This guy has been watching way too many sci-fi movies if he thinks he can guess when the end of the world will be...and his guess is this Saturday.  So use your gift cards quickly.

I'm sure of one thing - this guy is not God and has no idea when the end will be.  If you want to use the scriptures, then use them - and one thing I've learned from them is that the guy who is right is the guy who gets revelations from God - not the guy who has to guess. Anyway, here's this guys story.

A guy named Howard Camping is the head of a fringe Christian sect called Family Radio.  They're the ones saying Saturday is the end.  And for whatever reason, their apocalyptic prediction has been getting some attention. So Camping wants to make sure we know that May 21st, 2011 wasn't just an arbitrary pick.  He put some actual math into it.  And here's how he got there.

Noah's flood was in 4,990 B.C. Camping says he figured out the date for the great flood based on other dates and ages given in the Bible.  And that flood was the first apocalypse.  Saturday will be the second.

Add 7,000 years. Genesis 7:4 says that the people had seven days to prepare for the flood back in Biblical times.  And one way to interpret the verse at 2 Peter 3:8 is to say that when it comes to God, 1,000 years are like a day. So Camping put those two verses together and determined that for this apocalypse, we've had 7,000 years to prepare.  Since there's no year zero, 4,990 B.C. plus 7,000 brings us to 2011.

Month two, day 17. The great flood occurred on the 17th of the Hebrew month of Iyar in 4,990 B.C.

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