- Religion and Philosophy
May 21, 2011, the world is to end . . . again
It’s being broadcasted all over the place, according to Evangelical Christians, God will begin (May 21, 2011) destroying the Earth for the next five months (until October 21, 2011). On this day a massive earthquake is to shake the world apart and litter the ground with ‘many dead bodies’.And if you look at all the natural disasters plaguing the world – their argument may seem pretty convincing. Further, they believe that they will be saved from the five month destruction by being carried to heaven. And that God has already determined that only 2% -3% of the Earth’s population will be guaranteed salvation.
This judgment day belief is being lead by California Christian radio broadcaster and sermonizer Harold Camping. Harold was able to pinpoint the exact time that this is to start (6 pm this Saturday, May 21, 2011) and the following five months will be filled with turmoil until the ultimate doomsday (October 21, 2011).
In 1994, Camping made a similar prediction of the world ending, but when it did not end he claimed misjudgment due to a calculation error. Or was it a cover for an ending of a publicity stunt that pulled in large sums of money for Camping and his Christian Radio ‘Camp’? What exactly is this calculation that is predicting that the destruction of the world is to begin this Saturday? As explained by www.ebiblefellowship:
In reference to Peter 3:6-8, one day is to be the same as 1000 years. The great flood occurred in the year 4990 BC. During this year, God advised there will be 7 days (7000 years) until the great flood was to return. Using these figures: 4990 + 2011 = 7001 years. But since there is no 0 year, you’ll have to subtract one year: 4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7000 years. From this, it can be concluded that the 7000th year from the great flood is 2011. God sealed the door of the ark on the 2nd day of the 17th month of Noah’s calendar – which is equivalent to May 21st on the Hebrew (biblical) calendar.
In reference to Genesis 7:24, the waters flooded the earth for 150 days. 150 days after May 21st, 2011 is October 21st, 2011.
Are these far fetched calculations – extremely so. It’s ironic that a man that is generating all these predictions from the bible isn’t recognizing the greatest obstacle that challenges his claim – the bible itself:
In reference to Matthew 24:36, no one knows the coming except the Father hmiself.