When his earlier prediction about the end of the world failed to materialize last May 21st, Harold Camping, President of Family Radio, recalculated and said that the Rapture (whisking away of the Church) would take place on Oct. 21. Thankfully, there has not been much publicity for the new date, but some news outlets are reminding the public of this ill-advised date-setting.
In the online “Who’s Who in Biblical Prophecy,” Camping is called a “bad apple,” because of previous failed predictions that Christ would return on September 6, 1994, and then again last May.
Responsible prophecy teachers agree that we can not set a date for the Lord’s return. He taught us that himself!
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” – Matthew 24:36 (read verses 32-44).
At this time Family Radio’s home page is totally devoted to Camping’s online book, We Are Almost There!
Right after his failed prediction in May, Camping suffered a stroke, and he is now bed-ridden. Hopefully, after the 21st of this month, we will not hear from him again.