May 21st Rapture?
The May 21st Rapture prediction was made by radio evangelist, Harold Camping, and since has gone viral, leave some people questioning if it’s the end of the world as we know it. “It’s one of those pressing questions that people always have on their mind is ‘what’s going to happen at the end of the world?’ and so it gets a lot of attention because a guy says something about the end of the world and it perks everyone’s ears,” said Pastor Jeremy Brown of Journey Church. But the ears that are perked are not all taking it seriously. Many people we talked to said they are not buying it. “I was thinking about playing some pranks of people tomorrow around midday,” said local resident Jacob Bundren. “I was going to leave my clothes in a neatly folded pile, just in public or something, so people think Jesus took me home.” Pastor Jeremy says while he does believe Jesus will return, he doesn’t quite believe it will come down to a calculated May 21st at 6 p.m. “Scripture says that nobody knows when, that no man knows the hour. And so for somebody to say, ‘this is the hour, this is the time’, simply says they don’t understand scripture,” said Pastor Jeremy. “Scripture says that Jesus will come like a thief in the night, and so what I know about thieves – that I see on TV anyways – is that they don’t usually announce when they’re coming”. And that’s why some people won’t even take notice of the clock. “No more likelihood that it’s tomorrow than any other day,” said local resident Briahna Hansen. “I don’t think so, no – living life like normal.” While many are not taking heed of the West Coast warnings, Pastor Brown said we still should make the most of the little – or long time we have left on earth. “The bigger issue is how does it make the eventual return of Jesus look? Makes it look suspect. And I think that’s probably one of the biggest tragedies in something like this,” said Pastor Brown. “We need to live like everyday is the last day, not necessarily like tomorrow will be the last day, but like today is the last.”