A christian evangelist who predicted that the world would end on Saturday is sticking to his guns - despite getting it wrong before.
Harold Camping, the 89-year-old leader of Family Radio Worldwide, claimed Judgment Day would fall on May 21, 2012 after adding up numbers in the Bible.
Mr Camping, who previously said the world would end in 1994, said in January: "Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment."
I hope people haven't sold their businesses and given up their day jobs. Right Rev Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham
The retired civil engineer, from California, is a subscriber to the belief that Jesus Christ will return to Earth to gather the faithful into heaven in a moment known as "the Rapture" - signalling the beginning of the end for the Earth.
The coming of our lord Jesus Christ is not yet the end of the world, though dead in Christ shall rise first then we which are alive shall be caught up together with the risen dead.
1 Thess 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1 Thess 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Remember that not all dead shall rise and not all living shall be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Lk 17:34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed; the one will be taken, and the other will be left.
Mt 24:40 Then will two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
The first resurrected will lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years for they shall be priests of God and of Christ for the remaining lives not caught up. They will preach the gospel free from harm because they have a glorious body which cannot be subdued, killed of beheaded by nations where Christianity is entirely prohibited.
And when the gospel of Christ is preached in all nations, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.Phil 3:21 Who will change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things to himself.
For Jesus Christ must reign for a thousand years, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years have expired, Satan shall be loosed from his prison,Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.Rev 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
1 Cor 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1 Cor 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued to him, then shall the Son also himself be subject to him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.What I would want to say about the impudent prediction is that, his guessed is not good enough and surely like the last, it will turn out to be a hoax again.
Mk 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Why not try guessing the month or the year, for it is clearly written, the day and hour are not known to any man, not even to angels in heaven, and to Christ himself.