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!