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Radio host who predicted End of Days to speak
AP ^ | 5/23/11

Posted on 05/23/2011 12:34:13 PM PDT by markomalley

The Christian radio host who predicted the world would end over the weekend said Monday he's ready to talk about why the apocalypse didn't arrive.

Harold Camping declined to immediately comment to The Associated Press but said he'll make a full statement in a broadcast through his Oakland-based Family Radio International.

"I will have more to say tonight," said Camping, an 89-year-old retired civil engineer who previously said there was no possibility the Rapture would not occur at 6 p.m. Saturday. "I will be putting out a message in our broadcast."

Camping had preached that some 200 million people would be saved, and that those left behind would die in a series of scourges visiting Earth until the globe is consumed by a fireball on Oct. 21.

His earlier apocalyptic prediction in 1994 also was a bust, but he said it didn't happen because of a mathematical error.

He told the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday he was "flabbergasted" his latest doomsday prophecy did not come true.

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Any possibility of his asking forgiveness?
1 posted on 05/23/2011 12:34:14 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I want a personal apology! I had a tremendous hang over Saturday!


2 posted on 05/23/2011 12:36:30 PM PDT by Mind Freed (Maybe Obama was the Wright choice... Let's wait till everything Ayers out.)
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To: markomalley

My theory is that the Rapture did occur, but none of us were found worthy. I thought about having my wife call in to work for me and tell my boss that I had disappeared on Saturday, but I figured they would find someone to replace me before lunch.


3 posted on 05/23/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: markomalley

Maybe it really DID happen and none of us, including Mr. Camping, were chosen...


4 posted on 05/23/2011 12:39:34 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: markomalley
His earlier apocalyptic prediction in 1994 also was a bust, but he said it didn't happen because of a mathematical error.
This one failed due to a grammatical error. The meaning of the word "is".
5 posted on 05/23/2011 12:40:08 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: markomalley

Bush’s fault.


6 posted on 05/23/2011 12:40:12 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: markomalley

He is in need of adult supervision and jail time.


7 posted on 05/23/2011 12:40:55 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: WayneS

Good one! A “Bush’s fault” just when you’d least expect it!


8 posted on 05/23/2011 12:41:07 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: markomalley

Hey, just being here still doesn’t prove that the rapture didn’t happen. A creepy thought,,,


9 posted on 05/23/2011 12:41:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: markomalley

Yeah, it was rather disappointing that the massive earthquake didn’t happen. I’d been looking forward to a decent foot massage.


10 posted on 05/23/2011 12:42:10 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: mbynack

The one person taken was Randy “Macho Man” Savage.


11 posted on 05/23/2011 12:43:45 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: markomalley
Mr. Camping will be broadcasting from an undisclosed location...


12 posted on 05/23/2011 12:43:45 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: markomalley

He went back through his Hebrew numerology and realized he forgot to carry the aleph. D’oh!

}:-)4


13 posted on 05/23/2011 12:44:15 PM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: markomalley
"It hasn't shaken my faith, and we're still searching the Scriptures to understand why it did not happen," said Von Harringa, president of EBible Fellowship
Start with Matthew 24:36.
14 posted on 05/23/2011 12:44:49 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: markomalley

re: why the apocalypse didn’t arrive.

I can tell him exactly why it didn’t arrive. It’s thank to him, thank you. Jesus said no one, not even Him or the angels knew when He would return, only His Father in Heaven. If this yahoo had been correct then it would have meant that Jesus was either mistaken or lied, neither of which is possible.

Even if it HAD been scheduled for exactly when the guy said it was God would have had to change the time in order to keep Word that no one would know when it was to happen.

If the guy really did want the rapture to occur, and that’s the prayer and hope of every Christian, then he should have kept his ideas to himself!

So, next time someone says Christ will return this day or that day, or this hour or that hour, you can be pretty sure He won’t.

His return will be like the bridegroom who arrives unannounced. Bet on it!


15 posted on 05/23/2011 12:50:26 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (I would rather lose with Sarah than win with a RINO!)
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To: markomalley
Camping had preached that some 200 million people would be saved,

Through a horrible mistranslation it turned out that the Rupture occurred on Saturday. Now 200 million people need hernia surgery.

16 posted on 05/23/2011 12:52:34 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: jwparkerjr

bttt


17 posted on 05/23/2011 12:53:34 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: markomalley

Probably not. It will be interesting.


18 posted on 05/23/2011 12:56:44 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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To: markomalley

I flipped TBN on a few times, wondering what he would be saying, of course, he was nowhere to be seen. Instead, they finally had the nice Bible readings, Diane Bish’s wonderful music shows.

Amazing how people can be “stiff-necked”, refusing to admit even the most basic of errors, even as in this case where it’s not just himself he has confused, but he leads others astray, which, as he full well knows intellectually, is worse than only leading oneself astray.

And yet such a wonderful opportunity for him to unequivocally repent.


19 posted on 05/23/2011 12:56:49 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: Lee N. Field
I want to see his best Swaggart imitation (then again, do I REALLY want to see an 89 year old man cry?)


20 posted on 05/23/2011 1:00:54 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: markomalley
"It's just a matter of OK, Lord, where do we go from here?"

For starters look up the word "arrogance" and ponder on its meaning. Then search the Bible for how God feels about false prophets. Treating the Bible like a salad bar and pulling scriptures out of context always ends badly.

21 posted on 05/23/2011 1:01:42 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: jwparkerjr

In some ways, I have more respect for this guy than people like Beck who pretty much say that we are “in the last days” but aren’t man enough to name a date. At least Camping can be held accountable. Beck, who like Camping has no evidence that we are truly in the “last days,” can’t.


22 posted on 05/23/2011 1:05:48 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: markomalley

Never mind.

23 posted on 05/23/2011 1:07:54 PM PDT by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: markomalley

Using the Bible as a Ouija board to predict the future depends on fools to believe it.


24 posted on 05/23/2011 1:08:14 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: mbynack
Lol. Sad news, if true.
25 posted on 05/23/2011 1:11:07 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: kennedy
Oops. Wrong Gilda Radner character. I posted a picture of Roseanne Roseannadanna instead of Emily Litella.

Never mind.

26 posted on 05/23/2011 1:11:11 PM PDT by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: markomalley

We can feel sorry for Mr. Campings many followers, yet we can be most concerned that somehow they not abandon all hope and faith in G-d, while they restore to themselves a healthy lack of faith in self-proclaimed prophets.


27 posted on 05/23/2011 1:12:25 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: markomalley

I’d rather he just shut up. Speaking got him in trouble.


28 posted on 05/23/2011 1:14:50 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: ex-snook

True but a lot of people do it, ranging from Beck to Hal Lindsey who either state or nearly state that we are in the “last days.” By giving a precise date, Camping at least can be held accountable.


29 posted on 05/23/2011 1:16:20 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: markomalley

“I will find new ways of bilking my parishoners, and invite all of you to participate tonight...”

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>> “Any possibility of his asking forgiveness?” <<

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Any possibility of this multi-millionaire false prophet getting stoned to death?


30 posted on 05/23/2011 1:17:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Captain Kirk

Beck should get the Camping forecasting medal.


31 posted on 05/23/2011 1:22:57 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: markomalley
Some people buy and guzzle snake oil.

We're surrounded by idiots, traitors and the easily led.

32 posted on 05/23/2011 1:28:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Larry Lucido

Off to Proverbs!


33 posted on 05/23/2011 1:29:26 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: markomalley
But how can you be sure that we are not living now since Saturday in another dimension? There are signs everywhere.


34 posted on 05/23/2011 1:37:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Captain Kirk
True but a lot of people do it, ranging from Beck to Hal Lindsey who either state or nearly state that we are in the “last days.” By giving a precise date, Camping at least can be held accountable.

Well, I think you are conflating 2 different things. It is one thing to say we are in the last days, quite another to set a date for Christ's return. The Bible tells us that no one knows the day or the hour of Christ's return. However you CAN see the "signs of the times" and recognize that the prophetic conditions for His return are beginning to come to pass.

In Matther 24, the disciples ask Jesus what would be the sign of His return. After going though a list of things, Jesus told them:

“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! "

So this admonition (repeated in three of the Gospels) indicates that we can identify by the events in the world that the return of Jesus is "soon". Does that mean a year? Five years? Twenty years? More? Hard to tell, because God doesn't view time like we do.

35 posted on 05/23/2011 1:56:03 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: rogue yam

Randy Savage and my Seiko wristwatch. Died Saturday night.


36 posted on 05/23/2011 1:58:35 PM PDT by ssapro (SSAPRO/ EXBP)
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To: Fido969

:-)


37 posted on 05/23/2011 2:07:04 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: markomalley
I am currently reading this book. A much different story than Camping's

BTW, this book was written in 1881; you wouldn't believe how accurate it is!

The End of the Present World
 
Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life!"
— St. Thérèse of Lisieux

In the late nineteenth century, Father Charles Arminjon, a priest from the mountains of southeastern France, assembled his flock in the town cathedral to preach a series of conferences to help them turn their thoughts away from this life’s mean material affairs—and toward the next life’s glorious spiritual reward. His wise and uncompromising words deepened in them the spirit of recollection that all Christians must have: the abiding conviction that heavenly aims, not temporal enthusiasms, must guide everything we think, say, and do.

When Father Arminjon’s conferences were later published in a book, many others were able to reap the same benefit—including fourteen-year-old Thérèse Martin, then on the cusp of entering the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. Reading it, she says, “plunged my soul into a happiness not of this earth.” Young Thérèse, filled with a sense of “what God reserves for those who love him, and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to the light sacrifices of life,” copied out numerous passages and memorized them, “repeating unceasingly the words of love burning in my heart.”

Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English.

Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:

  • The signs that will precede the world’s end
  • The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him
  • The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory
  • Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived

    Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found—in this world or the next.


38 posted on 05/23/2011 2:50:50 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Treating the Bible like a salad bar and pulling scriptures out of context always ends badly.

Then there is the buffet style, picking out only those parts they like.

39 posted on 05/23/2011 2:54:52 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL


40 posted on 05/23/2011 3:15:26 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: markomalley

I’m going to send him my credit card bill, I rang up a ton of charges over the weekend.


41 posted on 05/23/2011 3:17:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Oh, this should be rich.


42 posted on 05/23/2011 3:36:41 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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