DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – You’ve probably heard about it or have seen them around, the billboards predicting the world will come to an end today – May 21st at 6:00 p.m.
89-year-old radio preacher Harold Camping put up the billboards, 2,000 of them nationwide, proclaiming the Apocalypse is coming Saturday. Scores of his followers have also spread his forecast from Times Square to Small Town USA. Camping says there will be a huge earthquake tomorrow, an indication that judgment day has begun. The campaign was financed by Camping’s Family Radio network, which has 66 radio stations across the United States.
Mainstream Christian leaders say Camping’s interpretation of the Bible is bogus and say he’s preying on people’s gullibility. “It discredits Christianity to a certain extent” said Dr Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas.”Harold Camping is doing exactly what the Bible says we are not to do.”
Dr. Robert Jeffress on 1080 KRLD
Camping has predicted the end of the world before. He said it would occur back in 1994. But, obviously, it didn’t.