May 212011
 

This is just to remind everyone that as I write this we have less than 18 hours to Rapture (also 24 hours til the end of the NC Villanelle Contest—get your entries in before the “dead” line).

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Calculating rapture day

Harold Camping, who has gone on record as saying the world was created in 11,013B.C., believes the Bible teaches that the flood of Noah’s day was in 4990 B.C.

Camping, leader of the Oakland-based ministry Family Radio Worldwide, then points to the Apostle Peter in the 1st century writing of Noah’s flood in an epistle where he also warns that God will one day destroy the world by fire.

Camping often quotes from 2 Peter 3:8, which reads: “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

According to Camping, who takes literally Genesis 7:4, where God warns Noah, “For yet (in) seven days” he would cause it to rain on the Earth for 40 days and 40 nights, the seven days can be interpreted as 7,000 years.

So, says Camping, when God told Noah there were seven days to escape the flood, he also was warning that there would be 7,000 years to escape the final judgment.

Camping’s math says that when one subtracts a year in moving from “an Old Testament B.C. calendar date to a New Testament A.D,” the 7,000 years take the world from Noah’s flood to 2011.

He also teaches that May 21 corresponds to the exact day Noah’s flood started.

via Rapture preacher says today is Judgement Day – ContraCostaTimes.com.

  19 Responses to “Proof: The Math Behind Rapture Day”

  1. So the Earth is 13,024 years old. That’s perfectly logical considering anatomically modern humans have been around for approximately 100,000 years! Did we come here by space ship and scatter the archeological remains of our ancestors underground for fun?
    I think when I’m stuck going to work on Monday, this will be all the proof we need that the bible is one big contradiction.

  2. I have Rapture fatigue. Let’s all write something sinful.

  3. All of our narratives have a beginning, a middle and a an end, which is why we have such difficulty imagining that the world might not have this same structure.

  4. Hey DG – are you still here?

  5. Perhaps the rapture is occuring but we are all too much of waste to be “taken.” We’d not really notice much difference would we? hmmmmm?

  6. I expected more complex math – why aren’t there more variables? The Rapture has to have at least five or six subject to clauses. Why would anyone think that God would think in a linear fashion? Who wants a God that thinks in straight lines?

    • I bet he forgot about the sine and the cosine — and only relied on the tangeant. (I love geek humor)

  7. I think it’s a vulgar waste of human consciousness when [so scared to die] evangelical nut jobs and their religiously permeated psychoses concoct this wild, other-worldly, apocalyptic crap. It’s too bad delusional clowns like Harold Camping can’t apply their creative energies to more productive things–like origami, blogging, sand castles, poetry…

  8. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/21/MNP41JJA8B.DTL

    Apparently, things were supposed to get rolling in New Zealand. I might be wrong about Pacific Time. We might already be facing the abject failure of the prediction. I hate to be disappointed so early. Kind of like living on the west coast and cheating and googling the results of American Idol at (is this a coincidence? maybe it’s a sign!) 6. P.M.

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