Saturday, May 21, 2011

End of the World Today?

It's May 21, 2011 - the day the world is about to end, some people say. Hmm. That's just funny. An obvious hoax, really.



But why do some people believe that May 21 is Judgment Day? This has been the topic over several discussions on twitter and other social media. Well, according to Business Insider, there are two numerical proofs, and I quote:

"The first proof is based on Genesis 7:4, when God said to Noah: 'Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.'

"When God referred to seven days, he meant both seven days and seven thousand years, because 'one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.' The flood occurred in 4990 BC. Seven thousand years later is 2011.

"The second proof looks at the significance of the number of days between the Crucifixion and May 21, 2011. There are 722,500 days between these dates. 722,500 is a significant number because it is composed of the significant numbers 5x10x17x5x10x17. Five signifies redemption; ten signifies completion; and 17 signifies heaven. The numbers represent the day of redemption (5) and the end of the Christian era (10) and the ascent to heaven (17) -- and these factors are doubled for added significance."

There.

It's a relief that one preacher in California who has been predicting Doomsday today, also predicted Jesus' second coming on 06 September 1994. =D Hundreds of his followers gathered that day at an auditorium waiting for Christ which never happened. How could the erroneousness of his predictions be any different now?

Well, no matter what we hear, no matter what prophets and preachers might force us to believe, it's good to always be prepared. No one really knows when D-Day would be. As written in the Scriptures:

Luke 12:39-40: "...if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."

2 Peter 3:10: "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth in it will be laid bare."




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  2. Mr. Camping, the Christian preacher you're talking about, was the one who "predicted" it. Since it's still May 20 in the US........... Guess he has nothing to lose and nothing better to do. In all his misery, he dissected the words of the Old Testament and forgot the New Testament's words about the second coming (Luke, Matthew & Peter).

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