Skip to comments.Harold Camping says Judgment Day will occur Oct. 21 (for real this time)
Posted on 10/05/2011 1:51:56 PM PDT by Cronos
Yes, this again.
There are fewer billboards this time, but the people who brought you the popular Rapture "scare" of May 2011 are back with a more subdued sequel titled "Wait, Wait, We Meant October."
You may recall the excitement earlier this year when Grand Rapids received a visit from the followers of Family Radio Worldwide, a California-based Christian group led by 89-year-old Harold Camping, who were traveling the country to loudly and colorfully proclaim Judgment Day's imminence.
It didn't happen. OR DID IT!? The conspicuous lack of a world-ending earthquake left Camping and his followers scrambling to explain why life somehow continued as normal after May 21. Here, according to Family Radio's website, is what they've settled on:
What really happened this past May 21st? What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen. That was to warn the whole world that on May 21 God’s salvation program would be finished on that day. For the next five months, except for the elect (the true believers), the whole world is under God’s final judgment. To accomplish this goal God withheld from the true believers the way in which two phrases were to be understood. Had He not done so, the world would never have been shaken in fear as it was.
What does that mean? The statement goes on:
Thus we can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on October 21, 2011, on the last day of the present five months period. On that day the true believers (the elect) will be raptured. We must remember that only God knows who His elect are that He saved prior to May 21.
In the months since the non-Rapture, Camping turned 90, suffered a stroke, and was awarded an Ig Nobel prize for his dubious contributions to human knowledge.
As his revised date approaches, Camping seems less confident -- the Christian Post notes Camping's proclamations about Oct. 21 have been heavy on the probablys. So if you find yourself unable to muster the same enthusiasm for Rapture 2011 this time around, you're definitely not alone.
and the Jehovah’s Witnesses say the end of the world is in 2012, right?
This nutcase took it real hard back in May when nothing happened. I wonder how he’ll take it on the 22nd?
Time for gullible old people to write him checks again. And they will.
With Camping being 89 years old, the end of the world for him is likely to be very soon.
Brother Camping apparently doesn't get out much.
Does he give a time? That’s my birthday and I’m looking forward to my cake...If it’s after 6:00pm then I’m good to go...otherwise I’ll have to throw the party earlier...I hate it when this stuff happens!
This is getting to be like predictions on when Palin will announce. Geez.
“and the Jehovahs Witnesses say the end of the world is in 2012, right?”
No, that was the Mayans. And they’ve been gone for centuries, so I’d take their predictions with a grain of salt.
Tell Harold the rapture already happened, he was left behind for duping gullible people.
The Mayans are still there. They just moved out to the country.
Figures, just when the Detroit Lions were having a good season.
With Romney the like GOP nominee, I sure hope he is right this time.
It would be rather ironic for the Leftists if Palin declared that she was running for Prez...and FUNNY, because if she decides to announce she’s running the Left will think the world is truly coming to an end.
Here’s another funny way the world will end.
(warning: bad language)
Could be. They already made predictions of 1918, 1925, 1941, 1975, 1984, and 1994.
Mayans and Jehovah’s witnesses and other fringe outlets too take 2012 as the end year
I hate it that the Mayans are always ringing my doorbell at dinner time.
How many times do I have to tell them that I am NOT interested in giving my beating heart for their silly sacrifice rituals???