Doomsday campers the apocalypse on May 21?

The end: members of the Family radio group are sure the end of the world is coming on May 21.

Most people like to push thoughts about the end of the world to the back of their minds, hoping that the apocalypse, if it ever comes, will be a long way off. But for one group of not-so happy campers, doomsday is a lot sooner…May 21 to be precise.

According to the predictions of the Family Radio ministry, on that date a massive earthquake will shake the world apart, littering the ground with ‘many dead bodies’  Those who believe in Jesus will be carried into heaven, while the rest of humanity will endure 153 days of ‘death and horror’ before the world ends on October 21.

The group of 10 Christians from Oakland have set out across the country in a convoy of caravans to bring the ‘awesome’ message of impending doom to as many people as possible. ‘Project Caravan’, as it has become known, is made up of members of the Family Radio network all of who have given up jobs, families and all their possessions to join this final mission.

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.

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.

Source: Daily Mail

My Comment:

The first time I read about the predictions of Family Radio ministry, I swept it under the rug.

But now their efforts are becoming more and more widely known. The error they make is in trying to obtain a date for the rapture.

Jesus Christ specifically says that no one knows, except the Father as to Christ coming.

Mark 13:32

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

Did Family Radio even read that? The statement itself is very powerful. No one knows is to be taken quite literally. And if they had read it, and understood what it meant, their “apocalypse tour” would not have any date on it.

Christ however tells us we must be ready for his coming. And reading the Word of God, praying to Christ, accepting that he died for your sins, and rose/lives, and preaching Christ’s salvation is a great way to be ready.

Matthew 24:42

Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

Written by: Gloria

4 thoughts on “Doomsday campers the apocalypse on May 21?

  1. I think it’s sad that some people would welcome the end of the world.
    “Have I heard the awesome news, The end of the world is near”
    Give me a break!

    1. RW,

      We have to look at this in Biblical terms. Jesus did not give us a date, but gave us signs to look for prior to his coming: like increase in earthquakes, war, and rumors of wars etc.

      Jesus Christ is coming, and he will reign again on Earth. But it will be with those that have chosen him as their Savior. There are also Believers in Christ who will be in heaven.

      Revelation 20
      The Thousand Years

      1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

      4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They[a] had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

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