Hey folks, the deadline has passed and there has been no earthquakes, no volcanoes, no king tides etc. etc. in Australia. Yet another Camping prediction has been proved to be false.
There are several news items in the press. Some were good, such as the woman who provided Scripture that proves the interpretation to be wrong. Others simply made fun of Camping, and at least one other source pointed out that Camping has caused Christians to be ridiculed because of his wild predictions.
Even so, one of the better write ups about this non-event can be found here and the Age does a very good synopsis of how people were taken in. I do pity the Vietnamese who were led to believe that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ was upon us. Many of them are now in hiding.
The press also highlighted one particular family where the mother gave up work two years ago to promote this propaganda, and even told her daughter that she was not going to heaven. However, the prize statement goes to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — who is Jewish and therefore, according to Camping’s prophecy, unlikely to be beamed up to sit alongside Jesus and God in heaven — said on his weekly radio show that he would suspend alternate side parking if the world ends on Saturday.
The much-reviled parking rule requires New Yorkers to move their cars from one side of the street to the other to allow street cleaning to take place.
Jesus himself told us that we would not know the time or the place when He would come again. This means that anyone who predicts the end of the world, such as Camping, are indeed false prophets.