The man who predicted in 2011 that the world was ending only to be proven wrong has died over the past weekend. Harold Camping, radio and TV evangelist, died December 15. You can read about it here.
We had some fun at Mr. Camping’s expense in 2011 when his predictions didn’t come true. He first predicted the world would end in May of that year and when that didn’t happen he had a change of heart and said it would then take place in October of 2011. Obviously that didn’t come to fruition either.
Mr. Camping did apologize later for misleading his followers and encouraging them to sell all their worldly possessions in order to prepare for the end of the world. He became very quiet after his predictions failed to deliver any signs of truthfulness.
What can we learn from Mr. Camping’s episodes? First and foremost, we put our trust in the Lord who tells us that we do not know when He will return for us. Therefore we should live each day as if it is our last on this earth and always be prepared for His return. That’s a much safer way to live.
Trust in the Lord and not in man–always good advice.