The Rapture is Coming For Real This Time, on May 21, 2011
December 4, 2010
(ChattahBox US News)—For all you sinners out there, the end is nearer than you think, May 21, 2011, to be exact. But don’t give up your earthly possessions and settle old scores just yet. Harold Camping, radio host and president of Family Radio ministries is certain he has the date of the Rapture right this time. He last prophesied that Christ’s Second Coming would occur sometime in September of 1994. And he was so sure, he even wrote a book about it. Well that date has come and gone, but this time Camping thinks he nailed it. And he’s so convinced that the Rapture is coming next year, he put up giant billboards across the country, warning us that the End Times are very near.
There have been dozens of Rapture dates and End Times prophecies, over the years. And so far, the Angel Gabriel has not blasted his trumpet to summon the dead from their graves to rise up to heaven with the chosen ones. But evangelical and fundamentalist Christians make a sport of either preparing for and predicting the End Times and looking for ominous signs that it’s near.
Camping for example, believes that “gay pride and same sex marriage” is a definite sign from God that the Rapture is near.
The Internet is filled with Rapture websites that scour the news for signs from God. There are the usual, wars, famine, pestilence and the like. And earthquakes are a biggie, as well as the restoring the Temple of Israel.
Besides the signs, Camping worked out a mathematical Biblical “doubling principle” to determine that “Judgment Day is exactly 7,000 years after the flood of Noah’s day,” leading him to arrive at the date of May 21, 2011.
The billboards, with 40 in Tennessee alone, keep the message simple with the words, “He is Coming Again, May 21, 2011.”
The billboards were paid for with donations from supporters, but Family Radio officials are not revealing their identity.
If Armageddon doesn’t occur next spring, no doubt Camping will come up with another End Times date during his next fundraising drive.