A prediction of the Rapture
and Judgment Day
came earlier this year, when on May 21, the battle of Armageddon
was supposed to occur on earth while God's faithful elect would be lifted into Heaven. The rest of the world was supposed to endure this horrific battle with catastrophic losses of human life. The battle would rage on until the world officially met its final demise on October 21 of this year, according to the prophecy.
Of course, Armageddon never began on May 21, but Camping said that a spiritual judgment had taken place on that date.
According to the Christian Science Monitor
, he still believes that on October 21, the world will meet its end, but it will end "quietly" as God's elect are simultaneously drawn into Heaven.
He had also previously made predictions for doomsday to occur on May 21, 1988 and September 6, 1994.
The San Francisco Chronicle
reports that there may be some room for doubt in Camping's predictions this time, when he himself has used the words "maybe" and "probably" to describe the supposed upcoming events. This is in contrast to his earlier prediction in May, when he seemed more definitive in his stance.
has preached his Biblical messages throughout the years on the Christian radio station, Family Radio
. He claims that a Biblical calendar which details the end of time has been obscured, and he believes that he has discovered a way to solve this mystery through numerology.
Camping, who is 90-years-old, suffered a stroke back in June and had to be hospitalized. He has since been released, but is now mostly housebound.
Since his stroke, his radio show Open Forum
has been replaced with new programming on the station.