Skip to comments.Controversial preacher Harold Camping dies at 92
Posted on 12/16/2013 7:02:09 PM PST by Borges
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 about Bible questions. The network includes a station in Emporia.
But Camping became an international laughingstock when he warned "Judgment Day" would occur May 21, 2011 with the second coming of Jesus Christ. He went on to say the world would end October 21, 2011.
Camping admitted to reporters he was "flabbergasted" when his prediction proved false. Donations to his ministry dropped noticeably after that, and Family Radio was forced to sell several of its most powerful FM stations to stay afloat financially.
The Family Radio statement notes Camping is survived by a wife of 71 years.
His last day.
What no prediction of his own demise.
Je should have seen this coming and had a going away fundraiser
rest in peace.
May we have our next caller please.
I don’t doubt that he believed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God who was crucified and resurrected, he was a Christian man. He certainly got carried away with the attempted prophesy, though. I’ll take the high road and say that he meant well, however wrongheaded it invariably turned out to be.
2nd of the 2nd three (Ray Price was 1st.) I’m going into hiding.
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While I wish him peaceful eternal rest, we will now never know when the world will end.
Rest In Peace. No need for predictions any more, pal. All has been revealed to you.
Look for 92 duplicate threads. The first one has just appeared. What is this, some kinda competition?
I think he finally got the idea that whatever was whispering these doom prophecies to him, was lying. That’s how God showed him, graciously, that he was wrong.
Did he set a second date?
There’ll be 92 apologies for these TV/radio money hustlers with the Bibles in their hands.
Well, for himself, he was only off by a little over two-and-a-half years.
The radio network will be parted out by whoever owns it next, for taxes and stuff
AMEN and AMEN!
TV/radio money hustlers with bibles in their hands are entering the kingdom of heaven quicker than secularist pharisees are.
I'd say he was fortunate to be alive now and the above was the worst thing to happen. Back in the old days they would have stoned him on May 22nd, 2011!
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