Catholic Priest Fr. Herman Sharplis gives no credence to claims by US-based Evangelist Howard Camping who teaches that according to biblical prophecy, May 21 2011 is the Day of Judgment.
Camping has been peddling his dooms-day message around the globe through a host of media, including web and radio shows and has been reaching millions.
Sharplis believes that the root of Camping’s reasoning is flawed and from that has bloomed this false teaching.
“If man is to really understand the history behind these teachings, in terms of how they come about they would not pay any attention. People have always attempted to predict the end of the world. Jesus said no one knows the time or the hour. We should not be preoccupied with that kind of thinking,” he said.
He added, “We should focus on the commandments that Jesus left us; love God, love others. Life is ours to enjoy and you cannot enjoy life if we try to predict the end. Some people just cause confusion with their interpretation.”
This is not the first time that Camping has made such a bold prediction concerning the end of the world. In 1994, he made the same claim. When time proved him wrong he admitted he had made a mistake in calculation.