The Mayans Got It All Wrong! The World Won't End in 2012 . . . Because Jesus is Coming Back in May of 2011!
He's back . . .
According to Harold Camping (a man whose end-times prognostications have been wrong at least twice already), the Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012 is a "fairy tale."
Without missing a beat, Camping then proceeds to spin a fairy tale of his own. Christ is coming back on May 21, 2011. Well, we can be sure of one thing. Christ won't come back on that date (cf. Matthew 24:36).
Here's Camping's goofy eschatological calculus. And you thought dispensationalism was complicated!
The number 5, Camping concluded, equals "atonement." Ten is "completeness." Seventeen means "heaven." Camping patiently explained how he reached his conclusion for May 21, 2011.
"Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D.," he began. "Now go to April 1 of 2011 A.D., and that's 1,978 years."
Camping then multiplied 1,978 by 365.2422 days - the number of days in each solar year, not to be confused with a calendar year.
Next, Camping noted that April 1 to May 21 encompasses 51 days. Add 51 to the sum of previous multiplication total, and it equals 722,500.
Camping realized that (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.
Or put into words: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.
"Five times 10 times 17 is telling you a story," Camping said. "It's the story from the time Christ made payment for your sins until you're completely saved.
"I tell ya, I just about fell off my chair when I realized that," Camping said.
One thing is all too clear. At some point back in 1992-93, Camping actually did fall off his chair and cracked his noggin'.
Frankly, someone needs to just say it. The guy is a kook. Or else he's senile. Or a false prophet. Not good options.
How can any rational person listen to this nonsense? This is one reason why "scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, `Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.'” (2 Peter 3:3-4).
To read the article in which Camping's eschatological calculus is quoted, Click here