October 21 2011: Doomsday, Says Harold Camping

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

Tomorrow is the day dubbed “Doomsday,” a day that California preacher, Harold Camping predicted would be the end for all the world.

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Camping predicted the world would end back in May, he and his followers waited patiently on May 21, 2011 for a catastrophic earthquake to begin. The earthquake never came, nor did doomsday. A month later something did happen, Camping suffered a stroke.

Camping survived the stroke and made a new prediction, the world would end October 21, 2011 because two failed doomsday predictions weren’t enough for Camping, who also predicted the world would end in 1994.

Camping claimed that what happened May 21, was that “Saved” individuals were “glorified spiritual bodies to be forever with God,” while the “unsaved” individuals were left to exist in a world of unfathomable destruction and chaos and that the world would officially come to an end October 21.

The preacher 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.

Camping said his most recent May mistake was due to a mathematical error. He came to his May prediction from studying the Bible. 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.