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Harold Camping Family Radio Website Crashing as People Question Judgment Day

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The Harold Camping Family Radio website is crashing the day after his proposed May 21, 2011 Judgment Day fell flat and many are questioning whether he did more harm than good.

Silence follows the day after the proposed Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 as the prediction made by Harold Camping proves to be incorrect. Frustrated followers and dissenters are now unable to access the Family Radio website because it keeps crashing.

People left jobs, spent their money and took off across the country to pass out doomsday literature for Harold Camping's family radio. Now that May 21, 2011 has passed uneventfully, what will it mean for his followers?

According to Mercury News, Rev. Jeremy Nickel of the Fremont Mission Peak Unitarian Congregation said, “For those who were invested in this prediction, their world did end Saturday. They thought they were going to heaven and they didn't. They may have donated all their money. They're going to be in a world of hurt.”

On Saturday, prerecorded gospel talk continued while the Family Radio website was down. Over the last seven years, over $100 million was donated to Family Radio. The Oakland-based Family Radio has 66 stations across the world. Harold Camping's home in Alameda was deserted and there was no answer on his phone.

As followers realized they were not going to experience the rapture, others were mocking the concept. The American Atheists convention consisting of about 200 people met in downtown Oakland on the proposed Judgment Day.

While some people mocked the possibility of doomsday, others offered a helping hand to the disappointed followers who might be upset the prophesy was not fulfilled.
The Calvary Bible Church of Mipitas offered support to Camping's followers. According to the Sacramento Bee, Pastor Jacob Denys indicated the church wanted to reach out to Camping's followers to deliver a message of hope and said, "Do not despair. You are not alone. we offer you help and Biblical counsel."

Various spiritual leaders of all denominations agreed no man know when the end will come and people are expected to be prepared everyday by doing good things and living a positive life.

Has the prediction of Judgment Day done more harm than good? Being positive means looking for the good in any situation. The Christian Post reports Dr. Barry Levanthal, provost and professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary, said, “Maybe at least people have thought about the second coming of Christ. God can bring good out of evil, and bring correct direction out of incorrect thinking.”

The professor encouraged believers to follow the Word of God rather than “another person's experience.” He added, “If God is going to lead us to some kind of inner leading, it will never be opposite to what the Word of God is.”

Eric Thomas, professor of biblical studies and theology at Talbot and Biola University, stated, “We need to go to clear teaching to find answers instead of making a side show out of biblical teaching in such an overly detailed and alarmist way that it is so unhelpful. I don’t see any good coming from distorting Scripture. It’s tragic to me. Sadly, Christians should be the ones with the most settled confidence in the face of potential problems but we can be the biggest alarmists and conspiracy theorists.”
Harold Camping incorrectly predicted Judgment Day in 1994. While his second prediction fell flat, people are still considering the possible end of the world. The next doomsday prediction, based on the Mayan calendar, is December 21, 2012.

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Submitted by J Sped (not verified) on
Mr Camping,you brought disgrace upon yourself, your faith, the Bible, and, most unfortunately, the Lord Jesus Christ. At a time when Christianity is under assault from our enemies, churches are being burned down and christians are being persecuted and killed by those professing to "the religion of peace", you have provided fodder to the gristmill! May God have mercy on your soul.

Submitted by Carol Crawford (not verified) on
The OLD FART, is now sitting on a pretty nice sized pile of money thanks to all the STUPID people who gave it to him, in the name of God. Do you realize how that money could of been spent on cancer research, homeless shelters for abused women and children, schools, food banks, abused and neglected pets in shelters, etc, etc, etc.....but no you had to give that idiot money!! Did you think you needed to BUY your way into heaven? Every one of the people who gave everything up, quit jobs, told their teenage daughter she won't be going into the rapture, (how cruel was that one?) are homeless, you get what you deserve!! Time and time again the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported stories of the gullible people who were being swept up yesterday! Sad, sad stories, because their children were involved, since they had no choice in tagging along for this ridiculous "ride" into heaven. No one knows when this world is going to explode/implode, and sitting around dwelling on it is ridiculous. Pay attention to what is important, loving your children, your grandchildren, your health, eating properly, exercising, stop eating that crap in fast food and getting obese! That is what is important, not making some old geezer worth 18 million bucks. I bet he is laughing his ass off at all the stupid people who gave him donations!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I can't understand how people could fall for that when the Bible plainly states beware of those wolves in sheep's clothing. Carol you nailed it about caring for your neighbors, homeless shelters and the food banks. We will all pay for our sins and Harold Camping will not be exempt from that.

Submitted by Carol Crawford (not verified) on
I just can't get past how people can donate to this retired engineer who sits with a bible in one hand and a calculator in the other, making up predictions. Blows my mind that people donate to this man, their life savings, their lives....mind boggling.

Submitted by Prophet Armstrong (not verified) on
why are you now talking and making comment. As thou know your right now in the words of grace of our dear LORD JESUS CHRIST next time be bodily to speak out so the devil accuse you not before our GOD!!!

Submitted by J Sped (not verified) on
What?

Submitted by Learn (not verified) on
Matthew 7:15 - Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. Matthew 24:36 - No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father (no man is greater then God so harold campings is a false prophet)

Submitted by Learn (not verified) on
Matthew 7:15 - Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. Matthew 24:36 - No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father (no man is greater then God so harold campings is a false prophet)

Submitted by Turbopropeller (not verified) on
. Perhaps God is not as angry, self-righteous, and vengeful as are Camping and his sour lot.

Submitted by Craig (not verified) on
Most "Christians" are oblivious to the truth because they refuse to read their Bibles for themselves. The Bible nowhere teaches any pre-tribulation rapture. Any prediction surrounding this very non-scriptural doctrine is doomed to fail. Christians go through the tribulation according to Christ in Matthew 24. I trust him over the false prophet millionaires like Tim Lahay, Hal Lindsey, and Harold Camping.

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