‘Rapture’ preacher makes fourth end-of-the-world forecast

By David Edwards
Friday, October 14, 2011 11:07 EDT
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In an recent audio message, Family Radio’s Harold Camping told his followers that the end of the world will “probably” happen on Oct. 21.

Camping has wrongly predicted the Rapture on at least three occasions, in 1992, 1994 and on May 21 of this year.

“I do believe we are getting very near the very end,” Camping said in audio posted on his website. “We’ve learned that there is a lot of things we didn’t have quite right and that’s God’s good provision. If he had not kept us from knowing everything that we didn’t know, we would not have been able to be used of him to bring about the tremendous event that occurred on May 21 of this year which will probably be finished out on Oct. 21. That’s coming very shortly. That looks like at this point, it looks like it will be the final end of everything.”

But the preacher also had some good news: “There will be no pain suffered by anyone because of their rebellion against God… We can become more and more sure that they will quietly die and that will be the end of their story. Whereas, the true believers will quietly receive the new heaven and the new Earth.

Camping, who is 90, is recovering from a stroke he suffered in June.

This audio is from Family Radio, uploaded Oct. 14, 2011.

Download MP3 audio file

Photo: Flickr/*m22

(H/T: Mediaite)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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