One failed date wasn’t enough for Harold Camping, who has dubbed yet another date: Doomsday. This time, the world is supposed to end in October.
Earlier, Camping said that Judgment Day was definitely May 21, 2011, and came to the prediction from studying the Bible for years and connected it to God warning Noah of the flood seven days before it began.
“ Using the language of 2 Peter 3:8 that “a day is as a thousand years,” it is like saying through Noah, who was a preacher (2 Peter 2:5): “mankind has seven days or 7,000 years to escape destruction.” Since 2011 A.D. is precisely 7,000 years after Noah preached, God has given mankind a wonderful proof that Judgment Day will occur in the year 2011.” – Family Radio’s website.
Harold Camping, the California preacher who predicted the world’s end with a catastrophic earthquake this past Saturday, was shocked to see not even the slightest of a Rapture take place. Camping responded by revising his prediction of the world’s end and has moved his doomseday date to October. Camping reportedly revealed that he was off by five months because Earth will be doomed on October 21st.
This isn’t the first time the public is hearing about October 21st. In Camping’s previous report, he claimed that Saturday May 21st, “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. The world officially ends October 21, 2011.
In the “revised” prediction, Camping told the Associated Press, May 21 had instead been a “spiritual” Judgment Day, which places the entire world under Christ’s judgment. He went on to tell the Associated Press that because God’s judgment and salvation were completed on Saturday, there’s no point in continuing to warn people about it, so his network will now just play Christian music and programs until the final end on Oct. 21.
This won’t be the first time Camping was wrong, he also predicted the world’s end in 1994, publishing a book about it too, and when it never happened he said it was due to a mathematical error.