Can Harold Camping Really Predict the End of the World?

For several thousands of years, many people have tried to predict the end of the world. Nostradamus and the Aztec have both set down calculations which state the end of time as being in 2012; however, Harold Camping is now telling us that the world will end on May 21, 2011. He is a self proclaimed Christian author and religious talk show host that has exclaimed to the world that we are shortly about to face God in just three short days.

It is notable this man has been proven wrong before now. He has exclaimed previously in a book 1994? that he believed the world would end in September 1994, yet here the world still stands untouched by the judgment of God. In all sincere belief, it is still unfathomable that Harold Camping believes he is right when he is already tried to predict the world’s ending once and has subsequently failed.

As a fellow Christian, I do believe in the end of the world and hope for miraculous Rapture. Rapture is believed by many to be the capturing and ascending of people who believe in God before the horrifying trials of the Tribulation period began and end in God’s judgment. Harold has stated he can back up beliefs from a mathematical calculation taken from the bible. As unique as the idea that one can predict the end of the world by a mathematical calculation, the idea is not a new one too many cultures. It is almost like he decided to do a mathematical calculation based on the one the Aztecs did thousands of years earlier.

Come May 21, 2011 the Earth and its population of people will still be here. He states he knows the world will end based on he has been student of the Bible for decades; however, in the Bible, Matthew 24:35 states no man nor angel will ever be able to predict the end of time as only the Lord in Heaven knows the true date. Camping tries to use many Biblical quotes to back up his words, but many of the quotes on his website are many that can be used for even wrongful interpretation.

Oct. 21, 2011 will be the last day of the Earth for non-believers, and in the end they will cease to exist. Through my own research of the Bible, the chapter Revelations states the end of time or “Tribulation Period” will be a period of seven years not five months. Several passages even clearly state that God’s final judgment is that people will enter Hell. In the end, he is wrong in believing that people’s soul will cease to exist on that day.

Sources: Harold Camping own website