According to a former civil engineer who runs an evangelical radio station called Family Radio, The Rapture, an event prophesized in Thessalonians 4: 15-17, is all set to occur this next Saturday, May 21st.
The engineer, one Harold Camping, sat down one night a few years ago and did some number crunching, only to come to the startling conclusion that The Rapture is date certain. This despite the promises of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, that no one will know but Almighty God when it will occur.
That notwithstanding, and despite the fact that Camping has previously put down another bet on the date of The Rapture, September 6th, 1994, thousands are getting their affairs in order and packing their bags for Saturday.
Not me. I have other plans on that day. Besides, anyone with half a brain knows that The Rapture is not going to happen this Saturday. Long before Harold Camping got out his TI 82 and pounded some numbers into it, Sir Isaac Newton, you know, the guy who invented Calculus, did some number crunching of his own and came to the conclusion that Judgment Day will not occur until 2060.
So who are you going to believe? Harold Camping or Sir Isaac Newton. Harold or Sir Isaac?
Yeah, I know, tough one.