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Here's Why The World Is Going To End On May 21, 2011 (Will Harold Camping be Proven Right?)
Business Insider ^ | 04/14/2011 | Gus Lubin

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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Harold Camping followers plan more billboards warning of May 21, 2011 Judgement Day

The first guess by 89-year-old Harold Camping, who initially predicted the world would end in 1994, was incorrect. Let’s hope his prognostications are not improving.

More billboards are on the way however, warning New Jersey’s 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.

"It’s no other date. It’s only that date," says Michael Garcia, special projects coordinator at Camping’s 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.” Layman’s translation: It’s going to come quickly, not after five months notice from billboards in New Jersey.




1 posted on 04/14/2011 1:51:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 04/14/2011 1:52:08 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: SeekAndFind

damn...I didn’t even get my tax refund yet...


3 posted on 04/14/2011 1:53:51 PM PDT by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

On May 22nd Harold Camping will be called a false prophet and get stoned to death.


4 posted on 04/14/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

We live in the time of the obamanation.


5 posted on 04/14/2011 1:55:46 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: SeekAndFind

So bottom line- Do I have to file my taxes, or can I just say FUBO?


6 posted on 04/14/2011 1:56:09 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Time to go on vacation and max out the credit cards then.


7 posted on 04/14/2011 1:56:12 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


8 posted on 04/14/2011 1:57:12 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 04/14/2011 1:57:36 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: hoosierham

He is certainly the obamanation that causes (economic) desolation.


10 posted on 04/14/2011 1:58:18 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: DarthVader

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.


11 posted on 04/14/2011 1:59:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: razbinn

its my husbands birthday.....


12 posted on 04/14/2011 1:59:54 PM PDT by cherry
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To: DarthVader

Kinda scary coming from Darth Vader!


13 posted on 04/14/2011 2:00:21 PM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: SeekAndFind

food and ammo, lighten up Francis.


14 posted on 04/14/2011 2:01:04 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


15 posted on 04/14/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( a COLB has 13 items of info, a REAL birth certificate has 36 items of info. I want all 36 )))))
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To: SeekAndFind
Mr. Camping needs to spend all the time he has left (as of now, that ain't a whole heck of a lot according to him) reading Sam Harris' two books.

All the time!!

16 posted on 04/14/2011 2:01:48 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


17 posted on 04/14/2011 2:01:57 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Biblical Y2K.

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.

18 posted on 04/14/2011 2:02:01 PM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

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 ).


19 posted on 04/14/2011 2:02:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Thane_Banquo

He is obotulism who diseases everything he touches.


20 posted on 04/14/2011 2:02:31 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


21 posted on 04/14/2011 2:02:41 PM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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To: SeekAndFind

Matthew 24


22 posted on 04/14/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: SeekAndFind

sooooooooo stupid!


23 posted on 04/14/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn, I’m starting a new job in less than 2 weeks. Oh well....


24 posted on 04/14/2011 2:08:42 PM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess I don’t have to worry about getting those books back to the library then . . .


25 posted on 04/14/2011 2:09:10 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If he’s wrong, can I sue him for purchasing that Bughatti that I couldn’t possibly pay for?


26 posted on 04/14/2011 2:10:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Our technology has surpassed our humanity........AE)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


27 posted on 04/14/2011 2:13:19 PM PDT by ZGuy
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To: DarthVader

I think he’s been stoned for some time.


28 posted on 04/14/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: DarthVader
He's already a false prophet. He has previously said that his methodologies showed that Jesus would return September the 6th, 1994. He previously said that the Church age had ended May 21, 1988.

And no, he should not be stoned to death. Christians are not bound by the Mosaic Law.
29 posted on 04/14/2011 2:14:47 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody remember “88 Reasons why 1988”? I still have my copy. To remind me that only God the Father knows when.


30 posted on 04/14/2011 2:15:51 PM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

I read your allegations about the Noahic flood. How silly you are.


31 posted on 04/14/2011 2:17:04 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Poor Sam Harris. He is the epitome of a man who embraces spiritual death. Why would ANYONE want to spend time reading his books?


32 posted on 04/14/2011 2:19:55 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

ON, NTSA


33 posted on 04/14/2011 2:24:22 PM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: razbinn
damn...I didn’t even get my tax refund yet...

Remember, next year file early. Oh, wait that's right, never mind ...
34 posted on 04/14/2011 2:28:12 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

But the Hebrews read right to left, so it's really the 5th day of the 21st month, and they have 21 months only on Uranus, so next month, the whole world gets blown out Uranus.


35 posted on 04/14/2011 2:28:49 PM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: DarthVader

spit wads will do just fine... but hey I’m ready for Jesus, anytime’s fine with me!


36 posted on 04/14/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Dang, that means Glen Beck was right after all!

What am I do do with all the food, water & gold?

37 posted on 04/14/2011 2:38:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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My guess is at his age he will go tango uniform on May 21st...so in a sense he may be right.


38 posted on 04/14/2011 2:46:39 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Two Kids' Dad

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.


39 posted on 04/14/2011 2:50:11 PM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: SeekAndFind

Genesis 9:12-16


40 posted on 04/14/2011 2:52:42 PM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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To: SeekAndFind

Women, children and minorities affected most ?


41 posted on 04/14/2011 2:53:30 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Laws of physics can’t be ignored

They can, however, be manipulated by the Creator of those laws, correct?
42 posted on 04/14/2011 2:53:35 PM PDT by armydoc
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


43 posted on 04/14/2011 2:58:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer (For the Left It's far easier for them to preach tolerance than practice tolerance.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the Lord hung a rainbow as a sign,
Won’t be water but fire next time.

Traditional Spiritual...


44 posted on 04/14/2011 3:07:14 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Mod Mindy sez your feets too big...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nope if the world is going to end in our liftime it will be 12/12/12 or the world will go on....


45 posted on 04/14/2011 3:09:57 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: SeekAndFind

Nope if the world is going to end in our lifetime it will be 12/12/12 or the world will go on....


46 posted on 04/14/2011 3:10:14 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: SeekAndFind

woo hoo...

atleast i get to celebrate my birthday one last time...

and have a long weekend to boot.

t


47 posted on 04/14/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


48 posted on 04/14/2011 3:20:19 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I got $100 that says it won’t.


49 posted on 04/14/2011 3:26:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s see if he buys any green bananas that week.


50 posted on 04/14/2011 3:34:51 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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