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A Sign of Judgment Day?

Someone is always predicting the end of the world. It reminds me of the chorus from that Telsa song Signs.

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs

Some people don’t need signs. They just need a little math to predict Judgment Day. For example, Harold Camping has some math in his article JUDGMENT DAY which has the wonderful subtitle: THE END OF THE WORLD IS ALMOST HERE! HOLY GOD WILL BRING JUDGMENT DAY ON MAY 21, 2011.

Seven thousand years after 4990 B.C. (the year of the Flood) is the year 2011 A.D. (our calendar).

4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7,000

[One year must be subtracted in going from an Old Testament B.C. calendar date to a New Testament A.D. calendar date because the calendar does not have a year zero.]

What I can’t figure out is if Camping is using New Math or not. And if my discovery of the Dow sitting at 6.66 on Google Finance changes the equation at all.

We just never know some things.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Terry Rayburn July 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm

While we were watching the Mike Huckabee program last night on TV, my wife Michele noticed the following:

Tim LaHaye pointed out that we were surely near the end of the world because of the convergence of global economy, global government and global religion.

His wife Beverly LaHaye followed up with the good news that we could expect a Conservative Christian turnaround in upcoming elections similar to 1980 (Reagan’s first term).

Interesting contrast which Michele compared to something like favorable political news for the passengers of the Titanic.

2 Michael July 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Why do people persist in believing that God cares about what our calendar says? Just like those who feared 6/6/06 and those who looked forward to 7/7/07…Jesus will certainly come again…whenever He pleases!

3 Michele Rayburn July 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Terry,

Actually, what I said dear, was “It’s the end of the world, but hey, there’s gonna be a good Conservative Christian turnaround in the elections this November…Sounds like the news heard on the Titanic.” 🙂

4 Mark July 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Terry and Michele, are you saying that you don’t believe the next conservative U.S. President will save us? 😉

5 Mark July 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Michael, are you sure you’re just not doing the math correctly? 😉

6 Michael April 1, 2011 at 2:33 am

I wonder, do those calculations Mr. Camping came up with incorporate the fact that 46 BC was 445 days long? It was referred to as “annus confusionis” or “year of confusion”.

I’m mostly a layperson, so forgive my presumption.

7 Dsnider April 11, 2011 at 11:45 am

Oh no… what are we to do with the earliest Greek manuscript that has 616 as the mark of the Antichrist?? The Dow must go lower!

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