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Harold Camping Admits Sin, Announces End to Doomsday Predictions
The Christian Post ^ | 3/6/12 | Lillian Kwon

Posted on 03/07/2012 7:54:57 AM PST by marshmallow

After numerous failed doomsday predictions, Family Radio founder Harold Camping announced this month that he has no plans to predict ever again the day of God's Judgment. He also issued an apology to listeners, admitting that he was wrong.

"We have learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God's hands and He will end time in His time, not ours!" a statement on Family Radio's website reads. "We humbly recognize that God may not tell His people the date when Christ will return, any more than He tells anyone the date they will die physically."

Camping, 90, has made predictions about Judgment Day, Christ's return and the end of the world for the past few decades – with the May 21, 2011, forecast receiving the most media attention. Each time the date passed, he did not admit to mistaking the timing but instead reasoned that the events happened "spiritually" rather than physically.

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TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian; Theology
KEYWORDS: broadcasting; camping; eschatology; familyradio; radio; theology

1 posted on 03/07/2012 7:54:59 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Good as he gets closer to the end of his life may he find some peace and contentment in Christ.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 7:57:23 AM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: marshmallow

Well he at least admits he is wrong and it seems looking for some absolution through those who have been touched or concerned by his outrageous claims.

Still Bat Crazy


3 posted on 03/07/2012 7:58:32 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marshmallow

“”We have learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God’s hands and He will end time in His time, not ours!”

Only took him 90 years


4 posted on 03/07/2012 7:58:55 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: marshmallow
Announces End to Doomsday Predictions

Well, that pretty much guarantees they'll continue.

5 posted on 03/07/2012 7:59:34 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: marshmallow

Somebody has to take up his mantle, therefore I hereby predict the end of the world next Tuesday at 02:37 PM CDT.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 8:00:53 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: marshmallow

Praise the Lord!


7 posted on 03/07/2012 8:01:08 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: marshmallow

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Joey Smith did that and went on to make a new religion


8 posted on 03/07/2012 8:01:59 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: marshmallow

That will put a dent in my post rapture pet care insurance policies.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 8:02:43 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: nuconvert

It is a gracious God indeed who tells Camping off by granting him a long, long life.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 8:04:37 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: marshmallow

So, now he’s an enlightened kook?


11 posted on 03/07/2012 8:05:27 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: marshmallow

Mayan calender indicates that 12/21/2012, gravity will reverse its pull on the earth and all of us will go flying into outer space. Just sayin’


12 posted on 03/07/2012 8:06:35 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

True and he also heard an earful from many of God’s faithful servants. May Harold do some real good with his remaining days.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 8:07:12 AM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: marshmallow

Great....now I’m nervous


14 posted on 03/07/2012 8:09:15 AM PST by wally-balls
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To: dead
Announces End to Doomsday Predictions. Well, that pretty much guarantees they'll continue.

How many times has he said he will stop in the past. Just interested.

15 posted on 03/07/2012 8:11:54 AM PST by sr4402
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To: marshmallow

Didn’t I read somewhere that only the Father knew? I guess the date was guessed at without reading the whole book.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 8:11:59 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: marshmallow

Unfortunately, Harold Camping no longer predicting the end of the world is one of the signs in Revelations.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 8:14:00 AM PST by LikeARock (Liberty or Death)
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To: sr4402

I believe this is the first time, but I don’t really follow him. I only hear his doomsday predictions from time to time.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 8:14:49 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: marshmallow
I like Family Radio for its music. It has just about the best music of any Christian station save for the ones that carry the Old Fashioned Revival Hour, so I'm glad he finally came to his senses.
19 posted on 03/07/2012 8:24:12 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: DarthVader

Unlike Sandra Fluke, God DOES accept apologies.
:-)
Harold Camping has been deceiiving believers for many years, but if he has truly repented and is seeking forgiveness with his whole heart, the LORD will forgive him.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 8:35:26 AM PST by left that other site
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To: marshmallow

And then in a weird case of irony, immediately afterwards, the world actually ended.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 8:36:37 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: marshmallow
My neighbor across the street took out a 150,000 home equity loan and gave it to this clown. He was out on his lawn a few months ago looking up at the sky convinced that day was the last day. My 10 year old son and I were going to play ball on our lawn and then when he wasn't looking, dump some clothes on the lawn and hide so he would think we were whisked up to Heavan.

My wife wouldn't let us.

Damn shame.

22 posted on 03/07/2012 8:37:40 AM PST by MattinNJ (I will not vote for Romney)
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To: marshmallow

Now if we can get 20 or 30 FReepers to likewise admit they are clueless as to the timing of the end of the world, we could save FR loads of speculative bandwidth. :-)


23 posted on 03/07/2012 8:40:03 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: MattinNJ

ROLF!!!!!


24 posted on 03/07/2012 8:41:00 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: MattinNJ

ROFL!!!!!


25 posted on 03/07/2012 8:41:23 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: marshmallow

You are forgiven Mr Camping. Now please retire.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 8:41:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: marshmallow

Christians from the earliest of days thought Judgment Day was right around the corner.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 8:43:53 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marshmallow

I am happy to hear that. I hope he gives back the money he got to spread the news of the end of the world.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 8:58:40 AM PST by Lewis Morris (Having lost sight of our goals, we redouble our efforts!)
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To: listenhillary

I know (look at my tag line). I was looking forward to a lot of folks booking my companies services (”We will look after all your money, your houses, jewellery etc. for FREE after the rapture”). dangnamitt


29 posted on 03/07/2012 9:16:41 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: marshmallow

Praised be Jesus Christ, and another one gets it!

Time for him to convert to Catholicsm - why stop where he’s at before he passes - go for the FULLness of understanding Christ’s message.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

Hey, any excuse to dig into the chocolate bon bons!


31 posted on 03/07/2012 9:41:27 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: MattinNJ

Hahahaha! Now that’s funny!


32 posted on 03/07/2012 9:44:07 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It; All
Time for him to convert to Catholicsm - NO - Time for him to believe in the shed blood of Christ and believer BY FAITH and be saved and 'convert' to CHRISTIANITY IN CHRIST - by whom Christ gave us the ministry of reconciliation today and has made us sons of God (Romans 8:14-15).

Catholicsm does not have all the answers - any person who believes by faith is called a Christian - believer - saint by GOD ALMIGHTY. The most important thing is to be known by God as a Christian - believer - saint.... and not known by the label of Catholic...


Here is where God declares that a Christian - believer - saint is saved, justified by faith without the deeds of the law:

Romans 3:28: Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Romans 5:1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Galatians 2:20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

II Corinthians 5:18: And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation


Here is where God calls ALL believers - Saints - which we all are today:

Romans 1:7: To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 1:2: Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Romans 8:27: And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 12:13: Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Romans 15:25: But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.

Romans 15:26: For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

Romans 15:31: That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints

Romans 16:2: That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

Romans 16:15: Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.

33 posted on 03/07/2012 9:46:11 AM PST by bibletruth
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To: marshmallow
The Bible has a solution for false prophets like Camping:
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. (21) And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? (22) When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. (Deut. 18:20-22)

The Bible makes it clear regarding the return of the Son of Man: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father." (Mark 13:32). Men who claim to know are "anti-christs" and liars.

34 posted on 03/07/2012 10:16:02 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: bibletruth
I believe Jesus Christ had the last word:

Revelation 22: 12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."

35 posted on 03/07/2012 10:40:57 AM PST by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: mountainlion
Didn’t I read somewhere that only the Father knew?

IMHO, what was expressed in the Bible by Jesus was that GOD did not set a date.

He set a 'condition'.

36 posted on 03/07/2012 12:07:26 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Larry Lucido
Now if we can get 20 or 30 FReepers to likewise admit they are clueless as to the timing of the end of the world

There is a big difference between TIME and TIMING.

One cannot predict the 'day' nor find it in religious works. Jesus didn't even know 'when'. But the Bible does describe the 'conditions'.

IMHO, the most important condition is when EVIL in man dominates GOOD.

37 posted on 03/07/2012 12:11:47 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: dfwgator
And then in a weird case of irony, immediately afterwards, the world actually ended.

I was just reading this thread for recreation and didn't intend to post to it, but your statement there actually strikes me as having a ring of possibility to it. Maybe it's the irony of the situation.

I have on occasion had this dream where Buddy Holly turns out to be actually still alive (he's been stranded on some deserted island or something). The news electrifies the world, he releases a new hit single, than he dies for real.

This actually sort of happened with Lefty Frizzell in 1975. He'd been a giant in the Fifties and early sixties but then suddenly just sort of disappeared. Then one day in 1975 he releases his first single in years and promptly dies.

Bobby Fischer seems to have played by the same scenario. He becomes world chess champion, defaults the championship, goes absolutely crazy and disappears. Then one day he suddenly shows up, blames the Jews for Communism, plays in Yugoslavia, and then he up and dies.

This is all very unnerving.

38 posted on 03/07/2012 12:19:59 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: UCANSEE2
IMHO, the most important condition is when EVIL in man dominates GOOD.

Soooo....1942, right?

39 posted on 03/07/2012 2:32:46 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: duckman
Mayan calender indicates that 12/21/2012, gravity will reverse its pull on the earth and all of us will go flying into outer space. Just sayin’

That is also the date Jerseylicous(sp?) star Snooki is due to to deliver her offspring.

Coincidence? I think not!

40 posted on 03/09/2012 10:41:11 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 17,149 replies of dubious quality!)
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To: marshmallow; DocRock; del4hope; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; Dr. Eckleburg; jude24; Ottofire; fishtank; ..
YBPDLN PL Ping

Not exactly a church pastor, but still pingworthy....

The YBPDLNPL is generally published infrequently, but based on the exploits of the megachurch pastors posts can spike for a period of time. If you would like on or off of this list please FReepmail me.


41 posted on 03/09/2012 10:44:14 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 17,149 replies of dubious quality!)
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To: Gamecock

“Snooki is due to to deliver her offspring.”

Snooki was asked how it would feel just prior to giving birth.
Snooki: I think that it would be like a fart you were holding for a long time.

REAL CLASS ACT.


42 posted on 03/09/2012 10:46:45 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: drstevej; OrthodoxPresbyterian; CCWoody; Wrigley; Gamecock; Jean Chauvin; jboot; AZhardliner; ...

GRPL Ping.

For those of you who dodn’t know, Camping left the Reformed Camp some time ago...


43 posted on 03/09/2012 10:47:17 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 17,149 replies of dubious quality!)
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To: duckman
The irony being that, just prior to childbirth, it feels exactly like a bm you've been holding a long time....
44 posted on 03/09/2012 11:12:52 AM PST by Eepsy
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To: Gamecock
I didn't realize he was ever Reformed. Doomsday predictors and Rapture Preppers focus ridicule on the Body of Christ. My former pastor fell into terminal end times focus. I hear from reliable sources that he's been preaching out of Revelations chapters 4 and 5 for two years. He's hardly unique.
45 posted on 03/09/2012 11:37:58 AM PST by jboot
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To: Zionist Conspirator
My wife says that I look exactly like Buddy Holly, if Buddy Holly had gotten old. ;_;

I can't hold a tune worth a darn, though. No hit single for me. Guess I'll live.

46 posted on 03/09/2012 11:41:46 AM PST by jboot
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To: Gamecock
Not exactly a church pastor, but still pingworthy....

An anti-church pastor.

47 posted on 03/09/2012 3:29:58 PM PST 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: jboot
I didn't realize he was ever Reformed.

Christian Reformed Church. Off the rails in '89, IRRC. G00gledy googledy...Robert Godfrey, The End of the World According to Harold Camping, part 1 and following, gives some of the history of that.

Chris Gordon, JUDGMENT DAY, MAY 21, 2011? - HAROLD CAMPING & The UNTOLD STORY , on Camping's discipline and removal from teaching by the Alameda CRC. Very coincidentally, Camping dates the removal of the Holy Spirit that approximately that date.

So it's not just dispensationalists that get their eschatology whacky.

Doomsday predictors and Rapture Preppers focus ridicule on the Body of Christ. My former pastor fell into terminal end times focus.

Eschatology is a much broader subject than most think.

48 posted on 03/09/2012 3:43:42 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("Eschatology preceeds soteriology" --G. Vos, Pauline Eschatology, 1930)
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To: marshmallow
Isn't that special.

When will he repent of declaring the end of the church—a far more serious heresy?

49 posted on 03/09/2012 3:46:35 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: MattinNJ
My neighbor across the street took out a 150,000 home equity loan and gave it to this clown. He was out on his lawn a few months ago looking up at the sky convinced that day was the last day. My 10 year old son and I were going to play ball on our lawn and then when he wasn't looking, dump some clothes on the lawn and hide so he would think we were whisked up to Heavan.

So, how has he taken all this?

50 posted on 03/09/2012 3:47:19 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("Eschatology preceeds soteriology" --G. Vos, Pauline Eschatology, 1930)
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