Harold Camping Sets New Date For World’s End As October 21, 2011
Baalam’s ass continues to speak
Doomsday preacher Harold Camping was left a laughing stock when his prediction that the world would end on May 21 failed to materialise.
But the 90-year-old Californian may well have the last laugh after revealing that date was in fact Judgment Day – a spiritual moment when the righteous would be chosen – and simply a warm-up for the Rapture which happens exactly five months later.
This means that Friday, October 21, will mark the start of the Apocalypse – when believers will be whisked away into heaven and hell will be unleashed on earth.
And cynics should be warned, as the Rapture Index – a monitor of current affairs for the frequency and intensity of end-time signs mentioned in the Bible – is at an almost all-time high.
Bed-ridden Camping, who suffered a stroke soon after ‘Judgment Day’, said: ‘We can be sure that the whole world [will be annihilated] on 21 October 2011.’ And since he said that the day of judgment had already passed, there was nothing the non-righteous could do to save their souls.
Camping, a radio evangelist and president of a network of radio stations known as Family Radio, spent up to $100 million over seven years predicting the Rapture.
His followers put up billboards, with many spending thousands of their own money in passing his message on.
He was openly mocked by talk show hosts and comedians, and religious leaders blasted him as a false prophet.
Non-believers and Christians alike made fun of his message and protests and demonstrations were held against his prediction – many of which turned into parties as the date approached. He is not alone in his predictions as, over the past 2,000 years there have been at least 200 publicized prophecies that the world would end on a specific date. source – Daily Mail UK
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about 1 year ago - 21 comments
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 must also 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.
about 1 year ago - 8 comments
Oh, date setters, you were wrong. Again. Over the last several weeks, there’s been a large movement that the Rapture would occur during Rosh Hashanah, 2011. It didn’t. Now, instead of simply seeing that setting a date was wrong, the rapture has been postponed until October. Have you learned nothing from Harold Camping or the countless others before him?
about 1 year ago - 11 comments
The Christian radio station belonging to Harold Camping, who twice incorrectly predicted the world would end, plans to replace his weekday segment Open Forum with new programming after rebroadcasting the last show he recorded before suffering a stroke on June 9. Family Radio on Hegenberger Road began playing repeats of Open Forum after a stroke hospitalized the 89-year-old Camping. On Monday, staff again started airing 20 segments recorded by Camping from May 23 — two days after he most recently predicted Judgment Day would arrive — through June 9.
about 1 year ago - 21 comments
The radio preacher who sparked an international media frenzy by predicting the end of the world last month has suffered a stroke. Harold Camping was rushed to hospital from his Alameda, California home on Thursday night. The 89-year-old has survived the stroke – but there are fears that the gravelly, famous voice he used to make his predictions to millions around the world will never be the same.
about 1 year ago - 26 comments
He believed that Harold Camping’s “doomsday” was about to happen. Authorities pulled Frasno’s body out of the lake just before midnight on Friday. Judgement Day was pegged for the next day based on a prediction by Oakland-based evangelist Harold Camping and his Family Radio group. The world kept turning, but investigators believe the frenzy that had been whipped up around the so-called ‘rapture’ with a global advertising campaign and vast media coverage may have helped to push Frasno over the edge.
about 2 years ago - 8 comments
False prophet Harold Camping has said that he will make a public statement this evening vis his Open Forum radio program Click here to listen live online, starting at 8:30PM EST. SPOILER ALERT: he has no intention of apologizing, retracting or repenting in any way, shape or form.
about 2 years ago - 29 comments
It has been a really tough weekend,” said Harold Camping, the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio preacher who convinced hundreds of his followers that the rapture would occur on Saturday at 6 p.m. Massive earthquakes would strike, he said. Believers would ascend to heaven and the rest would be left to wander a godforsaken planet until Oct. 21, when Camping promised a fiery end to the world.
about 2 years ago - 19 comments
Well, his prophecy of the Rapture happening today at 6:00PM in New Zealand has failed to come true. Mr. Camping did say, however, that the bible “guaranteed it” would occur. Since it did not, Harold Camping is now officially a 2-time false prophet. NTEB will no longer report on anything he has to say.
about 2 years ago - 21 comments
Accountants put the total worth of Family Radio at $72 million. With those kind of financials — and controversial beliefs — it’s no wonder skeptics have accused the group of running a scam. Camping first inaccurately predicted the world would end in 1994. Even so, he has gathered even more followers — some who have given up their homes, entire life savings and their jobs because they believe the world is ending. Esther, the receptionist in the Oakland office, said some of her most extreme coworkers have recently driven up in fancy cars or taken their families on nice vacations as a last hurrah.
about 2 years ago - 3 comments
Harold Camping has finally attracted the level of attention that he so desperately has been seeking. The eyes of the world are now focused on his (false) end times prediction that the Rapture of the church will happen tomorrow, May 21, 2011. And by doing so, he has brought nothing but mockery and disdain to the true cause of Christ.