Harold Camping, who said the world would end May 21, has recently reiterated in a new message his belief that the world will come to an end and that believers will actually be raptured on Oct. 21. The California Bible teacher, however, has added a few minor adjustments to his end-of-the-world teachings, now claiming that unbelievers will "probably" not suffer pain in God's judgment.
The president of Family Radio, who captured the attention of many with his insistent prediction earlier this year that Jesus Christ would return on May 21 to signal a worldwide upheaval that would cause the deaths of millions of people, has changed his perspective and vision of the end of times.
On June 9, Camping suffered a stroke and he was hospitalized. On Sept. 20, Family Radio posted a "special announcement" on its website which said, "By God's mercy Mr. Camping has been able to return home, where he is continuing his recuperation in the care of his dear wife." more >>
Pat Robertson, known for making a few curious prophecies and predictions of his own, told viewers during Tuesday's broadcast of "The 700 Club" to be careful of false prophets and that people offer an erroneous "word from the Lord" all the time.
During the "Bring It On" segment on CBN’s "The 700 Club" broadcast Tuesday, the hosts shared a viewer's question on how to discern false prophets who relay an erroneous "word from the Lord."
"One of my mom's friends says she's a prophetess," producer and co-host Kristi Watts said, reading the question sent in by the viewer. "She started giving me a word, but unfortunately she was way off. I was polite, but how could someone who says she's hearing from God be so wrong?" more >>
Harold Camping, the Christian broadcaster who boldly announced that the world would end on May 21, only to later say that he was "flabbergasted" when the rapture did not occur, is now telling everyone to get ready for the real rapture, which is set to occur on Oct. 21 – probably.
Some time after being released from a nursing home in June after suffering a stroke, Camping, released an audio message on Family Radio's website saying, "We would have not been able to be used [by God] to bring about the tremendous event that occurred on May 21 of this year, which probably [will] be finished out on Oct. 21 that's coming very shortly. That looks like it will be ... the final end of everything."
Camping, not sounding quite as strong in his voice or as confident about his rapture prediction in his audio message, expressed gratitude for prayers from supporters (read a transcript of Camping's audio message). more >>
In the potpourri of doomsday predictions (Harold Camping’s misfire included), most do not include a way out or a safe haven. Enter a small town in France and the New Age cults prophecy for Armageddon on December 21, 2012.
Rumors swirling on the Internet in the last several months point to Bugarach – a town on a hilltop in the southwest of France – as the only place to survive the end of the world as predicted by some using the Mayan calendar.
The Mayan calendar reaches 5,000 years in 530 days, 12 hours, 41 minutes, and 21 seconds, according to a countdown clock found at MayanCalendar2012.org (at the time of this writing). more >>
An Oregon man, believed to be a follower of Harold Camping and in jail for allegedly shooting a co-worker last week, wanted to punish the victim for mocking the California preacher’s rapture prophecy, emerging developments suggest.
A 39-year-old man from west Eugene, Dale O’Callaghan, shot his co-worker, 33-year-old Jerry Andrews, in the shoulder June 24, calling him “one of those Satanic” people, according to a sworn affidavit filed in Lane County Circuit Court by Eugene Police Detective Ben Hall.
O’Callaghan and Andrews, co-workers at LHM Hydraulics for several years, had argued occasionally over Harold Camping’s prediction that the rapture would cause the end of the world beginning May 21, which turned out to be false, The Register-Guard quoted the victim’s mother, Robin O’Brien, as saying Tuesday. more >>
Doomsday preacher Harold Camping, who is recovering from a mild stroke, will stop airing his Open Forum show at the end of this month.
Camping took questions live from listeners every weeknight on Family Radio's Open Forum program. Ever since the 89-year-old broadcaster suffered a stroke on June 9, Family Radio has been airing re-runs of his 90-minute program. Family Radio will air pre-recorded segments of the Open Forum program from Camping's May 23 to June 9 broadcasts to fill up the schedule until the end of June then wrap up the show, according to the Oakland Tribune.
"When those are completed, we will have other programming that is scheduled to run in that time slot," Family Radio's program department secretary Judi Rathbone wrote in an e-mail. more >>