Preacher’s Judgement Day prophecy is wrong . . . again


WARNINGS by a US fundamentalist preacher that yesterday was Judgment Day sent some people into hiding or scrambling to repent.

Others planned to have parties to wave off good Christians who were to be beamed up to heaven.

Tele-evangelist Harold Camping, 89, predicted that at 6pm in each of the world’s regions, the Rapture would happen and good Christians would be beamed up to heaven.

In light of the prediction, thousands of Vietnamese Hmong converged on Dien Bien province to call for a breakaway Hmong kingdom after hearing on radio that Jesus was coming on May 21.

In Ciudad Juarez, one of the hardest hit cities in Mexico’s drug wars, huge billboards proclaim that “Christ is coming back on May 21”.

According to the authorities, the apocalyptic message had not provoked panic or hoarding, but one resident, Rosy Alderete, said she was “worried by the coincidence” that earthquakes have rocked the world in recent months. Camping’s prophecy says the end would be signalled in each region by powerful earthquakes, after which the good will be whisked up to heaven and the not-so-good will suffer through hell on Earth until October 21, when God will pull the plug on the planet once and for all.

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