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October 21 comes and goes, world doesn’t end, Harold Camping not issuing any statements

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Once again, the world failed to end, despite a high-profile prediction from a radio preacher in California.

“You may recall that Harold Camping, the self-proclaimed Doomsday prophet who misfired back on May 21 with his ‘guaranteed’ Second Coming of Christ prediction, had re-set the End of Days for October 21,” writes Beliefnet’s Robert Mims. 

But the deadline has come and gone … again. On Camping’s Family Radio website, the event … or non-event is not acknowleged. No statement has been forthcoming from the group — despite the fact that a small earthquake, 4.3 on the Richter Scale, occurred in nearby San Francisco. There was no reported damage — a far cry from the total destruction of the universe Camping had forecasted.

“Sadly, for many of us,” writes Mims, “we’re still on this tired, bruised, bloodied and suffering planet. Rats. Now we have to continue to live, continue to face trials and challenges and the ongoing recession, debt and disagreeable relatives and obnoxious bosses. No escape.

“No reports of millions of the faithful being caught up in the Rapture, to meet the returning King of Kings in the air.

“No one’s seen the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse galloping through the streets.

“Harold’s wrong, again. And that’s not a big surprise.”

To read the rest of Mims’ column, CLICK HERE.



  • http://www.worshipJehovah.org Acts5v29

    I hope the end of this day will help those who have followed this preacher to feel confident to follow the Heavens instead.

    We have God, we have His Son, why would we need a middle-man?

    This may be a messed-up world and we might panic a little, longing for things to be quickly put right, but our Friends in the Heavens will know what to do when the time is right.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Larry Linn

    I would like to challenge Harold Camping’s faith. If within five years, the Armageddon and the end of the earth which he predicts occur happen, I will give him my 401k, IRA, and all of my other family assets. If it does not occur, he will give me all of his and his family’s assets. Deal?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Richard Sheriff

    It is another sad example of those in the position of leadership, that are suppossed to be the overseer of the souls of the believer, who will one day give an account of that stewardship.
    I am embarrassed and ashamed of this kind of behaviour by those who would call themselves teachers.
    Therefore I would plead to those who would claim to hear from and to speak on behalf of the Lord God Almighty, to seek forgiveness for the shame to the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus the Christ of God. This kind of shameful behaviour only adds to the mockery of the way, the truth, and the life for those of us who believe. May the shame you have given to the Master and his disciples be on your own head.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment rhonda

    I do not understand this guy, he says he is a preacher then he must know the Bible. Because in the new testament it says “no man knows the day or time of Christ;s return not even Christ”. So is this so called preacher know more than God. Sounds like the people in that church need to read their Bible, & not to trust in what the man says & preaches.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment RollingRock

    I hope this event will make everyone a little more skeptical of the claims made by the followers of all the myths and fairy tales out there…

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment pagansister

    What is truly sad about all this is that folks continue to believe him!!!! He is just another human being who thinks HE has special powers—Nope! Goofed again, Dude.

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