Experts from NASA say that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know the world won't end in 2012.
The beginning of the New Year is reigniting debate over the prediction of the end of the world, connected to the end of the ancient Mayan calendar.
Space.Com reported last month that the Mesoamerican civilization recorded a 365-day calendar not unlike the modern Gregorian version. The Mayans measured time with a short-count calendar lasting 52 years, and a long-count version completed every 5,125 years. Some believe that the end of the long-count cycle on Dec. 21, 2012 marks the apocalypse given the Mayan calendar stops on that date. more >>
“Look, I am coming soon!” Revelation 22:7
The Mayans predicted it. Conspiracy theorists have confirmed it. Hollywood even made a movie about it. Could the next twelve months culminate in the end of the world as we know it?
Think about it from the Christian perspective. We’ve never been closer to the technology necessary for every eye to see him as the Bible predicted in Revelation 1:7. There was no way technologically this could have happened one hundred years ago. But today it could be as simple as telling your iPhone, “Siri, record Jesus riding that cloud down from heaven and post it on Youtube.” (If she refuses then maybe she is the antichrist! Aha!!!) more >>
Family Radio founder Harold Camping may have missed the mark when he predicted the world was going to end this year, first in May and then October, but is he that far off?
In a recent interview with Colorado's 9News, Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, shared his thoughts on the notion of the world ending sometime in the near future.
"These are scary times we are living in," said news anchor Lance Barry. "We are seeing massive storms all over the globe, we are seeing unrest in the streets, we are seeing financial uncertainty. Some, and perhaps a growing chorus, is starting to say we are beginning to see the beginning of the end times." more >>
Family Radio has commented on the allegations about its founder and president Harold Camping retiring since The Christian Post reported on Oct. 24 that the 90-year-old doomsday prophet had told a young church member he was "retired."
At the time, CP was not able to confirm that information directly with Camping or any official at Family Radio. However, the young man, also a documentarian, said he had recordings supporting his claims.
Susan Espinoza, Camping's daughter and manager of the international department at Family Radio, has denied that her father has retired completely. more >>
Harold Camping has shown a sign of repentance for his failed apocalypse prophecies. As The Christian Post reported Sunday, Camping has issued an audio address made available via the Family Radio website, in which he apologized for saying that people who did not believe his May 21 doomsday would not be saved.
"Incidentally, I have been told that I said back in May that people who did not believe that May 21 should not be the rapture date, probably had not been saved," Camping said. "I should not have said that, and I apologize for that. One thing we know for certain, is that God is merciful, merciful beyond anything that we would ever expect."
While some Christians have expressed gladness that the Family Radio president is showing signs of dropping his practice of trying to predict the rapture date, many remain skeptical, and some are still angry at the Bible scholar for the damage he has caused. more >>
With his speech sounding somewhat slurred and labored, Family Radio Stations Inc. founder and chairman Harold Camping sought to address in a recent message why Christ failed to return on Oct. 21 as the Bible teacher had predicted. Camping confessed, after decades of falsely misleading his followers, that he was wrong and regrets his misdeeds.
In addition to attempting to correct his erroneous teachings on the Rapture and God's day of final judgment on the world, Camping, 90, also confessed, "incidentally," that he was wrong to claim that God had stopped saving people after May 21 – the date which God's so-called "spiritual" judgment had begun.
This is undoubtedly a radical shift for Camping, who has staunchly claimed since 1992 that he had discovered a special numerical system in the Bible that allowed him to calculate the exact dates of certain events, such as the Great Flood, the Crucifixion and the day of Jesus Christ's return to Earth. more >>