Skip to comments.Is The End Nigh? We'll Know Soon Enough (World to end May 21)
Posted on 05/07/2011 9:27:55 PM PDT by tlb
May 21, "starting in the Pacific Rim at around the 6 p.m. local time hour, in each time zone, there will be a great earthquake,". The true Christian believers will be "raptured": They'll fly upward to heaven.
"and on top of all that, there's no more salvation at that point. 153 days later that the entire universe and planet Earth will be destroyed."
"I no longer think about 401(k)s and retirement," he says. "I'm just a lot less stressed, and in a way I'm more carefree."
Brown is married with several young children, and none of them shares his beliefs. It's caused a rift with his wife but he says that, too, was predicted in the Bible.
But it appears that many became believers in 2009 after turning on Family Radio, a Christian network. Camping's predictions have inspired other groups to rally behind the May 21 date. People have quit their jobs and left their families to get the message out.
"Knowing the date of the end of the world changes all your future plans," says Adrienne Martinez.
She thought she'd go to medical school, until she began tuning in to Family Radio. She and her husband decided they wanted to spend their remaining time with their infant daughter.
"Why are we going to work for more money? "
"We budgeted everything so that, on May 21, we won't have anything left," Adrienne adds.
I've asked a dozen of Camping's followers the same question. Everyone said even entertaining the possibility that May 21 would come and go without event is an offense to God. They all hope they'll be raptured.
"If I'm here on May 22, and I wake up, I'm going to be in hell," says Brown
On the other hand, he will presumably have lots of company.
(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...
You just know during the night of May 21, the neighbors of these people will lay out complete but empty suits of clothing outside their homes.
In 1961, Family Radio began the Open Forum program, a live weeknight call-in program that Camping hosts. Listeners call in primarily with questions about the meaning of certain passages from the Bible, and Camping answers them by means of interpretations, often with reference to other Biblical passages. Occasionally the questions pertain to general Christian doctrine, such as the nature of sin and salvation, and to matters of everyday life conduct, such as marriage, sexual morality, and education.
This program has continued to the present time and is broadcast on the more than 150 stations owned by Family Radio in the United States. Family Radio programming is broadcast worldwide via shortwave station WYFR, a network of AM and FM radio stations, a cable television station, and the Internet.
In 1970, Camping published The Biblical Calendar of History (later greatly expanded in Adam When?) in which he dated the Creation of the world to the year 11,013 BC and the Flood to 4990 BC. This was in contrast to Bishop James Ussher's famous chronology, which placed creation at 4004 BC and the Flood at 2348 BC. Camping argued that Ussher's dates "agree neither with the Biblical nor the secular evidence" and thus Ussher's methodology was flawed.
Camping teaches that a Biblical calendar has been hidden according to Daniel 12:9, Revelation 22:10 detailing the imminent end of the world (with alleged Biblical evidence pointing to the date for the Rapture as May 21, 2011); of the "end of the church age" (which asserts that churches are no longer the vehicle used by God for salvation, 1 Peter 4:17); and of predestination (Ephesians 1:4-5), according to which God determined before the beginning of the world which individuals are to be saved. In Camping's latest publications, he states that May 21, 2011 will be "the first day of the Day of Judgment" and October 21, 2011 will be the end of the world. Critics call Camping a "date-setter" following his own method of Biblical interpretation. Camping maintains that he follows the Bible's method of Biblical interpretation.
Followers of Camping claim that around 200 million people (approximately 3% of the world's population) will be raptured.
Obama has been president for a couple of years now, did you miss it?
Is this the end or did he say it was the beginning of the end?
I wonder if him made his house payment this month?
This will be my third end of the world since 1986.
I am like... all atwitter... and such stuff like that.
Camping is a false prophet who, by his predictions, corrupts the Christian gospel.
Jesus Himself explicitly and repeatedly teaches that know man knows the day and the hour.
Camping is holding up Christians to such ridicule with these predictions. Not to mention the families that are going to be devastated.
“We budgeted everything so that, on May 21, we won’t have anything left,” Adrienne adds.”
This is terrible.
If the Armageddonish predictions and prophecies of the last forty years had come true, the earth would be a speck of dust, and we would be God knows where.
Self fulfilling prophecy for those who plan to exhaust their
resources by May 21. It will be hell to wake up on May 22nd with
nothing and the disappointment that life goes on. Food costs money.
I sincerely hope the number of folks who took this hook, line and
sinker is small. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. In this case, plan
to keep on living. If the rapture occurs, the material items left behind
are of no consequence. Got an earthquake kit? It’s a good idea. Somes
an earthquake is just an earthquake.
Plus I bought a year-long Mega Millions ticket and I’d like to see if I hit.
I thought Harold Camping was well on toward senility 40 years ago . . . he wouldn’t listen to reason then and certainly shows no sign of it since.
A close personal friend of 40+ years’ daughter’s married to a man that sucks up to Camping’s stuff and has bankrupted his family 2-3 times following Harold’s nonsense.
There’s virtually nothing that the wife nor her father can do regarding the man.
It’s been difficult to impossible to even get her to consider isolating some of her finances.
The devastations are horrific.
Thanks for the ping.
So if God determined before the beginning of the world which individuals are to be saved, does that mean that a lot of people are doomed and whether they’re good people or evil bastards they’re still not gonna be raptured? Sounds like a pretty crappy system to me.
“Sorry, but even though you’ve lived an exemplary life you’ve drawn a short straw and will have to be... Left Behind!”
Religious stories were written by people long before they had enough knowledge to get it right. The end of the world happens on an individual basis when we die. that’s all. The planet keeps chugging right along. No heaven, no hell, no rapture. I even asked God about it and he didn’t answer because he’s not real.
OF COURSE, I’D BE THRILLED to take the first elevator up
were it to occur on that day.
I’m extremely skeptical that it will. 99.999% sure it won’t.
Ayn Rand gave us the phrase, “Going Galt”. This nutjob gives a new
meaning to the phrase, “Going Camping”
Yeah ok... I’m betting will all still be here on May 22
As I’ve said on other threads - our church is planning a barn dance May 21st. If it’s the end of the world - we’re gonna go out dancing.
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