I have waited a few days since the end of the world to make any more posts. In that time Mr. Camping has come out with his explanation. Sadly it was not an, "Ooops. Made a mistake." Not really. Instead he rambles and makes new predictions. He says he was off by five months. The end will come on Oct. 21. Here are some quotes as reported by AP on Yahoo! News:
"worked [it] out as accurately as I could have."I feel sorry for people like Jeff Hopkins who spent a great deal of money driving around with a sign on his car in order to publicize the end of the world...
"We've always said May 21 was the day, but we didn't understand altogether the spiritual meaning. The fact is there is only one kind of people who will ascend into heaven ... if God has saved them they're going to be caught up."
[May 21 was] a "spiritual" Judgment Day, which places the entire world under Christ's judgment.
"I've been mocked and scoffed and cursed at and I've been through a lot with this lighted sign on top of my car. I was doing what I've been instructed to do through the Bible, but now I've been stymied. It's like getting slapped in the face."Oh, Camping won't be doing any more warning. He insists that May 21 was the day when judgment and salvation were completed. No more warnings. We are on our own now.
Why is it that we spend so much time and energy on publicizing the extremes who clearly have little of substance to offer our faith? Why is it that the people who are doing their faith, living at the edges of their spirituality's hope, and making a real difference for the Kingdom of God are ignored? Is it any wonder that the non-faithful people think we religious people are nothing but kooks?
God must get very tired of all of us in our human weakness.
No, thank God that God DOESN't get tired of us in our human weakness!