Family Radio, once led by controversial Bible teacher and doomsday predictor Harold Camping, will maintain the views and mission it had while the station president was alive, a spokesman stated.
Tom Evans, assistant general manager at Family Stations, Inc., told The Christian Post that Family Radio continues to "advocate" and "agree with" the views Camping held.
This includes the proposal that all institutional churches have gone apostate and that true believers should leave their congregations. more >>
A recently aired tribute to the life of Harold Camping by the Family Radio network omitted any mention of the former president and founder's much publicized end times prophecies.
For years, Camping had predicted that the Rapture would occur on May 21, 2011, according to his interpretation of what the Bible said about the End Times. The radio segment, which aired Friday evening, focused instead on other projects and endeavors of the controversial Christian radio host.
Camping's projection came through looking at certain numbers in the Bible and reasoning that they, when calculated property, gave the exact date for the Rapture. more >>
Harold Camping, the Christian minister known for his failed judgment day prophecies, has passed away at the age of 92, according to an emailed statement from his Family Radio Network to supporters of the ministry.
The statement from Family Radio Network reads:
Harold Camping - Home with the Lord! more >>
Many alleged men of the Lord have tried to predict the return of Jesus, and have failed.
These are a few of the most recent ones.
1) Harold Camping more >>
Recent reports indicate that the California-based Christian radio network Family Radio, run by evangelist Harold Camping, may be facing dire economic straits, as seen by public tax documents and alleged interviews with former Family Radio employees.
The evangelical radio network, which has been on-air since 1958, has reportedly sold its three largest FM radio stations: WFME in Newark-New York City, WFSI in Annapolis, Md.-Washington, D.C., and WKDN in Philadelphia. Additionally, the Associated Press reported Monday that "tax records show the nonprofit network saw its net assets drop to $29.2 million by the end of 2011, from a net worth of $135 million four years earlier."
Family Stations, Inc., a ministry known for promoting its founder's May 21, 2011, Judgment Day prediction, spent more than $5 million on billboard advertising the year the big event was predicted to occur.
In 2009 and 2010, the organization, led by radio host Harold Camping, spent more than $137,000 and $732,000 on advertising, respectively, though tax documents for those years do not indicate whether those amounts include the cost of billboards. In 2011, the cost of the signs was listed separately from the amount spent on advertising, which was nearly $700,000.
The Oakland, Calif.-based organization used 1,200 billboards nationwide to promote the prediction, according to CBSnews.com. It also spread word about the event in 84 languages through its Family Radio network as well as through the use of caravans. more >>