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  • Doomsday preacher Harold Camping dies at 92

    12/18/2013 5:31:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-17-2013
    Harold Camping, the California preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92. Family Radio Network marketing manager Nina Romero said Harold Camping, a retired civil engineer who built a worldwide following for the nonprofit, Oakland-based ministry he founded in 1958, died at his home on Sunday. She said he had been hospitalized after falling. Camping's most widely spread prediction was that the Rapture would happen on May 21, 2011. His...
  • Controversial preacher Harold Camping dies at 92

    12/16/2013 7:02:09 PM PST · by Borges · 86 replies ^ | 12/16/2013
    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...
  • Harold Camping's Family Radio Stations Dropping Christian Content?

    01/22/2013 8:15:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/10/2013 | By Katherine Weber
    Harold Camping's Family Radio Inc. (also referred to as Family Stations Inc.) has been undergoing changes as the radio network seeks to shed the non-commercial status of some of its properties, prompting some observers to wonder if these stations will also be shedding their Christian content. Specifically, it has been reported that the Christian radio network filed a request to have its WFME Newark station converted from a non-commercial to commercial operation on Jan 6. A visit to Family Radio's "reception reports" for New York shows that WFME is "off air" and has apparently been awaiting a fix for months....
  • FINALLY: Family Radio Founder Harold Camping Repents, Apologizes for False Teachings

    10/31/2011 7:02:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/30/2011 | By Nicola Menzie
    With his speech sounding somewhat slurred and labored, Family Radio Stations Inc. founder and chairman Harold Camping sought to address in a recent message why Christ failed to return on Oct. 21 as the Bible teacher had predicted. Camping confessed, after decades of falsely misleading his followers, that he was wrong and regrets his misdeeds. In addition to attempting to correct his erroneous teachings on the Rapture and God's day of final judgment on the world, Camping, 90, also confessed, "incidentally," that he was wrong to claim that God had stopped saving people after May 21 – the date which...
  • Harold Camping Oct. 21 Rapture: Bible Preacher Declares 'Nothing to Report Here'

    10/21/2011 1:29:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/21/2011 | Ray Downs
    Harold Camping’s only words to reporters the day before what he has claimed will be the world’s last day were: “We’re not having a conversation. There’s nothing to report here,” according to Reuters. Wearing a bathrobe and using a walker outside of his Alameda, Calif., home, the doomsday preacher chuckled as reporters tried to get comments from him Thursday regarding the supposed Rapture that, as of Friday afternoon, appears not to be happening. However, Camping did say the Oct. 21 rapture would be "quiet." Months after Camping's second prediction of a May 21 Judgment Day, the doomsday "prophet" said that...
  • REMINDER FROM HAROLD CAMPING: The World Will End Tomorrow

    10/20/2011 10:31:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2011 | Henry Blodget
    In case you had forgotten (or made other plans), the world is supposed to end tomorrow. The prognosticator who predicted that the world would end this spring, Harold Camping, has updated his forecast, and the new End Date is October 21. In May, the world was supposed to end with a series of rolling earthquakes that began at 6PM in New Zealand (and then rolled through all the world's time zones). This time, Harold Camping says, the world will end quietly. As far as we know, he hasn't specified a particular time. In the intervening months, unfortunately, Camping has suffered...
  • A doomsday date for your diary! World 'will end on Friday' says preacher

    10/16/2011 4:35:21 PM PDT · by traumer · 60 replies
    Doomsday preacher Harold Camping was left a laughing stock when his prediction that the world would end on May 21 failed to materialise. But the 90-year-old Californian may well have the last laugh after revealing that date was in fact Judgment Day - a spiritual moment when the righteous would be chosen - and simply a warm-up for the Rapture which happens exactly five months later. This means that Friday, October 21, will mark the start of the Apocalypse - when believers will be whisked away into heaven and hell will be unleashed on earth. And cynics should be warned,...
  • Harold Camping says Judgment Day will occur Oct. 21 (for real this time)

    10/05/2011 1:51:56 PM PDT · by Cronos · 65 replies
    MLIVE ^ | 4 October 2011 | Troy Reimik
    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...
  • Family Radio's Harold Camping Strangely Quiet as Oct. 21 'Judgment Day' Approaches

    09/26/2011 1:42:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/14/2011 | Nicola Menzie
    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...
  • 'Rapture' Real Aftermath: Beheadings, Shootings, Mass Graves

    07/13/2011 6:57:42 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 13, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    The executive director of a ministry that works with the persecuted church in the northern reaches of Vietnam says he's outraged that a "prophecy" by an American preacher apparently cost the lives of many tribal Hmong people who believed it. The prediction by Harold Camping, 89, of Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio, was that Jesus Christ would return to Earth to "rapture" his followers to heaven on May 21. Camping said mankind had run out of time, and the Creator of the universe would arrive on that Saturday. The horrific aftermath of the unfulfilled prophecy was reported by James Jacob Prasch,...
  • Harold Camping Follower Shot Man Over Rapture Belief?

    06/29/2011 7:35:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2011 | Anugrah Kumar
    An Oregon man, believed to be a follower of Harold Camping and in jail for allegedly shooting a co-worker last week, wanted to punish the victim for mocking the California preacher’s rapture prophecy, emerging developments suggest. A 39-year-old man from west Eugene, Dale O’Callaghan, shot his co-worker, 33-year-old Jerry Andrews, in the shoulder June 24, calling him “one of those Satanic” people, according to a sworn affidavit filed in Lane County Circuit Court by Eugene Police Detective Ben Hall. O’Callaghan and Andrews, co-workers at LHM Hydraulics for several years, had argued occasionally over Harold Camping’s prediction that the rapture would...
  • Rapture predictor Harold Camping suffers stroke!

    06/13/2011 7:49:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/13/2011 | David S. Morgan
    Harold Camping, the Family Radio minister who inaccurately predicted that the world would experience Judgment Day last May 21, has suffered a stroke. Camping, the 89-year-old head of the Oakland-based evangelical media company, suffered a stroke on Thursday night after a radio broadcast and was taken to a local hospital, according to a message posted on a Family Radio-oriented Yahoo group by Charlie Menut, station manager of Family Radio affiliate WFME. Harold Camping doomsday prediction record: 0-2 Harold Camping "flabbergasted" by non-Rapture Apocalypse ... uhm, when? A neighbor of Camping told the Oakland Tribune that the Alameda minister was taken...
  • Failed Judgment Day preacher hospitalized with stroke

    06/12/2011 6:52:06 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 22 replies
    WND ^ | June 11, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    A California broadcaster who wrongly forecast the return of Jesus last month is now hospitalized after suffering a stroke. Harold Camping, 89, of Oakland-Calif.-based Family Radio was reportedly taken by ambulance Thursday night from his home in Alameda, Calif. "He had a stroke, it was on his right side," a neighbor of Camping's told the Oakland Tribune, noting that she and her husband helped and comforted Camping's wife, Shirley, as the event took place.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Harold Camping Ex-Follower Speaks Out

    06/05/2011 4:16:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/05/2011 | Josephine Vivaldo
    A former Harold Camping student who abandoned “Campingism,” shared with The Christian Post what the 89-year-old broadcaster was like before he began prophesying about the end of the world and what ex-followers think of him now. Pastor Trevor Hammack, from Victory Baptist Church in Ovalo, Texas, spoke with CP on Tuesday, retracing his journey from the beginning, when he was attracted to Family Radio, to the end, when he chose to leave after he saw Camping’s first doomsday prediction fail. It never occurred to the 42-year-old pastor that Camping would move away from the very first thing that drew him...
  • After the Apocalypse, Try Reason!

    05/27/2011 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 13 replies
    The Atlas Society - The Center for Objectivism ^ | May 27, 2011 | Edward Hudgins
    Eighty-nine-year-old religious nut Harold Camping prophesized that the world would end on May 21, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. local time. A woman who believed him wanted to get a jump on Armageddon and avoid the horrors of fire and brimstone. So she slit her 11- and 14-year-old daughters’ throats with a box cutter and then slit her own. The Rapture did not occur. The world didn’t end. The two daughters and mother survived. The mother is in jail where she belongs. Camping, sadly, also survives and is free to cause the world more grief. Camping promoted his prophecy through his...
  • Former Family Radio affiliate station calls Harold Camping “a false prophet.”

    05/27/2011 1:16:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Taylor on ^ | 5/26/11 | Tom Taylor
    Hudson Valley’s WFSO, Olivebridge NY issues “a humble appeal to followers of Harold Camping” and says something startling – “Now is the time to repent and turn to Christ.” No doubt Camping (who’s not a minister) would find that strange, since he believes he’s helped save many people around the world. But the failure of Camping’s May 21 end-of-the-world prophecy, in the eyes of WFSO, means it’s time to talk plainly. It says “From now on, do not lend your ears to anything from Harold Camping” – and Redeemer Broadcasting Network claims that perhaps 80% to 90% of Family Radio’s...
  • Failed Doomsday Has Real Deadly Consequences

    05/25/2011 6:50:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 40 replies
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 05/25/11 | Benjamin Radford
    Harold Camping, the 89-year-old leader whose study of the Bible convinced him and his followers that the world would end, has been described by his wife as "flabbergasted" that the apocalypse didn’t start over the weekend. There are some red faces out there. And if that's all it had been, then one could argue no great harm had been done. But while Camping and his followers try to figure out what went wrong (or right) — with news Monday night that he now says Judgment Day will come on Oct. 21 — the failed prophecy did more than just damage...
  • What. She. Said. (post-apocalypse)

    05/25/2011 11:11:55 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies
    GetReligion ^ | May 22, 2011 | tmatt
    It was the story of the week. No doubt about it.Which is amazing if you stop and think about all of the important religious events and trends that made it into the headlines this week. But it was the story of the week. You knew it had totally jumped the shark when even Doonesbury had enough time to ramp up and get in on the mockery.So, keeping in mind all of the editors and producers who fell in love with the Harold Camping story, let those of us who are traditional Christian believers recite the following (yes, it’s from an...
  • Preacher says world will actually end in October

    05/25/2011 2:03:46 AM PDT · by South40 · 36 replies
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 5/24/2011 | GARANCE BURKE
    OAKLAND, Calif. – A California preacher who foretold of the world's end only to see the appointed day pass with no extraordinarily cataclysmic event has revised his apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21. Harold Camping, who predicted that 200 million Christians would be taken to heaven Saturday before catastrophe struck the planet, apologized Monday evening for not having the dates "worked out as accurately as I could have."
  • An Open Letter to Harold Camping (From James White, the man who debated him)

    05/24/2011 8:44:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Alpha and Omega Ministries ^ | 05/24/2011 | Dr. James White
    On Open Letter to Harold Camping of Family Radio Dear Mr. Camping: In July of 2009 you and I engaged in a debate on the Iron Sharpens Iron radio program concerning your teaching that the church age had ended and that Christ would return on May 21, 2011. I trust you recall our exchange. I am also aware that you have at least seen my book, Dangerous Airwaves: Harold Camping Refuted and Christ's Church Defended. I have been seeking to warn people about your teachings, sir, for about a decade. I know others have been warning the church about you...