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Well apparently reading the bible, and trying to predict a bible prophecy like when is the rapture happening, and what is the new rapture date, is like trying to read the racing sheet and trying to accurately predict the winner. No doubt folks like Harold Camping, a self-styled scripture fortune teller, need special training in 1 Thessalonians, and maybe Mathew 24, because determining when Jesus Christ is coming to fulfill the left behind bible prophecy, is a real revelation. Now, I have no doubt that the new rapture date, the second coming of Jesus, is a really big deal, especially if you believe the whole Jesus is Lord, the end times, God, heaven, doctrine, nonsense.
For more on the latest rapture, end of earth stuff, and the new rapture date check out this little summary:
Harold Camping’s, who is said to have spent over 100M on rapture ads, new favorite phrase: Better late than never. The California preacher has an easy explanation for why the rapture never came to pass on Saturday: He was five months off. Doh! What a tribulation! The actual rapture will be Oct. 21. That’s it! It’s the new rapture date. He had originally said that was the day on which the planet would be consumed by a fireball. It turns out Saturday was “an invisible judgment day not the rapture” in which a spiritual judgment took place, he said. But the timing and the structure is the same as it has always been, Camping added in a statement to the press tonight.
“We’ve always said May 21 was the day of the rapture, but we didn’t understand altogether the spiritual meaning of the rapture,” he explained. “May 21 is the day that Christ came and put the world under judgment.” He added that he felt so horrible when his doomsday prediction did not come true that he left home and took refuge in a motel with his wife. AP notes that this is the second time he hasn’t gotten it right; Camping previously predicted the Apocalypse would come in 1994, but said it didn’t happen then because of a mathematical error.
So that being said, when is Jesus really coming? The rapture didn’t take place as expected, but Harold, now hiding in a motel, is still doing the rapture math so he will no longer force his loyal believers to expect the tribulations when it’s only pre-tribulations after all. So is this really the new rapture date? What do you think? If you are you waiting for the next rapture or not please let us know in the comments.