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 >>
Breaking its silence on the failed rapture dud, Family Radio has posted a statement on its website defending Harold Camping's Judgment Day predictions for May 21.
Camping, who serves as Family Radio's president and general manager, had predicted that elected believers would rapture to heaven on May 21 and that those left behind would face five months of tribulation before the destruction of the world. In his forecast, the radio broadcaster also said earthquakes would hit the world that same day.
After the day came and went, Camping clarified during a press conference that he still believed May 21 marked the beginning of God's judgment, even though the signs came in a "spiritual sense" rather than physical. more >>
Harold Camping, known for his failed May 21 rapture prediction, has been moved to a nursing facility after he was hospitalized earlier this month for a stroke, Family Radio Network said Tuesday.
"Mr. Camping has been moved to a Skilled Nursing Facility, where he is undergoing rehabilitation to regain his strength," Family Radio, where Camping serves as general manager and president, said in a special announcement posted Tuesday on its website.
"Mr. and Mrs. Camping greatly appreciate all the cards, letters and flowers they have received, as well as your continuing thoughts and prayers. God has been very merciful," the announcement stated. more >>
Mainstream Christian end times theology, subscribed to by many respected evangelical leaders, is wrong, said the president of the group behind the National Prophecy Conference.
At the opening session of the prophecy conference, held in Ridgecrest, N.C. earlier this month, Gary DeMar of American Vision laid out point after point why the popular dispensational premillennialism view is not supported by the Bible. He even called out by name several prominent evangelical leaders, who adhere to this school of thought, that have made wrong predictions.
“When I point this out to people, some people are irate,” said DeMar. “‘I can’t believe that you are critiquing these men of God.’” more >>