Saturday, May 21, 2011

World Ends - Begins Today, May 21st


The Daily Mail Reported:

Calling themselves 'ambassadors', the church members point to baffling biblical codes to demonstrate their reasoning.

Speaking to CNN the group's leader, 89-year-old Harold Camping, is adamant that the date is accurate.

[F]or anyone harbouring doubts over the accuracy of the prediction, the group has a cast iron answer - 'the Bible guarantees it'.

He said: 'I know it's absolutely true, because the Bible is always absolutely true.

'If I were not faithful that would mean that I'm a hypocrite.'

Despite his conviction, Camping has predicted the world would end before - on September 4 1994.

That, he says, was a mistake, a misreading of the biblical codes used to decipher the exact date of the 'rapture'.

In order to get the warning out in time he fudged his calculations, a mistake he maintains he did not make this time.


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I find these kind of cases fascinating. The really interesting bit, psychologically speaking, will be what they are going to say May 22nd. How will the "cognitive dissonance" be dealt with? After all, they did say, "The Bible guarantees it".

3 comments:

jules said...

According to the ebible fellowship, 21st of May is "judgement day", with the end of the world not occurring until 21st Oct:

"By God’s grace and tremendous mercy, He is giving us advanced warning as to what He is about to do. On Judgment Day, May 21st, 2011, this 5-month period of horrible torment will begin for all the inhabitants of the earth. It will be on May 21st that God will raise up all the dead that have ever died from their graves. Earthquakes will ravage the whole world as the earth will no longer conceal its dead (Isaiah 26:21)..."

http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/outreach/tracts/may21/

J. Hamlyn said...

Hi steven,

Here's an answer to your question: http://www.slate.com/id/2295099/pagenum/all/

Anonymous said...

"[F]or anyone harbouring doubts over the accuracy of the prediction, the group has a cast iron answer - 'the Bible guarantees it'."

It's been a while since I've read the Book of Revelations, but doesn't the Bible say that nobody's going to expect the end of the world? Since there were quite a few people expecting the world to end on Saturday, the Bible actually guaranteed that the world wouldn't end then.