Family Radio founder Harold Camping has finally admitted that his date-setting schemes were wrong and sinful. In a statement on Family Radio’s website he said: “We realize that many people are hoping they will know the date of Christ’s return. In fact for a time Family Radio fell into that kind of thinking. But we now realize that those people who were calling our attention to the Bible’s statement that ‘of that day and hour knoweth no man’ (Matthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32), were right in their understanding of those verses and Family Radio was wrong. ... We tremble before God as we humbly ask Him for forgiveness for making that sinful statement. We are so thankful that God is so loving that He will forgive even this sin. ... God has humbled us through the events of May 21, to continue to even more fervently search the Scriptures (the Bible), not to find dates, but to be more faithful in our understanding.” Camping had set dates for the Lord’s return in 1988, 1994, and 2011.
(Friday Church News Notes, March 16, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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