Harold Camping, the Christian broadcaster who said the end of the world would be May 21, has revised his date of the Rapture to October 21.
Having just recovered from a stroke back in June, 90-year-old Camping pronounced the world will end on Oct. 21 on Earth, as his previous prediction from May only affected those in Heaven.
Thus we can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on October 21, 2011, on the last day of the present five months period, Camping said on his Web site, Family Radio. On that day the true believers (the elect) will be raptured. We must remember that only God knows who His elect are that He saved prior to May 21.
Camping said he was flabbergasted that his predicted Judgment Day on May 21, which followed two failed doomsday predictions, had been false and without multiple days of fires, earthquakes and plagues. He said that Oct. 21 would mark the official end of the world on Earth and this time around, the Rapture would be quick with no pain for those who do not believe.
The whole world is on Judgment Day. It will continue to Oct. 21, 2011 and at that time the whole world will be destroyed, Camping said in a public statement.
Camping's prediction for a new date of destruction does not come with any ads, vans, banners and billboards like his first widely publicized proclamation. He said that since salvation was finished, there would be no need to warn anyone this time around with advertisements for the October Rapture.
Camping calls himself a humble teacher as he searches through the Bible for information before publicizing it for others.
I am nothing...I have given all the credit to God and that's where it should go, Camping he said during an Open Forum when his past prediction proved to be false.
Camping said he made a calculation mistake in 1994, which ended up being spiritual, not physical. In May, 2011, he said the Judgment Day had come again spiritually, without the massive earthquakes set to hit Earth at 6 p.m.
I have never, never, told anybody that I am infallible... But what I am saying is I am not infallible, he said.