With all the talk of the supposed rapture that is to take place, it is easy to forget the fallout that will undoubtedly take place from all of this silliness. While it is understandable to poke fun at Camping and all of his madness, under it all he is still just another false prophet trying to predict something that even the Son of Man said he did not know the hour of it’s happening.
What saddens me is that when 6pm rolls around the world continues on just as it did the day before, the world will now look at Christians and think us all loonies. We will have to spend countless hours rebuilding delicate relationships with family members, co-workers, etc. that were damaged by one man and his followers, so called “Christians.” These people are nothing other than antichrists. They know neither the Scriptures nor the Christ of the Scriptures.
While I do hope that Camping sees the folly of his ways and repents, this is very unlikely. My guess is that he will come out with some statement saying that he miscalculated his days and will set some new date for the apocalypse.
In closing, let us remember the words of Jesus himself as recorded for us in Matthews Gospel:
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone” (Matt 24.36).