It's the End of the World, Again
I hope you remembered to move the date on your calendar. It’s here, again. Judgment Day that is. For all you seculars out there, that means the end of the world. If you think back about five months ago we had the same prediction and from the same man. Well he is back and he is telling us that October 21, 2011 is the definitive date to get out of Dodge.
Back in May, Harold Camping predicted that the world was going to come to an end on May 21, 2011. When that day happened anticlimactically, and with no John Cusack saving the world, he went back to the drawing board and came up with October 21, 2011. His message of the rapture and the end of days grew a very grass roots following. People supporting Family Radio, Camping’s ministry company, raised and donated enough money to lease 2,000 billboards around the US. Many people quit their day jobs and gave up their life savings in order to save the rest of the world from what they thought was a dire situation.
On a Sunday program broadcasted on Family Radio Evans, a spokesperson for the ministry, stated the 90 year-old minister “believes that unbelievers will simply become tired, fall asleep and never awake.” Camping sticks by his claim by saying that the Bible guarantees the Rapture will happen on October 21, 2011. He claims that he has spent a majority of his 90 years performing calculations of numbers and equations sent to him by God through the Bible that led him to his first conclusion of May 21, 2011. When that day failed to launch, he went back and worked some figures and discovered that he had been off by five months. Lucky for us. He had more time to pack.
Many mainstream Christians disapprove of such predictions quoting a verse from the Bible, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone (Matthew 24:36).” If he proves right, I hope to see you all on the other side, or, if not, here again the following day. Have a happy and safe Judgement Day 2011...again.