According to the predictions of the Family Radio Ministry, this old world as we know it only has a few days to exist.
On Saturday, at 6 p.m., a massive earthquake will shake the world apart, they claim. I’m wondering if I should go ahead and purchase a new outfit to wear into eternity?
For sure I need to get my roots touched up.
This sect believes that Christians will be carried into heaven, while the rest of humanity will endure 153 days of ‘death and horror’ before the world ends for good on October 21.
Calling themselves ‘ambassadors’, the church members point to baffling biblical codes to demonstrate their reasoning. They have given up jobs and all their possessions to join this final mission to alert everyone of the impending doom.
Speaking to CNN the group’s leader, 89-year-old Harold Camping, is adamant that the date is accurate.
He said: ‘I know it’s absolutely true, because the Bible is always absolutely true.
Despite his conviction, Camping predicted the world would end at least once before – on September 4, 1994.
That, he says, was a mistake, a misreading of the biblical codes used to decipher the exact date of the ‘rapture’. He further warns that on October 21st, the world will be destroyed by fire (7000 years from the flood; 13,023 years from creation).
I guess he and his followers will apply for unemployment if the sun still rises on Sunday morning.