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Family Radio's Harold Camping Strangely Quiet as Oct. 21 'Judgment Day' Approaches
Christian Post ^ | 09/14/2011 | Nicola Menzie

Posted on 09/26/2011 1:42:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

After suffering a stroke just days after falsely predicting that judgment day for the world and the rapture of Christians would be on May 21, 2011, Family Radio's Harold Camping has been relatively quite, not offering any new predictions for the end times, even as Oct. 21 approaches - the day the Bible teacher claims the world will come to an end.

In a "special announcement" dated Aug. 8 on its website, California-based Family Radio gave an update on Camping's health condition:

Mr. Camping’s condition following his stroke has improved substantially, and God willing, he will soon return home. He is very thankful for the excellent care he has received during his rehabilitation therapy, and is especially thankful for your prayers, as we give all the glory to God. We cannot say at this time when he will be able to return to the Open Forum, as his full recovery is in God’s hands and according to His timing. Mr. and Mrs. Camping wish to thank you for all the encouraging cards and letters, and for your continued prayers for a full recovery.

The Christian Post called Family Radio, located in Oakland, and was told Wednesday that there were no further updates on Camping's condition and that it was not known when the 90-year-old radio evangelist would be returning to his "Open Forum" program.

Camping suffered a stroke on June 9, with some Christians wondering if his ailment might have been some sort of divine judgment. The stroke reportedly made it a challenge for Camping to speak.

Camping, ridiculed in the mainstream media for his false judgment day and rapture prediction in May, has also been criticized by the Christian community and accused of misleading and abusing people with his erroneous teachings.

Many of Camping's "Open Forum" followers, taking the California man's teachings to heart, quit their jobs, sold their possessions, and dedicated their time, energy, and finances to warning the world about its imminent end.

When May 21, 2011, came and went, Camping stated that he was "flabbergasted" and soon amended his claims, saying that world actually experienced a "silent judgment day" on May 21, and that what actually occurred was as a spiritual judgment rather than a physical one.

In an extensive broadcast on May 23, Camping explained that, based on the biblical timeline he had formulated, the world would still come to an end on Oct. 21, 2011.

"It won't be spiritual on October 21,” Camping said. "The world is going to be destroyed all together, but it will be very quick."

Needless to say, Camping's track record on biblical prophecies has been less than impressive.

Camping previously predicted judgement day would be on May 21, 1988 and then changed his calculations for a Sept. 7, 1994 judgment day.

As October 21 approaches, will Camping, or any of his dedicated followers, re-emerge to warn the world once again of its purported impending doom?

While evangelical Christians believe the world will come to some sort of end, believers do not generally accept that anyone can pinpoint the actual date of Jesus Christ's return.

According to a Pew Research Center survey, 82 percent of Americans believe that Christ will either definitely, probably, or will have returned to earth by 2050.


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: haroldcamping; october21; rapture

1 posted on 09/26/2011 1:42:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He’ll declare next week!

Read the Tweets and check out the graphics on the bus.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 1:50:11 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wish him good health, but he is a liar and false prophet if he claims to know day or hour.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 1:50:16 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SeekAndFind
Does this mean we won't have to set our clocks back to Standard Time??
4 posted on 09/26/2011 1:50:46 PM PDT by skully (I don't need no steenking tagline!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just sad...


5 posted on 09/26/2011 1:51:06 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: humblegunner

Just like Sarah Palin! :D


6 posted on 09/26/2011 1:52:18 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey the guy is just trying to make a few more bucks before the end of the fiscal year.

Next year he can do it all again.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 2:05:15 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope that Microsoft has worked this into their software this time.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 2:09:11 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: SeekAndFind

did he lose interest?


9 posted on 09/26/2011 2:09:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Jonty30

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.... (Proverbs 17:28)


10 posted on 09/26/2011 2:40:43 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Antichrist has not confirmed a seven-year peace deal that divides Israel. All that must come to pass before Armageddon and the world continues on after that, especially with a 1000-year reign of Christ. Greece may fail on Oct 21 (or any other day) but what Camping predicts is absolutely false.


11 posted on 09/26/2011 3:01:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: tflabo

LOL.

Good response!


12 posted on 09/26/2011 3:21:07 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SeekAndFind

October 21? That’s Simchat Torah!


13 posted on 09/26/2011 4:00:00 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: SeekAndFind; humblegunner; Jonty30

The guys in a nursing home after having a severe stroke. We won’t hear from him again.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 4:01:44 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: F15Eagle

The peace treaty will not necessarily be announced as a 7 year peace treaty. It could be, for example, 20 years. It is a period of 7 years on God’s calendar. He knows.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 6:59:48 PM PDT by kingcanuteus
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To: kingcanuteus

Check Daniel - he confirms the covenant for one week - hepted or shebua if memory serves - then breaks in the midst of the week - that will be the confirmination.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 9:55:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

The Cubs aren’t going to the World Series this year, so the world can’t end this year.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 9:56:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I actually wound up behind and passing four of Camping’s trucks in the Midwest back in April or so. A short time after that I read about some of his “calculations”.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 11:01:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually he has addressed his “listeners “ on his stations recently affirming the “prophecy “ and denying hell for the unsaved..


19 posted on 09/27/2011 1:40:00 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

RE: denying hell for the unsaved..

So what happens to the unsaved according to Camping?


20 posted on 09/27/2011 2:07:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: RnMomof7

Here’s Camping’s statement from Sept 23rd in Canping’s words.

Camping said
I do believe that we are getting very near the very end. We have not known. We have learned there are things that we didn’t have right. But God in his good provision didn’t tell us everything or else we could not used of him to bring about the tremendous events that happened on May 21st of this year. That will PROBABLY be finished up within the next month and will probably end on Oct 21st. That looks like it it might be right now it looks like it will be the finish of everything.

Notice the word PROBABLY in this and notice how Camping is not as confident as he was going in to May 21st.


21 posted on 09/28/2011 5:11:19 PM PDT by thewrestlingfanatic
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To: RnMomof7

Here’s Camping’s statement from Sept 23rd in Canping’s words.

Camping said
I do believe that we are getting very near the very end. We have not known. We have learned there are things that we didn’t have right. But God in his good provision didn’t tell us everything or else we could not used of him to bring about the tremendous events that happened on May 21st of this year. That will PROBABLY be finished up within the next month and will probably end on Oct 21st. That looks like it it might be right now it looks like it will be the finish of everything.

Notice the word PROBABLY in this and notice how Camping is not as confident as he was going in to May 21st.


22 posted on 09/28/2011 5:11:36 PM PDT by thewrestlingfanatic
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To: All

Camping is a false prophet, by biblical standards.

Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, the president of Westminster Theological Seminary in California, who was converted as a high school student in the congregation where Camping was once an elder before Camping led a secession to start an independent church, has some interesting items on Camping on the WTSCA website.

Read these and it may give some insight into how far off Camping has gone:

http://wscal.edu/blog/entry/the-end-of-the-world-according-to-harold-camping-part-1

http://wscal.edu/blog/entry/the-end-of-the-world-according-to-harold-camping-part-2

http://wscal.edu/blog/entry/3351

http://wscal.edu/blog/entry/3352

http://wscal.edu/blog/entry/3353

Camping is not just wrong, he’s a false prophet. There is a difference and the Christian community has to deal with him in very different ways from run-of-the-mill mistakes. He is bringing the gospel into disrepute and is quite likely being used by the devil as a tool to do so.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 6:24:18 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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