Harold Camping: Wrong Again

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California preacher, Harold Camping (Associated Press)

California preacher, Harold Camping, has failed to predict doomsday once again.

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“I’m sorry to disappoint you, but we at Family Radio have been directed to not talk to the media or the press,” Harold Camping’s daughter Susan Espinoza told the Associated Press Friday.

Camping predicted that on October 21, the world would end, a prediction that followed a few others he made over the years. Camping also predicted the world would end in 1994 and more recently this past May.

Back in May, the 90-year-old predicted the world would end with a catastrophic earthquake. According to the Associated Press, Camping’s Family Radio spent millions on over 5,000 billboards and 20 RVs plastered with the doomsday messages marking May 21 as the apocalypse.

When all but nothing happened, he predicted that world would officially come to an end October 21. On Camping’s website he explained what really happened May 21:

“What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen. That was to warn the whole world that on May 21 God’s salvation program would be finished on that day. For the next five months, except for the elect (the true believers), the whole world is under God’s final judgment.”

“Indeed, on May 21 Christ did come spiritually to put all of the unsaved throughout the world into judgment. But that universal judgment will not be physically seen until the last day of the five month judgment period, on October 21, 2011,” the website read.

“We’re not having a conversation,” Camping recently told Reuters. “There’s nothing to report here.”Following his October prediction, he reportedly said there would be no point in warning people about it because God’s judgement and salvation was completed in May. He noted that his network would reportedly just play Christian music and programs until the end.As we previously reported, 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.