Doomsday ‘Prophet’ Harold Camping Retires
From The Christian Post
Harold Camping, who predicted Oct. 21 to be the day Christians would be caught up to heaven and that God would judge the world, said on Oct. 16 that he is no longer able to lead Family Radio Stations, Inc. or his ministry, and his wife has confirmed that the 90-year-old radio evangelist has retired, a documentarian close to Camping told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview.
Well, I suppose it is better than the biblical alternative:
But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death. You may say to yourselves, ‘How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?’
If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him. Deut 18:20-22
Furthermore, it seems that Camping may have taken a step away from his confidence concerning his ridiculous interpretation of the Bible
Camping also said in a private conversation that day that nobody could know exactly when the time of the apocalypse would come, according to his interlocutor. That statement constitutes a radical change in his teachings, as Camping used to claim that the date of the end of the world is encoded in the Bible, and that he had found the way to read it through studying it closely for many years.
Brandon Tauszik, a documentarian who has been attending Camping’s Oakland, Calif., church for eight months told The Christian Post Sunday that he spoke with Camping in person on Oct. 16, only a few days before the second coming of Christ was about to occur, as predicted by the Bible teacher.
Tauszik said that Camping seemed very unsure about the exact date of the end of the world when they spoke. When asked if he was wondering what would happen Friday (Oct. 21), Camping reportedly said that God has not given anyone the power to know exactly when the Rapture would come – a radical change from what Camping had said only last month in an audio message. In that September message, published on Family Radio’s website, Camping, although sounding less sure about his calculations, said, “The end is going to come very, very quietly probably within the next month. It will happen, that is, by October 21.”
Camping’s self-assured attitude towards his biblical predictions earlier this year led some persons and families to give away everything they owned. Everything. So that they could travel the country putting up billboards and warning people of the end-times. It is both enraging and heartbreaking that people could fall for such absolute drivel and be left with nothing, all because of a horrible misunderstanding of the Bible and the supposed authority of a Bible abuser.
There has been a lot said about Camping at this site–some of it in the hope that at least one person would read it and maybe put their life-savings away–but hopefully this will be the last post concerning his insanity and evil.
If you want a brief review of Camping’s biblical ‘study’ and ‘research’–before we put him on the large pile of failed end-time ‘prophets’ to be trotted out as an example for the next person who has ‘really’ figured it out–and understand why he never had a chance to predict a ‘real’ date for the rapture or apocalypse you can go HERE.
Good riddance Harold Camping. May we never hear you speak of predictions or the Bible again.