I heard before about 2012 prediction for End of World but another shocking news came to heard today prediction made by Harold Egbert Camping, a Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio Stations, for christian religious broadcasting network, teaches that a Biblical calendar has been hidden according to Daniel 12:9, Revelation 22:10 detailing the imminent end of the world (with alleged Biblical evidence pointing to the date for the Rapture as May 21, 2011 The Judgment Day End of World); as it is the “end of the church age” (which asserts that churches are no longer the vehicle used by God for salvation, 1 Peter 4:17) and of predestination (Ephesians 1:4-5), according to which God determined before the beginning of the world which individuals are to be saved.
He also suggested that selected people will be taken up in the Rapture, while others are doomed by a huge earthquake, and other calamities, he suggested. In an effort to get their message out, Camping’s organization has rented out billboard space across the US announcing the end date 21st May 2011.
So apparently Camping believes that mathematical system he created to interpret prophecies hidden in the Bible.
I don’t believe his prediction and it’s worth nothing because it’s not the first time that Camping has predicted the end of the world. He already used his mathematical system to predict September 6, 1994 was Judgement Day but expired.
So How Did Camping Come Up with That Date Exactly?
Camping calculates date of the crucifixion of Christ as Friday April 1, AD 33. Not all commentators agree with that date. Hoehner argues for April 3, 33 A.D. Other students of the subject have placed the event in AD 29, 30, or 31.
Camping further calculates that the Rapture is 722,500 days after the crucifixion of Christ. From April 1 to May 21 is 51 days. Additionally, multiplying using the same math Camping uses returns an approximation of the remaining days. Using his date of April 1, AD 33, a total of 1978 years multiplied by 365.2425 days/year (Gregorian calendar) results in 722,449.66 days. Multiplying by 365.2422 (tropical year, seven significant digits) results in 722,449.07 days. Multiplying by 365.24219 (tropical year, eight significant digits) results in 722,449.05 days. If one accounts for leap seconds, each year is slightly longer than the previous. Since 1972 to 2011, the earth rotates 24 seconds slower. This is a difference of 0.000278 day over 39 years, for an average of only 0.000007 day per year.
Headache. Not good in Math here.
Now, he may look like a short-haired Gandalf but I’m not buying Camping’s calculations. Because –
1. He’s already incorrectly predicted Rapture in the past. More then ten years ago, he said that the End will happen in September 1994, which obviously never occured.
2. I know for sure that ONLY God knows when the End will be.
Let me know what you say about he prediction via comments?