Doomsday preacher admits he was wrong

Many followed Camping's prediction blindly

90-yr-old doomsday preacher Harold Camping has released an official statement calling his predictions a ‘mistake’, following his failed estimation of the ending of the World last year.

Camping, who suffered a stroke, had predicted that the World would end on May 21, 2011, but when that did not materialise he then said it would definitely end on October 21, 2011.

However none of his predictions came to fruition.

The doomsday dates in May spurred some people to panic while some Christians who followed Camping’s teachings made preparations to be Raptured. Some of those preparations included quitting jobs, selling homes and in some extreme cases, even euthanizing pets.

On his website Family Radio, a statement read: “We humbly acknowledge we were wrong about the timing.”

The statement continued, “We tremble before God as we humbly ask Him for forgiveness for making that sinful statement.”

In an abcnews report, Camping and Family Radio believes that while the predictions were a mistake, it was all in the work of God and added that they would not be making anymore predictions on when the world would end.

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44 Comments

  1. elder
    March 13, 2012

    just like william miller in 1843 and the formation of sda

  2. hmm
    March 13, 2012

    In all this I can only feel pity for the poor animals who lost their lives for the sake of this stupidity. But at least they are better off now than before because their owners sound like some class-A idiots. As for those people I can do little more than laugh at their stupidity and I think they deserve every bit for being such idiots. You might say I’m heartless but you should have read the story a couple days before the supposed rapture of may 21st about the mother and father who believed that they were going to heaven but not their kids, yet still they sold all what they had to raise funds to campaign this idiocy. So you think your kids are going to be left behind but you basically leave them with nothing. These are the kind of people who followed this man’s prophecy. Most of them are self righteous idiots. You would have to be overly self righteous to think you would definitely without a shadow of a doubt make it into heaven if the rapture were to happen now.

  3. heaven666.org
    March 13, 2012

    In the last days many false prophets shall arise
    If this guy was a man of God he would not have been there spewing all that garbage out of his mouth

  4. Francis Chicago
    March 13, 2012

    Preacher man i knew you were wrong.No one knows not even the angels in haven.Before the flood God used Noah, a preacher of righteousness”to warn of the coming destruction and to point to the only place of safety the ark.[Matthew24;37-39;[2Peter2-5];[Hebrews 11;7]Jesus foretold regarding our time.This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” [Matthew 24;14]for sure we are in the last days.

  5. DANZIGER
    March 12, 2012

    People please when ever u pray open yr eyes dont close yr eyes open them wide even if u home. They will do any thing if we close them but when its open we will see their trickes cuz I discover the plans they used agianst us when we close our eyes to pray.

  6. talk d thingz
    March 12, 2012

    god said world without end amen…………………….

    • Francis Chicago
      March 13, 2012

      Brother man. The end of the world”is at hand.bible prophecy.Nation will rise against nation kingdom against kingdom.[Matthew 24;7]Increasing lawlessness.[Matthew 24;12]lover of money [2 timothy 3;2]Having a form of Godly devotion but proving false to its power.Disobedience to parents.IN one place after another pestilences [ LUKE 21;11]there will be food shortages-[surely we have seen this signs.

    • GOOD IDEA
      March 13, 2012

      God did not say world without end,but Heaven and earth shall pass away but my word shall not.

  7. Precious
    March 12, 2012

    The bible clearly states, “He will come as a thief in the night”. Does a thief tell you when he’s gonna come? No! Thats why it’s so good to read your bible and not listen to man. Proud of him to acknowledge that he was wrong though. now Mr Camping, it’s time to hit the retirement home, your brain has frozen

  8. mariecherie
    March 12, 2012

    he will not be making anymore prediction on when the world would end because he collect so much money and property.he is now a millionaire.i hope he pay back the ppl.

  9. Anonymous
    March 12, 2012

    he got a stroke that was his punishment hope he learnt his lesson no man no the time nor d hour when the lord s coming so all the ppl tht believe his crap i hope they go down on their knees and beg for mercy

  10. As Is Written
    March 12, 2012

    Hindsight is 20/20

  11. March 12, 2012

    Human beings need to be reminded that they are living in the last days of humanity, for Jesus said it Himself–those who are not informed or those who will not believe, will be taken by a tragic surprise.

    Jesus’ return to this world will start the establishment of transformation in mankind and his surroundings–to live Life in the Spirit, for God is Spirit, not of flesh and bones–through the process and production of a carnal mind, which influences the functions of flesh and blood–all of what is known as “the worldly existence”. That new establishment is what the Bible refers to pertaining to the cause of “the end of the world”

    The beginning of this new way of Life, as Jesus, Himself, has described, will be just like in the day of Noah.

    “For as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not know it until the flood came and took them all away. So also will the comming of the Son of Man be”. Matthew 24: 37-39

    The story of the flood tells us that God saved Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives–eight people–the stump that He used to bring forth the world of human beings today.

    But how are we, human beings in this world, pertainting to doing the things that give delight to our God of Love–full of mercy and compassion?

    Harold Camping would have done nothing wrong if he had simply used his money to go around the world provoking people’s mind to think, and to come to know that Jesus can return at a time when they are least expecting. For that is His promise to us–except that there is conditions to receive Jesus, or else!

    The question prompted in those minds would be–are we ready to receive Jesus Christ? In other words, are we among the elects of God Almighty for whose sake, the days of the “great tribulation” will be shortened? For why would we not want to be.

    And if we are not ready, we are doomed to perish because of God’s wrath against our careless mentality and our attitude and conducts of wickedness and evil.

    That is why God is provoking His servant to remind or inform us of things to come. Men choose to do things their way, and so they defile God`s command to them. That is where Harold Camping went wrong.

    The end of the world is not the end of Life, it is the end of mankind, who do not allow the renewing of their mind by faith, but continue to remain conformed to the lies of Satan–doing the things of death, which are the production or works of that carnal, corrupt, wicked, and evil mind in them.

    Harold Camping had no right to announce dates and event of the return of Jesus Christ–as he tried to remind or inform people. That is where he flawed, but those who believed him, will never understand God and His Ways either–may God forgive them.

    God blessed everyone with a measure of faith. We use that measure of faith through our personal relationship with Him, as through faith we grow in knowledge of God. That is the evidence of Eternal Life in us.

    When we have assurance of Eternal Life–which we must–we yearn for the return of Jesus Christ. The annoucement, reminder, or information, is to motivate us to prepare to receive Him–not go into argument about who knows when and who does not know when. Neither it is to provoke fleshly fear in us; and those gross things that those foolish people do.

    Many people are saying they don`t believe because they are calculating length of time–and nothing has happened. However the apostle Peter reminds us that “one day is like a thousand years to the Lord and a thousand years is like a day to Him“.

    Let us not forget that it is 2000 years to mankind since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ–that could only mean one day to God. Holy Spirit, who is the evidence of Life in us, did not manifest in the world until after Jesus` ascension into Heaven.

    That is the reason we should understand that we may be living in the last hours of the last day, which is like a thousand years to God, and not the other way around, and to be alert, watching for the coming of Jesus Christ.

    One thing I know is that those who are prepared to receive Jesus Christ will not be taken by surprise. What about you, are you one among us If not pack your things and get on board!

  12. bowdel
    March 12, 2012

    mister dont know nothing the bible say not even the son of man knows the day nor the hour…..

  13. not first
    March 12, 2012

    U not the first. U at least showed humility with seeking forgiveness. I hope the Jehovah Witnesses do the same and seek forgiveness for charles taze russell. He did the same as a their founder.

    • HIGH RISK
      March 12, 2012

      a former member of the great illuminati ..thats who charles russel was and i will be damned if i stand and listen to one word a Kehovah Witness says to me much less to let them come into my home to tell me nonsense about their brain washed beliefs. the WATCHTOWER newsletter they circulate is like a bible for them and that where the illumanti and devil worshipping infiltrates…in the doctrines and their literature..i work with a Jehovah Witness and given that not everyone is the same but she is one of the most dimwitted and brainwashed person i have come across in my life…

      read ppl read up on who Charles Russel and WatchTower and u will see for urself…

    • HIGH RISK
      March 12, 2012

      As taken from an article….”As with all occult organizations a veil of secrecy is maintained by requiring initiates to take secrecy oaths on penalty of death. As in Witchcraft, Masonry repeatedly demands secrecy oaths at every new level. Charles T. Russell began participating in this secrecy when he took the Entered Apprentice (first Masonic degree) oath on penalty of mayhem and violent death, “I … do hereby and hereon most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear that I will always hail, ever conceal and never reveal any of the arts, parts or points of the secret arts and mysteries of ancient Freemasonry which I received, am about to receive, or may hereafter be instructed in .”

    • NatureBoy
      March 12, 2012

      Some others have made similar accusation against Charles T. Russell, but no one has ever proven their accusation to be correct.

      A few INDIVIDUALS, as entitled to each person, did have some wrong expectations, but no date for the end ever came from the organization. (Jesus’ apostles also had wrong expectations of a date, and had to be corrected by Jesus himself – see Acts 1:6-8)

      Nor have I, in my investigation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, ever read any statement in any of their publications, that Russell or any of the Witnesses for that matter, set any date for the end of the world. Have you? Well, can you share the evidence – the reference where it is found? If not, please stop repeating what you’ve merely heard without proof yet gullibly accepted.

      To the contrary, the Witnesses firmly hold to what Jesus expressed at Mt.24:36: “Concerning that day or the hour, no one knows…. only the Father.”.

      You would do well to obtain factual information from the source rather than hearsay from often biased mis-informers.

  14. Rich
    March 12, 2012

    After hundreds of years of science and the spread of knowledge to even the most remote places, I’s surprised people will still fall for these religious hucksters. Wake up! Organized religion is just a way to control people, not to enrich their lives or better the world. How much gold does the Vatican hoard? How many millions do Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggert, Jim Baker and all the other hucksters have stashed away, mostly received from people who really needed that money to feed themselves and their children. People need to stop being sheep and start taking control of their own lives.

  15. langsal
    March 12, 2012

    whoever have that notion about the world ending are none believers of god, cause whenb jesus taught the diciples to pray he said world without end, amen
    the end is of man, not god,s world….

    • Ras
      March 12, 2012

      Can you show me where in the bible Jesus said “world without end” when he was teaching his disciples to pray? I surely didn’t see that in Mathew 6:9-13 in the King James version.

  16. just saying
    March 12, 2012

    them people self well wrong.they trusted and believed in that man.when they should have trusted the word of the Lord.he said he no one knows the hour that he wil come,for he will come like a thief in the night. common sense tells us that a thief will never announce that he is coming to you on any particular date or time.
    how can that man ever repay these people?some sold their houses gave away all their assets gave away their money(lifes savings)hmmmmmm. didnt some commit suicide?OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH.how can he repay?

  17. Humble
    March 12, 2012

    No one but god knows when the last days or hour will be but god himself, there’s a pastor in Roseau who is a very good prophet and if he told me the world would end i would not even believe him, even if my faith is small i prefer it to be wit god than any man

  18. advice
    March 12, 2012

    I hope in all fairness he gives back the people their money

  19. icon
    March 12, 2012

    who said the man is a paster?????????????? the man is a preacher not a paster

    • tree top
      March 12, 2012

      pastor.lol

  20. Autism
    March 12, 2012

    He sounds more like a mental case

    • Cute Baby
      March 12, 2012

      OK, Ok lets ignore this nuisance preacher and lets all rate how beautiful this baby picture is :wink:

  21. tommy
    March 12, 2012

    Typical response from dem pastor.
    sorry i was wrong. I ask forgiveness. end of story.

    According to the kaiso, if it was me , Layou river wouldn’t wash my sins away.

  22. DANZIGER
    March 12, 2012

    The good book told us not even the angels so they were wrong to belive or put their faith in man. Now we live in a MAFIA world please ppl open your eyes to follow yr steps eles they will blind us with their beliveth. I will listen to God voice not man.

  23. possie
    March 12, 2012

    They knew well the world would not end for the bible says no man knows the hour. That was pure a money making sin.

  24. Anonymous
    March 12, 2012

    Yes, time for all the pastors who appointed themselves in position to lead churches, perform marriages etc to realise that they were not the ones who were given authority. that was entrusted with the One Holy and Apostolic Catholic Church through St. Peter on who Jesus built his church.

  25. toma
    March 12, 2012

    he is no better off than any terorist,because thats what terorist do drive fear into people,thats why i dont trust preachers,most of them dont know and understand what they preach. This man have no idea what he have done.
    At that time i visited a friend and her little daughter was crying because she was not going to see her mom again,and my heart broke for that child. This monster should away for the rest of his life.

  26. CAC
    March 12, 2012

    A good benchmark to judge whether someone is a false prophet/idiot is whether they calim to have information that neither the prophets nor the apostle had. Think about it! Who has a higher standing in the kingdom of God: These modern day preachers or the prophets & apostles of old? Could this guy contend with Isaish, Jeremiah, Peter, James, etc? If the answer is no then noone should pay him any mind.

  27. C. Bruce
    March 12, 2012

    AGREED

  28. Anonymous
    March 12, 2012

    :-D
    This just goes to show how easily intelligent people can be led like sheep.

    Rather than following the Bible, people often times put their faith in men; this is how cults are started.

    JAH said believe none of them for many false prophets shall come in HIS name.

    Lessons to all.

    I watchin’ still!!!

    • chocho
      March 12, 2012

      JAH never say dat..is jesus dat say dat my boi.god is not buried somewhere in ethiopia

      • A Voice
        March 12, 2012

        No my brudder, I never nor will I ever say GOD is buried in Ethiopia.

        How can GOD die? When I say JAH, I am referring to GOD, not no Ethiopian emperor. No way.

        Even before the coming of Jesus, GOD was warning about false prophets.

        Sorry if you misunderstood.

  29. Copycat
    March 12, 2012

    Amen!

  30. CHARM
    March 12, 2012

    Hmph!! This man needs to relax in his bed and wait on the Lord instead of trying to predict when the world gonna end.

  31. SINISTER MINISTER
    March 12, 2012

    IT GOOD TO HANG THAT IDIOT

  32. Igloo
    March 12, 2012

    “they would not be making anymore predictions on when the world would end.”…. :lol: :lol: :lol: you demmed right.

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