Harold Camping has announced in his "Open Forum" that the REAL date is October 21, 2011 - which is the "end date" he originally claimed (it's not a "new date" as some are saying - this time around he's been saying October 21st is the "end of the world" date - May 21st was the alleged "Judgment Day"). Do I believe him any more now than I did before? No, not in the least - but let's at least fairly report on him and his false prophecies.
Today Camping claims four crucial dates:
- May 21, 1988 - God brought down His judgment on all His churches. God left Satan in charge of the churches as punishment.
- September 7, 1994 - Camping had also predicted that date as "Judgment Day" in his book 1994?, but in that book he also stated that the more likely date of the Judgment would be 2011. Judgment continued upon the churches. This Judgment "was lifted" on May 7, 1994 - it was still an opportunity to become saved. (Hey, wait a minute! Just prior to this statement of May 7, 1994-May 21, 2011 - he said it was September 7th of 1994 that was the "crucial day." Which is it Mr. Camping? September or May?). This is the "Feast of the Memorial of the Jubilee."
- May 21, 2011 - Judgment came upon the churches. The whole world is under Judgment Day until October 21, 2011...
- October 21, 2011 - The world will be destroyed.
So these are "the dates" Mr. Camping claims are the crucial dates... "no more billboard signs - in fact they're all coming down." "We're not changing our dates at all." He continues, "the Bible clearly teaches that then the world is going to be destroyed, altogether. And it will be real quick, it won't be a five month period of trials... May 21st was a spiritual coming, but October 21st will be a physical coming."
If you would like to hear Harold Camping's broadcast from 5/23/2011, click here (right-click to download). What I've included is Camping's monologue of his explanation of why we didn't perceive something happening on May 21st.
Clearly Camping is changing his story as dates roll past and nothing happens. As we've already stated, NO MAN KNOWS THE HOUR - so when Camping start giving us exact dates - even exact hours of when Judgment Day and/or the "End of the World" will be - KNOW THAT HE'S A FALSE PROPHET! Still there's enough people who will accept him and believe him - and even send him money to keep him broadcasting his falsehoods. Pray for THEIR deliverance from this FALSE PROPHET!