There’s a lot of praise over on FiveDoves.com for the “great work” that Harold Camping did for the Lord by popularizing belief in the rapture and the end of the world. Here are some samples. I begin with this post by Fay on May 23 [source]:
Originally Posted by Fay
I just wanted to mention dear old Harold Camping. I have no idea what torment he is going through right now – he and all his followers. However, they were sent for a very real purpose. They should not be ashamed or lose hope in any way. Our LORD needed this to be done. It got the whole world talking. It got a good many mocking – just as the days of Noah. You see – I believe that these things had to come to pass in order to fit in with the ‘ as in the days of Noah’ scripture. Harold Camping fulfilled prophecy for these end times. He showed great courage – knowing it could – realistically – subject him to mocking, ridicule and utter resentment. Think about it – it’s a very brave thing to do. With every hour that passes, after the non event of 21st May 2011, the more I am aware that Harold Camping was a very necessary part of the coming Rapture. With our LORD – nothing is for nothing. Please lets all pray for Harold and his followers. Their heart break must be crippling.
It is certainly true that the Campster looked tormented, shell-shocked and flabbergasted on Sunday, the day after he was proven to be a false prophet. Take a look at this video:
But by Monday he had completely recovered his utterly deluded composure by copying the “Jehovah’s Witnesses defense” for his ludicrous failed prophecy. He now glibly asserts that everything about his prophecy was correct, except it only happened “spiritually” rather than physically, and he assures everyone that the entire world really will be physically destroyed on October 21, 2011 right on schedule. He’s absolutely certain! There’s no way he could be wrong like his last two predictions, because the Bible guarantees it!
Some folks on FiveDoves really loved Fay’s post. Jimmy wrote “Fay, your piece was excellent. I don’t think you could be more correct, and I wish I could write as well as you. Enjoyed it, Jimmy.” And Ola Ilori wrote this amazingly deluded response to Fay, which includes yet another false prophecy about the rapture, predicting it will happen ten days from today [source]:
Originally Posted by Ola Ilori
I couldn’t agree with you more!
Harold Camping has done exactly what the Lord wanted him to do!
The Lord used Harold Camping to put the Rapture event right up close in their faces!
Everyone was forced to make a choice either to mock the Rapture event, or take time to find out more about it from the Word, and as a result reflect on their relationship with God.
The World chose to mock the Rapture event and blaspheme God!
Those in the Apostate Church, as to be expected, just didn’t get it, as they joined the World in mocking Harold Camping.
Already with tornadoes causing massive destruction in the US and volcanoes going of in Iceland, Judgement has begun!
This means the rapture is sooooo close.
The Lord used Harold Camping to put the rapture event on CNN, ABC, FOX News, SKY News, the BBC, on the Internet, on the Radio, in Newspapers and on Billboards all over US.
What was the Lord suppose to do?
He couldn’t us End-time Ministries like the Hal Lindsey Reports and Jack Van Impe International, to get the Word out that Judgement was imminent!
Because they’re too concerned about maintaining there credibility.
The Lord needed a radical!
Some one who was prepared to put everything on the line for what he believed.
Harold Camping has had more impact on getting the Word out about the rapture than all the End-time Ministries put together!
This isn’t just another “88 reasons why the rapture will be in 1988” situation.
For the World doesn’t have another 23 Years to wait before the Rapture occurs!
I believe as at today, the 25th of May 2011, the World is just 10 Days away from the Rapture!
The Lord wasn’t using Harold Camping to prepare souls for the Rapture, for He’s already sealed all those who are to be raptured!
The Lord used Harold Camping to inform the Christ-rejecting-World that they’ve corrupted themselves in and mind and body, and that He’s about to execute Judgement on them!!!
Say what? Harold Camping is the paragon of absolute mental corruption and religious delusion. He is off the charts BAT-SHIT-INSANE. But Ola reverses reality and thinks that all who reject Camping’s ridiculous rapture ravings are the ones with the “corrupt minds.” Oh! The irony!
And what’s gonna happen when Ola’s rapture prediction is proven false like every other rapture prediction ever made in the history of the universe? Absolutely nothing! It will probably strengthen her faith, because that’s what happens when a cultist is confronted with evidence. Believe it or not, but evidence that they are wrong tends to strengthen the belief of religious people. This is because religion teaches that blind faith without evidence is a virtue, and so it’s an even greater virtue if you continue to believe when all the evidence proves your wrong. This is why religion corrupts the mind.
Finally, would someone like to explain how an utterly deluded Bible teacher like Harold Camping who has made multiple false predictions about the rapture date and then covered his ass with the ludicrous “it happened spiritually” excuse could be “used by God” to “inform” anyone about the reality of the crazy rapture doctrine? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?