They never get tired, do they? How many times have they predicted a certain date that the world will end and failed, miserably?

Hoax!

The latest one was the May 21, 2011 end of the world which was predicted by Harold Camping, another false prophet. I bet everyone already knows this guy – an 89 year old who has already predicted the end of the world in 1994 and failed, saying that he made a ‘mathematical’ error. This year, it was different; he and his followers spent more than a $100 million to spread their false teachings around the world – across America, middle eastern countries and south east Asia as well.

I first saw their advertisement on the back of a bus along a national high way and then on billboards. I told myself, who would spend money on such things like this? I for one did not pay attention to this hoax. I didn’t even know who Harold Camping was until this morning when it was on the news. Here is the reason why I say Harold Camping is a false prophet and there is no reason to believe his claims or anyone out there who will try to predict ‘another’ end of the world: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father..” (Matthew 24:36)

That’s what the bible says about the end of the world. NO ONE KNOWS! Get that in your head, people! No one will ever know except God the Father.

Since we are on the subject about the epic failure of people trying to predict when the world will end, I’ll be including ten of it here.

The Prophet Hen of Leeds, 1806 – seriously, they say the message was written on the eggs laid by this certain hen in Leeds, an English town. Another HOAX!

The Millerites, April 23, 1843 – Founded by a New England farmer, William Miller – a self proclaimed bible genius, who along with thousands of his followers (known as the Millerites) decided that the end of the world was on April 23, 1843. The world did not end but their cult did, some of them forming what we know now as the Seventh Day Adventist.

 Mormon Armageddon, 1891 or earlier – We got another one here in the name of Joseph Smith who claimed he actually talked to God and that God told him when the end will come. Yeah, right!

 Halley’s Comet, 1910 – Now why didn’t the scientists back then inform the people earlier? People had to be informed late that the deadly cyanogens gas on the comet’s tail is not harmful. Thus the panic when people realized during that time when the Earth passed through the comet’s tail.

 Pat Robertson, 1982 – Now this actually surprised me. I watched this guy during early Sunday mornings, preaching. I never would have thought he’d be predicting the end of the world too.

 Heaven’s Gate, 1997 – This is the most morbid for me. Heaven’s Gate is a cult with 39 UFO believing members who committed suicide on March 26, 1997 just because of a rumor about an alien spacecraft following the Hale-Bopp comet. The cult thought the world would end, thus the mass suicide. So wrong, that was just so wrong!

 Nostradamus, August 1999 – as a kid I remember a documentary being shown in one of the local networks here. That was in the 80’s. This guy has predicted a lot of things that came true, at least that’s what I heard back then. I guess predictions are still predictions – you can always make a mistake at one time or another.

 Y2K, January 1, 2001 – Now about this, my college classmate bugged me about this all the time. She tried explaining but my skeptic brain refused to believe. I understood little about computers that time and paid little attention to poorly explained Y2K bug. Basically, I didn’t care while the whole world panicked.

 May 5, 2000 – Someone is at it again. Richard Noone published a book “5/5/2000 Ice: The Ultimate Disaster”. Contrary to what’s happening now, Noone believed that by May 5, 2000 the Antarctic ice mass would be three miles thick and kill everything in the planet. Apparently, he wasn’t able to predict global warming.

 God’s Church Ministry, Fall 2008 – And yet again we have another false prophet, (they just keep on appearing). Ronald Weinland predicted a typical end of the world, people will die, blah blah blah…and that the United States will no longer exist as an independent nation. He was wrong.

Apparently, a lot of people seem to have missed Matthew 24:36 in the bible, or it seems to me that they do have a bible, only the page where the passage about when the world will end was missing.

People, I’ll say this again, NO ONE KNOWS when the world will end, except God  the Father.

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father…” (Matthew 24:36)

 PLEASE GET THAT INSIDE YOUR HEADS.

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