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Harold Camping’s End of the World Should be Today, Not in a Week

The End is Near

I had posted about this before but I thought since it was actually the day in question I thought a bit of a repost would be in order.  You see, if Harold Camping is correct then today, not May 21st, is the date of the rapture.

Well that’s not entirely true.  I found something out since my initial post on this so it’s only half true.

Here is the main gist of the problem with Harold’s time table.

  • 7,000 years ago, God told Noah to get into the ark and that he would flood the world in 7 days.
  • Those 7 days were literal and prophetic, each day also corresponding 1,000 actual years (that could theoretically be true, there is a verse that says a day is as a 1,000 years to the Lord).
  • 7,000 years after the flood, to the day, is May 21, 2011
  • It is an amazing prediction that God worked it out to the day 7,000 years later

Did you catch the problem? It is subtle. If God told Noah that there were 7 days left, and that also means 7,000 years, to the day, and the flood was in the year Camping says it is, then he is 7 days off. It should be May 14, not May 21. However if Harold studied it very carefully, like he always says he does, then why didn’t he catch that?

Well he didn’t catch it because he had already arrived at the date of May 21, 2011.  I haven’t spent too much time trying to figure out how he came to that date but it is important to notice that he wasn’t too careful when he “verified” that date with his flood chronology.  He knew what he wanted to find so he found it.  This happens all the time.  It’s why scientists are supposed to look for falsifying evidence for their theories, because it’s too easy to see things that prove your theory right.  It’s why he’s able to ignore verses that clearly say no man shall know the day or the hour (it’s interesting that Camping felt the need to predict not only the day but the hour so he could ignore the entire verse).  He says that the verses refer to what people will say about the end of the world when they are clearly God speaking to His followers.

What will Family Radio look like in 8 days?  Probably much the same as it does today.  Sure he’ll have less followers than today, but then again he can always wait another 17 years to gain more followers and make another prediction for the end of the world.



5 thoughts on “Harold Camping’s End of the World Should be Today, Not in a Week

  1. Very simple, but interesting point you make here. This has caused me a ton of stress since I heard about it through a friend of mine. Despite tons of research
    trying to come to a conclusion, I never really thought of it this way. That day to a thousand years verse has frghtened me because it made so much sense.

    Posted by Jake | May 15, 2011, 2:32 am
    • Yeah, that day is as a thousand years thing can be convincing. A lot of what he says can sound like it makes a lot of sense but not if you really study it out.

      The funny thing about his doomsday thing is that even though he’s trying to warn people, the warning makes no sense. No warning can help the lost (in his view) and no silence can hurt the saved. Everything is scripted out so repenting, turning from sin, and putting your trust in Jesus isn’t the way of salvation (even if the Bible says it is).

      Posted by Far Out Madman | May 15, 2011, 4:16 pm
  2. Yes a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like a day. In other words there is no time with God. He also did not read Matthew 24 where Jesus Himself tells of the order of things to come. Camping has said that the tribulation started back in 1988! WHAT!? I tried to find out about the 2 witnesses in the news, and guess what? Nothing about them being killed and 3 days later where seen walking around and preaching again! Anyways my couple of thoughts on this.

    Posted by David | May 16, 2011, 8:32 pm
  3. Here’s the mistake with the day is a 1000 years interpretation, in Daniel prophecies there are 70 weeks that’s 490 days, so using the 1:1000 that’s 490,000 years!!! Uh huh that surely doesn’t make sense if you also read

    Revelations 1:1-2 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

    2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.”

    The important part of that verse is “which must shortly come to pass” Really!? The things in Revelation were going to happen “shortly?” That’s not a day is a thousand years to the Lord.

    Posted by Samuel | May 18, 2011, 2:12 am


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