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Oops, Harold’s done it again…

Ok, so you may or may not have heard, Harold Camping (president of Family Radio, Inc.) has predicted the end of the world… again. Sure he put a question mark after the title of his book 1994? But he still sold it as the date the world would end. Well with his age advancing on, he’s decided that this year is really, really the year. After all, he’s studied it carefully (that’s important in a minute).

I’ll be honest, I haven’t read a lot of his stuff. Most of what I know about his timeline is from what he’s said on the radio on his “Open Forum” program. I’ve heard how he comes to his date on at least a dozen times. Here’s how it works:

  • 7,000 years ago, God told Noah to get into the ark and that he would flood the world in 7 days.
  • Those 7 days were literal and prophetic, each day also corresponding 1,000 actual years (that could theoretically be true, there is a verse that says a day is as a 1,000 years to the Lord).
  • 7,000 years after the flood, to the day, is May 21, 2011
  • It is an amazing prediction that God worked it out to the day 7,000 years later

Did you catch the problem? It is subtle. If God told Noah that there were 7 days left, and that also means 7,000 years, to the day, and the flood was in the year Camping says it is, then he is 7 days off. It should be May 14, not May 21. However if Harold studied it very carefully, like he always says he does, then why didn’t he catch that?

 He didn’t catch it because he’s not interested in truth as much as he is being right. I believe the Lord is coming soon, but I kind of hope He waits till after May 21 so that I can tune into Family Radio on May 22 and see what they’re saying that day.

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Discussion

12 thoughts on “Oops, Harold’s done it again…

  1. He’s a nut job. Nice catch. I’m kind of hoping he’s right though. Screw this place.

    Posted by Anthony L. | March 8, 2011, 1:34 am
  2. He is right about a few things, but in his timing I’m afraid he’s off.

    Posted by Far Out Madman | March 8, 2011, 1:53 am
  3. The last Open Forums Program will be May 20th i’m pretty sure i read that on Harold Camping’s facebook

    Posted by Mike Poulin | April 26, 2011, 2:05 am
  4. I’m sure he’s said that. But he’s convinced he won’t be here on the 23rd to do any more shows. Once he is here I wonder what his position will be. It is possible he will just never come back to the air and shut Family Radio down completely.

    Posted by Far Out Madman | April 26, 2011, 3:01 am
  5. 2nd Peter Chapter 3 Verse 8
    Beloved be ye not ignorant of one thing that a day WITH THE LORD is as a Thousand Years and a Thousand days as a year.

    Posted by Mike Poulin | April 26, 2011, 7:39 pm
  6. Mike, That’s true, however that doesn’t speak to Mr. Camping’s claims. After all his application on that verse to the 7,000 years after the flood (as laid out in the post you’re commenting on) doesn’t match. His main goal is to know the date, not to know what the Bible actually teaches. Let me ask you, do you believe Camping is right?

    Posted by Far Out Madman | April 26, 2011, 8:54 pm
  7. No i don’t believe Camping is right for the simple reason that Jesus clearly tells his disciples weatyher it be the original group on the Mount of Olives or his true followers today that No Man Knows the Day or the Hour so by Camping saying wait We Can Know the day and hour that would make Jesus a Liar would it not.

    Posted by Mike Poulin | April 27, 2011, 3:37 am
  8. Absolutely it would. I’m not sure the root of Camping’s obsession for knowing the date but it isn’t found in scripture. That’s why I am interested to see what he’ll say or what anouncements Family Radio will make come May 22nd. I’m pretty sure he won’t think he was wrong, but will only re-interpret his date (like he did in ’94).

    Posted by Far Out Madman | April 27, 2011, 3:58 pm
  9. Camping is a Jahovah’s witness both in doctrine and with the fact that both Camping and the JW’S both haven an obsession with knowing what the Bible says we can’t.

    Posted by Mike Poulin | April 28, 2011, 12:22 am
  10. Some of his doctrine is similar but not the same as JWs. In some ways it does a disservice to label him as one. Of course they are the same in that the Bible must be interpreted as he (or in the case of JWs, as the Watchtower) says. He has set himself up as the final authority on what the Bible says and in that way they are very similar.

    Posted by Far Out Madman | April 28, 2011, 5:26 pm

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