A longtime employee at Family Radio said Harold Camping spent around $100 million to advertise his May 21 end times prediction.
Matt Tuter, Family Radio’s international projects manager, said most of that money came not from donations, but from the sale of property – more specifically, KFTL television and an FM station.
"A lot of reporters have got it wrong," he told The Christian Post. "The largest portion of money did not come from donors." more >>
After Harold Camping's failed rapture prediction made headlines, Family Radio redesigned its website Monday and erased the soothsayer's writings that warn people of the May 21 Judgment Day.
Shortly after midnight Monday, Family Radio launched an overhaul of its website, removing any mention of Camping's end of the world predictions.
Gone is the prominent banner on Family Radio's homepage reading, "Judgment Day, May 21, 2011, The Bible Guarantees It!" Gone is the countdown clock showing how many days left until the predicted rapture. more >>
Doomsday preacher Harold Camping was a no-show at his Family Radio office in Oakland, Calif., Monday morning despite comments Sunday that he would come to work and give a public statement on his wrong rapture date prediction.
Family Radio employees who did report to work Monday told a Christian Post reporter on-site that Camping was still at his house in Alameda and they were not sure whether the organization's president would come in today.
A worker at the 501-c(3) non-profit, however, told The Christian Post that they hope Camping would respond to his failed May 21 Judgment Day prediction in a TV and radio broadcast at 5:30 p.m. local time. They added that they are uncertain whether Camping would appear then or not. more >>
UPDATE: Harold Camping Predicts New Rapture Date: October 21
Family Radio’s international projects manager Matt Tuter told The Christian Post on Monday that he wants to get Harold Camping to respond on TV and radio about his failed Judgment Day prediction today.
Tuter said Camping was expected to come to the Oakland, Calif.-based office Monday morning to work, but has yet to arrive. The international projects manager, who has worked with Camping for 23 years, said he has not been able to confirm with Camping that he will come to the office to comment on the situation at the set time of 5:30 p.m. PST. more >>
Speaking on the final day of his three-day evangelistic event in Jersey Shore Sunday, Will Graham delivered a message on the end times in response to Harold Camping's failed prediction that the rapture would occur on May 21.
Graham, grandson of the legendary Rev. Billy Graham, explained to the crowd of over 5,000 at the Jersey Shore Will Graham Celebration in Ocean Grove, N.J., what the end times will look like and what the signs to the end times are. The evangelist preached from Matthew 24, in which Jesus speaks about the destruction of the temple and the signs of the last days.
“The end of the world didn’t happen yesterday,” Graham said Sunday night, according to BGEA, “but Jesus is returning. God will bring this present world to a close. Time will come to an end." more >>