Little to my surprise - May 21, 2011 came and went just like May 20. Mr. Harold Camping of Family Radio just was not correct in stating that the rapture and judgment would take place on May 21, 2011. I have listened to this fellow speak about May 21 and I must say that it literally makes me feel sick when I hear his utter disregard for proper Biblical exegesis. It is truly amazing to see someone so bound up in a web of deception.
I spoke with one fellow on May 23rd who actually believed Harold Camping was correct in his calculations. I could not believe my ears when this man said that Camping was right on target and only missed the date by a little bit because he has not accepted the Biblical calendar. I then asked this man if he knew the "true" date and he asked me in return if I was going to mock it after he told me. My answer... of course I was going to mock it. Yeshua plainly says in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 that no man knows the day or hour of his return, not the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. What did this gentleman say to me when I gave him these verses? He told me the Son in these verses was actually the son of perdition... ??? I can't even begin to fathom how someone could really believe that is what Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 are speaking of by mentioning the Son (especially placed in between the angels in heaven and the Father). What a prime example of eisegesis.
He then began to tell me that the reason the May 21st date didn't occur was so that 2 Peter 3:4 could be fulfilled - a passage which speaks of mockers. I tried my best to go through the verse and explain to him that the mockers of 2 Peter 3:4 weren't mocking someone who set a date and the date didn't come to pass, they were rather mocking the idea that there would even be a second coming and thus judgment upon the earth. I believe in the second coming of the Messiah for the purpose of judgment and there are people who mock me and numerous others for believing in this. This man could not see the point. Why? He has been blinded.
I have now by this time (May 25th) heard Harold Camping say things like Christ did come spiritually, and that he isn't at all embarrassed by the coming and going of May 21. There has been no repentance on his part, no acknowledgement that he was flatly in error. It looks as though Harold Camping is a genuine deceived false prophet who will continue in his satanic ways until the day that he dies.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 speaks of people who do not have a love for the truth but instead enjoy lawlessness. These people are the ones upon which God sends a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false. If Yahweh places a strong delusion upon someone there is no power other than Yahweh Himself that can remove such a delusion.
Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.