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May 21, 2011 -- Judgment Day

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 6:26 PM

Harold Camping, a former civil engineer, is an 89-year-old preacher from Oakland, California. He founded Family Radio in the 1950s.

His radio network creates religious programs in 48 languages and has tens of thousands of followers around the world, with radios stations in such places as Russia, Turkey and South Africa. With assets exceeding $100 million, his religious broadcasting network now owns 66 radio stations in the USA alone.

According to Camping, May 21, 2011, will be the Day of Judgment on Planet Earth.

He has predicted the Second Coming of the Lord on May 21, whereby two percent of the global population will be instantly propelled into Heaven (known as the Rapture) and the remaining 98 percent will be sent straight to Hell.

Camping bases his prediction on 70 years of studying the Bible and mathematics. He believes Jesus Christ died on April 1, in 33 AD (based on the Bible). He then discovered that if you multiply three holy numbers of 5, 10 and 17 together twice you come up with the figure of 722, 500.

"When I found this out, it blew my mind," Camping claims.

It turns out that May 21, 2011, is exactly 722, 500 days from April 1, 33 AD.

Therefore, Camping is certain it will be the Day of Judgment.

This isn't the first time Camping has made the same prediction. Years ago, he predicted the Second Coming would be on September 6, 1994.

"At that time there was a lot of Bible I had not researched really carefully," was his explanation recently. But he now insists, after further Bible study, that "God has given us outstanding proofs that it really is going to happen."

Hallelujah -- proof positive.

Since the beginning of time, people possessed with a sense of pending doom, high certainty and a personal pipeline to the Big Kahuna have predicted the end of the world. To my knowledge, it hasn't happened yet.

Near the end of the first millennium, many people in Europe predicted the end of the world would occur in the year 1000. As the date approached, Christian armies from southern Europe waged war against the pagan countries to the north in an attempt to convert them to Christianity, by force if necessary, before Christ returned in 1000. When Christ didn't return, those who criticized the church were labeled as heretics and exterminated.

It didn't happen.

In 1346, one-third of the population of Europe was killed by the black plague. Since this proportion seemed to correspond to Biblical prophecy, people presumed the end of the world was imminent. However, Christians had killed a majority of the cats in Europe at the time thinking the felines were associated with witches. Less cats, more rats. It was later discovered that fleas carried by rats caused the plague.

The world didn't end after all.

On February 14, 1835, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, made a pronouncement at a meeting of church leaders that Jesus would return in 56 years.

It didn't happen.

The Jehovah Witnesses claimed that the war of Armageddon would start in 1914, based on the prophecy of Daniel, Chapter 4.

It didn't happen.

The Jehovah Witnesses subsequently revised their proclamations, many times, to 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975, 1994, etc.

It didn't happen, didn't happen, didn't happen, etc.

The founder of the Worldwide Church of God, Herbert W. Armstrong, predicted that the "Day of the Lord" would occur in 1936.

It didn't happen.

Undeterred, Herbert W. Armstrong later predicted it would happen in 1975 instead. Many of his followers gave up all their earthly possessions in anticipation of the Rapture.

It didn't happen.

David Davidson wrote a book titled THE GREAT PYRAMID, ITS DIVINE MESSAGE where he claimed the structure of the pyramid of Gizah foretold future events, including the end of the world in August of 1953.

It didn't happen.

In 1978, Pat Robertson of the 700 Club announced that the world would end in 1982.

It didn't happen.

Hal Lindsey, writer of Christian prophecy, wrote a book in 1970 titled THE LATE, GREAT PLANET EARTH where he claimed the Rapture would commence in 1988 (40 years after the creation of the state of Israel).

It didn't happen.

Edgar Whisenaut, a NASA scientist wrote 88 REASONS WHY THE RAPTURE WILL OCCUR IN 1988.

It didn't happen.

Prophecy is a tricky business, especially when you credit the Big Kahuna for your inside information. Perhaps, it's not wise to mess with the Big Kahuna if you intend to spend the remainder of eternity in his/her/its presence.

On December 21, 2012, I will be hosting an "End of the World" party at my place. There will be an $11 cover change which will be donated to my left pocket. No shoes, no shirt, no problem. Bring snacks.


Quote for the Day -- "Never make predictions, especially about the future." Casey Stengel


Bret Burquest recently published THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY (available on Amazon) -- topics include collective consciousness, UFOs, parallel dimensions, Edgar Cayce, Atlantis, St. Germain, Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, End of Days, the White Buffalo, Jesse James, Noah's Ark, JFK and MLK assassinations, Dead Sea Scrolls, Illuminati, New World Order, Bilderbergers, Hitler after WW II, reincarnation, Near Death Experience, Mayan calendar 2012, much more.




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You are right, we have these dumb Doomsday announcements every 1-2 years! :)

-- Posted by AA26 on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 8:50 PM

"The Jehovah Witnesses subsequently revised their proclamations, many times, to 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975, 1994, etc. "

Where did you get that totally inaccurate information from?

Terrible reporting.

A number of those dates have NOTHING to do with Jehovah's Witnesses (1994, 1941, 1920, 1915, etc). Some of the other dates, included in your article (1918, 1925), JW's believe, are dates linked with various Bible prophecy interpretations and which are not predictions for the end of the world.

The only date you have listed in which Jehovah's Witnesses thought could be important and that the End might come, was 1975.

If you really want an accurate understanding of Jehovah Witness Bible prophecy interpretation and expectation, please purchase and read/study the following academic article:

"How Prophecy Succeeds: Jehovah's Witnesses and Prophetic Expectations - George Chryssides.(University of Birmingham)"


-- Posted by nick101 on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 8:51 PM


This is the real News of the Revelation. Beware: anyone else saying they're bringing it, are false christ and false prophets.

I alone am bringing the real Message. All others lie.

Which is that:

The day of Obama's victory news issue, the Lottery draw was 666 on Page 2, back-to-back with his victory headline news.

Spread this news massively, everywhere, to reach all in the world, through all media, means and methods.

Geir Smith.

Here are the pictures:

Obama's victory in the front page headline news


Page 2, with the Lottery in the lower left side


Blow-up of the Lottery section


This is the news of the Apocalypse.

-- Posted by Geir Smith on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 9:17 PM

Watchtower Jehovah's Witnesses have little credibility with their own fairy tale primary doctrine of Jesus 'invisible' second coming October 1914

Watchtower society false prophets declare end of world in 1874, 1878, 1881, 1910, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1975, and 1984....

Watchtower society false prophets declare end of world in 1975


actual news releases on Armageddon 1975 prediction


Danny Haszard been there!

-- Posted by DannyHaszard on Sat, May 14, 2011, at 10:30 PM


No True Christian would follow this man. He is an arrogant Old fool who believes his own Bible translations.

His followers are the worst, they trust "HAROLD CAMPING INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE...NOT THE BIBLE!

Harold Camping is a horrible Bible teacher. HERE IS HOW HE FOOLS YOU



-- Posted by healthreform on Sun, May 15, 2011, at 7:39 AM

I am very sad for those who have been following this lie that the rapture will occur on May 21st. Even if they attempt to explain away "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven nor the Son, but only the Father" (Mark 13:32), they cannot explain away that most every Christian, theologian, scholar, and prophet from the first Century until the Nineteenth Century all believed that the church would go through the Great Tribulation and not escape through some secret rapture that would leave the world paralyzed. I pray that they will take a moment and read my book, "Final Warning" because the hour of is His judgment has come. http://www.revelation-truth.org

-- Posted by Hereigns7 on Sun, May 15, 2011, at 9:01 PM

I think this whole thing is crazy! But I found this poll: Do you believe Jesus is coming back on May 21st, 2011?

Link: http://www.wepolls.com/r/408397/Will-May...

-- Posted by zadocpaet on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 4:19 AM

@Geir Smith,

Which lottery featured those numbers? Not Arkansas', best I recall Arkansas had yet to enact the legislation. Not Missouri's either.


Golly Bret, you finally figured out a topic that'd bring in the comments.

-- Posted by HDucker on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 2:14 PM

Who knows if these 'prophets' take into account the length of the year in the various calendars? For example, most Catholic states have used the Gregorian calendar since 1582. Before then the Julian calendar was used. Also, who knows which calendar was used when the Bible was written?

"The Gregorian calendar is a minor correction to the Julian. In the Julian calendar every fourth year is a leap year in which February has 29, not 28 days, but in the Gregorian, years divisible by 100 are not leap years unless they are also divisible by 400."

Any calculations that don't correct for those leap days will be incorrect.

"Britain and her colonies (including what is now the United States), did not switch to the Gregorian calendar until 1752, when Wednesday 2nd September in the Julian calendar dawned as Thursday the 14th in the Gregorian."


So, 12 days were lost, and any calculations that don't correct for those missing days will be incorrect.

PS. No, I'm not making excuses for Harold Camping's failure!

-- Posted by Peter_Yates on Sun, May 22, 2011, at 5:13 AM

Unless I missed it -- it didn't happen.


-- Posted by Bret Burquest on Sun, May 22, 2011, at 12:14 PM

Actually BB, it did happen. Except it wasn't May of 2011 it was March of 1980. Guess you did miss it.


-- Posted by HDucker on Sun, May 22, 2011, at 4:51 PM

BB, I know how you're all about warning us of impending disasters, raptures, and tax stuff. Just found something that combines two of the three, a looming disaster and our tax dollars at work.


-- Posted by HDucker on Mon, May 23, 2011, at 11:03 AM

CAUTION -- Beware of meaningless warnings.


-- Posted by Bret Burquest on Mon, May 23, 2011, at 7:05 PM

did u knw that ur a falls preacher?

-- Posted by jokolate on Wed, Jun 8, 2011, at 11:22 PM

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