Ok, so I've been hearing through the media that the world is ending tomorrow, according to Harold Camping, an 89 year old theologist & leader of Family Radio Group. A follower of Mr. Camping and fellow group member also believed the world would end in 1994 and now claims "there is so much more in the Bible than in 1994." (Well I wasn't aware that the Bible had been rewritten!) ;-)
Let's look at the group's thoughts. The belief is being backed up by an equation set up by the group itself. They believe Noah built the ark in 4990 BC and God told him he had seven days. Well in regards to 2 Peter 3:8, they took the "one day = 1,000 days" quite literally. It wasn't meant to be taken literally. It was written to teach us that God works on His time, not on ours. So since the Bible says that Noah had seven days, well 7 x 1,000 = 7,000. Since we are in the year 2011 and there was no year zero, they subtracted one year. Here is the equation: 4990 + 2011 - 1 = 7,000. From then to now is 7,000 years. According to this, the world will end Saturday, may 21, 2011 at 6:00PM.
Now let's look at what the Bible says (that hasn't changed in over 2,000 years, might I add). Matthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32 says no one knows the day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, only the Father. Matthew 24:44 says "Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." Acts 1:7 says "He said to them: It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority." So if Jesus or the angels don't even know, then why would God's most unworthy?
Please feel free to share your thoughts.........