Harold Camping has predicted the world will end Friday, Oct. 21 – his fourth doomsday forecast. After getting it wrong three times already, what will the Christian Broadcaster do if he is wrong again?
Camping had predicted the rapture would happen May 21, but when the day passed with the world very much intact, Camping claimed that God’s spiritual judgment took place. But October would mark the physical end of the world.
“What really happened this past May 21st? What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen,” said a post on Camping’s website, FamilyRadio.com.
“That was to warn the whole world that on May 21 God’s salvation program would be finished on that day. For the next five months, except for the elect (the true believers), the whole world is under God’s final judgment. To accomplish this goal God withheld from the true believers the way in which two phrases were to be understood. Had He not done so, the world would never have been shaken in fear as it was,” the statement read.
Camping has explained that on Oct. 21, the end of the world will "come very, very quietly," but not only will it be the end of the world, the Bible teacher has predicted that "there would be no pain suffered by anyone because of their rebellion against God."
Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, has told The Christian Post in a previous interview that he believes Camping is possibly helping to desensitize the public to the gospel.
"I think he is doing Christianity and non-Christians both a great disservice," Jeffress said.
"This is like the boy who cried wolf so many times, that the villagers became [immune] and didn't actually prepare for when the wolf came. I think by Harold Camping continually making these ridiculous prophecies, he is making unbelievers immune to the truth of the true message of Christ and helping make them unprepared for when Christ truly does return," Jeffress added.
The question remains will there be another doomsday prediction if Camping is wrong again?
Harold Camping has previously predicted the world's end on May 21, 1988, Sept. 6, 1994, and May 21 2011.