Is Jesus Christ Coming Back on October 21, 2011

by Arthur Khachatryan

Harold CampingDoes the Bible really say that Jesus Christ is coming back to judge the world on October 21, 2011? Well, Harold Camping is at it again predicting now that the world will face final judgment on October 21, 2011 as Jesus Christ comes back to judge the world. Now, many people have short memories and, therefore, have already forgotten about the fact that Camping has been proven wrong on more than one occasion, the latest one being the failed prediction of May 21, 2011.

Camping, of course, appears to be undaunted by his earlier failed prediction. Days after his last failed prediction he came out with a statement trying to justify his errors by saying,

“What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen. That was to warn the whole world that on May 21 God’s salvation program would be finished on that day.”1

Now, prior to May 21 Camping had been telling everyone that Jesus Christ was actually coming on the 21st. Immediately after the failed prediction Camping was known to have been baffled at why nothing happened. A few days later, after he had concocted this new theory, he came public with it, saying,

“Indeed, on May 21 Christ did come spiritually to put all of the unsaved throughout the world into judgment. But that universal judgment will not be physically seen until the last day of the five month judgment period, on October 21, 2011.”1

So now Camping is holding to this notion that Christ came spiritually on May 21st. But what biblical text is he drawing on to come up with this new “spiritual” coming of Christ? It is most unfortunate that Camping is more interested in putting together a story based on such obviously poor exegesis. Does the Bible really contain a secret message that only Camping is able to decipher leaving all other theologians to bask in their ignorance? Or is he reading into the text something that just is not there? There are very good reasons to think that it’s the latter…

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