Harold Camping who predicted that on May 21, 2011, about 200 million people will Rapture and those left behind will die when the world gets completely destroyed on October 21, 2011, has told International Business Times (IBTimes) that “(He has) got to live with it (the fact that his prediction has failed)”.
The Family Radio president, relying on Bible verses Genesis 7:4 (“Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth”) and 2 Peter 3:8 (“With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day”), has conclude that Rapture will take place on May 21, 2011, which is supposed to be 7,000 years after the Great Flood (4990 B.C.). The people left behind will witness series of natural disasters, including earthquake that would make the Japan’s recent earthquake “look like a Sunday school picnic in comparison,” until October 21, 2011 when the world will end completely.
However, when it became apparent that Camping’s prediction is turning false and no one is going to Rapture anytime soon and no violent earthquake shook the world on May 21, 2011, the world began branding him as a false Doomsday prophet.
Camping, who could not be traced since Friday night till Sunday, told IBTimes reporters in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon that it is a big deal and he has got to live it.
“Give me a day, no interviews at all today. Sorry. You know this is a big deal, big deal, and I've got to live with it and I've got to think it out. So no interview,” said Camping, who looked tired and dazed.
When he was not in front of the video camera, Camping added that he will give a public statement on Monday night and that Family Radio will continue to “operate as normal”.
Watch Harold Camping in the video below: