May 21, 2011, is Judgment Day, says Family Radio Worldwide

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Some Christian churches have estimated May 21, 2011, as the date of rapture. Image:

Members of a loosely organized Christian group have announced that they believe May 21, 2011, will be rapture day. Pastor Harold Camping announced this on his Family Radio Worldwide radio show. This is the second time Camping has announced an upcoming date of rapture.

May 21, 2011, deemed Judgment Day

In a publication and broadcast released by Family Radio Worldwide, May 21, 2011, was named as the date of the rapture. He claims he reached the conclusion that May 21 is the date by “closely reading” scripture. This date has been announced in conjunction with an October, 2011, date of the “end of the world.” The May 21, 2011, judgment day date has been picked up by several Christian organizations, websites and media outlets.

What is Judgment Day?

So when May 21, 2011 comes, what exactly is the day of rapture? According to many Christian groups, rapture is the day that a higher power hands down judgment and good Christians are “gathered together in the air” to meet Jesus. This is a date that they believe precedes the end of the world. Some believe that the May 21, 2011, date for rapture means that the chosen Christians will be physically taken off the Earth. Others believe that the rapture date is more figurative, though the Christian group announcing the May 21 date believes it is literal.

Previous date for Judgment Day

This is not the first time that Harold Camping and other Christian leaders have named a Judgment Day. Originally, Camping named a day in 1994 as the date of Judgment Day. In previous years, religious leaders have announced the date they believe will be the official Judgment Day. Edgar C. Wisenant named 1988, then 1989 as dates for rapture. The Korean group “Mission for the Coming Days” named 1992 as the year for the rapture. Multiple groups named 1993 as a possible date of rapture, because it was seven years before 2000, which they believed would be the end of the world. Not all rapture dates are in the past, however. Sir Issac Newton estimated the date of the rapture would be sometime in 2060. The rapture has provided fodder for books, movies and even the most recent expansion of the World of Warcraft series.


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This post has 6 comments

  1. Debbie says:

    If you're living for Jesus, then don't be so concered about His returning time. I will be glad when He returns, he will put things in ORDER!!!

  2. Samuel says:

    The Bible gives no dates of the rapture taking place. Jesus says that even Angels don't know. He says I will come when no one expects. I think think this Christian group should stop giving false information to the world, and rather watch and pray and look up.

  3. Nancy Jones says:

    The Bible says that no man knows the day or the hour when the Lord will come. The Bible also says, occupy until I come. That means doing what Jesus did. Showing the love of Christ to others by feeding the hungry, comforting the hurting, and sharing the message of salvation to them.

    I have seen so many people preoccupied with the end of the world, rather than living in the world he created for us.

  4. fred says:

  5. fred says:

    Today the whole world is falling apart, only God can save us out of this mess. All else is doomed to fail!

    Daniel 12:
    8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
    9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
    10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

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