Saturday, September 17, 2011

Harold Camping Quiet as Oct. 21 'Judgment Day' Approaches

By Nicola Menzie Post) 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 [sic], 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...

Camping suffered a stroke on June 9, with some Christians wondering if his ailment might have been some sort of divine judgment. The stroke reportedly made it a challenge for Camping to speak.

Camping, ridiculed in the mainstream media for his false judgment day and rapture prediction in May, has also been criticized by the Christian community and accused of misleading and abusing people with his erroneous teachings.

Many of Camping's "Open Forum" followers, taking the California man's teachings to heart, quit their jobs, sold their possessions, and dedicated their time, energy, and finances to warning the world about its imminent end.

When May 21, 2011, came and went, Camping stated that he was "flabbergasted" and soon amended his claims, saying that world actually experienced a "silent judgment day" on May 21, and that what actually occurred was as a spiritual judgment rather than a physical one.

In an extensive broadcast on May 23, Camping explained that, based on the biblical timeline he had formulated, the world would still come to an end on Oct. 21, 2011.

"It won't be spiritual on October 21,” Camping said. "The world is going to be destroyed all together, but it will be very quick..."  (continued...)

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