Science and religion continue clashing, as an online fellowship predicts today is doomsday, and the world will be swallowed by fire at some point during October 7th, 2015.
- The first prediction the group backed was May 21st, 2011, as doomsday
- The apocalypse was predicted by Christian radio host, Harold Camping
- After his initial statement was proven to be false, he switched the date to 1,600 days later, which is today
- Scientists suggest that the world will come to an end in 7.6 billion years
The blood moon provided more than a stunning display and a rare view on our darkened skies. It has also prompted the prediction of the end of the world as we know it. Some have chosen to take it as a sign that the apocalypse is near. Namely, the eBible Fellowship have taken it upon themselves to set today as the date for humanity’s end.
It was noted that the fellowship is not a religion, but instead an online organization that holds monthly meetings.
According to leader and founder of the online group, Chris McCann, the bible presents October 7th, 2015 as the “day that God has spoken of, in which the world will pass away”. Humankind will be gone forever, “annihilated”, just around one week after the blood moon adorned our skies.
Opinions differ, and their credibility has certainly been shattered around 4 years ago.
Their prediction is a follow up based on claims made by California Christian radio host, Harold Camping. Back in 2011, Camping made headlines across the world by telling his listeners that the world will come to an end on May 21st, 2011. It’s one of the many, many predictions that our generation alone has seen come and pass.
And yet, the world still stands.
When 2011’s doomsday came and went, Camping changed his mind and predicted that humanity will be indefinitely done by October in 2015, more specifically 1,600 days after his initial prediction. The number has been noted to be a reference from the bible, mentioned in Revelation 14:20.
As a true believer though, Camping stayed firm in his belief, only mentioning that his May prediction was not a failure. Rather than ‘doomsday’, May 21st was God’s ‘judgment day’, when the doors of heaven were closed forever.
The online fellowship predicts today is doomsday, the date when “when God will gather into heaven all the precious fruit of all those He has saved and complete destruction of all those He did not save”, which will reportedly end in flames. So, perhaps the group is waiting for the apocalypse to arrive at some point during the day.
The problem with apocalypse predictions often stem in the fear factor it introduces. It’s not unheard of that some would choose to react recklessly, and make desperate gestures in preparation.
Scientists, however, beg to differ, as they often do when it regards religion. The most accepted theory seems to be that the world will come to its end in 7.6 billion years. The sun’s increasing temperature and expansion will swallow the planet. However, that is far away from today.
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