Harold Camping, who predicted that Judgment Day would take place on May 21st, will speak about his failed Rapture prediction on Monday on his Open Forum program, which airs at 5:30 p.m. PST.
This is a big deal and I've got to live with it, Camping told IBTimes on Sunday. I've got to think it out.
It has been a really tough weekend, a flabbergasted Camping told the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday. I'm looking for answers.
The Family Radio website shows that the program regularly airs at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 PST.
Camping had predicted that a series of cataclysmic earthquakes was going to strike the earth on May 21, as the true believers, about 200 million of them, would be taken to heaven, while the remaining 7 billion people would suffer through great natural disasters until the destruction of the earth on October 21.
In 1994, Camping predicted a high likelihood that the biblical judgment day would arrive on September of that year, although he left himself an opening for error. He later recalculated and in his latest prediction, Camping left himself no room for error, saying he knew the Doomsday prediction was absolutely true.
Tom Evans, a board member of Camping's Family Radio International, said on Sunday that Camping's wife described him as being somewhat bewildered and mystified.
The failed prediction has been met with bewilderment by followers as well.
I don't' understand why nothing is happening. It's not a mistake. I did what I had to do. I did what the Bible said, said Robert Fitzpatrick of New York, who waited expectantly at Times Square in New York City on Saturday for the event.
He was surrounded by revelers and mockers. Fitzpatrick reportedly spent $140,000 of his own money to buy ads proclaiming the event.
On Sunday, the Oakland, California-based Family Radio network of stations which aired Camping's predictions, was airing pre-recorded music.
Mainstream Christian theologians and Pastors had dismissed Camping's predictions saying such an event could not be predicted, according to the Bible.