I know, I know, you’ve heard me say this before but it’s coming in just one week so I couldn’t keep my big mouth shut. In one week all of Harold Camping’s options will be spent. It’s a do or die day for him (hopefully that’s only figuratively). You can very easily know that the date is wrong. His own math doesn’t agree (you can read here to find out why). And I sincerely hope and pray that he and all his followers will use this false prophecy of Camping’s to delve into God’s Word and find out what God really says. That’s one possibility. I’ve started wondering what other possibilities might exist. Will Camping accept his error or will he double down with some new, even crazier, explanation?
If he doesn’t accept his error I could easily see him saying that he misunderstood what judgment looked like and that he is among those who weren’t “true believers.” That would be a hard pill for him to swallow but he either has to accept that or that he was not correct in his method of biblical interpretation. Accepting that he might not be saved, in his world view, just means that God didn’t choose him and that has nothing to do with him specifically. It’s not a matter of pride like accepting he doesn’t know how to interpret his Bible. That makes me suspect that he may just say that we are all judged and “in hell.” That may be the only way he saves face at this point.
However I certainly hope he doesn’t take that route. We will all know next week. I pray I’m wrong.