Blow the Trumpet, the World is Ending

Family Radio predicts weekend apocalypse.

Drop everything and get started on that bucket list — the world is ending this weekend.

At least that's what Harold Camping, president of Family Radio, believes. The station is part of a Christian radio network with 66 outlets that is headquartered in Oakland. KEAR 610  is the local Bay Area station.

According to his prediction, God will unleash rapture upon the world, and save only three percent of the world's population who are true believers. While this was supposed to happen Sept. 21, 1994, Camping has since updated his prediction and marked May 21, 2011, as the date when the rapture begins. 

In a broadcast on Family Radio, Camping told listeners: "The Holy Bible tells us that Holy God is a God of great mercy, compassion and love. That is why He has given us in advance of the destruction the exact time of the Day of Judgment."

His prediction is the result of a calculation which assumes God creates and destroys the Earth every seven days. One day to God is equal to 1,000 years for humans. Camping calculated that God last destroyed the world on May 21, 4990 B.C. when he flooded the Earth and commanded Noah to build his ark.

But the rapture only begins this Saturday. The world won't fully come to an end until Oct. 21. The five months in between will be wrought with devastating earthquakes and violent rainstorms. Better grab your poncho.

Camping has no shortage of support behind his Judgment Day campaign. 

Project Jonah is Family Radio's international mission, the intention of which is to spread the word that Judgment day is May 21, 2011 to people all over the world.

A requirement to join the mission, according to its volunteer application, is that "each team member must be completely convicted that it is God's will that he/she give these remaining months in His service; must be convicted that The Bible assures us that May 21, 2011 is the Day of Judgment." The application goes on to inquire about the applicant's willingness to suffer for the sake of God and his or her willingness to be obedient and spread the message of the world's end.  

Project Caravan is the domestic equivalent of Project Jonah. Its purpose is to spread information about the apocalypse within the United States. So far, Project Caravan has posted over 2,200 billboards warning of the world's impending end.

The billboards all display the date May 21, 2011 with varying messages ranging from bible verses including "Blow the trumpet…warn the people (Ezekiel 33:3)" to messages of eager anticipation like "we are almost there!"

So, break out the bottle of champagne Friday night because the next five months may very well be hell on Earth — literally.

annamarie May 19, 2011 at 08:23 PM
HAROLD CAMPING IS NOT A CHRISTIAN! No True Christian would follow this man. He is an arrogant Old fool who believes his own Bible translations. His followers are the worst, they trust “HAROLD CAMPING INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE…NOT THE BIBLE! Harold Camping is a horrible Bible teacher. HERE IS HOW HE FOOLS YOU SEE HIS LINK TO JIM JONES CULT http://haroldcamping-21.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-ex-bible-teacher-became-cult-leader.html
Grant May 19, 2011 at 09:01 PM
False Teacher. The bible says no one knows the judgement day and 3% is a random digit. It's 1/3 and that is later into the tribulation, after the seal judgements.
Jason Beymer May 19, 2011 at 09:05 PM
Not to exploit impending doom for personal gain, but... I've published an ebook about life 2000 years after the Rapture: Rogue's Curse. I'd appreciate it if you took a look. And if the the world does happen to end on Saturday, then--Oopsy!--I guess this comment becomes slightly inappropriate. Rogue's Curse is available from Lyrical Press. 2000 years after the Rapture, the world still sucks: http://www.beerandtv.com/rogues-curse
Ellis May 19, 2011 at 09:07 PM
Unfortunately the world will not end until the sun runs out of fuel.
cc May 21, 2011 at 03:02 PM
neal21 May 21, 2011 at 04:22 PM
This is actually kinda scaring me a little
Cassie Clark May 21, 2011 at 04:40 PM
I think this end of the world bull has gone a little to far. Yesterday I sat down and read the Bible. In the Bible it said "No man on earth angel in heaven or even Jesus knows the day of the Lord only God!" It also said "The lord will come like a theif in the night to those who hear thy trumpets will decend upon to thy lord's heaven and of those who are sinned upon under the name of God our savior will leave in hell on earth under god's rapture in a five month date thy world will end in agony and pain. Decending down Thy Lord are maker for then is judgement day. Those in heaven hell and earth will be judged by thy holy god on the sins they have made and will be sent to heaven or hell. That day come's in only the lord no human shall no the rapture of the lord and his judgement." Harold Camping doesn't know when the world will end nobody does. Only god and those who believe in his understandings should be sent to hell for considering they're selves christians and believing this man in gods name.
Lucy Swain May 21, 2011 at 06:22 PM
what time in england?!
Lucy Swain May 21, 2011 at 06:25 PM
how do you know if your 8 years old. these scientists have been predicting LOTS of things and some things have actually happened! like the earthquake in Spain, tht happened...


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