple minded people who will be deeply and unnecessarily traumatised. Perhaps publicising cynicism, and showing just how many unjustifiable assumptions Camping has made in his torturous calucaltions will be of some assistance

    • I agree! Further, why is it that people abide by hiding their intentions within conjecture and personal motive? With as big as the universe is, from a fractal stand point, why do we (humans) think we have all of the answers? – including those that are relative to the end of our planet?

      I mean hey, do the other intelligent life forms have the King James version of the bible too? And if not they too are gong to hell right?

      Go figure!

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  3. This is a very special message from the one known as the Comforter in The End Times (John 14:16 and 14:26) to Harold Camping of Family Radio posted at http://merkaba.org/recent/052011.html
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    Harold Camping, Today is May 20, 2011

    “The Comforter” would like to thank Harold Camping and his group for making people aware of the fact that the Rapture Energies are coming and soon there will be the Physical Body Ascensions of those who are ready.

    You are special people who stood up for God during the End Times. Thus, you still have time to get ready for a Physical Body Ascension and learn how to consciously work with the sun’s Rapture Energies so you are prepared to Ascend at anytime, from anywhere.

    We can teach you how to use Rapture Energies so you can be part of those who leave for the City of Gold in the prophesized Archangelic level Physical Body Ascension Process that will occur before December 21, 2012.

    These 3 steps enable one to begin training at home with Rapture Energies and to partake each week in our Sabbath’s guided visits to the City of Gold.

    · Step One: Free Techniques *
    · Step Two: A Two Day Meditator Class
    · Step three: A Two Day Activator Class

    * Daily usage of our free techniques and a liberal’s lifestyle of properly helping others in need, will enable one to become ready for an Angelic level Ascension on Judgment Day, December 21, 2012.

    Email Classes @ Merkaba.org for a calendar of our family’s Classes in your area of the world.

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