Harold Camping Calls May 21 An 'Invisible Judgment Day,' Says October 21 Is Real End-Of-World Date
To casual viewers, Harold Camping is a two-time loser when it comes to rapture predictions.
However, the 89-year-old evangelist who claimed that the world was going to end this past Saturday, only to have his predicted rapture turn out to be a lot less apocalyptic than advertised (save for for one volcano burst in Iceland that was hardly rapture-like).
Now Camping has gone from preaching the word of God and is now using semantics, according to the Washington Post.
In a special broadcast Monday night on his radio program "Open Forum" that the rapture he predicted was “an invisible judgment day“ that he has come to understand as a spiritual, rather than physical event.
“We had all of our dates correct,” Camping insisted, clarifying that he now understands that Christ’s May 21 arrival was “a spiritual coming” ushering in the last five months before the final judgment and destruction.
During the 90-minute broadcast, Camping walked listeners through his numerological timeline, insisting that his teaching has not changed and that the world will still end on October 21, 2011.
“It wont be spiritual on October 21st,” Camping said, adding, “the world is going to be destroyed all together, but it will be very quick."