U.S evangelical predicting May 21 doomsday to watch it on TV

By Reuters Staff
May 20, 2011

(An American evangelical from the religious group Family Radio displays a doomsday placard on the streets in Manila May 13, 2011/Romeo Ranoco)

The U.S. evangelical Christian broadcaster predicting that Judgment Day will come on Saturday says he expects to stay close to a TV or radio to monitor the unfolding apocalypse. Harold Camping, 89, previously made a failed prediction that Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994.

The head of the Christian radio network Family Stations Inc says that he is sure an earthquake will shake the Earth on May 21, sweeping true believers to heaven and leaving others behind to be engulfed in the world’s destruction over a few months.

“We know without any shadow of a doubt it is going to happen,” Camping told Reuters. His Family Radio has 66 U.S. stations and broadcasts in more than 30 languages through international affiliates. His supporters have posted about 2,200 billboards around the United States about the coming apocalypse, and dozens of followers have driven across the country to spread the news.

(An advertisement is seen in a New York City subway for Judgment Day at Times Square in New York May 13, 2011/Shannon Stapleton)

Camping, a civil engineer who once ran his own construction business, plans to spend May 21 with his wife in Alameda, in northern California, and watch the doomsday unfold. “I’ll probably try to be very near a TV or a radio or something,” he said. “I’ll be interested in what’s happening on the other side of the world as this begins.”

Like his last prediction, Camping’s doomsday date is based on his reading of the Bible and a timeline dating back to ancient events including the Biblical flood survived by Noah.

(A volunteer from the U.S. religious group Family Radio holds a sign with warnings of an impending Judgment Day at Times Square in New York May 13, 2011/Shannon Stapleton)

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Upon what do you base the idea that Camping is an Evangelical? He has said that today’s churches are under Satan’s power.

Posted by iMark | Report as abusive

True Christians should take note of Matthew 24:36 which indicates that no one, not even Jesus Christ, knows when Judgment day will happen. Also read 1 John 5:19 which tells us that the world’s false teachings are the influence of Satan. Basically, don’t believe anyone that says they know when the end of the world is coming because they are just trying to deceive you with Satan’s help.

Posted by LifePhilosopher | Report as abusive

Funny ebay sale to sell soul for the rapture, http://bit.ly/mPkE8T

Posted by DaCool | Report as abusive

[...] U.S evangelical predicting May 21 doomsday to watch it on TV .Like his last prediction, Camping's doomsday date is based on his reading of the Bible and a timeline dating back to ancient events including the Biblical flood survived by Noah. (A volunteer from the U.S. religious group Family Radio . [...]

Just hope his followers don’t try a different route, like killing themselves, that would be sad.

Posted by 1tenthAngel | Report as abusive

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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