With a series of new answers and numbers, Harold Camping finally spoke up on Family Radio, Monday 5:30 p.m. (CST). Judgment did happen on May 21, and will happen again, according to his words.
After a silent Doomsday weekend, the Family Radio head who predicted the end of the world on May 21, 2011, spoke on his Open Forum call-in show. Rather than his usual broadcast on Monday, Camping made a special statement before the press at Family Radio's Oakland headquarters.
To the fact that the predicted earthquakes and rapture did not take place on May 21, Camping said it indeed was a spiritual coming, where we had thought it was a spiritual coming. Probably it was, when May 21 passed silently and Camping waited only to be flabbergasted at the non-rapture.
The judgment did fall, but invisibly, according to Camping. He asserted to the audience of Family Radio, the whole world is under judgment, after God again brought judgment on the world on May 21 - just that we did not feel any difference.
Regarding his first failed prediction in 1994, Camping said there was judgment in a terrible way and there was salvation in a wonderful way. The judgment in 1994, again, was spiritual, not physical. Without clarifying how salvation was manifested, Camping pointed to the previous 2,300 days as the period when virtually no one could be saved in the entire world. He continued, we didn't even know how bad it was.
Further back, the end of the world actually began on May 21, 1988. Camping refered to 4 days in the history that are very crucial to which we are not making any changes except for the emphasis.
Regarding the numerology used to find out May 21 and October 21, 2011 dates, Camping said that the timing, structures, and proofs have not changed at all.
Why didn't the earthquakes hit the earth? Camping said that the great earthquake didn't occur on May 21 because no one would have been able to survive God's wrath for a few days or let alone five months, pointing to October 21, 2011, the new date he believes as the true Doomsday.
The world will end quickly on October 21 without any build up, and the world would still end. Every delay means that more will be brought to salvation, Camping said in a recording played on Family Radio.
If people want me to apologize, I will apologize, Camping said to the repeated questions of whether or not he would apologize for the failed prediction. I did not have all that worked out as accurately as I should have had it, but that doesn't bother me at all, the preacher said, as he referred to himself as a humble teacher, who searches the Bible.