Are you worried about (pick one or all of the following):
- The collapse of the dollar; or
- Obama being reëlected to a second term; or
- The New Madrid Fault Line erupting in an earthquake that’ll transform the 7 states into a humongous lake; or
- Our Earth’s magnetic poles shifting; or
- The approaching Elenin comet/Nibiru/brown dwarf/PlanetX; or
- The Mayan calendar ending in December 2012?
Is worrying keeping you awake at nights?
Don’t worry! It’ll all be over this Saturday any way.
So, don’t worry! Be happy!
WLEX-TV reports on May 18, 2011 that a Christian Broadcast Network predicts the end of the world will start on May 21, 2011. Harold Camping, the 89-year-old head of Family Radio, said earthquakes will give way to Judgment Day, followed by months of chaos, until the world ends on October 21.
According to Andy Campbell and Bill Sanderson of the New York Post, May 13, 2011, Camping’s group, familyradio.com, is buying billboards nationwide spreading his prophecy. One of them is 60-year-old Robert Fitzpatrick, who has spent his life savings ($140,000) on 1,000 subway-car placards and ads on bus kiosks warning people about the impending end of days:
“Global Earthquake: The Greatest Ever! Judgment Day May 21, 2011.”
In a self-published book, “The Doomsday Code,” Fitzpatrick, a Staten Island resident and retired MTA employee, says the Bible offers “proof that cannot be dismissed.”
“Judgment Day will surprise people. We will not be ready for it,” Fitzpatrick said in an interview with The Post. “A giant earthquake, just before 6 p.m. this Saturday, will render the earth uninhabitable,” he added.
Happily, “God’s people will be resurrected.” Although Fitzpatrick hopes he’s one of the chosen ones, he can’t be really certain, “There’s just a little doubt. Most churches teach that if you just believe, you will be saved. It is not our choice. It is God’s choice.”
Many say the whole thing is a colossal scam.
“[The Bible] says nobody knows the day, the hour, the timing of such events,” said Dr. Ben Witherington, a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary in Jessamine County. “Every such prediction has had a 100% failure rate. They’ve been wrong.”
Witherington said Camping does not know how to interpret the Bible and hopes people won’t believe Family Radio’s message, “When you live in a culture that’s Biblically illiterate, almost anything can pass for knowledge of the Bible.”
Camping previously had predicted the world would end in the 1990s.
But it didn’t.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Matt. 24:35-36