Is the world going to end on May 21st, 2011? Is Judgement Day (or Doomsday as some refer to it as) just a mere 3 days away?
These are questions thousands of people are asking themselves after a group of people, led by Prophesier Harold Camping, launched a worldwide campaign alerting everyone that the world will end this weekend.
There are a few important things you need to know about their beliefs, whether or not you agree with them. Simple things like how the world will end this weekend, what time it will happen and where it will begin are all questions that Harold and his camp have the answers to (or at least they believe they do).
Here are some of the highlights of Harold’s thoughts which he revealed in an interview this week:
On how – and when – it will happen:
“…when we get to May 21 on the calendar in any city or country in the world, and the clock says about — this is based on other verses in the Bible — when the clock says about 6 p.m., there’s going to be this tremendous earthquake that’s going to make the last earthquake in Japan seem like nothing in comparison. And the whole world will be alerted that Judgment Day has begun. And then it will follow the sun around for 24 hours. As each area of the world gets to that point of 6 p.m. on May 21, then it will happen there, and until it happens, the rest of the world will be standing far off and witnessing the horrible thing that is happening.”
How certain are the events May 21, 2011?
“God has given sooo much information in the Bible about this, and so many proofs, and so many signs, that we know it is absolutely going to happen without any question at all.”
Harold seems very certain that the world will end this weekend but, it should be noted, that he also predicted that the world would end in 1994. He was so certain in 1994 that the world was going to end that he wrote a book about it, only for it to obviously not have happened.
Guess we’ll know in 3 days if it’s true but, until then, feel free to leave your opinions on Harold’s beliefs below.
To find out what time the world will begin to end in your area, check out this New Zealand time zone converter.