Judgment Day, May 21, 2011

Tomorrow, according to Harold Camping (head of Family Radio Broadcasting Network) will be judgment day. Based on his calculations, this will be the Judgment Day, upon which the righteous – which totals 3 percent of humanity – will be “raptured”, leaving the rest of us to weather five months of extreme natural disasters until Oct. 21, whereupon God destroys the entire universe and everyone left in it ( O’Carroll, 2011).

All of us students of the Holy Scriptures must evaluate claims such as this one to see whether this has credibility. Personally, I doubt this prediction for the following reasons:

1. The image seen by Nebuchadnezzar and interpreted by Daniel as a succession of human world governments does not correlate with this prediction. Babylon, Medo-Persian empire, Greece and the Romans (with their two divisions) have been world governments. Where in this context are the “ten toes”? Where are the remaining “7 toes” that will eventually be “smashed by the stone” at the end-time?(Daniel 2:31-35)

2. How does this prediction correlate with the last “two witnesses” in Revelation? 11:3 ? They are supposed to be the ones to identify the “little horn” before their death in three and a half years of witnessing.

3. Where is the “little horn” that caused the fall of the three out of ten toes that will lead the remaining “seven toes”? (2Thessalonians 2:3)

The preceding questions beg an answer before one believes this prediction. Unless these prior events come to fruition, I seriously doubt that this prediction is credible.


O’Carroll, E. (2011). Judgment Day, May 21. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved May 20, 2011 from http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0518/Judgment-Day-May-21-When-will-the-world-actually-end

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