This may be the last blogpost I write. Why? Keep reading.
Harold Camping made a prediction a while back that the rapture will take place on May 21, 2011. Evidently, five months later the world itself will be destroyed. I guess I will stay up late Friday night until the clock strikes midnight to see what happens. That being said, will this happen Eastern, Central, Pacific or Australian time? I really wish Mr. Camping had been more specific.
Those who adhere to the Mayan calendar predict that the world will end in 2012. That will be slightly after the U.S. presidential election and depending on who gets elected you might be inclined to agree. I thought the end was near when Bill Clinton was elected. It turns out we just had to endure the Monica Lewinsky deal.
Hal Lindsey wrote a book in the 1980’s entitled The 1980’s: Countdown To Armageddon. Before that, in the 1970’s, he wrote The Late, Great Planet Earth. The 70’s came and the 80’s came. I wonder sometimes if Lindsey writes a new book every decade and repackages the same stuff he wrote back then. I really don’t know.
The Apostles and some others stood on a hill after Jesus ascended waiting for Him to come back. They may have stayed there a long time if the angels hadn’t come and told them to get busy. Evidently they thought the end was near too. They changed the world.
The bottom line to what I’m saying is that every generation since Christ has believed that He would come back soon. Several have pointed to certain dates. Each loses their credibility when they make these claims without them coming true. Do you think this is the first time Camping has made this claim? Do a little research. According to him, this was already supposed to have happened in 1994. Evidently when you’re a false prophet, you can make the same wrong prophecy and continue to gain some notoriety.
To quote REM, it’s the end of the world as we know it. I feel fine. Now, it’s time to get busy doing something, like we all should. Maybe we will turn the world upside down.