May 21, 2011 - Judgment Day!; October 21, 2011 - The End of the World
Main Source of Information: Harold Camping
|Camping being interviewed in 2011|
|Born||July 19, 1921 (1921-07-19) |
Boulder, Colorado, United States
|Occupation||Talk radio personality, self-published Christian author, civil engineer|
|Known for||End times predictions|
Synopsis-SummaryThe following is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of the booklet “To God Be The Glory". It summarizes what has been recently learned from the Bible in connection with God’s judgment process for the world. You are encouraged to read the entire booklet for additional end time information.
1. The traditional view, which teaches that each and every unsaved person will literally stand before Christ as the Judge, and be found guilty, and be sentenced to be forever grievously tormented in a place called hell, is bankrupt.
2. The church age ended on May 21, 1988. The next period of time, which is precisely 8,400 days in duration, ends on May 21, 2011. It is called the great tribulation.
3. The great tribulation is divided into two periods of time. The first period runs from May 21, 1988, to September 7, 1994. During this time, virtually no one in the entire world became saved. The second period is 6,100 days, which runs from September 7, 1994, to May 21, 2011. During this period, no one is becoming saved inside the churches, but outside the churches a great multitude do become saved. The Bible particularly emphasizes that there will be many coming to salvation who identify with Ishmael, the son of Abraham. Moreover, it emphasizes that many of those who are the last to become acquainted with the Bible will be coming into the kingdom of God.
4. The entire 8,400-day period of the great tribulation will be a time when God is separating the true believers (the elect) from those who claim to be believers, but are not. God is making this separation by setting forth a number of tests, such as those that are found in the following principles.
a. Every word in the original languages in which the Bible was written came from the mouth of God.
b. Every word in the Bible is the law of God that has the same authority as God Himself.
c. Believing is a work that we do, so no one can believe in such a way that he will become saved. All the work that had to be done to save someone was done by Christ, long before that person was born.
d. Even though the Bible is about 1,900 years old, and since it was completed, no words have been added to it. In our day, when we are very near to the end of time, a great amount of new truth is being revealed by the Holy Spirit.
e. The church age is finished and God commands people to leave the churches. Satan rules there, and God is no longer saving people within the churches.
f. Christ has now revealed that He will not come as a thief in the night.
g. God has given the true believers the exact day, month, and year of His return so that the world can be warned.
h. God has given the true believers much new information from the Bible concerning the details of God’s judgment process.
i. God is giving the entire world the precise time of the end of the world so that they have an opportunity to repent and cry to God for mercy, as did the Ninevites when Jonah warned them of impending destruction. Those who are true believers are earnestly concerned about what the Bible teaches, and they recognize it as their only authority. They will carefully check these teachings and believe them. For those who trust their churches, or their church creeds, or their own thinking, these teachings are a severe test. Those who are not elected to salvation will have great difficulty with them.
5. The great tribulation will end on May 21, 2011, which is also the date of the beginning of the Day of Judgment, which is also called “The Day of the Lord”. The Day of Judgment will continue for 153 days, until October 21, 2011, at which time the world will end.
6. May 21, 2011, will mark the end of God’s salvation program. On that day, the catching up (the rapture) of all the elect (those who are truly saved) will occur. The bodies of those who were saved will be resurrected as glorious spiritual bodies. The believers who are still living on that day will instantly receive new spiritual bodies, and they also will be caught up to be forever with Christ.
7. Almost seven billion people will be on earth at that time, and they will witness the rapture of the true believers. Those left behind will be divided into two groups. About one-third of them, or about two billion of them, will be church people. They have had some knowledge of Bible truth and believed they were Christians. The remaining group will consist of all of the rest of the peoples of the world who were left behind.
8. That awesome day, May 21, 2011, will be preceded by very ordinary days, during which time, all over the world, it will be business as usual.
9. However, on that day, there will be a super enormous earthquake, so that all over the world, every grave, every burial place will be thrown open. And the remains of people that had been buried there will be thrown out on the ground. (Except for the remains of the true believers because their remains will become a glorious body that is raptured.)
10. This earthquake will create great destruction over all the world, resulting in tsunamis, destroyed water systems and power plants, etc. Thus, there will be great plagues.
11. This will be a time of horrible sorrow for the church people. They had thought that they were the ones who were to be raptured. Suddenly, they will realize that they have been left behind and are under the full wrath of God. They will dramatically realize that they can no longer enjoy the comforts and desires of living in this present world. Much worse, they will know that they are forever cut off from eternal life with Christ and of being inheritors of the new heavens and the new earth.
In addition, they will be in great shame in the eyes of those who knew nothing of the Bible but who now see that their Christianity was totally false and hypocritical. More than that, they will be in great shame in the eyes of God and the heavenly principalities and powers. In God’s eyes, their death will be a shameful execution because they were completely under the curse of God. And they will experience physical pain, which results from the plagues that will occur all over the world. All of them will die (be shamefully executed in God’s eyes) on or before the last day, October 21, 2011.
12. The remaining group of people who never claimed to be Christians, and who were left behind when the believers were raptured, will also experience the sorrow of knowing that they have been cut off from the joys and aspirations of the life they were living on this earth. They, too, will endure great physical suffering, which will result from the plagues they are enduring. They, too, will be shamed in the eyes of God and the heavenly principalities and powers. They, too, will die on or before the last day, October 21, 2011. Their deaths, too, will be a shameful execution in the eyes of God and the heavenly principalities and powers.
13. At the time of the rapture, all the graves will be thrown open, and all the corpses, bones, ashes, dust, or whatever remains of people that were in them, and which had not been raptured, will be scattered like manure on the earth. The vultures, dogs, and worms will feed on the dead bodies. These people, at the time of their death, had no idea how great a penalty they had paid for their sins. Many of them were buried with great honor, but in God’s sight, their death was a shameful execution. Most of them realized their death would deprive them of the joys and hopes for this life, but none realized how great a penalty they paid in losing the birthright, the inheritance of eternal life and the new heavens and the new earth.
14. By having their remains thrown out of the tombs, it is one more shame those people must endure, even though they, themselves, will have been long dead and will not be aware of it. God emphasizes the shame of sin by throwing open all the burial places of those individuals so that their remains can be desecrated. Their remains are being shamed in the eyes of God, in the eyes of the principalities and powers in the heavens, and in the eyes of those left behind who are to experience the day of judgment. The greater their knowledge of the law of God, the greater will be their shame in the eyes of God and the heavenly creatures.
15. At the end of the 153 days of this great horror, which is called Judgment Day (May 21 to October 21, 2011), the end of this world will come. The earth and all of its works will be burned up, even as the whole universe will be destroyed. The 13,023-year history of the world and all that has transpired here will be remembered no more.
16. The true believers, who will be raptured, will live forever in the highest joy and happiness as the bride of Christ, and will reign with Him forevermore.
17. The usual means by which God brings judgment on sin, and condemns the sinner to endure all of the punishments for sin, as described in the Bible, is the law of God. But God also uses the lives of the true believers to be a condemnation on the sinner. This will be especially true on the day of the rapture. All the believers being raptured before the eyes of the church people who are left behind will be a tremendous witness that the Word of God, as followed by those who are raptured, is absolutely true and trustworthy. It will be a vivid demonstration and proof that the church people and the others left behind had not obeyed the Word of God.
18. The traditional understanding of God’s judgment plan, which teaches that the sinner will forevermore be in a place called hell, suffering fearful torment, is completely contrary to the teachings of the Bible.