Doomsday prophet Harold Camping is claiming that the Second Coming of Jesus is destined to take place on May 21 which will be coupled with a destructive earthquake followed by the rapture of true Christians.
Harold Camping, the progenitor of the last day movement, has been articulating his theory through Family Radio, a broadcasting network which is entirely supported by his ardent followers.
Camping has reached the conclusion after five decades of laborious Bible study which has helped unravel many signs and proofs that are placed in the Bible which direct to apocalyptic event.
He cites the complete degradation of the Christian church, the devastating moral breakdown of society, the re-establishment of National Israel in1948, the emergence of the 'Gay Pride Movement', and the complete disregard of the Bible in all of society today as primary evidence of Jesus' imminent return.
The distinguishing feature about the movement is that it has gone on an advertising blitzkrieg to warn the public. The ad campaign includes teams of caravans of recreational vehicles and over 2000 billboards, posters, and bus posters throughout the world. Its key message carrier the Family Stations Inc currently broadcasts in over sixty-one languages.
And it seems the former Civil Engineer who graduated from UC Berkeley also has math behind the last day madness. The Independent reported that Camping believes that May 21ST is the final day because that will be 722,500 days from 1 April AD33, which he believes was the day of the Crucifixion. The figure of 722,500 is important because you get it by multiplying three holy numbers (five, 10 and 17) together twice.
And while the cataclysmic day approaches the only sign seems to be a minor earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale which hit western Turkey on Thursday.
And while Camping continues his rhetoric, Bible actually has some warning against doomsayers. The book of Mathew Chapter 24:4 says: Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah,' and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Here is a video of the advertising pitch formulated by the Family Radio Network posted on Youtube: