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Friday, May 20, 2011

So Long-Farewell-Auf Wiedersehen-Good Bye

Just in case you missed the news the world ends tomorrow so this may be my last blog.

Apparently, a splinter group of Christians who follow Harold Camping have used a complex set of mathematics and came up with a new "End of the world" date of tomorrow, May 21 - at 6pm.  Now these are the same people who said the world would end in 1994. Apparently they re-did the math and came up with tomorrow.  So what does this group base there finding on?
According to Harold Camping the great flood took place on May 21, 4990 BC. Add 7,000 years to that and you get tomorrow.  But that is not the only thing he based his work on. He also believes that creation began 11,013 BC. It's 13,000th anniversary was in 1988 and so during that year the end of "Church Age" happened. Then the 23 year of Tribulation began. Add 1988 and 23 together you get 2011. But there is one more: Camping also figured out that Jesus was killed on April 1, 33 AD. Using that date it comes to 722,500 days before May 21, 2011. Apparently the number 722,500 has some significance because 5 means "atonement", ten means "completeness" and 17 means "heaven" Now where do those numbers come from? 722,500 is the same as (5x10x17)^2.  
His full story is here 
I can't help but wonder if they had daylight saving time back then and did Camping take that into his calculations? 
What about the whole thing happening in December of 2012? More seriously, how does Camping explain Matthew 24:36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
Or how about the Tribulation only being 7 years, not 23?
I for one am going to stick with author of our world and trust in Him and know that I am safe in His loving care. I guess that is the BIG question - no matter when the world ends - ARE YOU READY? 
So, Lord willing,  I plan to see you all Monday - have a great weekend!


  1. I suspect I'll see you Monday : ) Have a great weekend!

  2. I may not see you Monday ... because we'll be leaving tomorrow. I am going to bite the bullet and leave my laptop at home (we'll be flying, and I'll have my hands full of helping my dad get through security). But I'll catch up with ya later next week when we get back home.

  3. I guess the one thing that we do know for sure is that the end will NOT be tomorrow at 6pm because as you quoted " No man knows the hour" I will eagerly await Camping's explanation afterwards.

  4. If we're ready why should we fear if it happens today, next year, or in ten years from now. My only fear is family and friends that aren't living for the Lord.

  5. I'm seeing you next week for sure! I can just imagine God up there in heaven shaking his head and saying "didn't you read the book?? When I said NO ONE I meant no one". I wish people would stop trying to do God's work and trying to be God and instead get out the message of the saving grace of God through Jesus. That's what the world needs to hear other than when the world is going to end.

    so have a great weekend! both Saturday and Sunday!


  6. The time has come and gone (6pm) for much of the world and everyone is still here.

    Since we are sticking around a bit longer, I'm looking forward to more of your great recipes. ;)

  7. I believe I am ready unless it actually happened yesterday and He didn't take me!

  8. I wish Mr Camping had been right, even if he is a nut. :) I'm ready for Jesus to come for me and there is nothing in the world I want to see happen before that! (Except see loved ones saved, of course... thanking God for his longsuffering.)


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