I used to make a joke back in the 1980's about these kind of proclamation's of Christ's return. I would say that it preempted his coming back because He would be all set to come back on a certain day and then someone would say He's coming back on that day and then of course Jesus would have to choose a different day because no one could know the day or the hour and someone found out.
Of course, May 21st came and went and Christ did not return. The next day this billboard went up in Greensboro, N.C.
The reason why I did blog about it is twofold :
1) That is awkward is one of my 3rd grader's favorite expressions, right along with why interrupt a very good show with kissing.
2) The whole prediction thing reminded me to live like today could be our last day on earth. On Friday, I talked with all my kids one on one and made sure they understood what Jesus did on the cross for them. I made sure that Amy knew how much I loved her. I didn't really think that the rapture would happen on May, 21st. I was just reminded that our time on earth can end at any moment. Just because you can't predict it does not mean it's not going to happen.
(If there is a )Next Time : The Dog Day of Spring.