Monday, rather than give his normal daily broadcast, Camping took questions as a part of his show, "Open Forum," which transmits his biblical interpretations via the group's radio stations, TV channels, satellite broadcasts and website.Camping's hands shook slightly as he pinned his microphone to his lapel, and as he clutched a worn Bible he spoke in a quivery monotone about some listeners' earthly concerns after giving away possessions in expectation of the Rapture.Family Radio would never tell anyone what they should do with their belongings, and those who had fewer would cope, Camping said."We're not in the business of financial advice," he said. "We're in the business of telling people there's someone who you can maybe talk to, maybe pray to, and that's God."But he also said that he wouldn't give away all his possessions ahead of Oct 21."I still have to live in a house, I still have to drive a car," he said. "What would be the value of that? If it is Judgment Day why would I give it away?"
Unbelievable!I loved Mike's summation of Camping's explanation.
When your doomsday end-of-the-world prediction doesn't come to pass; give it a "spiritual" meaning instead.
I do hold Camping responsible, but those people ignored the Bible and listened to Camping instead are not free of accountability. IT would help if Camping would really admit that he was wrong, repent, and ask for forgiveness. Not yet, but God is still in the business of Miracles.
THE APOLOGETIC FRONT: Silly me...it was a "spiritual" meaning!