Consider this, from Harold Camping:
….We must…openly acknowledge that we have no new evidence pointing to another date for the end of the world. Though many dates are circulating, Family Radio has no interest in even considering another date. God has humbled us through the events of May 21, to continue to even more fervently search the Scriptures (the Bible), not to find dates, but to be more faithful in our understanding.
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….
We tremble before God as we humbly ask Him for forgiveness for making that sinful statement. We are so thankful that God is so loving that He will forgive even this sin.
That’s refreshing. If God honors a “broken and contrite” heart, who are we to hold in contempt what seems to be a genuine confession?
Harold Camping is an old man. I hope he lives the rest of his days with the comfort of knowing that he, like the rest of creation, is “in God’s hands”. Recognizing our position makes it easier to live with the unanswered questions.
The entire statement from Camping can be found here.