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False prophet Harold Camping causes devestation
Harold Camping, the 89-year-old leader whose study of the Bible convinced him and his followers that the world would end, has been described by his wife as “flabbergasted” that the apocalypse didn’t start over the weekend. There are some red faces out there. And if that’s all it had been, then one could argue no great harm had been done.
But while Camping and his followers try to figure out what went wrong (or right) — with news Monday night that he now says Judgment Day will come on Oct. 21 — the failed prophecy did more than just damage Camping’s credibility: It also appears to have caused death and serious injury to true believers.
A California woman named Lyn Benedetto was one of millions who heard Camping’s message, and became concerned that her daughters would suffer terribly in the coming apocalypse. She allegedly forced her daughters, 11 and 14, to lie on a bed and then cut their throats with a box cutter. She then tried to kill herself, though police arrested Benedetto and all three survived.
Others were not so lucky. An elderly man in Taiwan reportedly killed himself on May 5 ahead of the Rapture by jumping out of a building. He had heard that doomsday was imminent, and had taken recent earthquakes and tsunamis as early warning signs.
There were other unconfirmed reports of doomsday-related suicides around the world as well. source – Yahoo News
Listen in and hear for yourself…
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. Our guess is that he will simply retool his false prophecy, say that he made a “mathematical mistake”, and start to gear up for false prophecy #4.
Questions swirl in midst of cult leader’s absence
For someone who spent millions in the past year on advertising the end of the world via every medium possible, Harold Camping is, as the library is fond of saying about missing books, ‘conspicuous by his absence’ on the day he promised would be the day of judgment.
Attempts to pull up the Family Radio website were unsuccessful at 11:19PM EST. No errors were returned, just an absence of pages. Looks like the webmaster was instructed to take everything down. NTEB will be interested to see if Family Radio still exists as a going concern come Monday, and what will be the health status – mental and/or physical – of cult leader Camping. In all of his pre-May 21 interviews, Camping would let out a hearty laugh when asked what the chances would be of him be wrong.
I wonder if he is still laughing….because I know the people who spent their life savings on spreading his false prophecy are not laughing right now. Please pray that people do not turn away from God as a result of this heresy.
Deceiving the simple with fair speeches
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With no sign of Judgment Day arriving as he had forecast, the 89-year-old California evangelical broadcaster and former civil engineer behind the pronouncement seemed to have gone silent on Saturday.
Family Radio, the Christian stations network headed by Harold Camping which had spread his message of an approaching doomsday, was playing recorded church music, devotionals and life advice unrelated to the apocalypse.
Camping previously made a failed prediction Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994.
In his latest pronouncement, he had said doomsday would begin in Asia, but with midnight local time come and gone in Tokyo and Beijing and those cities already in the early hours of May 22, there was no indication of an apocalypse.
Family Radio officials, with the help of supporters, had posted over 2,000 billboards around the country warning of a May 21 Judgment Day. The headquarters, which appears to be normally closed on Saturday, was also shuttered on Friday.
Camping, whose deep sonorous voice is frequently heard on his radio network expounding the Bible, could not be reached for comment on Saturday. The shades were drawn and no one answered the door at his house in Alameda, California. source – Yahoo News
It is hopefully finished now
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. But please, please, please do NOT let his insane nonsense lead you to believe that the biblical doctrine of the Rapture is not true, for we assure you it is quite real.
Click here to read about how the actual Rapture of the Church by Jesus will happen. And no, we are not setting any dates. We will leave the date-setting to the false prophets.
Bringing a reproach to the name of Jesus
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.
“As people across the globe wait to see if the world will end Saturday, one evangelical minister says don’t panic because it won’t happen. Well, not yet, anyway. ”Nobody knows the exact day when these things are going to happen,” Steve Wohlberg, who has written more than two dozen books about the End of Days, told the Daily News Thursday. Wohlberg believes the theory that the world will end on May 21, a date set by 89-year-old Family Radio founder Harold Egbert Camping, is “flat-out wrong.” ”He is misinterpreting the Bible,” he said. “He’s a false teacher.”
Wohlberg argues that Camping is taking advantage of the present climate of fear. From earthquakes in Japan to storms in the southern United States to violence around the globe, people are growing concerned.
“They’re looking at all of these disasters and everything that’s going on in the planet, and this is creating a climate of deep interest in Biblical prophecy,” he said. “I think that Camping is tapping into that interest, but he’s wrong.” Wohlberg said the Bible does not give a date for the end of the world and Camping’s system for determining the date is based on “speculation” that’s a mixture of truth and fiction.
As a result, he “makes Christians out to be a laughing stock.” source – NY Daily News