Skip to comments.Here's Why The World Is Going To End On May 21, 2011 (Will Harold Camping be Proven Right?)
Posted on 04/14/2011 1:50:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
We picked up a pamphlet in Union Square to see why so many people are talking about the world ending on May 21, 2011.
It turns out the theory comes down to two numerological proofs.
The first proof is based on Genesis 7:4, when God said to Noah: "Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."
When God referred to seven days, he meant both seven days and seven thousand years, because "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." The flood occurred in 4990 BC. Seven thousand years later is 2011. (Remember, there's no year 0.)
The second proof looks at the significance of the number of days between the Crucifixion and May 21, 2011.
There are 722,500 days between these dates. 722,500 is a significant number because it is composed of the significant numbers 5x10x17x5x10x17. Five signifies redemption; ten signifies completion; and 17 signifies heaven. The numbers represent the day of redemption (5) and the Christian era (10) and the ascent to heaven (17) -- and these factors are doubled for added significance.
We'll know for sure in 27 days.
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More billboards are on the way however, warning New Jerseys drivers that Judgment Day is fast approaching on May 21, 2011.
According to NJ.com, many believers in the 21st date say the Bible contains unquestionable clues. God tells Noah the world will end in seven days; the Bible also equates a day to 1,000 years. The date of the flood has been set at 4990 B.C., so adding 7,000 years plus one for the missing year "0" produces the year 2011. Translating a Biblical reference to a month and date, from the Hebrew calendar to the Gregorian, results in May 21.
"Its no other date. Its only that date," says Michael Garcia, special projects coordinator at Campings Family Radio enterprise.
NJ. com reports that Vineland resident Edwin Ramos has wrapped his RV in shrink wrap that predicts the world will end May 21, 2011, and has been driving his RV up and down the East Coast in an effort to spread the message.
He has also placed his message on six billboards around Cumberland County.
Ramos said an organization called We Can Know has put up more than 1,000 billboards across the country proclaiming the same message. He is on an email list at ebiblefellowship.com comprising 900 other members who plan for their meetings through the forum.
More billboards will be funded by about 30 New Jersey believers who want to save their neighbors, says Bob James, a Morristown electrical engineer who organized the effort. The three dozen billboards currently visible in New Jersey are courtesy of Family Radio, a Christian broadcasting network led by Camping operating out of Oakland.
According to the LA Daily News, Camping's followers say that day - a Saturday - will bring a universal earthquake and the start of the Rapture, when Jesus returns to Earth and about 200 million "saved" Christians rise to heaven.
And Oct. 21 will mark the final, fiery destruction of the planet and the universe.
But norwichbulletin.com points out that in I Corinthians 15:52, the Apostle Paul states that Judgment Day will come, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. Laymans translation: Its going to come quickly, not after five months notice from billboards in New Jersey.
damn...I didn’t even get my tax refund yet...
On May 22nd Harold Camping will be called a false prophet and get stoned to death.
We live in the time of the obamanation.
So bottom line- Do I have to file my taxes, or can I just say FUBO?
Time to go on vacation and max out the credit cards then.
These are very much like the 13 bizarre proofs by William Miller that Jesus would return in 1843 (later updated to Oct 22, 1844). The use of Genesis 7 is utterly devoid of context, because the passage is not a prophetic/apocalyptics passage relating to the end of days. As well, the 1 day = 1,000 years is a proof-text that ignores context.
The most direct contradiction to Camping is Jesus’ clear words that no man knows the hour or the day. However, they also pointed that out to William Miller’s followers, with little effect. I don’t think this time will be any different.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 (New International Version, ©2011)
2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
He is certainly the obamanation that causes (economic) desolation.
RE: On May 22nd Harold Camping will be called a false prophet and get stoned to death.
The man is lucky he does not live in Old Testament times ( or in Iran today for that matter ).
He already made one false prophecy by predicting Christ’s return in September 1994.
I remember eagerly tuning in to his radio program on 94.7 FM in our NY-NJ-CT area band the day after he predicted it would happen to see what he had to say.... he simply ignored the non-event and continued on with his usual Bible Study Program on the Book of Ruth.
its my husbands birthday.....
Kinda scary coming from Darth Vader!
food and ammo, lighten up Francis.
The so-called “flood” never occurred. To flood the entire globe with enough water to cover mountaintops would require it to actually exist. Then it would still exist and only the fish would survive.
Laws of physics can’t be ignored. The ‘water vapor and clouds’ excuse is ridiculous. The story of Noah is a parable and not a historical fact. Most likely, it was an exaggeration of a bad regional flood and the tale grew taller as it was retold.
On May 21st I’ll be celebrating my sister’s birthday, not hunkering down for the end of the world.
All the time!!
Our church, Spur Cross Cowboy Church near Anthem, AZ is having a barn dance the evening of May 21, 2011. If the world, we’ll be going out dancing. Our pastor has an appointment with one of HC’s believers on May 22nd.
Things are bad in a lot of ways right now, but they could be worse. If the last 7 years were supposed to be the tribulation, it's been a letdown.
RE: The most direct contradiction to Camping is Jesus clear words that no man knows the hour or the day
Camping isn’t unaware of the above warning as it has been pointed out to him time and again by a lot of pastors and believers.
Camping has a very twisted and sophisticated way of explaining the warning away ( so complicated that I can’t explain it ).
He is obotulism who diseases everything he touches.
Given the fact he’s already set one date and been proven wrong (oops! I made a calculation error!), Christians need to speak out against false teachers who mislead the church.
Damn, I’m starting a new job in less than 2 weeks. Oh well....
Guess I don’t have to worry about getting those books back to the library then . . .
If he’s wrong, can I sue him for purchasing that Bughatti that I couldn’t possibly pay for?
Did he take into account The Calendar Act of 1750 which adjusted the calendar by 11 days causing September 2nd, 1752 to be followed by September 14th? Boy, is he going to look silly if the world ends on June 1 instead of May 21!
I think he’s been stoned for some time.
Anybody remember “88 Reasons why 1988”? I still have my copy. To remind me that only God the Father knows when.
I read your allegations about the Noahic flood. How silly you are.
Poor Sam Harris. He is the epitome of a man who embraces spiritual death. Why would ANYONE want to spend time reading his books?
spit wads will do just fine... but hey I’m ready for Jesus, anytime’s fine with me!
What am I do do with all the food, water & gold?
My guess is at his age he will go tango uniform on May 21st...so in a sense he may be right.
Your rebuke assumes the mountains have always been at the present elevation, that the polar ice caps make no difference, and there is no water under land, just to name a few things. I am pretty certain there is a lot more to this, and to be so dismissive is a danger to your soul.
Women, children and minorities affected most ?
Okay, I’m in Australia. So where does this “end of earth” happen? It’s Friday right now so would this EOE happen in New York or exactly where? Would it happen in the US and we not know it for another day? Or would it happen here right after the International Date Line and you wouldn’t know for another day???? This is so confusing.
And the Lord hung a rainbow as a sign,
Won’t be water but fire next time.
Nope if the world is going to end in our liftime it will be 12/12/12 or the world will go on....
Nope if the world is going to end in our lifetime it will be 12/12/12 or the world will go on....
atleast i get to celebrate my birthday one last time...
and have a long weekend to boot.
A day is as a thousand years was stated that way because people of that era had no concept of millions, billions or trillions. But they knew a thousand was a lot.
I got $100 that says it won’t.
Let’s see if he buys any green bananas that week.
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