We first told you about Harold Camping back in January 2010.
At the time, it seemed like that date was far, far away. Now, May 21 is less than two weeks away, and the number of believers is still growing.
Camping has been interpreting the Bible on the air for years. He says that everyone knew there would be a Judgment Day at some point.
“We just happen to be in that time in history,” he recently said. “And whether we like it or not, we’re here.”
Camping’s predictions have inspired many. People have quit their jobs and left their families to get the message out. Remeber, Marie Exley? The Colorado woman we told you about last July has been using her own money to take out billboard ads touting the date of The Rapture.
On 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, such as has never been in the history of the Earth,” he says. The true Christian believers will be “raptured”. They’ll be taken directly to heaven. What about the rest?
“It’s just the horror of horror stories,” he says, “and on top of all that, there’s no more salvation at that point. And then the Bible says it will be 153 days later that the entire universe and planet Earth will be destroyed forever.”
Most Biblical scholars note that even Jesus said he had no idea when Judgment Day would come, but May 21 believers are unfazed.
What I really want to know is whether or not Mr. Camping filed his tax return.
What do YOU think? Will the world end on May 21, 2011? More in the video below.
Follow more coverage of the May 21, 2011 Judgment Day here
- Harold Camping Interview (scotteriology.wordpress.com)
- A Friendly Reminder That The World’s Ending in Two Weeks (redbeardedoctopus.wordpress.com)
- 38 Days Till Toast Time (pinkbananaworld.com)