21 May 2011, the Rapture?
Is the world ending on May 21, 2011?
The movement spreads. The following grows. Gradually, the world takes notice. Have you?
For several years, a former civil engineer based in California, Harold Camping, has proclaimed that the world will face “Judgment Day” on May 21, 2011.
He has convinced thousands of followers that a “worldwide earthquake” will occur on this day, beginning a hellish period that will culminate with God Himself destroying the planet five months later. Mr. Camping claims that these ideas are all found in the Bible.
Camping is Harold Egbert Camping (born July 19, 1921) is a Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio, a California-based religious broadcasting network that spans more than 150 outlets in the United States as well as a website which asks for donations, which begs the question, Why?
Here is a fellow which says the world will end in 2015.
Remember Wiliam Miller? He predicted that sometime between 21 March 1843 and 21 March 1844 the end would come. 21 March 1844, passed without incident, (as you may have noticed). The date was recalculated to 14 April 1844, and then 24 April 1844, and then 22 October 1844. The religion from which this has grown, the 7th Day Adventists have not again proposed a new date for the end of the world.
We Catholics must not forget that at the turn of the year 1000 (when all were Catholic) Christians feared the end of the world and gathered in churches to pray. (In the opening scene in the film Vision is about the end of the millemnium in the year 1000.)
Issac Newton proposed that the world would not end until the year 2060, based largely on his own study and deciphering of Bible codes. One wonders if that was before or after the apple fell on his head.
The point is, when Jesus said, "But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone." Matt 24:36 Douay-Rheims He was not kidding. If God wouldn't tell his Angels, then what makes these people think that He would give the ability to figure out the date to those who are not in His presence.
I will continue this next Monday., unless I not here...