Judgment Day is less than 10 days away, according to Harold Camping and his Family Radio broadcast group. Camping claims to have calculated the date to be 5/21/11, based on his extensive study of the Bible, and notes that the hallmark of the event will be a massive earthquake. The group says radio is a great way to get out the word.
The group began in the San Francisco area in the late 1950s and has expanded over the years, and now enjoys a global footprint. It says its broadcasts can be heard thoughout the planet in 61 different languages.
It is currently using its broadcast group, widely-scattered billboard placements and caravans of volunteers to spread the word.
According to a fact sheet published on the group’s website, this is what is about to happen: “On May 21, 2011 two events will occur. These events could not be more opposite in nature, the one more wonderful than can be imagined; the other more horrific than can be imagined. A great earthquake will occur the Bible describes it as ‘such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.’ This earthquake will be so powerful it will throw open all graves. The remains of the all the believers who have ever lived will be instantly transformed into glorified spiritual bodies to be forever with God.” The rest will be “thrown out upon the ground to be shamed,” and will experience “horror and chaos beyond description.”
There will be an interim period running from 5/21/11 until 10/21/11, when Family Radio says final destruction of the Earth take place.
The Family Radio website notes that it is still accepting donations, and although its donor computer operation is said to be undergoing maintenance, the group says it has representatives on hand to process donations from call-in givers. It accepts credit or debit cards.
Camping’s earlier prediction of the end, which he expected in September 1994, was said to be based on incomplete information which threw off his analysis. Family Radio says new facts have since come to light, and that there is no chance of error this time around.