King's Evangelical Divinity School

20 May 2011

Are You Ready For the Big Day?

About fifteen months ago during a visit to the United States I posted a brief comment about the beginning of the end of the world. Well,  I hope you're good and ready because that day has come upon us, and is, in fact, tomorrow (21 May, about tea-time, I think). If you want to know a little more about the event and the preacher who predicts it, the Independent ran a story about it back in March (interestingly listed as their most viewed story today).

Actually, I'm not too worried. As I said in my original comment last year, the fact Harold Camping doesn't have the best of track records on this issue, together with Jesus' words in Matthew 24:36, would rather suggest we'll still be here tomorrow evening. Incidentally, the New York Times offers an interesting piece looking at how the issue has divided some families. I can't help but feel some people are going to be feeling slightly embarrassed tomorrow. But when it doesn't happen, don't be too surprised to see the emergence of a Plan C with this preacher saying, "No, I really do have the right date now." (Who knows? Could be third time lucky.) Alternatively, he could just disappear with some of his followers, leaving the rest of us to wonder if indeed we missed the rapture.


Andrew Sibley said...

It isn't clear whether it is Eastern Standard Time, GMT or Jerusalem time? Some clarity would be useful so I can pack my tooth brush. ;o)

Calvin L. Smith said...

Probably Californian time.