Harold Camping says May 21, 2011 was ‘invisible judgment day,’ world will end October 21, 2011
You’ve been warned.
Radio evangelist Harold Camping said in a special broadcast Monday night on his radio program Open Forum that his predicted May 21, 2011 Rapturewas “an invisible judgment day“ that he has come to understand as a spiritual, rather than physical event.
“We had all of our dates correct,” Camping insisted, clarifying that he now understands that Christ’s May 21 arrival was “a spiritual coming” ushering in the last five months before the final judgment and destruction.
In an hour and a half broadcast, Camping walked listeners through his numerological timeline, insisting that his teaching has not changed and that the world will still end on October 21, 2011.
“It wont be spiritual on October 21st,” Camping said, adding, “the world is going to be destroyed all together, but it will be very quick.”
Camping had previously pointed to October 21 as the last day on earth for all humanity.
His former assertion was that a faithful three percent would be physically pulled into heaven by God through the Rapture on May 21, to be followed by a five month period of great suffering known as the Tribulation, ending, finally, on October 21. On Monday’s broadcast, Camping speculated that perhaps a merciful God decided to spare humanity five months of “hell on earth.”
Camping’s belief system is one part mainstream Christian teaching and another part pure Camping. While many Christians accept similar teachings on the end times, (Pew has found that 41 percent of Americans think Jesus will “definitely or probably return to Earth before 2050”) most reject the idea that you can either know God’s exact timeline or that the Bible is embedded with secret codes.
My Commentary: Adventists need to open their eyes and see that this is almost a replay of the October 22, 1844 Millerite Movement reoccurring in front of their own eyes. It is good though that the devastation of hunger, murder, suicide is absent. Adventists AWAKE! God has allowed this for some reason, perhaps a part of it is to wake you up and shake you into reality. This was the beginning of your own sect! A false prophecy. Don't romanticize and make excuses for SDA pioneers, they were just like Pastor Camping, sincere but wrong! President of the Adventist Church, Ted Wilson, televangelists like Doug Batchelor, Mike Tucker and (former tele) Shawn Boonstra need to honestly address this. Time to put childish things away.
If I were the SDA president, I would cancel the Babylon Rises prophecy seminar, encourage all SDAs to get on their knees and repent for their stubbornness, their pride and their continuing of false information that led to a break with Christ's body of believers in other denominations. Gods LOVES YOU ADVENTISTS!! Repent and walk in both the Spirit and in Truth. God bless you!