If you've been following the preaching of Harold Camping, according to him, Judgment Day is merely days away. So set your clock for 6pm on Saturday, May 21st.
Camping is president of religion-based Family Radio Worldwide of Oakland, California. He uses mathematical predictions applied to the Bible to predict dates for the end of the world. The most recent end time prediction is that the Rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and that God will completely destroy the Earth and the universe five months later on October 21.
A side note to end-time fanatics looking forward to this day - Camping previously predicted that the rapture would occur in September 6, 1994 and even published a book 1994?. The date passed by uneventfully.
Nevertheless, May 21, 2011 is the beginning of the end for Camping and some, the day when only the righteous will be saved and taken to heaven,
According to an interview with New York Magazine, Camping convincingly says God has given sooo much information in the Bible about his, and so many proofs, and so many signs, that we know it is absolutely going to happen without any question at all. There's nothing in the Bible that God has ever prophesied - there's many things that he prophesied would happen and they always have happened - but there's nothing in the Bible that holds a candle to the amount of information to this tremendous truth of the end of the world.
When the clock says about 6 p.m., there's going to be this tremendous earthquake that's going to make the last earthquake in Japan seem like nothing in comparison. And the whole world will be alerted that Judgment Day has begun. And then it will follow the sun for 24 hours.
As each area of the world gets to that point of 6 p.m. on May 21, then it will happen there, and until it happens, the rest of the world will be standing far off and witnessing the horrible thing that is happening.
According to an excerpt from the New York Magazine interview :
If six o'clock rolls around and there are no major earthquakes, are you going to start to get worried?
It's going to happen. It's going to happen. I don't even think about those kind of issues. The Bible is not - God is not playing games. I don't even want to think about that question at all. It is going to happen.
You haven't thought about what you'll tell your followers on May 22 if the Rapture doesn't take place?
I'm not even thinking about that at all. It. Is. Going. To. Happen. Because I trust the Bible implicitly, the Bible is God's word - it's not from a man, it's not from an organization of some kind where there's plenty of room for error. It is the word of God. When God speaks that it is going to happen, the Bible is a very factual book, and God gives many examples of how he has made prophesies and it always has happened in exact accord with what God has prophesied.
Those who do not take to Camping's teachings will have much to discuss on May 22.