Well, they say third time’s a charm, but not for Harold Camping. Normally I would not put up a post taking a position for or against a religious organization but like the famous phrase says, there’s an exception to every rule. According to Camping and Family Radio, today was predicted to be Judgment Day, the beginning of the end of the world. He had failed at his first two attempts of predicting the end but he claimed that this 3rd time his math was undeniably true, a fact as good as if it was spoken from the mouth of God himself. But the Bible is clear, God has not revealed the day and time to any one, it is reserved only for Him. While studying scripture and understanding the signs of the times is profitable, to predict something that the scriptures have said is reserved to God alone is folly.
“Third Time’s a Charm.” – American Idiom
The quote “third time is a charm” is an American idiom that means after two failures you are more likely to succeed on the 3rd attempt. I have not been able to find the first use or any authoritative origin for this quote, so if you know please leave a comment to share with our readers. It may be associated with an English idiom “third time lucky” or “three times lucky”. Apparently a criminal was sentence to hanging and after 3 unsuccessful attempts they let him go.
“Third Time Lucky.” – English Origin
Now as for predicting the second coming of Christ, you can predict however many times you want, but there is no charm or luck involved. Surely we are in the end times, but as Jesus Himself tells us, we do not know the hour or the day. As a matter of fact, today may be the last day for any one of us, and that’s how we must live (see life is short quotes). Here is what the Bible says about the day and time of Christ’s coming.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” – Matthew 24:36 NKJV
“Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, ‘Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?’ And He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority’.” – Acts 1:6-7 NKJV
Have a blessed day in church tomorrow, God bless you all.