The end of the world will be Friday, October 21, 2011; or at least so says Harold Camping, the 90 year old founder of “Family Radio.” If you will recall, in May of 2011 Camping created quite a stir by predicting that the “rapture” would occur on May 21. When May 22 arrived, Camping seemed bewildered as he was briefly interviewed at his front door.
However, in spite of Mr. Camping’s bold claims that the Bible guaranteed the end would occur on May 21, he reemerged saying that May 21 was only an “invisible judgment” of God. On that day, everyone’s fate was sealed. From May 21 to now, no one could be saved. One’s fate was determined on May 21, and now five months later, on October 21, the physical existence of the world will come to an end.
If the Lord doesn’t return before I finish writing this article or anytime between now and October 21, I wonder what Mr. Camping will say when the sun rises on October 22? Maybe he ought to reconsider his understanding of what Jesus said in Matthew 24:36 when he said, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” And for our part, we need to be reminded of Romans 3:4 which says, “…let God be true but every man a liar.”
Friends, Jesus is coming again. There will an end to this world. The judgment day is coming. Don’t allow the skeptics, cynics, and critics who arise because of false prognosticators shake your faith in the real event. Whether the Lord returns in our lifetime or not, keep looking for and awaiting the day when the Lord returns. Only this type of vigilance will aid us in being prepared.