I am very excited for tonight’s radio broadcast of Open Forum on Family Radio, as according to them it will be their last broadcast ever! Their fearless leader Harold Camping (the crazy old man with the Bible to your right) has declared that tomorrow is Judgment Day!
I’ll admit my bias and state that I think that Family Radio is completely insane, and thus extremely hilarious. A regular part of our lives is imitating Camping’s numerous campingisms. He likes to find himself very amusing and laugh to himself, he also likes to repeat the same statements over and over again. To date we are not sure if that is because he is just that arrogant, or if he is just to senile to remember what he just said.
It has been a wonder for week for me, as now everyone knows about Camping’s insanity and end of the world jokes are flying around everywhere. However, tomorrows date has been highlighted on my calendar for well over a year.
Passing end of the world jokes are awesome, but what is even more hilarious is how Camping figured out that tomorrow is the Day of Judgment. A small sample of his crazy bible math below:
In 2 Peter 3:8, which is quoted above, Holy God reminds us that one day is as 1,000 years. Therefore, with the correct understanding that the seven days referred to in Genesis 7:4 can be understood as 7,000 years, we learn that when God told Noah there were seven days to escape worldwide destruction, He was also telling the world there would be exactly 7,000 years (one day is as 1,000 years) to escape the wrath of God that would come when He destroys the world on Judgment Day. Because Holy Infinite God is all-knowing, He knows the end from the beginning. He knew how sinful the world would become.
Seven thousand years after 4990 B.C. (the year of the Flood) is the year 2011 A.D. (our calendar).
4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7,000
From the Judgement Day Tract on their website. Harold Camping’s insanity is an amazing thing to behold, and if you cannot tune into his Open Forum tonight, be sure to turn in on Monday after the Judgment bringing earthquake hasn’t happened.
A sample of this amazing show: