The world has been surrounded with the "May 21, 2011 Judgment Day". This is a prediction of an American Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio, Mr. Harold Camping. He predicted that the rapture will start today May 21, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in which the Christmas island in Kiribati, Kiritimati Island, will be the first one to experience the said doomsday with an earthquake. If it is 6:00 P.M. in Kiribati (Kiritimati Island), it is 4 hours ahead of Australia's current time, China is behind 6 hours from Kiribati's current time, 10 hours ahead of Russia and,18 hours ahead of Big Apple's current time. Hence If the other side of the globe is on the day of judgment will it be true that the remaining side of it can still have extra hours to prepare for the judgment?
Camping and his followers on Family Radio started to air this rumor about the end of days. Infact, they have been around the world to spread and warn the people. They placed billboards around major cities of each country, made different ways of warning the people and made some noises to broadcast this important news to the entire world. The group actually had a pamphlet distributed around the world to explain the "facts" about this world ending which is today May 21, 2011. For them their theories resulted to two numerological proofs: first is based on Genesis 7:4, when God said to Noah: "Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." It is said that "with God, one day is a thousand years equivalent on earth". So when God referred to seven days, he also meant seven thousand years. Camping studied that the flood during Noah's day occurred in 4,990 B.C. They made some calculations from the day of flood seven thousand years later came out to be the year 2011; second proof was a difference of number of days from the day of crucifixion until the said Camping's ending times predictions May 21, 2011. It resulted to 722,500 days difference between these two dates.722,500 is a significant number because it is composed of the significant numbers 5x10x17x5x10x17. Five signifies redemption; ten signifies completion; and 17 signifies heaven. The numbers represent the day of redemption (5) and the end of the Christian era (10) and the ascent to heaven (17) and it is doubled for added significance.
If these two points will be carried out intelligently, there are points that this group should explain: first what was their basis of those significant days they're referring to and, second what is this "added significance" all about?
According to Christian teachings, the scripture clearly says that " no eyes has seen, no ears has heard...." Neither an angel nor a man knows His second coming for He is the only one who knows when it will happen.
However, this rumor can create panic for some, but if this is dealt positively this will establish warning for everyone and a time for further recollection. This will only tell everyone to be watchful every single day.