I'm 56 years old and was a "Christian" for more than 20 years. So, yes, I know something about scripture, but could Camping have actually gotten something right or is this "prediction" just a coincidence?. The world has gotten so much wrong, but could Camping have stumbled upon something?
Notice I put the word "Christian" in quotes (please bear with me a second just to show how wrong these misunderstandings are).
It's likely that very few people will ever release themselves from what they've been taught, but the name of a RELATIONSHIP devotion (as opposed to a BOOK DEVOTION) to Jesus is called "the Way" (neither the word "Christianity" nor the word "bible" are in scripture,...and Paul was never a "Christian"). I'm going to include a short explanation because what I really intend to address is the May 21 doomsday prediction that I found so comical (is The Lord going to make a fool of me?).
"and in Antioch, the disciples were first called Christians".
Acts 9:2 (who SAUL persecuted)
"that if he found any belonging to THE WAY, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem".
"but when some were stubborn and disbelieved, speaking evil of THE WAY before the congregation".
Act 24:22 "But Felix, having a rather accurate knowledge of THE WAY".
Fifty years after the crucifixion, the Jews that came to Christ decided at the "Incident at Antioch" (a meeting of the Council of Jerusalem) to no longer be of "THE WAY" because they still wanted to follow MOSAIC LAW.
John 14:6 "I am THE WAY...".
This concludes my short explanation.
Now onto the matter of this doomsday prediction.
The morning of Sunday May 21, I read about a New Zealand earthquake that was being expected. AS I REMEMBER, there is a "Christian" movement in New Zealand that expects the second coming of Jesus to be first in their timezone (they claim to have a special "spiritual" background historically). Now mind you, I found this whole "prediction" thing ridiculous, but almost out of mockery, I checked the US Geological Survey website and found a "crazy coincidence" (they listed a 6.1 magnitude quake in NZ highligted in red, but it is no longer listed, no reason given).
Geonet list some quakes, but for the 22nd (timezone difference?).
If you take into consideration all the wars, politiics, threats of nuclear missles, Japan radiation threat to the globe, economies, food shortages and prices getting worse, unemployment, etc., you'd think the world is going to self-destruct in a matter of months.
Could this just be a crazy coincidence?.....most likely.....or......is it?
Towards the bottom of this article, it shows that some people were expecting quakes as early as Friday....