It's Sunday, May 22 and the world has not ended and Jesus has not returned. For thousands of years people have been making predictions regarding the second coming of Christ and they have all been wrong. The reason they have been wrong is because they don't know when Jesus is returning. And, the Bible is clear that when Jesus comes (and He will come), no one will be expecting Him. That Harold Camping predicted May 21, 2011 as the Day of the Lord was evidence that Jesus was indeed not returning yesterday. Yesterday was the least likely day of the return of Jesus Christ. His coming will be unexpected. No one will be looking for Him. He will come like a thief in the night.
I think the main damage done by Camping and his followers is that they gave further reason for the world to scoff at the very idea that there is an "end of the world." They further hardened the hearts of those who already think the idea of Jesus' second coming ridiculous.
Make no mistake about it. Jesus will come. The world as we know it will end. There is a coming day of judgment. And that we have no idea when it will be, makes it no less certain that it will happen.
In fact, we are told why Jesus has not yet come. The Bible tells us why Jesus did not return yesterday.
2 Peter 3:9: "The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance."
The Lord is being patient. He desires for you to come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.