Many are preparing assiduously for the Rapture on 21 May 2011 and the end on October 21, 2011
People have used similar calculating systems previously: William Miller in the 19th century predicted Jesus would return March 21, 1844. Nothing happened – he set a new date: October 22, 1844. When nothing happened, this became “The Great Disappointment”. A few faithful Millerites now reinterpreted this date to be when Christ entered into the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary, and with a bit of tinkering to the day of worship, Seventh Day Adventism was born. Edward Whisenant did the calculations and came up with 88 reasons why the rapture will be in 1988. It was read by hundreds of thousands. He got a number wrong and was going to republish as “89 reasons why the rapture will be in 1989” (I am seriously not making this up!), but changed the title to The Final Shout: Rapture Report.
Now. The principles are good, but the Maths has been bad. I have both a Maths and a Bible degree, so I’m almost uniquely positioned to get it right… this time…
Harold Camping has creation in 11,013 BC. But we all know that that the first day of creation began at nightfall preceding Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC, in the proleptic Julian calendar. In other words, Harold Camping has the universe 7,009 years too old!!! If all his other calculations are correct (and I haven’t checked all the details yet 😉 ) then Harold Camping is out by 7,009 years! In conclusion: I predict the end of the world will be in 9,020 AD. I will rework Harold Camping’s calculations and please send me the money now ($US 5) for pre-sale discount on my forthcoming book “R4R Ready for Rapture – reasons aplenty to be ready for 9,020!”… Meanwhile, I suggest you keep investing in your pension scheme. I am.