‘Rapture’: Believers perplexed after prediction fails

Harold Camping has not been seen since his failed prediction

Followers of an evangelical broadcaster who declared that Saturday would be Judgement Day are trying to make sense of the failed prediction.

Some believers expressed bewilderment or said it was a test from God of their faith, after the day passed without event.

Meanwhile, the evangelist at the centre of the claim, Harold Camping, has not been seen since before the deadline.

He had predicted that Jesus Christ would return to earth on Saturday.

True believers would then be swept up, or “raptured”, to heaven, he had pronounced.

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47 Comments

  1. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    May 23, 2011

    Camping looks very sad and on the verge of tears. Someone informed me that he is in hiding. He has reasons to hide for many reasons. He should shed tears for deceiving specifically the non-believers as agnostics and atheists, a man such as he is too presumptuous and is playing God. What will they do to him if they find him?
    I hope as long as he lives he will never again predict the end of the world for he does not have the authority to do so. Too often some have predicted it and they were proven wrong.
    The man needs to study what Our Lord stated in Holy Scriptures: “No one knows the day and hour”. Furthermore, “Death comes like a thief in the night and we know not when the Master of the House will come…” Our Lord also warned us: “Stay awake and pray!”
    There will be others as him in a few years time, say every 10 years who will predict the end of the world.
    I heard this prediction some years ago prior to the advent of Internet and if I am alive (we are) we will here some nut state it again. It appears that every 10 years those doomsayers come out of the woodwork and try to deceive others as the non-believers.
    There are those who play God and think they can trick God. Note what occurred in Joplin, Missouri on Sunday May 22nd. If it had occurred on Saturday, this man would have claimed that he was correct. :lol:
    I did think that if the end of the world comes it will be first in the U.S. Note what occurred to those people in Missouri, over one hundred are dead and still counting from the tornado.
    God is not to be outdone and never will be and by no means human beings – mortals – whom he created. So much for the end of the world as predicted by this ignorant man.
    God must have laughed at him and his stupidity and deceit, lack of knowledge of Holy Scriptures and lack of spiritual enlightenment.

    • Stupessss
      May 24, 2011

      I find u have a lot of free time! Always on a competition to put the longest comment, can’t u jus write a few lines and get it over with?? Geeeez

  2. Mm
    May 23, 2011

    I really don’t understand how he calls himself a “child of God,” yet still wants to predict the time and date for Judgement Day. Who does he think he is? In my view i’d just call him the next Judas….Betraying God by trying to lead the world into another revolution. No one knows the time nor the hour…When God does decide to come, he will definitely come like a thief in the night…I really felt sorry for all those who believed him cause that shows they betrayed their own faith inGod and put it in some looser…and also those who took it as a joke…I saw nothing funny in this @$$ trash trying to predict something so damn unpredictable.

    Instead people read their bible and look at all the things thats happenin g in the world today such as wars, downfall of evil leaders, natural disasters etc and surrender their life to God, they sitting wasting precious time that can be dedicated to God spiritually believing some dushbag…

  3. wey wey mama
    May 23, 2011

    he should have not been perplexed after his prediction fails because it not his first time
    predicting the coming of Christ when he knows the bible says only Christ that knows when he cometh not man nor his angels….what about those followers he had round the world especially those that were here in d/ca? are they still in prison for possession of drugs?

  4. i dont go to church yet i know god.
    May 23, 2011

    he has not been seen hmmmm mayb it was his world coming to an end not the entier world

    • mm
      May 23, 2011

      Lol…same thign i said. The man was just probably calling his time on earth to an end and decided to fill in everyone else.

  5. mac
    May 23, 2011

    People like him are the ones who want to go to heven but never want to die, becaues of all the false preaching the do. By saying th is he has broken one of the ten commendments he Lied, and all his flocks are just as guilty . it is writen no one knows the hour

  6. Why not...
    May 23, 2011

    He should be the next wanted man, not by the Americans, but by God…nonono……..Seal team six will capture him, and set his A** on fire..and then God will finish him off..

  7. Muslim_always - an "infidel's" worst nightmare
    May 23, 2011

    Mister make people use up their children college future savings, a partner spend almost 1/4 million US, boy look nonsense.

    It simply shows how gullible some people are. How could someone in their right mind believe that the world is going to end at an exact date? You think God is going to allow sinners to know the exact date of judgement so that people think they can play a stunt on God? :lol:

  8. dominican
    May 22, 2011

    e hont

  9. wells
    May 22, 2011

    total disrespect to god who are you to predict the end of time not even the angels in heaven knows of the end of times another false prophet on the rise be aware people his inspiration he got from pope benedict another devil misleading the world

    • CS
      May 23, 2011

      Wells you are the devils child so you must know your
      brothers. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  10. safemoon
    May 22, 2011

    He lookin like satan see his face a sackwe foley

  11. Fond Cole
    May 22, 2011

    Camping must be camping out somewhere. Afraid to show his face. HE MUST REMEMBER THAT NO MAN KNOWS THE HOUR… SO WHEEL AND COME AGAIN! False prophet!

  12. PRAY FOR DOMINICA
    May 22, 2011

    JIm Jones…. anyone? Many of his kind have made prophecy and some have claimed to be Christ himself. so People stop

  13. Universal Collection
    May 22, 2011

    This simple act of collecting monies by Mr. Camping is second only to the most recent recession of 2007. His present absence is no surprise because he is counting his returns from the universal collection.

  14. A P
    May 22, 2011

    The BIble says no man knows the day or our. So if any man comes up with a day, it cannot be correct. Main thing people, is to ensure you are right with God before it happens.

  15. vip
    May 22, 2011

    THat is not the first time that these false prophets have done that.Check out the following churches history and you will see that their founders and leaders have done the same thing.THe adventist and the jehovah witneses leaders have fooled the world many times.ASk them how did they get around these lies by their leaders.So if you are looking for satanic influences only in the world you are dead wrong.they are in the churches.That is where judgement will begin.

    • NatureBoy
      May 23, 2011

      Such claims as yours require you to furnish evidence, otherwise they amount to slander and make you a false prophet – Matt. 5:11,12 says that enemies of true worship will LYINGLY say all kinds of wicked things against true christians. What claims were made by those religions? What evidence did they present for their claims? Where, When and how were the claims made and proven false?

      • DOMINICAN
        May 23, 2011

        U ASK FOR EVIDENCE, WHEN I GIVE THE EVIDENCE ARE U GOING TO READ IT? JUST AS THE WORLD IS EXPECTING AN APOLOGY FROM CAMPAING, WILL U BE HONEST AND APOLOGISE ON BEHALF OF YOUR BROTHERS? watchtower october 15 1968 page 499,,,,,,awake october 8 1968 page 13-14.

      • READER
        May 23, 2011

        the atchtower reprints july 15 1894 page 1672. read THE TIME IS AT HAND

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2011

      When did these 2 religions tell you god was coming.
      David coresh was an Adventist. operative word was. He formed his own
      Religion, don’t spread rumours. These people subscribe
      To their own doctrine. Don’t insite religious
      Wars Dominica don’t need that!
      If you have nothing good to say then shut the hell up!

  16. jah man
    May 22, 2011

    people have a way of usein this things to make money

  17. Jos Sehing
    May 22, 2011

    Hmmm…they should believe in d bible more than a man….then they wouldn’t b bewildered

  18. Tetemorne I from...
    May 22, 2011

    Ahh, better luck next time. It will happen next saturday!!!

  19. mac
    May 22, 2011

    Maybe the true believers were taken, and people like him is what left the wicked and evil

    • Tetemorne I from...
      May 23, 2011

      And you to Mc Morris. If you are here, then you are evil and wicked too eh Commo? Better give your life up instead of alway talking bull on the internet boy.

  20. DR
    May 22, 2011

    I told you all the man was talking about his own demise, hope he resurfaces and con the world one more time. What a shame every body wants to go to heaven, “BUT NO ONE WANTS TO DIE”!reminds me of some of the bad guys we have in Dominica all bark but no bite. Empty vessels makes the most noise. There will be many more like them surfacing just stay tuned.

  21. Looking on
    May 22, 2011

    Sorry, but some stores proclaimed they are not taking back the brand new Nike some people bought in prep to take their own lives for these types of men they believe in.

  22. De unexpected
    May 22, 2011

    No one knows de hour!!!!!! only fools that pay close attention to mr.

  23. Trouble intended
    May 22, 2011

    It looks like all of us that are still here have missed the rapture. It happened yesterday in secret and the preacher was taken up with it. He in heaven grinning right now. So the rest of US will be doomed on October 21st. I guess it’s too late for us now. No prayer can fix us now. So I guess we have six more months. What are you going to do?

  24. Ohoh
    May 22, 2011

    I wonder where he really is, because he hiding from all the fools who give away what they had sell things and give him the money to spread his properganda stories, just look at the man he has no use to live aymore if he want to go just go but dont lie on my God, and some of my people that was folllowing him and listening to him if they were true believers they woul know what he say in his word trust no man but him and he say i will come like a thief in the night and no man knows the hour when the son of man commerth not even the Angeles in heaven.

  25. Lil' A
    May 22, 2011

    People who have faith in God shouldnt have been surprised…as for those who believed in “the rapture” i’ll pray for u all

  26. tiny
    May 22, 2011

    that dude is old ……….he should not be he’ll be gone sooon enough anyways

  27. WATCHING
    May 22, 2011

    JUST ANOTHER FALSE PROPHET, HE ONLY GRADUATED YESTERDAY SO HE NOW HAVE HIS FALSE PROPHET CERTIFICATE. WHEN WATCHTTOWER MANY PROPHECIES FAILED THEY SAID JESUS RETURNED INVISIBLY IN 1874 THEN 1914. NOW THEY CLAIMING JESUS WILL COME INVISIBLY………………READ 2 JOHN 7-10

    • NatureBoy
      May 23, 2011

      Such claims as yours require you to furnish evidence, otherwise they amount to slander and make you a false prophet – Matt. 5:11,12 says that enemies of true worship will LYINGLY say all kinds of wicked things against true christians. And 2John 7-10 is talking about Christ coming in the flesh on earth in the FIRST CENTURY C.E. to give up that fleshly body on our behalf as a ransom. The antichrist or false prophets deny that fact. Also, have you carefully examined the evidence presented to support the teaching that Christ returned invisibly in 1914? What scriptural evidence was presented? On what basis do you reject such evidence?

      • WATCHING
        May 23, 2011

        WATCHTOWER JANUARY 1, 1924 PAGE 5, SO BASE ON 2 JOHN 7-10 YOU ARE SAYING ANTICHRIST CAME BEFORE CHRIST, READ AWAKE OCTOBER 8,1968, PAGE 23…….. AND TIE IT WITH DEU; 18; 20-22………..

      • ME
        May 23, 2011

        IF CHRIST CAME INVISIBLY IN 1914 AS JEHOVAH WITNESS CULT CLAIMS, THEN WE WOULD BE NOW EXPECTING CHRIST 3RD RETURN, NATURE BOY PLEASE RELEASE THE SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS THAT, IT MIGHT BE IN ALL YOU FAKE BIBLE THAT HAVE 1 BIG GOD AND A SMALL god AND SAYING BOTH ARE TRUE GODS WHEN THERE IS ONLY 1 TRUE GOD,,,,,,,FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT

      • JACKIE
        May 23, 2011

        nature boy, if Christ came resurrected INVISIBLT, how did thomas saw the nail prints? how did his followers see him returning to heaven. you mean thats the antichrist you guys are going door to door spreading, and claiming to be true christians, true christians must be born again, jw claims only 144,000 jw are born again, yet they claim the rest are christians…….christians yet they deny christ

      • ME
        May 23, 2011

        NATURE BOY, IF CHRIST RETURNED INVISIBLY IN 1914 THEN WE WOULD NOW BE EXPECTING HIS 3RD REPLY, CAN YOU RELEASE THE SCRIPTURE TO BACK THAT UP?

  28. Leslie Strauss khan- Rawles
    May 22, 2011

    Pastor Rawles should be unto this topic instead of the vice he was so prepared to indulge in. talking about what’s at home is better, being afraid to go outside the home for sex and baby wewie etc. Let’s get your views on the rapture bro Rawles.

  29. LCM
    May 22, 2011

    He was taken up in the Rapture. History have a nasty way of repeating itself somtimes. Rapture happens every day.

  30. Dr.Finger
    May 22, 2011

    Voleh he voleh. He look like the devil himself. God has a funny way to dealing with such people

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