American atheists have been holding a “Rapture after party” in Fayetteville, North Carolina to highlight the false prophecy made by Harold Camping, an 89 year old “Christian” broadcaster, who claimed that Jesus would return yesterday, Saturday 21st May 2011, at which time all believers would be taken from the earth (raptured) to escape the coming judgement.
For anyone to make such a prophecy is foolhardy, especially someone who claims to follow Jesus. Jesus Himself said, “No-one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Of course, there are those who also scoff at the words of Jesus, but someone who accurately predicted his own death and resurrection, and even the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, needs to be taken seriously. Although Harold Camping got it wrong, the fact remains that Jesus promised to return and bring an end to wickedness and suffering in our ailing world. The question is: Will we be ready to meet Him when He comes?