Family Radio Cult
Harold Camping (full name Harold Egbert Camping) is the president of Family Stations, Inc., a California-based Christian broadcasting ministry with a worldwide reach.
- Family Station, better known as Family Radio, is a non-profit organization. Camping is a full-time volunteer, serving without pay as President and General Manager.
- His daily recorded sermons are translated into 54 languages, then broadcast across the US via FM stations and across the globe via short wave radio.
- Camping says that he believes the Bible to be the sole and authoritative word of God. But he nevertheless has a number ofunbiblical teachings.
- He teaches the end of the world is imminent, setting the date for the rapture as May 21, 2011  , and predicting that the earth will be destroyed by fire on October 21, 2011  . He previously predicted that the rapture would take place on Sept. 6, 1994. 
- Much of his theology regarding the end times and the date of the rapture is based on numerology instead of the use of sound, Biblical hermeneutics
- Like others Camping makes a distinction between the "corporate external church" and "all those individuals who personally have become saved." However, he teaches that, due to apostasy, the institutional church is no longer blessed by God. He claims that God no longer uses local churches, and says that Christians should come out of the churches and not submit to the authority of any church body, but instead meet informally
- Camping also believes that God has established Family Radio as the sole beacon of truth -- ideally suited to spread the Gospel and teach Christians. He has come to this conclusion primarily because Family Radio is doing well whereas, in his views, the institutional church has fallen into apostasy
- Camping further denies the doctrine of the Trinity, stating that Christ is a mere mode of God, not a different person within the Godhead [Modalism/Oneness heresy] 
- Camping's false theology is an example of what happens when one places experience over doctrine. By trying to make Scripture fit his views, rather than have his views and experiences tested by Scripture, Camping builds one false interpretation on another. Moreover, since he refuses any type of accountability -- along with his rejection of the institutional church -- Camping is bound to descend into ever greater error.
- Given Harold Camping's unbiblical theology, along with his call for Christians to leave the church, plus his apparent attempts to portray Family Radio as the sole source of religious authority leave us no choice but to consider Camping a false prophet and a heretic -- and to view Family Radio as, theologically, a cult of Christianity
Harold Camping predicts end of the world in 1994
Some followers of Harold Camping claim he never predicted that the end of the world would occur in 1994. This outtake from an exchange with the BBC's Louis Theroux shows otherwise:
Harold Camping Seminar
Dr. James White, Director of Alpha & Omega Ministries, taught this seminar on Harold Camping in 2002 at the Grace Reformed Baptist Church on Long Island.
- Judgment Day, Family Radio [Unbiblical teaching. Included as a research resource only]
- We Are Almost There, Family Radio [Unbiblical teaching. Included as a research resource only]
- In his book, 1994?, Camping stated the end of the world may occur somewhere between September 15-17 (p. 531). He does not know the exact day because Scripture says "no man knows the day nor the hour" (Matt. 24:36). But according to Camping we can certainly know the month and the year that Christ will return. Source: Stephen C. Meyers, 1994? A Summary Critique, Christian Research Journal, Winter 1994.
- Camping made his denial during a debate with James White, July 29, 2009 [mp3]
Camping actually set many dates for the rapture, including:
â˘ September 15, 1994, the Jewish Day of Atonement
â˘ September 25, 1994, the Jewish feast of tabernacles
â˘ October 4, 1994, the anniversary of Jesus' actual birthday as calculated by Camping
â˘ December 25, 1994, based on Camping's explanation of Revelation 11:10 (people sending each other gifts)
â˘ February 25, 1995, the Jewish feast of Purim
â˘ May 3, 1996 Camping explained how the "four watches" alluded to in Mark 13:35 extended the September 6, 1994 date until then
For a while Camping also taught that September 6, 1994 was the right date after all -- but for the beginning of the Great Tribulation, not Judgment Day. But in line with Camping's theology that would mean the return of the Lord would take place no later than 2008. Source: information gathered by David Rastetter, who operated a website titled, /familyradioiswrong.com/">http://familyradioiswrong.com/">Family Radio is Wrong! [Internet Archive version]