Harold Camping: Doomsday October 21

Harold Camping (Associated Press)
Harold Camping (Associated Press)

Back in May, California preacher, Harold Camping, predicted the world would end. He and his followers across the nation waited, and waited until the unthinkable happened, the world didn’t end.

But two failed doomsday predictions weren’t enough for Camping, who also predicted the world would end in 1994—when it never happened he said it was due to a mathematical error. Following his latest prediction failure, he explained that he was off by five months and moved “doomsday” to October 21.

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Earlier this year, Camping said that Judgment Day would take place May 21, 2011. He predicted the world would have a catastrophic earthquake.

He came to his May prediction from studying the Bible for years and connected it to God warning Noah of the flood seven days before it began.

In his Biblical equation, he used “a day is as a thousand years,” from Peter 3:8, and translated Noah’s “mankind has seven days or 7,000 years to escape destruction,” from Peter 2:5 to predict that 2011 A.D. is 7,000 years after Noah preached.

When doomsday didn’t happen, Camping claimed that Saturday May 21, “Saved” individuals will “glorified spiritual bodies to be forever with God,” while the “unsaved” individuals are left to exist in a world of unfathomable destruction and chaos but that the world would officially come to an end October 21. He also told the Associated Press that because God’s judgment and salvation were completed on Saturday, there would be no point in warning people about it and his network would just play Christian music and programs until the end.