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END OF WORLD: MAY 21, 2011

May 21, 2011

World to end May 21, 2011
So eat dessert first. But seriously, Harold Camping, radio talk show host and author, has published a very thorough and sophisticaed explanation of why Christ will return on May 21, 2011. His book, Time Has An End, is a sequel to a book he published a while back that, well, argued that the world would come to an end in 1994. He writes,

Of course, the world did not end, and now, eleven years later, the world is still here. However, during the past eleven years, God has been opening up to many who are studying the Bible considerable additional information which relates to the unfolding of God’s salvation plan. When this additional information was integrated into the information which was set forth in the book 1994?, we knew that indeed the year 1994 was an extremely important year. Moreover, we will discover that now, as we understand the Bible, it was the year 1994 in which Christ came a second time to begin the completion of the evangelization of His true people. We also have found considerable evidence that there is a high likelihood that the year 2011 will be the year in which the end will come. Nothing has changed in God’s program. The Bible has simply made correction on our course toward truth!

We Are Almost There by Harold Camping

Is Our Understanding of the Timeline of History Accurate?

But now comes the big question. How certain can we be of this timeline? This is such an awesome subject, we surely wish that God would give us more assurance, if this, indeed, is a valid understanding of the timetable of the end.

The Bible records another stupendous event that occurred that is the centerpiece of God’s salvation plan. That was the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. If we cannot be fully assured that Christ was resurrected as proof that He had fully paid for the sins of the elect, we then would be left in doubt concerning the whole program of salvation.

To give us that assurance, we read in Acts 1:1-3:

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
And God says in I Corinthians 15:3-8:

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
The Bible clearly teaches that it was God’s intention that the fact of Christ’s resurrection was beyond dispute. Anyone who persists in denying this awesome fact is simply wise in his own eyes, and he thinks he knows more than God.

Amazingly, as God opens our eyes to the timing of the closing events of the history of the world, God also gives many proofs that assure us that we have correctly understood the precise timing of the closing events of earth’s history.

Chapter 5. Is Our Understanding of the Timeline of History Accurate?

Thus far we have set forth a somewhat tentative outline of the timing of the closing events of this world. Because they are so important we shall once again summarize them. We have come to the following dates.

1. The crucifixion of Jesus was on the 14th day of the first month of A.D. 33. This was Nisan 14, A.D. 33, of the Biblical calendar, and was April 1, A.D. 33, of our modern calendar.

2. The church age officially began on the following Pentecost, which was May 22, A.D. 33.

3. The church age ended and the 8,400-day great tribulation began the day before Pentecost in 1988, which was May 21, 1988.

4. The first 2,300 days of the great tribulation began on May 21, 1988, and ended on September 7, 1994.

5. The second part of the great tribulation, which consists of 6,100 days (8,400 – 2,300 = 6,100), began on September 7, 1994, and ends on May 21, 2011.

6. The final five months of the earth’s history begins on May 21, 2011, and will end on October 21, 2011.

We thus far have set forth the basic outline of the important time junctions leading to the end of the world. We have also shown the Biblical information that causes us to arrive at this time information.

But now we want to examine the dates set forth in this time outline in the light of any other information the Bible can give us. We will discover that God has given so much additional information that we can know, without any doubt whatsoever, that this is an absolutely accurate timetable. We will now set forth point after point to show how tightly this time pattern fits together.

We will begin with the duration of the church age, which began on May 22, A.D. 33, and ended on May 21, 1988. The time of the church age included both the day May 22 of A.D. 33, and the day May 21 of the year 1988. This means it continued for a period of 1,955 years (1988 – 33 = 1,955) to the very day. The phrase “to the very day” harmonizes perfectly with the precision of God’s past actions. For example, Israel was in Egypt 430 years to the “selfsame day” (Exodus 12:40-41). It can be shown from the Biblical data that from the day Israel departed from Egypt, until Israel arrived at the Jordan River to prepare to cross over, it was 40 years to the very day.

Is Our Understanding of the Timeline of History Accurate?

Furthermore, because Christ spoke in parables, we will see the unique character of these 1,955 years. Remember, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Thus, words or numbers (which are also words), can have an earthly, literal meaning, and they might also have a spiritual meaning. Thus, frequently the number 3 spiritually emphasizes God’s purpose. This would be a good place to again set forth the spiritual meaning God frequently emphasizes through the use of numbers.

2 – Those who have been commissioned to bring the Gospel

3 – God’s purpose

4 – The farthest extent in time or in distance that God spiritually has in view

5 – The atonement, which emphasizes both judgment and salvation

7 – The perfect fulfillment of God’s purpose

10 – The completeness of whatever is in view

11 – The first coming of Christ, 11,000 years after creation

12 – The fullness of whatever is in view

13 – The end of the world, the details of which began exactly 13,000 years after creation

17 – Heaven

23 – God’s wrath or judgment

37 – God’s wrath or judgment

40 – Testing

43 – God’s wrath or judgment

Moreover, we have learned from the Bible that if a larger number can be broken down into smaller numbers, each of which has spiritual significance, that can help us to understand the spiritual message in the larger number. We can

Is Our Understanding of the Timeline of History Accurate?

be assured that the larger number is providing significant spiritual information that helps us to understand the context in which it is found.
This principle is dramatized in the 1,955 years of the church age. The number 1,955 can be broken down to 5 x 17 x 23. And all three of these numbers have intense spiritual identification with the spiritual character of the church age. We read in II Corinthians 2:14-16:

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
These verses teach us that the Gospel brings both salvation and death. Salvation identifies with heaven (17). Death identifies with God’s wrath (23). Remember that the number 5 spiritually identifies with the atonement. Thus, the 1,955 years of the church age, during which time the Gospel was to be sent out into the world, clearly identifies with the very nature and character of the Gospel: 1,955 = 5 x 17 x 23. Thus, the 1,955 years of the church age are founded on the atonement (5), which brings heaven (17), and brings God’s wrath (23). Is this coincidental? It is not at all coincidental. It accords perfectly with the principle we have just described.

The 13,000th Anniversary of the World

One other comment should be made in connection with the year 1988. Is it coincidental that 1988 is the 13,000th anniversary of the history of the world? We have learned from the Bible that the world was created in the year 11,013 B.C. If we add 11,013 to 1988 and subtract 1 (because there is no year zero in going from the Old Testament calendar to the New Testament calendar), the sum is 13,000. Surely the year of the end of the church age, which identifies precisely with the 13,000th anniversary of the world, must indicate that God is following a very precise pre-arranged plan.

This information becomes especially interesting when we realize that from the creation year (11,013 B.C.), to the year of the Noachian flood (4990 B.C.), when God’s judgment came upon the whole world, it is exactly 6,000 plus 23 years. Remember, the number 23 frequently signifies God’s wrath. Likewise, from the year 4990 B.C. until A.D. 33, when Christ endured the judgment of God, it was exactly 5,000 plus 23 years, inclusive. Now we are learning that the year 2011 is the last year, and 11,013 B.C. to A.D. 2011 equals 13,000 years plus 23

My Comment: Personally i think that before the second come, must be third world war, then the appearing of antichrist, then new world order with antichrist “peace” and then Jesus will come.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. ionut permalink
    May 21, 2011 9:30 am

    everybody who says he knows when the end of time will come is a stupid, an eretic fould by the wrong believes, cuz this comes in contradiction with the Bible, where is written that ” nobody, except God, knows when the end of the world will be”.

  2. ronald trahan permalink
    May 21, 2011 2:41 pm

    anybody who claims that they speak for the Holy Ghost better be right for they are to be test and found to be wrong,can never be forgiven. So harold camping join the ranks of all who claim they were call by GOD but were not. For it is written anything may be forgiven except speaking against the Ho;y Ghost, for GOD is never wrong .

  3. May 21, 2011 6:29 pm


  4. May 22, 2011 5:28 am

    While Mr. Camping did something irresponsible, or maybe it was a ploy to generate more revenue for his radio corporate business, either way, we should not judge him to harshly. Yes, he did spread fear and in some cases panic. What he has shown is that he is a false Prophet, and people like him, are illustrated in the Bible. He also forgot, that In the Book of mark, Chapter 13:32, Jesus himself said “But of that dayand hour no one knows, Not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son(Jesus), but only the Father(God). I don’t know the science of numerology, or if it even appliesto the Bible itself. I only know what Jesus said about theend of the world, and I don’t think that Mr. Camping has a right to speak forOur Lord God onthis. May God fogive him for leading others astray and for the consequences that he has caused in people’s live by this terrible and inaccurate prediction. I also do know that God, will reckon with him, if he used this prediction t enrich his corporate business. All we have to do now is wait and watch as Jesus also told us to do.

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