Harold Camping Retires From Rapture Predicting Business?

Harold Camping
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After three failed prophecies predicting the end of the world, so-called doomsday prophet Harold Camping is calling it quits—at least from the daily responsibilities of the media empire he founded.

Although Family Radio declined to confirm or deny Camping’s status to Charisma News, news reports are swirling that Camping has officially retired from Family Stations Inc.

Family Radio removed from its website Camping’s written comments on why the rapture did not occur on May 21. Those comments included a prediction that the world would come to an end quietly on Oct. 21.

Given Camping’s silence after the world did not end on Friday, a recent stroke from which he is still recovering, and the takedown of his comments, it appears he may not make another rapture prediction.

The only official statement out of Family Radio reads:

"Thy command is still to occupy until He comes. We are still to go teach and tell. We are to share his word by reading it, teaching it and singing it. We still have a unique tool and that tool is radio on which we can bring comfort and encouragement. Every day we, who are Christians, live in attention. We are to live so that we are ready for the return of Christ, and even pray for it. But we also rejoice in every new day, that we've been given another day to occupy and serve our Lord."

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