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 >>
For over 50 years, Harold Camping has used the Family Radio pulpit to teach what he believed to be God’s word in the Bible.
In his trademark gravelly voice, Camping could be heard over radio airwaves and in small classes speaking about the Bible passage by passage. But as years passed, those teachings began morphing into predictions, as Camping claimed he had unlocked the dates of Judgment Day and the rapture by using numerology found in the Bible and a calculated formula.
Camping’s latest prediction was that the rapture and Judgment would take place May 21, the date that would signal the beginning of the End of the World. To this day, it is not certain how many people sold their homes, quit their jobs or gave away their life savings in anticipation of his doomsday prophecy. But from the few that did share their stories publicly, one thing was for certain – they believed his predictions were the real deal. more >>
Family Radio Network preacher Harold Camping, known for his failed rapture prediction, will be released from an Oakland, Calif.-area hospital where he was treated for a mild stroke, Family Radio employees said Monday.
Craig Hulsebos, radio host for several programs on Family Radio, announced during a broadcast Monday that Camping is expected to be released from the hospital today.
Rosa, a phone operator at Family Radio, also confirmed news of Camping's hospital discharge to The Christian Post. more >>
While some people have turned news of Harold Camping’s stroke into the latest punch line on Twitter, others have responded to the doomsday preacher's condition with sympathy, tweeting prayers for his recovery.
“I have just seen a post that HAROLD CAMPING has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital. please (sic) pray for Mr. Camping,” wrote “Shabbir_Kumar” in Twitter post that re-tweeted several times Sunday.
In another tweet on the radio preacher’s condition, one Twitter user by the name “tweetsbyscott” acknowledged Camping’s errors in predicting the Rapture would take place May 21 but went on to say that “unbiblical predictions aside, Harold deserves prayer as all of God's children.” more >>