You may remember Harold Camping - the guy who created a little bit of chaos and a lot of jokes over his predictions that the world would end on May 21, 2011. Well - I expect this link will be disabled after October 21st, but he's at it again with some clarification (here) of why he thinks we didn't see the world end in May. And instead the prediction has moved to October 21, 2011.
I read these types of things and want to laugh and I get frustrated at the same time.
I laugh because it's ridiculous and I want to make jokes like a night time talk show host.
But I get frustrated because I feel like his craziness misrepresents the vast majority of Christian believers and God
I'd love to know how Mr. Camping, reconciles these words of Jesus found in the Gospel of Saint Matthew?
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." -- Matthew 24:42-44
**emphasis in the above image is mine.