Harold Camping, who predicted Oct. 21 to be the day Christians would be caught up to heaven and that God would judge the world, said on Oct. 16 that he is no longer able to lead Family Radio Stations, Inc. or his ministry, and his wife has confirmed that the 90-year-old radio evangelist has retired, a documentarian close to Camping told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview.
Camping also said in a private conversation that day that nobody could know exactly when the time of the apocalypse would come, according to his interlocutor. That statement constitutes a radical change in his teachings, as Camping used to claim that the date of the end of the world is encoded in the Bible, and that he had found the way to read it through studying it closely for many years.
Brandon Tauszik, a documentarian who has been attending Camping’s Oakland, Calif., church for eight months told The Christian Post Sunday that he spoke with Camping in person on Oct. 16, only a few days before the second coming of Christ was about to occur, as predicted by the Bible teacher. more >>
Harold Camping has been proven unsuccessful at the prediction of the apocalypse on two occasions this year, and his California radio station, Family Radio, has been awkwardly silent.
Camping, who has now notoriously been dubbed the Doomsday preacher, has garnered a negative reputation for making false statements that the world would meet its end on May 21 and October 21 of 2011. He has also gained negative publicity after remaining silent about his false reports albeit the successful operation of his Family Radio website. As of today, Camping has made no commentary about his latest unsuccessful prophecy. However, his website features a silhouetted image of sheep on its banner, with a passage from Luke 12:32 beneath it, which reads “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
In addition to his new Doomsday preacher alias, Camping has recently been called another unsavory name by prison minister and author Marty Angelo, who is outraged that he has not yet spoken out about his second offense. more >>
As Oct. 22 dawned on the world, another Rapture date prophesied by California-based Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping turned out to be a dud, which did not surprise much of the public already familiar with the Bible teacher's false prophecies.
After his doomsday prediction of May 21 and a massive advertising campaign arranged by Camping and his Family Radio International, the broadcaster, who claimed he had discovered the key to a numerical dating code contained in the Bible, has become a target of mockery and general antipathy.
Most evangelical Christian leaders have renounced Camping and his false preachings. The Rev. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, even said in a Thursday interview with The Christian Post that the radio founder and host should be "muzzled" for his false prophecies. more >>
A number of earthquakes struck different parts of the United States this week, including parts of Texas, Hawaii and California in the days leading up to Oct. 21 – the day the Rapture was predicted to occur for the second time this year by Family Radio host Harold Camping.
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook the northern part of the Big Island in Hawaii on Wednesday afternoon, with an epicenter about 13 miles southeast of Waimea, according to the United States Geological Survey. On Thursday morning, a 4.8-magnitude quake also struck 47 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas, an uncommon occurrence in the state.
Another earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.0, struck the San Francisco Bay area in the early afternoon on Thursday, ironically occurring just hours after 8.6 million people reportedly participated in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. more >>
Harold Camping’s only words to reporters the day before what he has claimed will be the world’s last day were: “We’re not having a conversation. There’s nothing to report here,” according to Reuters.
Wearing a bathrobe and using a walker outside of his Alameda, Calif., home, the doomsday preacher chuckled as reporters tried to get comments from him Thursday regarding the supposed Rapture that, as of Friday afternoon, appears not to be happening.
However, Camping did say the Oct. 21 rapture would be "quiet." more >>
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, in response to Harold Camping’s doomsday predictions, are starting a campaign of their own asking the public to reject not only Camping’s predictions, but all “unsubstantiated religious claims.”
Called the “Fool Me Once” campaign, the FFRF states that their message is this: “Instead of worrying about the unknown and unprovable, wasting time, money and energy in speculating over the nonexistent: ‘Make this world better.’”
Placing five different messages over billboards across Oakland where Camping’s Family Radio show is located, the organization hopes to counter the “fraud and deceit” that many families and individuals have witnessed due to the 90-year-old’s end times predictions. more >>