May 21, Judgment Day: A screen grab of Family Radio's video ad.
For months now, Harold Camping and the members of his Christian ministry called Family Radio, spread the word through the billboards and ads about the Judgment Day which they say will start later today, May 21st.
Camping, an 89 year-old retired civil engineer, believes that based on the clues in the Bible and applying some mathematical computation, May 21, 2011, is the beginning of the end for Earth.
According to Time, Camping cited two Bible passages in determining the date. The first one is the book of Peter which implies that the end of the world will occur 7,000 years from the date of the Great Flood. The other one is the book of Genesis which says the flood occurred on the "17th day of the second month." Taking a look at the Biblical calendar of our day, May 21, 2011 is the corresponding date.
So what will happen on May 21st? Camping predicts the following:
On May 21, 2011 two events will occur. These events could not be more opposite in nature, the one more wonderful than can be imagined; the other more horrific than can be imagined.
A great earthquake will occur the Bible describes it as "such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great." This earthquake will be so powerful it will throw open all graves.The remains of the all the believers who have ever lived will be instantly transformed into glorified spiritual bodies to be forever with God.
On the other hand the bodies of all unsaved people will be thrown out upon the ground to be shamed. The inhabitants who survive this terrible earthquake will exist in a world of horror and chaos beyond description.
Each day people will die until October 21, 2011 when God will completely destroy this earth and its surviving inhabitants.
Do you believe this? And are you ready for Doomsday?