The end of the world has been calculated and predicted many times by different sects and self-proclaimed prophets and I remember the Y2K fuss the most; I've heard a lot of religious leaders made their followers believe that they know when is the second coming of Jesus and some even claimed that they are "the second coming" Jesus. That's why even though I've been greeted with a man who whispers "Judgement Day! Judgement Day! May 21!" countless of times in my subway stop, I didn't really pay attention to what he's saying. Well, not that I think that it was another end of the world predictions because New York is full of crazy people who shouts, whispers and say completely random things. However, a poster has been posted all over New York about it so I googled up about the date and the
Judgement Day book called "Doomsday Code" of which you can buy at Amazon for $14...yes...BUY!
According to WE CAN KNOW, the rapture of believers will take place on May 21, 2011 and that God will destroy this world on October 21, 2011. It was calculated by Harold Camping, the leader of an independent Christian ministry called Family Radio Worldwide. http://www.wecanknow.com/
Mark 13:33-37 says,
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”
I think people can see what they want to see in the Bible. You can come up with whatever date or number you want to get by adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying whatever numbers that you want to use. I think we can create whatever message using the Bible by taking here and there verses and putting everything together. I think it's wrong. However, these people who are predicting dates can be a good reminder for us. Surely, they caught everybody's attention; it was all over the news. I still believe that nobody can ever tell when the Lord is coming but to have a date set up like that, one can start to think...
"If that day will come, am I ready to face my Creator?"