Harold Camping: Tune in Monday

(05-22) 19:18 PDT ALAMEDA — The man who said the world was going to end appeared at his front door in Alameda a day later, very much alive but not so well.”It has been a really tough weekend,” said Harold Camping, the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio preacher who convinced hundreds of his followers that the rapture would occur on Saturday at6 p.m.

Massive earthquakes would strike, he said. Believers would ascend to heaven and the rest would be left to wander a godforsaken planet until Oct. 21, when Camping promised a fiery end to the world.But today, almost 18 hours after he thought he’d be in Heaven, there was Camping, “flabbergasted” inAlameda, wearing tan slacks, a tucked-in polo shirt and a light jacket.

Birds chirped. A gentle breeze blew. Across the street, neighbors focused on their yard work and the latest neighborhood gossip.

“I’m looking for answers,” Camping said, adding that meant frequent prayer and consultations with friends. “But now I have nothing else to say,” he said, closing the door to his home. “I’ll be back to work Monday and will say more then.”

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6 responses

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  2. Love that billboard…Kim Riddlebarger ought to do one to sell his book on amillenialism. I’ve now in my lifetime seen books and/or teaching that pronounced a date and time. I remember “88 reasons why Jesus is coming back in 88”, then I saw “89 reasons why Jesus is coming back in 89” then Camping in 94′ and 2011. Don’t these people know that the kingdom of God is at hand- and Jesus is actually ruling and reigning right now? For crying out loud!

    1. I suspect the billboard is a photoshop job. Hope it goes viral. I can still recall selling 88 Reasons at Joshua’s. But my favorite was one that named Mikhail Gorbachev as the Antichrist which said the birthmark on his forehead was the mark of the beast. I don’t think we carried it, but it came through as a special order one time.

  3. I remember that…crazies make the world go round..

  4. O for cryin out loud…you can’t make up what I just read. He got the date wrong, according to what I saw on Yahoo…now it’s Oct 21st…he says he should have done a better job with the date. Amazing…we have to look at billboards again I guess.

    1. I’ve heard excerpts of his press conference on his radio show from last night, and if I understood him correctly, he concluded that the rapture and earthquakes would have happened on schedule, but that God showed mercy on us, but we’re still on schedule for destruction by fire in October. The day after my son’s birthday. In other words, the rapture has been cancelled (or spiritualized).

      He came to this conclusion, not by more exegesis(which he doesn’t know how to do anyway), but when he heard an associate of his interviewed, reference was made to Camping’s excuse for 1994 being wrong, that something “spiritual” happened. This “made him feel a lot better” (his words), and he recalled that the Word of God is very spiritual, so if he was mistaken at all, it was in interpreting any of this literally. So I suppose when October 21 goes without incident, he’ll have made a note to inform us that the world was destroyed by fire “spiritually.”

      Apprising Ministries blog has more info on all of this: http://apprising.org/2011/05/24/the-latest-is-harold-camping-predicts-a-new-date/

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