Why worry about your blood cholesterol when you’ve got eternity to contemplate?
We learn from the Bible that Holy God plans to rescue about 200 million people (that is about 3% of today’s population). On the first day of the Day of Judgment (May 21, 2011) they will be caught up (raptured) into Heaven because God had great mercy for them. This is why we can be so thankful that God has given us advance notice of Judgment Day. Because God is so merciful, maybe He will have mercy on you.
What if May 21 ends and nothing occurs?
The Biblical evidence is too overwhelming and specific to be wrong. Christ’s people can look with great confidence to this date because God promises His “beloved” He will not come upon them as a thief in the night.
God in His mercy has revealed the vital information needed to know the day. Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 will occur because the bible declares it. Anyone whom God has not saved will arrive at that day with no hope for salvation. God warns simply the “door will be shut.”
Family Radio is no fringe organization. The intolerant and anti-gay messages of its programs are heard across the country — on 36 stations in California alone. Alexa ranks its website among the top 5,000 in the United States. Camping is a major voice in American Christianity.
It’s the darnedest thing, though: just three days before The Rapture, Harold Camping is still accepting cash donations. What’s more, he’s asserting copyright over his works and insisting that all rights are reserved. Why? If Harold Camping really believes what he’s saying, he and his followers will all be playing harps in Heaven in three days. Who needs American legal rights? Paradise is not on American soil.
Another oddity is the Family Radio order page, which posts a special promotion available through May 25, 2011:
Curses: there’s a 5-day processing period. I DON’T HAVE THAT LONG! Besides, I understand they don’t accept MasterCard up there, and UPS is going to have a devil of a time with the address.
But who am I to question the ways of the Righteous? It must be one of those mysteries of faith I keep hearing about. I will grant God this: his choice of days is very handy. Because May 21 falls on a Saturday, the god-fearing 3% who are raptured up into Heaven probably won’t be driving around in their cars, making the roads clear for the rest of us.
On May 21, 2011 all those people in the world asking for a sign that God is really there will finally have their empirical: the disappearance of 3% of the world’s population — some 200 million people — can’t possibly go without notice. I promise you I’ll be on the lookout.