Many alleged men of the Lord have tried to predict the return of Jesus, and have failed.
These are a few of the most recent ones.
1) Harold Camping more >>
Recent reports indicate that the California-based Christian radio network Family Radio, run by evangelist Harold Camping, may be facing dire economic straits, as seen by public tax documents and alleged interviews with former Family Radio employees.
The evangelical radio network, which has been on-air since 1958, has reportedly sold its three largest FM radio stations: WFME in Newark-New York City, WFSI in Annapolis, Md.-Washington, D.C., and WKDN in Philadelphia. Additionally, the Associated Press reported Monday that "tax records show the nonprofit network saw its net assets drop to $29.2 million by the end of 2011, from a net worth of $135 million four years earlier."
Below is the full statement issued by Harold Camping and Family Radio in March 2012 admitting that the doomsday predictions were "wrong" and apologizing for their "incorrect and sinful" statement. Last year, Camping famously predicted that the Rapture would occur May 21, 2011 and the end of the world would occur Oct. 21, 2011.
An Important Letter from Mr. Camping - March 2012
THE BOARD OF FAMILY RADIO WISHES TO POST THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM MR. CAMPING. IT WAS OUR WISH, OUT OF RESPECT FOR OUR LISTENERS, TO MAIL OUT THIS LETTER BEFORE POSTING IT TO THE WEB SITE. HOWEVER, BECAUSE IT WAS LEAKED TO THE INTERNET WITHOUT OUR AUTHORIZATION, WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO POST IT IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID CONFUSION. THIS LETTER WILL ALSO BE MAILED OUT TO OUR LISTENERS. more >>
The Doomsday Clock has been moved forward one minute by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists bringing it five minutes closer to the midnight mark.
The Doomsday Clock was created as a figurative measure of how close the world is to ending as a result of continuing production of nuclear weapons and deadly weather calamities caused by climate change.
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is led by world renowned scientists, Nobel laureates, environmental advocates and more. The group has moved the clock forward believing the government has not succeeded at significantly limiting the proliferation of biological warfare or creating sustainable forms of energy. more >>
Researchers are debating whether or not the Mayan calendar actually attempted to predict the end of days.
Mayans existed in Central America between 250 and 900 A.D. They devised a cyclical calendar that can run 5,126 years, beginning in 3114 B.C. Because 5,126 minus 3,114 equals 2,012, conspiracies have started that the Mayans were trying to predict that the world would end in 2012.
Researchers say there is no truth to the conspiracies, according to ABCnews.com. more >>
Despite reports of retirement following his second failed doomsday prediction, rumors are swirling that radio preacher Harold Camping might be preparing his next rapture prediction.
Camping is analyzing the bible and studying hidden languages that will lead him to the date the world will end, according to a Gather website report.
The report also said Camping still has followers despite his two failed premonitions. Some of his devout followers emptied their pockets and donated big money to promote his first two predictions. more >>