Harold Camping was wrong; the rapture did not occur on May 21, 2011. As shown in the graphic, the Rapture countdown on www.wecanknow.com is down to 0 months 0 days, and 200,000,000 Christians did not mysteriously disappear from the planet. A few, however, were quite a bit poorer after spending money on Rapture billboards and other advertising.
This hasn’t stopped the Hal Lindsey/Left Behind crowd from continuing with their prognostications. I took a look at World Net Daily (your Christian source for wild conspiracy theories) tonight, and one of their headlines reads Savage: Bible shows what’s next for Israel.
“Ezekiel is predictive of what’s going to happen,” Savage said as he read from the Hebrew scriptures on the air. “There will be a war.”
I have no doubt that war is a real possibility in any given year or decade in that part of the world, but that doesn’t mean that Ezekiel is speaking directly about this or that 20th/21st century conflict. I also have no doubt that Christ is coming again and that the Bible speaks about that glorious (or disastrous, depending on where one stands before God) event. But I am rather weary of the whole end-times pick-a-date and pin-the-tail-on-the-antichrist game. It is wrong when Camping predicts a time table, and it is wrong when the Bible prophecy “experts” predict a time table.
Grace and Peace