The Christian Post has a headline reading, “Family Radio Founder Harold Camping Repents, Apologizes for False Teachings.” I just read a transcript of Camping’s remarks, but I did not see any repentance there. The closest thing appears in the second to last paragraph of Camping’s statement, but the words are kind of muddled. In any case, it doesn’t sound “repentant” of the repeated false predictions that Camping has made. In Camping’s own words:
Incidentally, I have been told that I said back in May that people who did not believe that May 21 should not be the rapture date, probably had not been saved. I should not have said that, and I apologize for that.
In my view, The Christian Post may have overstated what Camping actually said. Read the rest here. I think the real significance of what is happening with Camping is summed up in the Time magazine headline: “Harold Camping’s Family Radio Pulls Doomsday Predictions from Website.” That is significant, but it still doesn’t amount to a renunciation of the theological error that Camping has been promoting for many years.