Skip to comments.Controversial preacher Harold Camping dies at 92
Posted on 12/16/2013 7:02:09 PM PST by Borges
OAKLAND, Calif. - The radio preacher who predicted "Judgment Day" would come in May 2011 has died in northern California.
A statement released late Monday by his Family Radio network says Harold Camping "passed on to glory" at 5:30 p.m. PT Sunday. He was 92. The statement revealed Camping had a fall at his home November 30, but he was in weak health due to a stroke since 2011.
Camping gained a national following through the Family Radio network of stations he helped found in 1959. He conducted daily on-air Bible studies and hosted a nightly "Open Forum" call-in show about Bible questions. The network includes a station in Emporia.
But Camping became an international laughingstock when he warned "Judgment Day" would occur May 21, 2011 with the second coming of Jesus Christ. He went on to say the world would end October 21, 2011.
Camping admitted to reporters he was "flabbergasted" when his prediction proved false. Donations to his ministry dropped noticeably after that, and Family Radio was forced to sell several of its most powerful FM stations to stay afloat financially.
The Family Radio statement notes Camping is survived by a wife of 71 years.
His last day.
What no prediction of his own demise.
Je should have seen this coming and had a going away fundraiser
rest in peace.
May we have our next caller please.
I don’t doubt that he believed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God who was crucified and resurrected, he was a Christian man. He certainly got carried away with the attempted prophesy, though. I’ll take the high road and say that he meant well, however wrongheaded it invariably turned out to be.
2nd of the 2nd three (Ray Price was 1st.) I’m going into hiding.
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While I wish him peaceful eternal rest, we will now never know when the world will end.
Rest In Peace. No need for predictions any more, pal. All has been revealed to you.
Look for 92 duplicate threads. The first one has just appeared. What is this, some kinda competition?
I think he finally got the idea that whatever was whispering these doom prophecies to him, was lying. That’s how God showed him, graciously, that he was wrong.
Did he set a second date?
There’ll be 92 apologies for these TV/radio money hustlers with the Bibles in their hands.
Well, for himself, he was only off by a little over two-and-a-half years.
The radio network will be parted out by whoever owns it next, for taxes and stuff
AMEN and AMEN!
TV/radio money hustlers with bibles in their hands are entering the kingdom of heaven quicker than secularist pharisees are.
I'd say he was fortunate to be alive now and the above was the worst thing to happen. Back in the old days they would have stoned him on May 22nd, 2011!
He has competition from Paul Begley in the “prediction” racket.
94.7 wfme is now a country music station due to Camping.
Much to the wails of all three listeners in my immediate area.
Anyone recall his 1990’s prediction?
some actress died today I think she was also in her 90’s
The Bible says there are signs of when the second coming will be but it also says that no person knows when. It is completely non Biblical to say you know.
He got fooled by a number of these pranks from hell. He finally got a clue.
Many people are permanent exiles to the Religion Forum, without this thread they would never know!
Harold’s last day on earth. The end time prophet has met his maker. No more need for matching and passing numbers around. No more cockamayme ideas curving and carving and stretching and twisting the Bible into a pretzel. This world has lost a calm winded kook. May he rest in peace.
Only God knows for sure, but I think he was a Christian.
I watched him over the years drift deeper into his prophetic error.
For real..He’d have been better off giving out donations to the Human Fund.
We’ll know the season but no man knows the day, is what scripture tells us.
She was in the first three.
Well we know it ended for him.
There’s another 3? dang
Doesn’t he have a son to carry on the money grubbing? It’s a generational career choice in this racket (do I need to list the names?)
Peter O’Toole, Joan Fontaine, Tom Laughlin, in the past two days.
Ray Price and Saint Camping today.
Joan Fontaine was prob the actress you mean.
When WWIQ 106.9 in Philly went from Camping’s company to Merlin Broadcasting—and a conserv talk format that has since come and gone—they “stunted” by playing REM’s It’s The End of the World As We Know It.
Camping’s prediction was that in each time zone there would be an earthquake; REM’s song starts, “that’s great, it starts with an earthquake...”
The parody religion Church of the SubGenius also predicted a given time for what they called the Rupture in which the UFOs would carry away the elect at 7 am (in what time zone?) on July 5, 1998. It came and went and they later said they got the year upside down. Thus, I guess it’ll be in 8661 instead.
Interesting that he had a stroke in November 2011 after spouting about the End of the World in May 2011. Some people have minor strokes before the big one. Perhaps his mind was not all their in May 2011 when he said outlandish statements.
Its a generational career choice in this racket
Billy Graham’s son is the same way. Why can’t these kids think for themselves career wise. I always question military, actors and other “family careers”. Oh and don’t forget the worst .politicians.
Actually they did come and take the elect in 1998, unfortunately they were cows
not me, not me...
You are pretty ignorant.
thank you for sharing.....
You tell ‘em lady. :)
I know you slobber all over Ryan. Sheesh you have zero principles.
“I’d say he was fortunate to be alive now and the above was the worst thing to happen. Back in the old days they would have stoned him on May 22nd, 2011!”
Charles Taze Russell didn’t get stoned, Jehovia’s Witnesses are based on his teachings, he also predicted the date for the end of the world.
Joe Smith, another false prophet also predicted the end of the world but wasn’t around on the “due date”, having been killed in a gun fight while trying to break out of jail. Yep, Joe was armed too.
Stop swallowing her nonsense. It makes you as cheap as “she” is.