Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 21, 2011: Is it really Judgment Day?

May 21, 2011 will mark the second coming of Christ, or at least that's what some Christian groups believe.

The date was calculated by Harold Camping, the leader of an independent Christian ministry called Family Radio Worldwide, which is based in Oakland, Calif. Camping's date is based on his interpretation of the Bible.

Camping's group isn't the only one following his apocalyptic prediction though. A number of loosely affiliated websites and radio broadcasts have created a movement independent of churches that have organized to proclaim the day as the end of the world.

Billboards, bus stop benches, and travelling caravans of RVs from Bridgeport, Conn. to Little Rock, Ark. are being used to spread the word, according to the AP. Allison Warden (pictured) has been helping to organize the campaign not only through billboards and post cards, but through the web, using her site We Can Know.

Camping, 89, says the Bible acts as a calendar by which the dates of prophecies can be calculated. "Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment," he told the AP.

While this isn't the first time that the end of the world has been predicted, there are many believers that will adhere to the date, even if it passes. "It would be like telling the Wright brothers that every other attempt to fly has failed, so you shouldn't even try," Chris McCann, who works with eBible Fellowship, told the AP.

6 comments:

  1. The bible makes me understand that even the angels in heaven don't know when....talkless of mere human being!.....mschew!

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  2. Yea, but the advert about this day is very much in the US. Lots of Billboards carry it across the nation. Well, we shall see.

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  3. If God and Jesus are one - than Jesus knows. Also, the bible teaches that those who are of the light will know. And it also says in the end times, there will be those who will not see and dismissing it - as well as those who think they're saved, but are not. If you READ the bible as Harold Camping says and a.Compare scripture with scripture (to achieve harmony and truth) and use the bible as it's own dictionary - the Judgment Day is May 21st, 2011 without a doubt. Read the information that's there not the single bible verse or two completely out of context and not in comparison with other scripture. You're just kidding yourself and if you want to, this is fine, but it's not truth and God does not need you or mine's permission and acceptance to carry out truth.

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  5. It seems that there is another group on the scene with a new perspective in disputing Camping's prophesies. They make a compelling statement that "Jesus is here now." Check out their billboard which I think will stir the pot a bit.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62779138@N08/5708063636

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  6. They cant be serious....wow!!!

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