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.