Well tomorrow is the big day! Well at least that is what Harold Camping and his eBible Fellowship members believe. According to the group, tomorrow is going to be Judgement Day!
We previously reported on this and speculated on why this prophecy is biblically incorrect.
Later we also offered Harold Camping and his followers a challenge. If they TRULY believe in what they say, then they should donate all their worldly possessions to James Smith who would use the proceeds to support various charities. You can read the open letter to Harold Camping and his church members HERE.
Until now we have had one wishy-washy response which did not put their worldly possessions where their mouths were (so to speak). Not a single church member, or Harold Camping himself have taken us up on the challenge.
From this I can conclude that there must be a little niggling feeling of doubt in their minds. After all Harold Camping previously predicted that the Rapture would occur in September 1994…
In an article “Is Harold Camping and Family Radio a Cult?“, the evangelical Got Questions Ministries opposed Camping’s teachings because they believe his entire method of Bible interpretation is flawed:
“Harold Camping employs an allegorical method of interpreting Scripture. Because of this method, the meaning of any Scripture passage is purely subjective, subject to the mind and imagination of the person. … Camping’s use of an allegorical method of interpretation for Scripture, and especially for unfulfilled prophecy, is fatally flawed. It undermines the very nature of communication. God gave us His Word to communicate very specific information.”
According to Camping, the Christian Rapture will take place on May 21, 2011 and that the end of the world will take place five months later on October 21, 2011.
Followers of Camping claim that around 200 million people (approximately 3% of the world’s population) will be raptured. As for the remainder of the human population, Camping himself believes in annihilationism, which is the view that those who are not saved will simply cease to be conscious rather than spend eternity in Hell.
Those who were “unsaved” and died prior to May 21 will not be affected by or experience the Rapture or the end of the world.
So what will I be doing tomorrow?
I will be delivering you the weird news as usual.
Chris McCann and Family Radio believe that Judgement Day will take place on May 21, 2011.
McCann appeared on Coast to Coast AM today, telling George Noory that according to the Bible and without a doubt that the end is nigh!
According to an article on their website:
2 Peter 3:8:
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
In 2 Peter 3:8, which is quoted above, Holy God reminds us that one day is as 1,000 years. Therefore, with the correct understanding that the seven days referred to in Genesis 7:4 can be understood as 7,000 years, we learn that when God told Noah there were seven days to escape worldwide destruction, He was also telling the world there would be exactly 7,000 years (one day is as 1,000 years) to escape the wrath of God that would come when He destroys the world on Judgment Day. Because Holy Infinite God is all-knowing, He knows the end from the beginning. He knew how sinful the world would become.
Seven thousand years after 4990 B.C. (the year of the Flood) is the year 2011 A.D. (our calendar).
4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7,000
[One year must be subtracted in going from an Old Testament B.C. calendar date to a New Testament A.D. calendar date because the calendar does not have a year zero.]
Thus Holy God is showing us by the words of 2 Peter 3:8 that He wants us to know that exactly 7,000 years after He destroyed the world with water in Noah’s day, He plans to destroy the entire world forever. Because the year 2011 A.D. is exactly 7,000 years after 4990 B.C. when the flood began, the Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgment, which will come on the last day of the Day of Judgment.
Amazingly, May 21, 2011 is the 17th day of the 2nd month of the Biblical calendar of our day. Remember, the flood waters also began on the 17th day of the 2nd month, in the year 4990 B.C.
Want to read the whole article? Click here to access the Family Radio article.
I wonder if they have considered this:
“And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.”
Acts 1:17 (King James Version)
I wonder what answer this Christian group makes of that scripture?
I would also remind them of the scripture:
“And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
2 Pet 3:4
If this prophecy does not take place as predicted by this site, then this passage is applicable:
“You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD ?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.”
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 (NIV)