Will Judgment Day Happen on May 21, 2011?

A few days ago, my son was approached by a woman who asked him if he was prepared for the end of the world.  According to this woman, the final judgment will be on May 21, 2011.  During the conversation the woman told my son that she had quit her job to spend these last days telling people to prepare for the coming of judgment day.

But how do we know that judgment day will occur on May 21, 2011?  Who has set that date?  The euphoria that has caught thousands of people and has resulted in billboards across the nation proclaiming the date of the coming judgment is the result of the work of Harold Camping, a civil engineer turned preacher.

Camping has used his mathematical academic background to study the Bible, primarily the chronologies behind the Biblical text.  As a result of his study, Camping has concluded that the Bible teaches that judgment day will be on May 21, 2011.

So many people have asked me what I think about this prediction of what will happen on May 21 and the coming judgment that I decided to read some of Camping’s works and ascertain whether his conclusions have any merit and whether judgment day will happen on May 21, 2011.

Camping believes that God has given us a complete calendar from creation to Christ.  Included in this calendar is the precise date for the end of the world.  It is impossible for me to present all the data Camping has developed to arrive at his conclusions.  His argument is complex and the proper understanding of his argument requires a close reading of his research and his conclusions.  What follows is a brief summary of the data in his book The Biblical Calendar of History.

First, Camping believes the world was created in 11,013 B.C.  He arrives at this date by beginning with the date when the building of the temple began in the days of Solomon (1 Kings 6:1), then tracing the generations of the patriarchs through Adam.  His argument is that the genealogies in Genesis 5 do not represent an immediate father-son relationship, but that they are reference points that refer to the time span between one generation and another.

Camping’s argument is a modification of the long accepted chronology of Bishop James Ussher, who, using a father-son relationship in the genealogies of Genesis 5, concluded that creation occurred on October 23, 4004 B.C.

Second, by developing his chronology and correlating it with the Biblical text, Camping concluded that the flood in Noah’s day occurred on May 21, 4990 B.C. rather than on 2348 B.C., the date proposed by Ussher.

Third, according to Genesis 7:10, Noah and his family went into the Ark seven days before the waters of the flood came upon the earth.  Beginning with this statement, Camping concludes that since a day with the Lord is equal to one thousand years (2 Peter 3:8), then the final judgment will occur 7,000 years after the Flood, that is, on May 21, 2011.

Fourth, in developing his chronology, Camping also concluded that the 13,000th anniversary of the foundation of the world occurred on May 21, 1988. According to him, on that day the Spirit left the church, the church age ended, and the period of the tribulation began. According to Camping, the period of the tribulation will last 23 years. These 23 years of tribulation began at the end of the church age on May 21, 1988 and will end on judgment day, May 21, 2011.

So, according to Camping, on May 21, 2011 believers in Christ will be taken from life on this world to be with the Lord forever. The rest of humanity, those who died without Christ, will be left behind to experience God’s judgment, which will begin on May 21, 2011. The period of judgment of the wicked will last precisely five months.

After the five months are over, the end of the world will occur on October 21, 2011. According to Camping this period of five months was announced in Genesis 7:24: “And the waters swelled on the earth for one hundred fifty days,” that is, five months of 30 days. The five months are also confirmed in Revelation 9:3-5, which announces a period of torment lasting five months for those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

Thus, in Camping’s calculation, May 21, 2011 will be a dreadful day, but the worse is still to come because on October 21, 2011, God will completely destroy his creation.

What can I say about this whole bunch of nonsense? Time and space will not allow me to point to all the flaws in Camping’s argument. So, I will only discuss a few of the problems I found in Camping’s argument.

1.  No one knows the precise day or year of creation. I do not accept the view that the genealogies in Genesis represent father-son relationships, but to believe that they represent generation periods as Camping argued in his book, requires a great deal of juggling of the Biblical evidence.

2.  It is impossible to say with any degree of certainty that the flood occurred on May 21, 4990 B.C. To accept such a date for the flood, then one must accept Camping’s chronology in full, a chronology which rests on a very weak foundation.

3.  There are some basic flaws in Camping’s chronology. Let me mention just two.  Camping places the fall of Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom, in 709 B.C. This date contradicts every historical document, including Assyrian records. The historically accepted date for the fall of Samaria is 722 B.C.

Camping said that Christ was born in 7 B.C. and that he was crucified in 33 A.D.  This means that Christ was 40 years old when he died.  But Camping’s numbers contradicts what the Bible says about Jesus’ ministry: “Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his work” (Luke 3:23). Jesus’ ministry lasted about three and a half-years.

4.  The Bible is clear about the return of the Lord: “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Matthew 24:36). If the Father in heaven did not reveal the day of Christ’s return to his angels nor to his own Son, what makes Camping such a special person that God chose to reveal this mysterious date to him?

The Bible speaks of true prophets and false prophets. The prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah: “When the word of that prophet comes true, then it will be known that the LORD has truly sent the prophet” (Jeremiah 28:9). So, on May 22 we will know whether Harold Camping is a true prophet or a false prophet.

About false prophets, the Bible says: “Any prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak–that prophet shall die” (Deuteronomy 18:20).

Speaking to the false prophet Hananiah, the prophet Jeremiah said: “Listen, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you made this people trust in a lie” (Jeremiah 28:15). I believe Camping’s predictions are lies, that he is deluding God’s people by speaking visions of his own mind, not from the mouth of the Lord (Jeremiah 23:16).

I do not wish that the Biblical injunction against false prophets be applied to Camping on May 22, 2011.  However, there is one thing I can say about May 21, 2011: I am quite sure that the Lord is very upset about this nonsense.

Read my second post on this topic:  May 22, 2011: Left Behind

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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70 Responses to Will Judgment Day Happen on May 21, 2011?

  1. Duane says:

    Claude,

    For reasons I hope you understand and appreciate, I generally don’t comment on theological issues on other peoples’ blogs but I can’t help but make an exception here. When I think of God at all, I think of him as having a magnificent sense of humor. So, rather than being upset with this nonsense, I rather picture God laughing his until his sides ache.

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    • Duane,

      I appreciate that you took the time to comment on a theological issue, even though you generally do not do so. Your comment reminds me of the song “The Tears Of A Clown.” It says:

      “Now if there’s a smile on my face
      it’s only there tryin’ to fool the public.

      Now there’s some sad things known to man
      but ain’t too much sadder than
      the tears of a clown
      when there’s no one around

      Maybe God is laughing not to show how very upset he is about this nonsense.

      Claude Mariottini

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    • Rasonmagen says:

      I have to agree with Duane; I have long thought that God has a sense of humour. Similarly, and I’m sure this would sound odd, but I’ve also thought that if God were to play a practical joke on someone, it would be done in the same variety of humour as the person on whom the joke was played (how more could a person appreciate a joke played on them than with their own kind of joke?).

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      • Rasonmagen,

        I see the point that you and Duane are making. What I wrote in my response to Duane still applies here. My problem is, that when it comes to deceiving people and when it comes to the eternal destiny of individuals, God does not play practical jokes. When it comes to matters of life and death, the situation becomes serious. This preacher is deceiving thousands of people and this is no laughing matter.

        Claude Mariottini

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  2. Ilia Panayotov says:

    It is amazing how often Christians fall for lies against which there are SPECIFIC AND EXPLICIT VERSES in the Bible. Someone comes up and says “I’m the reincarnation of Jesus Christ” and whoop, he has a thousand followers. And its so easy to just open the Bible and read the words of Jesus Himself: “If they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”
    This case is the same thing – “No one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”.
    I loved the part when you say “what makes Camping such a special person that God chose to reveal this mysterious date to him?”.
    And here’s another explicit verse: ” Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction”.

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    • Ilia,

      The problem with people who are deceived by these false preachers is that their knowledge of the Bible is so minimum that they allow themselves to be deceived by anyone who comes proclaiming something new. We need to teach the Bible to people and this is what I try to do with my blog.

      Claude Mariottini

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      • Ilia Panayotov says:

        You are absolutely right! Thanks for all the insight and information you share with us.

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  3. marcusmaxis says:

    Like I said before on another blog about this subject. The Camping Clan is gonna feel real silly on May 22. 😉

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  4. Joe Vermeulen says:

    Thanks for this post Claude. I really appreciate your clear thinking and comments on this matter. What came to mind is that Harold Camping is not the first one to predict a date for the world to end, and I’m sure that there will be many more like him in future. It is perhaps a clear sign that we are living in the end times that Jesus spoke off in Matt 24:10-11 “At that time … many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.”

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    • Joe,

      You are right: Camping will not be the last one. It is a shame that people like him continue deceiving gullible people today. It goes to show that these people do not know their Bible very well. Otherwise they would not allow themselves to be deceived by a false preacher.

      Claude Mariottini

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  5. pmorgan says:

    Hi Claude,

    You are perhaps the first realistic response to all of this I have seen yet. I am a Christian but have not practiced it all my life until January. I have realized he has always sent someone in my life at different times and realized it was for a reason.
    Now on this subject, I do feel God must be so angry on how one human being can tell everyone something and it spreads like a disease. I believe what the bible says, and not what one person says. Although, on a brighter note, yes, i would like to feel comfortable that God is laughing at this man so as not to put a thought of judgement of anger towards him…and yes, i do know God says, ‘beware of false prophets’ especially if they have falsely lied before.
    Sad, how some people would do whatever it takes to attain glory in this world. When only one man, God himself should be glorified. Thank you for your honest and and understandable oppinion, it has eased my anxiety and realized even more that the only thing I can believe is the Bible and pray only!

    Thank you,
    Pam

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    • Pam,

      Thank you for your thoughtful response. The reason a person like this can attract so many followers is because people are looking for someone to lead them. They are sheep without a shepherd. In addition, ignorance opens the door for this kind of deception. The lesson we must learn is that we cannot follow a man who comes with teachings that contradict the plain teachings of the Bible. Thank you for visiting my blog.

      Claude Mariottini

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      • Rasonmagen says:

        I hope I’m not adding too many frivolous comments; with that thought, I think perhaps this will be my final comment to this article (I’m cutting myself off). 🙂

        I believe you are quite correct on the “people are looking for someone to lead them.” Your statement reminded me of a song that makes a similar statement (“United Front” by the group Arrested Development) and fits the current situation. The song says, in part:

        “The great depression everyone is in depression
        No one knows exactly what’s their role
        totally confused, depressed cuz of the news
        Watch TV, more bad is what U see
        Everyone’s lost & were looking for a savior
        Everyone’s blind & were looking for a leader
        We’ve lost our faith so we need someone to guide us
        Right now it’s so easy to be deceived”

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      • Rasonmagen,

        The words of this song reflect the situation of thousands of people today. Those words are almost prophetic. Thank you for sharing the words of this song with us.

        Claude Mariottini

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  6. Rasonmagen says:

    This sort of reminds me of the Millerite movement and the “Great Disappointment.” The dates that floated around by them were March 21, 1843 through March 21, 1844, then a more specific April 18, 1844, but then finally they settled on October 22, 1844. However, on Oct 23, not all of them were feeling silly (they were confused and disappointed, for sure), but they looked at themselves to find out where they themselves had messed up. As a result, we now have a few handfuls of adventist and non-adventist churches that grew out of that day-after (groups such as the Seventh-day Adventists, Church of God International, and eventually the Branch Davidians out in Waco, TX). Even some of the Bahá’í claim to have some kind of a connection to the Millerite predictions. Odd.

    Isn’t Harold Camping’s method to come up with a date similar to William Miller’s (I’m not familiar enough with either person’s method, but there sounds like there is something similar going on with calendars and days being days).

    So, it may be interesting to see what happens after May 21st this year, some of them may try to build something new out of it.

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    • Rasonmagen,

      In a previous comment on this post that appeared on my Facebook page, I mentioned the “Great Disappointment.” Camping and the Millerites have a lot in common, since they develop their own king of calendar in order to help them predict the coming of Christ. There are several modern groups who have discovered a hidden calendar in the Bible by which they can relate the Bible to things of the past or to aid them to discover things about the future. All these attempts have failed. In 1992 a Koren pastor, based on the teachings of Daniel, predicted the coming of Christ for October 23, 1993. That also failed as will Camping’s prediction.

      Claude Mariottini

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  7. Mortred says:

    Im so worried what will hapen in may 21, 2011
    is that true?
    bishop of the philippines say that threat may 21 as ordinary day.

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  8. Mortred says:

    all of harold camping prediction are falles

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  9. Mortred says:

    About false prophets, the Bible says: “Any prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak–that prophet shall die” (Deuteronomy 18:20).

    this Deuteronomy says must happen to harold camping he make people worried

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    • Mortred,

      No one will stone Harold Camping, He makes people afraid because people believe the end of the world is coming. However, there is no reason to be afraid because nothing that he said will happen on May 21, will happen. I hope this will assure you that there nothing to worry about.

      Claude Mariottini

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  10. marcusmaxis says:

    The bible also says not to despise prophecy also. For Gods plan to complete it is necessary, true and false prophecy.

    1THESS 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

    1THESS 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

    1THESS 5:16 Rejoice evermore.

    1THESS 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

    1THESS 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

    1THESS 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.

    1THESS 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.

    1THESS 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

    1THESS 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

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    • Marcumaxis,

      You better study your Bible and learn what God says about false prophets and false prophecy:

      “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, ‘The LORD declares.’ Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams, declares the LORD. They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least, declares the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:31-32).

      Claude Mariottini

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      • marcusmaxis says:

        Yes Claude I understand false prophets are not good, but your not going to stop them whatever you do. Its going to happen!!! either way.

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  12. Michele Beck says:

    Thank you Professor for this article.
    I do want to say that while I believe God has a sense of humor, I don’t see how it can be applied to this situation. The lie that is being told here by Harold Camping is effecting a lot of lost souls. Those souls belong to God therefore: Matthew 18:7 should be applied here, It says, “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
    I do not think God takes it lightly either when we are warned per Revelation 22:18,19
    “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book; if anyone takes away from the words of the book of the prophecy, God will take away that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

    While it may amuse others to read this nonsense and know it as a lie and just laugh it off. I do not think God laughs it off. Souls are at stake here, the souls that trust this man to tell them the truth and they want to know God because they are searching for God and they are being mislead.
    I think we need to call it what it is and what it is, is a false prophecy and as such, God is not laughing, those lost souls are His.

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    • Michele,

      I agree with you. It is never funny when people are being deceived by someone who pretends to be teaching the truth. The people who are receiving this false teaching has all the right to be angry. I hope that on May 22 they will express their strong disappointment to Harold Camping.

      Thank you for your comment.

      Claude Mariottini

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  13. Gail Owens says:

    Thank God for Professor Mariottini and the gift of wisdom and words God has put in your heart and you have given to us in this article, any you many other insightful blogs.

    I was listening to a Harold Camping broadcast this week, to determine where he was getting his information, and how he was affecting other’s beliefs. It was a shame at how he manipulated callers, however there were a couple of lights that made me smile.

    One caller asked Mr. Camping to consider the truth in his preaching when he awoke on May 22nd. She also said she would hope other people would join her and pray for him and for his eyes to be opened to his deception.

    Another caller asked Mr. Camping why he was still taking monetary contributions if indeed the judgement day was May 21st. Who was going to run Family Radio? I though (in jest) of sending a post-dated check for May 22, 2011…wonder if it would get cashed?

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    • Gail,

      Thank you for your nice words. It is ironic that Camping is preaching judgment day on May 21 but he still receiving money to pay the expenses of the radio station after May 21. Right there you can see that he does not believe what he preaches.

      Claude Mariottini

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  14. brittany says:

    I’ve been so scared since I’ve heard about this.

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    • Brittany,

      There is no reason to be scared. First of all, if you read my post carefully, you will discover that what this preacher is teaching is not true. This is a bogus prophecy that God will not honor. Do not be scared by something that is false. Second, our faith in Christ gives us the certainty that whenever the Lord comes, we will be with him. Faith in Christ casts out fear. Remember what the Apostle John wrote: “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18).

      Claude Mariottini

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      • brittany says:

        I read it.. I just feel like I’ve done a lot of wrong. I pray almost every night but I don’t go to church. I read about the man who started the rumor.. I just dont understand how someone thinks its okay to go around and do this. and scare people. 😦 I’m a 22 year old single mom. so I’m not fully prepared :/

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      • Brittany,

        Just place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and ask him to forgive the wrongs you have done. The preparation you need is the certainty that Jesus has forgiven you and that you are at peace with God. Tonight, before you go to bed, get down on your knees and ask Jesus to come into your life and forgive the wrong things you have done. I can assure you that you will find forgiveness and that you will experience the peace that comes from God.

        I will pray for you tonight. If you want to continue our conversation, send me an email and let us talk outside the blog. My email is listed on the blog. God bless you.

        Claude Mariottini

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  16. Mortred says:

    Sir Claude Mariottini do you have some proof? about may 21, 2011?

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  17. Mortred says:

    why if may 21 will be the judgement?

    im so really really Worried and Curious . :/

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  18. Gail Owens says:

    Harold Camping has also “predicted” the time would be 6:00 in the evening – where 6:00 would be based on the place one was on the planet. Ie the east coast would receive judgement before the midwest; Europe before the east coast, etc.

    He based this off of two passages, one Old Testament and one New Testament. The New Testament verse he quoted was Mark 13:35 (Camping uses KJV, so I’m using it here) “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.” He picked “at even” becuase the others didn’t work? Did he not read the verse?…’ye know not’ It is a shame people hear this and follow his twisted reasoning, or no reasoning at all.

    The Old Testament passage he used was when Elijah battled the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). v.36 describes Elijah making his watered down dacrifice, which God accepts, at the time of the evening sacrifice. Camping transfers this to the time of judgement being at 6:00 pm. That seems like a lot of leaps?!

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  19. Joanne DePasquale says:

    Professor Mariottini: I thank you so much for your explanation about why Mr. Camping is so wrong. I do know all the Bible verses you mentioned and, of course, have not believed what Camping says, but it was good to finally hear someone explain the “whys” of the mistakes in his predictions. I have not heard that from anyone else. Another thing I want to say is that I respect and appreciate so much your answer to the person who was still afraid, and you told him what to do to be saved. My goodness, instead of Family Radio and Mr. Camping telling all his nonsense, constantly quoting Old Testament Scripture and yet still asking for donations, why aren’t they telling people how to be saved?

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    • Joanne,

      Thank you for your nice words. What people need in these difficult days is to know Christ and have a relationship with him. This is my goal as a pastor and as a teacher. This is why I am glad that people appreciate my blog so much that they come back over and over again to learn more about the Bible.

      Claude Mariottini

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  20. dustin says:

    hi i saw this on a banner ad on a web site and i know im camping that weekend. i know god only knows the end but i think what if? i know thats silly but my mind thinks other wise. when ever i pray it feels like god sweeps the worrys away

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    • Dustin,

      The Bible assures us that there is nothing to worry about May 21. Go on, go camping, have a nice weekend, and after you come back, write to me again and tell me about your weekend.

      Claude Mariottini

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  21. Anett says:

    Thank you for all the good comments! Yes,without any doubt we are living in the last days! I just want to remind everybody, there is really no date to calculate, but if we would die tomorrow than it will be our last day,and the next we will see is Jesus. That’s why we should live every day according to God’s will, and we will be ready when ever he comes! His time is not our time!! But His time is the right time! God bless you all, and hopefully we all will be together in heaven!

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    • Anett,

      I agree with you. The Lord may come today or tomorrow; no one knows the day and the hour. Since that day is unknown, all of us must be ready every day for his coming. We will.

      Claude Mariottini

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  22. brittany says:

    I sent an email. not sure if it sent to you.

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  23. Hoax says:

    jesus promise to us that there is no more flood cause rain again..

    we should threat may 21 2011 as a ordinary

    visit the site of harold camping

    all of the like bible says i think that`s edited the bible didn`t mention about killing i think thats edited.

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  24. Hoax says:

    there are many people failed about what they predict about end of the world/
    there are one people who died because of fail prediction

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    • Hoax,

      In response to your two comments. That is right, people should treat May 21 as an ordinary day. And you are right again: many people have predicted the end of the world and all of them failed. Camping will also fail because what he says is not based on the teachings of the Bible.

      Claude Mariottini

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  25. Hoax says:

    what`s true 6,999 years? or 7,000 of great flood?

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  26. Hoax says:

    claude this you? or not in this video pls watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IsyZdeBYLg

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  27. kk says:

    No man knows the time or the hour of thy creator and i dont believe this some ppl are very worried but if it should come i am ready

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  28. bella says:

    Mr. Mariottini,

    I feel so bad, and maybe this is awkward of me to even reach out to you. I found out last night about this whole ordeal, and had a horrible panic attack. But when I read your blog, I feel a bit calmer, but altogether i’m just feeling so confused, worried, and scared. I’m 25, and i’ve had these fears in me almost all my life and I wish I wouldn’t. Time and time again, we hear about these things, and I react the same every time. What can I do to just be “prepared” or calm down? Anyways, I just wanted to say thank you for your knowledge. God bless you.

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    • Bella,

      Thank you for contacting me. First, let me say that there is nothing to worry about May 21. Nothing will be happening on that day except for the person who is scaring a lot of people with falsehood. Second, this kind of panic attack and apprehension about the future comes to people who do not have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The best way to prepare for the day of judgment is by confessing your sins to Jesus Christ and by accepting him as your Lord and Savior. Allow me to quote the Bible about Jesus and his love for you. The Bible says:

      “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God. This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. (John 3:16-19).

      So, you can see that if you believe in Jesus Christ you have eternal life. Thus, people who know Jesus do not have to be afraid because Jesus gives us the assurance that in life and in death he is always with us. If you want to write me in private, my email address is on my blog. I will be glad to help you and talk more about Jesus and the wonderful life he came to give to you. Thank you for writing.

      Claude Mariottini

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  29. Hoax says:

    claude this is you or not in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IsyZdeBYLg
    where country do you live?

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  30. Hoax says:

    here in philippines is may 20, buy why other country there date is delay?

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  31. Jenna Henderson says:

    Claude,

    I am absolutely in love with your opinion. Why? Because mine is exactly the same. My friends came to me, frightened by the matter, and I simply pointed out that Camping is not God, and only God decides and knows the date of Judgement and the end of His creation.

    My words eased them, and seemed to open doors in their minds. It seems as though next time, they’ll turn to the Bible instead of falling into a false prophetic trap.

    When I actually heard of Harold Camping and his false prophecy, I was infuriated. This man who had once already predicted the world’s ending in 1994, was doing it again. I was fuming. It did not scare me, though. Because I have complete faith in my God and his teachings. I am not gullible like all the others. This could be because of my Catholic Education, or it could be because my family is devoted to God. It’s probably both.

    I put all my trust and faith in my LORD. He is kind and compassionate, and only strikes a blow when he needs to. He loves

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    • Jenna,

      Thank you for your comment. People should have known that the man who failed once would fail again. Those whose faith in in the LORD have nothing to fear. This is the reason faith is so important in times of crisis.

      Read my post dated May 22, 2011.

      Claude Mariottini

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  32. Jenna Henderson says:

    *Only strikes a blow when He needs to. He loves His children deeply, and would never put His own words to a man who goes against his Biblical teachings. I honestly think God is upset by these false prophets leading His children astray.

    Judgement Day will not happen anytime soon. We will never really know when or what time. But I have faith God will do it when He sees that there is no better future for His children. When He can no longer see good in this world. And I still see a very big amount of good.

    Thank you again, Claude. You’ve eased a lot of peoples minds, I’m sure.

    God bless.

    Jenna

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    • Jenna,

      God was angry with the false prophets of the Old Testament and he is angry with false prophets today because they do not proclaim the word of the Lord but visions of their own minds. I am glad I was able to help people as they struggled with this issue.

      Claude Mariottini

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  34. GeoPhone says:

    Sir
    Thank you for your straightforward (and Biblically documented) dismissal of this fear inducer’s prediction.
    I won’t speculate on what God is thinking about all this. I am confident that God will take the appropriate measures.
    I pray, however, that some good will come from this, and that God can turn this into a positive episode. I know that this caused me to re-examine and hopefully strengthen my relationship with The Almighty. I also pray that the Lord will treat these misled souls gently, and use this to guide them in the way that they should go.
    Most of all, I pray that this false prediction makes people realize that Satan is real and active in the world today, and that we must constantly be on guard. Satan is the one laughing.

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