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“End Of World Is 6 Months Away”


Ads Around Nashville Say End Of World Is 6 Months Away

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A widespread ad campaign popping up on Music City roadsides claims the end of the world is just six months away. Some call it a scare tactic or publicity stunt, but the group behind this message claim it’s very real.

They site the Bible and the book of revelations which states Jesus will return to earth.

For Christians waiting for a signal of the time, the date, or perhaps even a sign from a above, there’s now a crystal clear one on billboards all across Nashville.

The Christian non profit, Family Radio Worldwide, who sponsored these ads said they know exactly when the apocalypse is coming, and it’s May 21, 2011.

The 89-year old director behind Family Radio is so sure of this date, they put up 40 billboards here Nashville and hundreds more all around the globe to give folks an ample warning.

“This is the day, this is really the day this is not a joke,” said Tom Evans, a spokesperson for the organization. He spoke with NewsChannel5 by phone from their California office.

Evans said the date was carefully calculated from specific biblical dates, years and numbers referenced in the Bible. He also said May 21, 2011 will mark the end of mankind.

“It’s going to be a wonderful day for the believers and they will be caught up and raptured to be with Christ and those that remain here on earth will be subject to an earthquake that has never occurred in all of creation,” said Evans.

more here

Looks like they’ve been in conversation with Harold Camping: The end is not just nigh, it’s in May 2011

You may also be interested in two posts from 2009:

A list of failed predictions of the end of the world…

“The World Ends” and the Rapture

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16 comments on ““End Of World Is 6 Months Away”

  1. Get ready folks. You gonna see all these predictions leading up to December 2012!

    • Yep, you’re right Yemi.

      Hope we don’t witness people’s faith being shipwrecked, as a result of listening to these nuts.

  2. Harold Camping has been wrong on every date he’s ever set. He will be wrong on this one as well. The fact that anyone still listens to him is proof of the strong delusion that God sends on those who refuse to love the truth

    • Yes, amen. It has to be a strong delusion upon them when (numerous) dates are proclaimed and fail, and they still follow these folks. :-(

  3. PJ, Harold Camping is the founder and director of Family Radio. He comes from a Plymouth Brethren, Reformed background and for years was a reliable, but opinionated, Bible teacher. I remember very clearly the many times he chastised people for setting dates. He was really very orthodox in his teaching in most ways. But he had this fatal attraction. He is an engineer by training and profession and has a naturally keen and very analytical mind. He tends to try to analyze the Bible as one would a textbook, bashing this verse against that verse and searching everywhere for obscure information. He is very rationalist and very focused on knowledge as opposed to revelation. Initially his major project was an analysis of Genesis and a complete and exhaustive timetable of creation and Old Testament events. This work is epitomized in his book “Adam When … A Biblical Solution to the Timetable of Mankind” summarized as follows: “Can we know, with complete accuracy, the timetable of the past, all the way back to Adam and the creation of the earth? This book presumes to do so, utilizing the very safe principle that the Bible is infallible in all that it says.” And from there, at a point when he was very advanced in years, he somehow leaped into a natural progression of projecting this into the future. After at least one failed attempt, he has redone all of his meticulous calculations and now arrives at an exact day in 2011. Youtube and the Family Radio website abound with his teachings. Part of his teaching is that we are currently in the Tribulation and have been for a number of years now. (He doesn’t believe in the traditional tribulation limited to seven years.) So he is one fascinating fellow who has tragically allowed his mind and heart to be diverted from the message of the Gospel, to a strategy of trying to figure out the Bible and to figure out God. He yet teaches salvation by grace and much of his peripheral teaching is still remarkably sound, but the core of his message, unfortunately, has become centered on this heresy surrounding the end of the world, and thus he is leading many to destruction. This is, of course, only one more sign that we are indeed inching closer and closer to the end, but it will arrive, not on schedule, but like a thief in the night, for those who are unprepared, and like a sweet deliverance for those who are, who will not need to understand its timing in order to participate in it. The point is not to be “ready” on a particular day. The point is to be “ready” ALWAYS, since WE do not know that day or the hour of his coming. We ONLY know that the time is drawing ever nearer. And what a glorious day that will be for us who have put our trust BLINDLY in him.

    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things NOT SEEN.” – Hebrews 11.1

    • PJ, Harold Camping is the founder and director of Family Radio.

      Well that explains alot. Thanks George, i wasn’t aware it was his radio organization.

  4. I live in the Nashville area and haven’t yet seen these billboards. Satan is a busy boy, out messing with the word of God as always. It IS a sad and horrible thing to spend one’s time trying to decipher what is not meant to be deciphered, thus leaving some people to believe there is plenty of time to get themselves together before the awesome and terrible day of the Lord.

  5. George wrote:

    So he is one fascinating fellow who has tragically allowed his mind and heart to be diverted from the message of the Gospel, to a strategy of trying to figure out the Bible and to figure out God.

    The irony in those words comes to me in these Words:

    Ecc 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
    Ecc 3:12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;
    Ecc 3:13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil–this is God’s gift to man.

    God has placed eternity into our hearts precisely so we cannot what God has done from the beginning to the end. When once we understand this, our approach to living each day becomes much more about bringing God the Glory due His Name than our own. And consider the solace in living for the glory of God? Verse 13 say, we should eat and drink and take pleasure in all our toil because this is the gift of God!

    Further, George wrote:

    This is, of course, only one more sign that we are indeed inching closer and closer to the end, but it will arrive, not on schedule, but like a thief in the night, for those who are unprepared, and like a sweet deliverance for those who are, who will not need to understand its timing in order to participate in it.

    Like God was saying:

    Heb 9:27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
    Heb 9:28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

    Rev 1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

    To the one, those who live for the Glory of God daily, there is a continual looking for and hastening the coming of the Lord; there is only a daily sweetness of heart in holy anticipation for Christ to return!

    To the other, those who live for selfish gains and not for the Glory of God daily, that day indeed comes upon them unanticipated, and like a thief works, it come upon them without looking for it to come but when it comes, they will wail.

    It is so important a subject, the return of Christ, I will leave off quoting Isaiah:

    Isa 2:12 For the LORD of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up–and it shall be brought low;
    Isa 2:13 against all the cedars of Lebanon, lofty and lifted up; and against all the oaks of Bashan;
    Isa 2:14 against all the lofty mountains, and against all the uplifted hills;
    Isa 2:15 against every high tower, and against every fortified wall;
    Isa 2:16 against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the beautiful craft.
    Isa 2:17 And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
    Isa 2:18 And the idols shall utterly pass away.
    Isa 2:19 And people shall enter the caves of the rocks and the holes of the ground, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth.
    Isa 2:20 In that day mankind will cast away their idols of silver and their idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats,
    Isa 2:21 to enter the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth.

    If I am living for the glory of the Lord while awake or asleep, when He comes, I will rejoice because I am living to hasten the day of His coming!

    If I am not, when He comes, to them it is as though He rises to terrify the earth!

    And when He comes, both happen at exactly the same time in the same place, the earth!

    • Wow! Michael, thank you so much for sharing those scriptures. Ecclesiastes 3.11 is especially interesting. It really makes one think when confronted with these people who *think* they’ve figured everything out and then proceed with charts and long precise explanations. And it really makes one appreciate the simplicity of the Gospel in the face of this modern day Gnosticism.

  6. oh yeah, just one thing more.

    Someone asked just how many people die each day world wide?

    Here is one answer:

    Per day:
    Births: 356,201
    Deaths: 153,781
    Natural Increase: 202,419

    So, based on those statistics, you can see that a lot of people will come to the end of their existence on the earth and around the world between now and six months from now!

    In Christ, we are in eternity and have received eternal life already so for us daily dying to this world, the flesh and the devils is a daily habit or should be! :)

  7. Many sincere believers have their pet theological mountains which they would be willing to die upon. And around these mountains is the proverbial fence which all those ‘true’ Christians must acknowledge & be on the inside to have the most accurate faith, truth, tradition, doctrine, etc. Beginning with Genesis there are the staunch 6-day, early earth creationists that have accepted the ‘slippery slope’ argument making all other opinions moot. Then there are the Sabbath only types, or the Messianic Christians or the teetotaler ones or the Mosaic Law adherents or the tongues talking = salvation types or the snake handlers or the circumcision sect or the anti-modern types or the end-of-the-world calculators or the anti-Catholic or anti-Protestant types or this or that or the other types setting themselves apart as being, well, more ‘special’ in the eyes of God than those with differing opinion. In this very eclectic body of believers there are those with definite convictions that they champion with great zeal. Some I can appreciate while not jumping up on their peculiar bandwagon, while others simply have me wanting nothing to do with them or their viewpoints. They do not exhibit the most basic qualities of gospel minded behaviors, instead choosing to be the martyr for their particular beliefs. There is great diversity (positive sense) within the Body of Christ that can be celebrated without fear of following in the ways of Cain, Balaam or Korah. How we present our viewpoints to others & deal with disagreement & honest differences of doctrines that are of the ‘disputable manner’ (Rom 14:1) variety (I know, even that category argued to the nth degree), the true litmus test of doing these things is with love & mutual respect.

    When it comes to my personal viewpoint regarding Harold Camping & his viewpoints, I feel he ‘jumped the theological shark’ many years ago & everything he may have done before that simply a historical reference with no particular redeeming quality of his current efforts at passing himself off as a ‘bible teacher.’ His pride & self-importance has simply rendered his ‘message’ of no significance any more than the uber-Pentecostal types believing that bad behavior in no way negates their claimed ‘giftings & anointing’ so they get a divine ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ card (no need for accountability). Yeah…right…[eyes rolling]…

  8. “When it comes to my personal viewpoint regarding Harold Camping & his viewpoints, I feel he ‘jumped the theological shark’ many years ago & everything he may have done before that simply a historical reference with no particular redeeming quality of his current efforts at passing himself off as a ‘bible teacher.’”

    Sadly, you are likely correct in your assessment. From the beginning he based his “ministry” more on knowledge than on faith and now the chickens are coming home to roost. And, of course, there is a limit for how much compassion we can have for his followers as well, since they too are basing their lives on religious knowledge rather than true faith in the savior. For those who refuse to accept the true Gospel of Jesus, God provides alternatives and so we see all around us the interesting sorts of groups you include above. What can we do beside continuing to pray that God would open the eyes of the blind? To some the counterfeits are more attractive than the real thing. Such is the way of life.

  9. Nope, the end of the world is Apr 4, 2012…the day I turn 50. ;)

    • Mark: the half century mark is the end for you? i am on the 50+ side of life & the one thing i do notice is that wisdom gleaned from my past of greater value than i would have considered before turning 50. i know your comment a funny remark about growing older, but there are definite benefits that the younger generation needs from its older & wiser elders… :)

  10. Jesus specifically told his disciples that no one, not one but the Father knows the time of the rapture. Well if we could have people come with this kinda idea every month. Then the whole world should then be prepared whenever the rapture comes

  11. Looks like we made it guys. Looks like all of you devout believers in this nutcase were wrong.

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