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Judgment Day 2011 Believers Sound Alarm

Is Saturday the end of the world?

With all the rain this week, one might be forgiven for suddenly believing it's the end of the world.

But for some time—even before the rain—California radio station personality, 89-year-old Harold Camping, and others have been predicting the return of Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 21, 2011 and the destruction of the world on October 21, 2011.

The station is part of a Christian radio network with 66 outlets and a website www.wecanknow.com.

Indeed, billboards across New Jersey and the country are warning the public that the end is near, noting that: "The Bible guarantees it!"

According to leaflets distributed by Camping and the radio network, there are signs preceding the Day of Judgement.

"Jesus warned of several spiritual signs, such as the complete degradation of the Christian church, the devastating moral breakdown of society, the re-establishment of National Israel in 1948, the emergence of the 'Gay Pride Movement', and the complete disregard of the Bible in all of society today as direct evidence of His return."

Camping has said he figured out the date by studying the Bible, which he sayd predicts the Rapture will occur 7,000 years after God's first warning about the flood. He said the flood occurred in 4990 B.C., on what would be May 21 on the current calendar.

According to Camping, a single day equals 1,000 years to God and God warned Noah about the flood a week ahead of time. Therefore, there is a 7,000-year gap between Noah's flood and the Rapture—which led him to May 21, 2011.

But not everyone believes the end of the world is coming on Saturday.

"I am focused on picking up my daughter from the airport. She's been in London for the semester and is coming home that day, said Joy Kay, the Montclair area coordinator for a faith organization called Moms in Touch. "I guess that tells you what I think. Only God knows the ending day."
 
Should you be worried about May 21 and are you worried? One final note: Camping predicted the end of the world once before, in 1994, a mistake he believes he's corrected through a more careful study of the Bible.

annamarie May 19, 2011 at 01:11 PM
HAROLD CAMPING IS NOT A CHRISTIAN! No True Christian would follow this man. He is an arrogant Old fool who believes his own Bible translations. His followers are the worst, they trust “HAROLD CAMPING INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE...NOT THE BIBLE! Harold Camping is a horrible Bible teacher. HERE IS HOW HE FOOLS YOU SEE HIS LINK TO JIM JONES CULT http://haroldcamping-21.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-ex-bible-teacher-became-cult-leader.html
Right of Center May 19, 2011 at 01:15 PM
If some portion of Montclair citizens float away Saturday, I'd like to know what effect it will have on our property taxes.
Seth May 19, 2011 at 01:28 PM
If HAROLD CAMPING is right and you survive the earthquekes and such, you may need a T-shirt to commemorate the event... http://www.cafepress.com/InspiredStyle.541693101# I think it will be fun to wear until October of this year when the entire Universe gets destroyed.
Danny Haszard May 19, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Watchtower Jehovah’s Witnesses have little credibility with their own fairy tale primary doctrine of Jesus ‘invisible’ second coming October 1914 Watchtower society false prophets declare end of world in 1874, 1878, 1881, 1910, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1975, and 1984.... Actual news releases on Armageddon 1975 prediction http://www.dannyhaszard.com/1975.htm ----- Danny Haszard been there!
Robin Hoffman May 19, 2011 at 01:52 PM
Can they change this date to Sunday? I've got a couple parties I'd really like to go to on Saturday. The end of the world would really screw up my weekend.
Right of Center May 19, 2011 at 01:55 PM
Robin the good reverend has predicted 6pm Eastern time (no joke) , so if the parties are in the afternoon, you're all set.
Seth May 19, 2011 at 02:50 PM
I just ordered this shirt in case I'm still on earth. It occurred to me that even if I do survive the Earthquakes and such that are inevitable ingredients of the Rapture, I can still only wear it until October when the whole entire Universe is destroyed. But that's cool, check out the shirt... www.cafepress.com/InspiredStyle.541693101#
Kevin May 19, 2011 at 03:05 PM
Seth, Wearing that shirt until October will surely destroy your social life!
Stu's Wife May 19, 2011 at 04:29 PM
But my dinner reservation at Costanera is at 7:30! What am I to do?
Don May 19, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Read and enjoy! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pana_Wave
Sanford May 19, 2011 at 10:06 PM
Is it possible the Vogons have resurrected the plan to build an intergalactic highway bypass?
George May 20, 2011 at 08:51 AM
Good. The world and my unemployment runs out at the same time.

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