World will still end, but on Oct. 21?

By Elizabeth Tenety, The Washington Post
Posted May 29, 2011, at 4:11 p.m.

You’ve been warned.

Radio evangelist Harold Camping said in a special radio broadcast Monday night that his predicted May 21 Rapture 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.

Camping walked listeners through his numerological timeline, insisting his teaching has not changed and that the world will still end Oct. 21.

“It won’t be spiritual on Oct. 21,” Camping said, adding, “the world is going to be destroyed altogether, but it will be very quick.”

His former assertion was that a faithful 3 percent would be physically pulled into heaven by God through the Rapture on May 21, to be followed by a five-month period of great suffering known as the Tribulation, ending, finally, Oct. 21. On Monday, Camping speculated that perhaps a merciful God decided to spare humanity five months of “hell on earth.”

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