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The final countdown?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You may want to rethink buying that 10 pound bag of flour.

And the report, due by Memorial Day weekend? Don't worry too much about it.

After all, it won't matter if some folk's prediction comes true.

These folks believe Judgement Day is coming on May 21, 2011. Yep, that's right around the corner. And they are working hard to ensure everyone knows.

Family Radio, based in Oakland, Calif., is a nonprofit evangelical Christian group that has declared May 21, 2011, as the day of Armageddon... It has been funding the campaign to spread the word through an outreach program it calls "Project Caravan."

Tom Evans, a spokesman for Family Radio, said the doomsday date is based on a complicated reading of the Bible and calculations that stem from the "7,000 year anniversary of the flood."

Family Radio has spread the word, with more than 5,000 billboards, posters, fliers and digital bus displays across the country. I picked up my Sunday paper and found a nearly full-page advertisement from the group.

The fundamentalist group, founded by a former civil engineer and radio host, has been crisscrossing the country, spreading the message of impending doom. They've done it before. The founder originally predicted the end of time in 1994. When the world kept turning, he went back to the drawing table and came up with this date. What happens when the sun comes up on May 22? Is the third time the charm?

In the Gospel of Matthew, we are taught that no one knows the day or the time of the end of time. Only God knows. It's ridiculous, religious scholars say, for a man to say he knows when it's coming.

I don't know about you, but I like the idea that only God knows when the end is coming. We should all live, every day, like tomorrow could be the last. Living a good life, every day, no matter how long we have, should be the goal.

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Danny Haszard been there!

-- Posted by DannyHaszard on Tue, May 17, 2011, at 4:00 AM

I am very sad for those who have been following this lie that the rapture will occur on May 21st. Even if they attempt to explain away "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven nor the Son, but only the Father" (Mark 13:32), they cannot explain away that most every Christian, theologian, scholar, and prophet from the first Century until the Nineteenth Century all believed that the church would go through the Great Tribulation and not escape through some secret rapture that would leave the world paralyzed. I pray that they will take a moment and read my book, "Final Warning" because the hour of is His judgment has come. http://www.revelation-truth.org

-- Posted by Hereigns7 on Tue, May 17, 2011, at 8:03 AM

Harold Camping has covered his backside a bit as to the sun coming up on the 21st.

Saturday is simply "Judgement Day" where the believers will "poof" disappear, along with the bodies of believers being thrown out of the graves in a massive earthquake to take place Saturday. The remaining individuals on the Earth? We are sentenced to 5 months of horror and chaos with the bodies of unbelievers laying around after those also are tossed from their graves on May 21st. Those left behind, have no (absolute zero) chance to turn to God.

On October 21st God will then return to destroy anyone who hasn't died in the 5 months in between.

I do pity those who have fallen for this insanity and spent their life savings promoting this falsehood. When this, once again, proves false, the lives of those individuals will be destroyed!

-- Posted by Chunky_Monkey on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 12:09 PM

I heard on CNN that their offices are open today. For shame. They should let their employees go home to be with their families. And I'll be willing to bet that they are spreading their main message: "Send Money". I'm starting to doubt that churches should have tax exempt status. It's just not right that these evangelists ride around in a Rolls Royce, wear Rolex watches, and have diamond rings and they call it religion.

-- Posted by Lee51 on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 1:09 PM

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