Hoo boy. Here we go-did you ever notice that Christians aren't perfect? We are mere sinners saved by Grace.
I can assure you that Christians still mess up, get things wrong, may have mental health/emotional/physical issues just like the rest of humanity.
Harold Camping (pictured above on right-just kidding) has determined that God will bring JUDGEMENT DAY.
I agree!On May 21, 2011.
...uhhh...hold it Harold-you just lost me.
So, why this post?
I've read fanatical statements made by adherents to this belief. They are rock solid certain that Camping is right.
They are not only betting the farm, but their entire lives on the idea that they are going to be Raptured, taken up by God on that date. For them, there is no May 22, 2011-that's when the Tribulations start.
A few important things to consider:
The Chicago Cubs will be playing the Red Sox that weekend, in Boston for the first time in nearly 100 years.
I am hosting a multi-family rummage sale. I haven't bought the balloons yet, but...
Camping first announced this event as happening a few years ago-when it didn't happen, he explained that he hadn't finished researching the book of Jeremiah yet, so his numbers were wrong.
No, Harold-YOU are wrong. Knowledge (without wisdom) puffs up, and makes us think more of ourselves than we should. If you were the Bible scholar your conceit tells you that you are, you wouldn't be making crazy claims of special knowledge-that the gnostics department.
Unless the Lord DOES actually choose that date to bring us up into Heaven...you will be bringing ridicule to the name of Christ. Your ego will probably make you fluster and bluster and make excuses, but that's all right-we're all human. That's what we do.
I only wish that you hadn't convinced so many good Christians that you were right. Pride goes before a fall, God humbles us for our own good. They will be fine, and will have learned a good lesson about false teachings and teachers.