WBEZ | Harold Camping http://www.wbez.org/tags/harold-camping Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Biblical scholar explains what scripture says about end of times http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-19/biblical-scholar-explains-what-scripture-says-about-end-times-86751 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-19/End of time Flickr Victoria Shephard.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Some are predicting Saturday, May 21, as the date for The Rapture. That's not the name of a hot new local metal band. It’s the doomsday scenario predicted by Harold Camping. Camping is one of the founders of <a href="http://www.familyradio.com/index2.html" target="_blank">Family Radio</a>, and he says the scripture backs up his prediction.<br> <br> Calling the date of the end times could be considered blasphemous or spot on. To find out which category this prediction fell into, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to biblical scholar <a href="http://www.moody.edu/edu_facultyprofile.aspx?id=5468" target="_blank">Dr. Charlie Dyer</a>. Dyer’s a professor at large at Moody Bible Institute, and also hosts the radio show <a href="http://www.moodyradio.org/thelandandthebook/" target="_blank">The Land and the Book</a>.</p></p> Thu, 19 May 2011 13:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-19/biblical-scholar-explains-what-scripture-says-about-end-times-86751 For Some Believers, May 21 Is Judgment Day http://www.wbez.org/story/around-nation/some-believers-may-21-judgment-day <p><p>Stories have shown up in several news outlets over the past couple days about, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=132612620" target="_blank">as the Associated Press says</a>, "a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011."</p><p><a href="http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-01-01/bay-area/17466332_1_east-bay-bay-area-first-time-camping" target="_blank"><em>The San Francisco Chronicle</em> writes</a> that a leading voice in that movement is Harold Camping, who runs the Family Radio evangelical station "that reaches listeners around the world."</p><p>Camping once thought that Judgment Day (when some say believers will be taken to heaven and others will be left on earth for about five months of torment) would come on Sept. 6, 1994. According to the <em>Chronicle</em>, "Camping allowed that he may have made a mathematical error. He spent the next decade running new calculations [based on his reading of the bible], as well as overseeing a media company that has grown significantly in size and reach."</p><p>Now, thanks to the Internet age, word about May 21 <a href="http://www.wecanknow.com/" target="_blank">is being spread via the Web</a>.</p><p>And, as you can see in the photo with this post, some are advertising their belief on billboards, RVs and cars. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://metrics.npr.org/b/ss/nprapidev/5/1294085532?&gn=For+Some+Believers%2C+May+21+Is+Judgment+Day&ev=event2&ch=103943429&h1=Harold+Camping,Judgment+Day,Religion,National+News,The+Two-Way,Around+the+Nation,U.S.,Home+Page+Top+Stories,News&c3=D%3Dgn&v3=D%3Dgn&c4=132628597&c7=1001&v7=D%3Dc7&c18=1001&v18=D%3Dc18&c19=20110103&v19=D%3Dc19&c20=1&v20=D%3Dc20&c45=MDA0OTc2MjAwMDEyNjk0NDE4OTI2NmUwNQ001"/></p></p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 13:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/around-nation/some-believers-may-21-judgment-day