Family Radio to Stop Airing Harold Camping Programs; Says Teachings Are ‘Not Scriptural’

Family Radio has announced that it will stop airing past shows of its controversial former president and co-founder Harold Camping in October, after decades of his voice being a prominent presence in its broadcasts.

Camping served as president of Family Radio from 1958 until his death in 2013. He garnered controversy for his doomsday predictions and claiming that all churches had gone apostate.

Tom Evans, president and general manager of Family Radio, told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday that after Oct. 7, the radio station will no longer air Camping’s programs.

“We decided as a team, as a board of directors, and as the leadership team to remove all of Mr. Camping’s teachings,” said Evans.

“Family Radio has come out of self-imposed isolation and we’ve repented from many of our former positions, date-setting the end of the world and all that, as well as the condemnation of the church.”

Evans explained that Oct. 7 will be the last day that Camping’s “Bible Class of the Air” program would be broadcast and that by Oct. 8, Family Radio was going to halt using excerpts from Camping’s “Open Forum” call-in program.

Evans told CP that they were removing all of his content because even among the less controversial programming, “so much of it still contains elements that are very difficult.”

“Rather than dwell in the past, it’s time for us to move on and come into today. What can we do today as a ministry to encourage the Body of Christ? And that’s really what we’re focusing our attention on,” Evans said.

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(PHOTO: FAMILY RADIO STAFF)Family Radio’s headquarters in Alameda, California.

In December 2013, Harold Camping died after decades of overseeing Family Stations, Inc. and Family Radio. This included overseeing a nightly call-in program called “Open Forum,” where anonymous listeners asked a wide array of questions about the Bible.

While most known for his multiple failed end times predictions, Camping also garnered controversy in Christian circles for his claim that the institutional churches of all denominations had gone apostate and that the faithful should leave said churches.

More recently, Family Radio has made an effort to move away from what Camping taught. They have established relationships with multiple ministries.

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Source: Christian Post