May 21, 2011, And Why It Didn’t Happen

A sermon delivered by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx., on May 29, 2011. Matthew 24:42-46 Perhaps you first became aware of the apocalyptic prediction when you saw a billboard – here in Amarillo – which declared with full confidence that...

When Christians Refuse to Dialogue with Society

Not many readers of The Baptist Times will have lost any sleep over the predictions of the 89-year-old U.S. radio show host Harold Camping that the elect would be snatched up to heaven on May 21, and that everyone else would be in deep trouble. It cannot be denied...

What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture?

I couldn’t help but follow the news coverage of the latest proponent of an end-of-the-world scenario. There were many who believed Harold Camping’s claims, and there were many who didn’t. Some spent what would have been their last days promoting...

Evangelist Says Rapture Date Was Off by Five Months

(RNS) Radio evangelist Harold Camping, who predicted the Rapture would occur on May 21, now says his calculations were off by five months. The 89-year-old president of the Family Radio network in Oakland, Calif., said life on Earth will continue until October 21. “At...