Harold Camping Recants

Harrold Camping who made news by predicting the end of the world on May 21, 2011 has issued a confession and apology that includes the following:

“We have learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God’s hands and He will end time in His time, not ours! We humbly recognize that God may not tell His people the date when Christ will return, any more than He tells anyone the date they will die physically.”

It letter also reads:

… we now realize that those people who were calling our attention to the Bible’s statement that “of that day and hour knoweth no man” (Matthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32), were right in their understanding of those verses and Family Radio was wrong.

I would hasten to state that I don’t agree with the whole letter (and I would recommend taking the time to read it), but I can’t gloat, I’ve made too many mistakes myself. Instead, I must give Camping credit for admitting that he was wrong. It’s something that many public figures can’t seem to bring themselves to do.

The apology can be found on the Family Radio website under “An Important Letter from Mr. Camping.”

Hat Tip: Sojourners