With that statement published this week on the website of California-based Family Radio, ministry president Harold Camping admitted that he was wrong, and that his prediction that the world would end last May 21—and his revised prediction, changing the date of Armageddon to October 21—were “incorrect and sinful.”
The radio evangelist originally intended to mail his letter of apology to his many followers; but when it was leaked online, he quickly posted it on the ministry’s website “to avoid confusion.” Despite public interest in another, future date, this time Camping seems to have learned his lesson. He is no longer interested in predicting the world’s end, instead citing the biblical admonition that “no man knows the date or the hour.”
I wrote about Camping and his ominous predictions last year. I explained his story, and explained those date-setters’ terms which are so confusing and unfamiliar to Catholics: pre-millennialism, post-millennialism, and amillennialism. Check it out.