End of the world prediction fails to deliver as clocks hit 6 p.m.

A man proclaims Judgement Day

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — A prediction made by a Christian radio host that the Rapture would begin on Saturday evening failed to deliver as clocks hit 6 p.m. in parts of the Pacific Ocean.

The claims by Harold Camping, 89, gained worldwide media attention in recent days as a number of his followers were reported to have quit their jobs and abandoned their families to warn the world about the end of the world. Billboards and flyers about the end could be seen in some parts of the world.

According to Camping’s prediction, a massive earthquake was supposed to start in the Pacific Rim at 6 p.m. local time in each timezone. “There will be a great earthquake, such as has never been in the history of the Earth,” he said.

Camping said the massive earthquakes, which he described as the Rapture, would take approximately 3 percent of the world’s population to heaven. This would represent around 200 million people, who Camping says are true believers.

The radio host defended his prediction in his book “Time Has an End” by calculating May 21 as being exactly 7,000 years from the date of Noah’s Ark flood. “The year 391 B.C. is the year when the Old Testament was finished, and 2,011 + 391 – 1 = 2,401, or 7 x 7 x 7 x 7,” he said.

But May 21st was not supposed to be the end, according to Camping, who said those left behind would suffer five months of disasters and war before the world really ends on October 21.

But despite the prediction, no earthquake activity was reported near the Pacific Ocean atoll of Kiritimati as clocks hit 6 p.m. in its time zone. Six p.m. also passed uneventful in the Chatham Islands, a New Zealand territory, and Fiji.

In New York, police said they were not concerned whether or not the prediction would come true. “We don’t plan any additional coverage for the end of the world. Indeed, if it happens, fewer officers will be required for streets that presumably will be empty,” the New York Police Department said in a statement.

But the Rapture could also have benefits for the city, as pointed out by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “If the world ends tomorrow, it would fix our traffic problem,” he said on his radio show. “But the world cannot end tomorrow, and you know why? It can’t end until at least until we won the next championship again. So we’ve got a long time to go.”

Bloomberg added: “If the world ends tomorrow, I don’t think you have to worry about returning library books, parking tickets. Well, actually, I can just tell you this: Official policy, from the Sanitation Department and the Department of Transportation, if it does end tomorrow, alternate side parking will be suspended although I think alternate side parking will take on a while different meaning, actually.”

Camping previously also claimed that the world would end in September 1994.

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54 Comments

  1. For Real
    May 23, 2011

    Every body have their opinion to believe what they want . But scientists cannot create human beings and there are so many things they cannot predict ……. they cannot prevent earthquakes , hurricanes etc so I know there is a greater creator .That is Jesus Christ

  2. KING SHATOO
    May 23, 2011

    BUS TO ALL WHO BELIEVE THAT RELIGION ,BIBLE, KNOW WHEN THE WORLD IS GOING TO END ,, THEY WRONG, SCIENCE HAS THE REAL STORY THEY KNOW WHEN SOME OF THE HUMAN RACE IS GOING TO COME TO AN END THATS THE BIGGER STORY RELEGION IS FRAUD SCIENCE IS REAL ,, SO IF YOU WANT TO BIT YOURSELF ABOUT HE WILL COME LIKE A THIEF IN NIGHT YOU A SELF STUPID TOO IT DONT HAVE THAT, IS ASTROID , COMMETS, DEBREE FROM SPACE ,, THE EARTH MOVEMENT AND ROTATION , THE SUN AND ITS HEAT , OZON LAYER, THEM THINGS WE SHOULD BE CHECKING ON …..

    • gorillaz
      May 24, 2011

      Shattoo ….. if you waiting for scientist to tell you , sorry . Shattoo , before them scientist were their the creator long before our time destroyed mankind in a flood , remember that . Christ and his revelation spoke about end of time and signs of the end , nature , moon and stars , disasters and plagues were mentioned also . Ghost , you believe what you want scientist are predicting what was prophesied , earthquakes in divers places , signs in stars , plagues , famine , oil rises ( biblical prophesies ) that scientist now discovered but were long already spoken of in the bible .

  3. Strong
    May 22, 2011

    Mister must be in some satanic cult . Not everybody who refers to their god means they are worshipping Jesus Christ . Some people refer to satan as their god. Check most of the movie stars and pop stars Lady Gaga etc…… they are in the illuminati they are devil worshippers . George Bush , Tony Blair they are part of a group called Freemasons which we refer to as LODGE . So people do your research and get to know your bible yourselves . Beware of false prophets.

  4. CONCERNED 1
    May 22, 2011

    For anyone who claims to be saved to make such predictions is absolutely ridiculous. For those who believe in the bible, it clearly states that NO ONE knows the day or the hour of CHRISTS’ coming.it also warns us to be careful of such false prophets. Its really amazes me how many so called believers were following this man who claims that the world was coming to an end on the 21st of may. If his predictions were wrong the first time, what made his followers think that this time he would be right? people need to know God for themselves and be able to hear GOD SPEAK TO THEM AND STOP LETTING OTHER PEOPLE CONFUSE THEM. God is not angry or mad at anyone that he refuse to talk to you as an individual, that he has to give someone else the message for you. i believe that this man was just a con artist . Shame on him he is what i call an IDIOT

  5. CONCERNED 1
    May 22, 2011

    For anyone who claims to be saved to make such predictions is absolutely ridiculous. For those who believe in the bible, it clearly states that NO ONE knows the day or the hour of CHRISTS’ coming.it also warns us to be careful of such false prophets. Its really amazes me how many so called believers were following this man who claims that the world was coming to an end on the 21st of may. If his predictions were wrong the first time, what made his followers think that this time he would be right? people need to know God for themselves and be able to hear GOD SPEAK TO THEM AND STOP LETTING OTHER PEOPLE CONFUSE THEM. God is not angry or mad at anyone that he refuse to talk to you as an individual, that he has to give someone else the message for you. i believe that this man was just a con artist . Shame on him

  6. hmmmmm
    May 22, 2011

    Once you are ready to face the almighty it wont matter what time or day he comes. That is why we should always be prepared cause no one know the time and hour..You never know mayb May 21 2011 is just a warning or a sign that the time is near.

  7. girl
    May 22, 2011

    I WONDER WHAT NEXT BECAUSE NO BODY KNOWS THE HOUR AND DAY.

  8. ha ha
    May 22, 2011

    so it is another day here in the UK. Today is Sunday 22nd May 2011 and i am still here. First thing i do is put on my news to BBC to hear if the earthquake hit the pacific… but no.. nothing. LOL. i hope them man close down that radio station becuase they are a bunch of crooks, false prophets, children of the devil who chose to call the all seeing and all powerful a liar through their actions. No man knows the hr.. but they claim they know. look garbage.

  9. Lizavier4Jesus
    May 22, 2011

    I do not know what this man, Harold Camping, said. But if he told people that the world would come to an end, it did not matter whether he had said that would happen on May 21, 3011, he would still be wrong.

    The world is the earth, its people, lower animals, vegetation, waters, mountains etc. Whoever has died they/we will be raised to live in Eternity, those are still alive whenever Jesus return their physical bodies will be changed, from its mortal state to it immortal state, the existence that doesn’t pass away in physical death.

    The apostle John said, he saw the New Heaven and the New Earth for the first one had passed away. If the world would come to an end, it would mean that everything in existence would vanish. So who and what would dwell in the New Heaven and the New Earth, that Jesus showed John in the Book of Revelation?

    Poeple the world cannot end, but the system of this world must come to an end. Life must be in form in this world. But where there is Life, there is no darkness and no night; there is suffering, no weeping, and no sadness; there is no sickness and no death. Life is an Eternal ecstasy of Love–joy and peace that grows and grows and grows in the mind of the people who has this Life.

    But the end of this worldly system of existence will not become complete in one day, neither will it happen without gruesome suffering. The Book of Revelation tells us that people will be calling for their death, want the mountains to fall on them but that will not happen.

    Human beings are always acting on their own, I am sure that man, Harold Camping, did just that. I am saying that this man could have gotten an inspiration from God, but he quickly used his human wisdom to proclaim what he received, thereby making a mess of the whole thing. That is what Satan, God’s enemy is in the world to do, but human beings fail to humble themselves and to just allow God to do His work through them, by their trust in, and obedience to Him.

    Jesus said that no one knows when His return will happen not even He, Himself. So if a man decided to write down a year, a month, and day of that month, God would never respond to that, because that man would exalt himself above God, God does not want anyone exalted above Him.

    But we should not only be talking or thinking about Jesus’ return in flesh and bones. I am saying that Jesus has been in this world since 40 days after His ascension, on the Day of Pentecost. By the power of His Holy Spirit, God has been doing His work, in man and through man, who will humble themselves and apply their faith.

    By the power of His Holy Spirit, God is writing His laws on the hearts of men and putting them on their minds. He said that no one will teach their brother, saying “know the Lord, for everyone will know Me” from the highest person to the least person.

    The only way a human being can get to know God is to conceive His Love and give birth to Life–Spiritual Light that is of Jesus Christ. Jesus said to Nicodemus that which is born of flesh is flesh and that which is born of Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I tell you, you must be born again. John 3: 5-7

    As soon as we have encountered that new birth, God begins His work of nurturing us because of our spiritual hunger–just as of human parents need to take care of us until we are old enough to take care of ourselves. God want us to grow and mature to relate to Him, as we get to know Him in Spirit and Truth. And this is Eternal Life, that they may know You, the One True God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. John 17: 3

    People it is not about whether Harold Camping said that Jesus would return today, and his foolish thing about the end of the world–if he did say that. The question is, if you die today, are you going to your grave with a soul that is quickened by God’s Holy Spirit–do you have assurance of Salvation?

    If Jesus should come back tonight, are you ready to receive Him? He is not going to fix you up; for He gave you all the time to prepare yourself, from the day you became aware that you have a mind of your own. Jesus said: Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me. Revelation 3: 20

    People, if you are not maintaining an intimate Love relationship with God, by your faith in His Person of Love, Jesus Christ; perhaps you ought to take the anouncement of Harold Camping serious. He may have used human wisdom and pride to send his message, spoiling it with his own thoughts, but he does have a message that is true.

    The Son of Man–Jesus Christ– will return to this world in His nature of flesh and bones. Nonetheless He is here already, in Spirit and Truth, the world may still not know Him, but are you His chosen one, do you know Jesus Christ?.

    • Gary
      May 22, 2011

      To Lizavier4Jesus

      Why is it when you cloak a message in your religious language and belief thinking it conveys some new insight from God, when in fact it is all your perception and fairy tales. Do you think you are any different than the Rev. Camping with the stuff you write and what you profess. The only difference is
      Rev Camping believed in the Rapture doctrine, he gave a date and time and he is being ridiculed. You believe in salvation and the coming of Christ but can’t give a date and time based on what you believe was written in the Bible Mathew 24 36: 37. What is it that makes you think that you are right with what you believe, i guess what is written in Mathew. Can’t you see the common thing in both beliefs, well that is fear that is what it is all about. Finally The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter.

    • bubbles
      May 22, 2011

      You know what this man, Harold Camping said self, …. and how come is only now we hearing from you on this? enhh?

      • CLAIRVOYANCE
        May 23, 2011

        if you knew jesus, you would know that he is not the son of man. he is the son of GOD.

  10. WHERE WAS SKERRITT AND TONY HIDING
    May 21, 2011

    EH BEH LOOK IT

    DEM MEN LIVE DOMINICA TO PRAY AND HIDE BECAUSE OF MAY 21 ST WE

    I THOUGHT D MAN WUDE HAVE CHECKED OUT D BISHOP OR PASTOR JOE OR HIS BOY RODNEY WEEE

    “GOD IS GOOD ALL D TIME ALL D TIME GOD IS GOOOD”

    SPAGGS ASELF WAS NO WHERE TO BE SEEN IN BAWI AND TEE PAPA DOC THE NEXT LEVEL PROGRAMME

    THEY DOH SAY D SEA WATER WAS BOILING IN NEWTOWN NUH

    SHERMA SAY THAT THEIR WAS SOME TREMOR IN DELICES

    AND MY FAVOURITE PRIESTS SUCK IT TO DEM (LOL)

    LOOK RORO EVEN MAHO WAS QUITE DATS WAT TONY ( TONIA) SAY

    BUT D LAB STAY OPEN DOH

    • Ohoh
      May 22, 2011

      you made me laugh so hard i cry, i was shock to spags wasn’t in bawii for how he always n fb about bawii

  11. Economic reasons caused the delay
    May 21, 2011

    The return of Christ as was predicted for May 21st , 2011 ; had a delay . It’s on the record from an angel that the world global economic recession caused the posponement of the return today . ” Of-course this long mileage would mean that alot more gasoline and oil would be used . Today with this unrest in the middle East as you know always determine the direction of oil prices at pump . Gabriel said the last time i made the trip before Christ birth to mary , it was less , remember my journey was four hundred years totalling . To have a trip of such magnitude and the high cost of living today on the earth , Obama and Mubarack , really made things more difficult for this trip .We do await decline in oil at the pumps to make our one time return and destruction to Harold . Inconviniences caused to believers and on-lookers is deeply regretted and is to the benefit of the lost to get prepared . ” Angel Gabriel responded . Angel Gabriel urged all RCC , Baptist , Pentecostals , SDA’s , Latter Day Saints and Atheists to prepare their hearts for the eventuality of Christs imminent return . He claims that what is observed is a mediocre type of Christianity is observed onthe earth typically among catholics who have not accepted nor prepared their hearts for God’s word to enroute their lives and further lamented on the catholics view on the pope as holy father , he said regretably that the pope is not spiritually prepared at all to go since he’ll be charged with blasphemy . He also said the priests who knows the truth but because of their oath to the vartican stifles it so the people wouldn’t see , but remain blind he said they too would be sentenced . Dominicans and ministers of government involved in bobol and other white collar crimes , he said is lamentable . Many Dominicans don’t go to church and infact ” the Godly reverend fear “, has left us . We need to return to God . Also he said too many religious leaders are corrupt and corrupts the truth with their practices of hidden sin , covered by goodly deeds is cause for concern , hence he gives all one more opportunity to make it right , from the vartican to evangelical associations . too much corruption , even our politicians which is misleading and decieving electorates , to gain wealth . that to he said is a hinderance

    • gorillaz
      May 22, 2011

      King who-so-ever you are i say praises to you and humanity , i say king you’re very correct though others may tend to disagree with you the last few lines in your paragraph king speaks for itself and that my people and our people here needs to sit and analyse , it’s another opportunity thru the ridiculous attempt by a man and his deceitful elects for us to know what is true and what is wrong . The bible won a tremendous victory , because it demonstrated that jah means what he says , no-one means no-one king , blessing and i’m listen and to conclude let me add really king the governments need to look into the issues friend , truly gasoline cannot prevent jah from coming but like that gesture . praises .

  12. DOMINICAN
    May 21, 2011

    ALL OF US MISSING THE POINT IN ALL OF THIS

    THE KEY THING IS ARE WE PREPARED FOR OUR MASTER

    SO WHETHER ITS LATER TODAY NEXT YEAR OR WHENEVER

    OK SO LET US PRAY AND ASK PAPA GOD TO FORGIVE US OF OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US

    LOVE OUR ENEMIES

    FORGIVE AND FORGET

    LETS BE BETTER PEOPLE

    I HAVE TO START WITH MYSELF

    AND LETS STOP THE HATE

    OK

    I LOVE YOU

    • gorillaz
      May 22, 2011

      I love that , but it’s just that i believe when people tend to speculate and draw attention to what they call to be amicable and God’s word to no effect , this will be the result laughter . this is a warning to all those persons who love to acknowlege man and consider him to be and make God a liar , this is a warning , Let God be true and all man a liar and that includes all those who in authority hail themselves as lords over God’s people , God is not mocked , what-so-ever you sow that you’ll reap , you sow lies that you’ll reap also and laughter . i’m listening , blessings .

  13. Oh Boy
    May 21, 2011

    If anybody know i guy from wesley they calling peter Edward Belsujet check to see if he is still in the bronx new york for me please because he call me a fooled and stupied he say i do not know my bible when i told him he tied living in his parasite life dont wait for god to come today because he will never save today. he was one of the old man deciples spread this foolish thing around hahahahahaha.

    • Muslim_always - an "infidel's" worst nightmare
      May 22, 2011

      Can’t you compose or spell properly, a good dictionary next to you would do. Go onto yahoo comments and you will see the difference. Are you from Dominica? If so, you give people a negative impression about Dominican people. Learn to have proper command of the language. Thanks.

      • Ohoh
        May 22, 2011

        i guess you is one of them he useing, while lieing on God lolololololol so respond to what i say for him but he will live as a dog like he is doing he think God would come to save him now lololololol tell him wait

    • Anonymous
      May 22, 2011

      ONLY ONLY god mows not enen jesues now when the wrold is even says in the bible they now one know not even the time and date god didnt telll his holly son but we know he well return
      :lol:

  14. WWWW
    May 21, 2011

    Happy new world erybody

  15. King ghetto
    May 21, 2011

    It is the end of the world for the kids who got no food to eat and also those who have no roof over dem head.hope the balance of the money raise by those religious fanatics who mess with the peoples mind go to those in need.

  16. briee
    May 21, 2011

    u know wat that took me by surprise, in my country Dominica believers none believers, church goin peope none church going people didn’t believe those false prophets. wen the meet them gangsters and all told them that no man knows the hour or day farless for time wen the heavenly father coming back for his children, that was amazing. remember the bible says that false prophet will come so see it now that also proves that we are really in the end of times, rumors of war, times are getting harder, all we have to do right now is use that as an example don’t let christ come and we are not ready, i am ready read ur bible pray and understand it.
    “BE READY FOR THE TIME IS NEAR”
    now based on wat camping said i wonder ” wat is he goin to do now, really” i’ve read and heard that pple lost or give up there jobs, and some other things i am not sorry for them na cause they are stupid if they had took the time to read the bible camping would of played in there minds……

  17. ANTIGUAN
    May 21, 2011

    WELL ITS LIKE 7PM IN ANTIGUA…I KNOW OUR TIME IS USUALLY DIFFERENT, SO DOES 6PM MEAN 7PM ANTIGUA TIME?..JUST WONDERING..

  18. mizz SPzZ
    May 21, 2011

    u see 6:00 reach !BAM! and it gone…nth doe happen

  19. iso
    May 21, 2011

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  20. disapointed
    May 21, 2011

    hmmm well all those ppl da was waitin i hope they repent eh

  21. vip
    May 21, 2011

    Why bash camping on the rapture when this type of doctrine lead to the establishment of the adventist and jehova witnesses.Infact the whole adventist religion was founded on as lie just as camping and even today people are still following them.We` must research our churches history they tell alot about the people that we put ourb salvation in their hands

    • NatureBoy
      May 22, 2011

      Jehovah’s Witnesses as an organization ever set or predicted a date for the end of the world. They have always firmly believed what Jesus said at Matt.24:36 and Mark 13:32: ‘Concerning that day or hour, nobody knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Instead of being preoccupied with a date, Jehovah’s Witnesses all over the globe are busy fulfilling the prophecy at Matt. 24:14: ‘This good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all nations, AND THEN THE END WILL COME.’. You would benefit by listening to their Bible-based message.

      • NatureBoy
        May 22, 2011

        Correction – Jehovah’s Witnesses as an organization NEVER set or predicted a date for the end….

      • gorillaz
        May 26, 2011

        Friend jehovahs witnesses failed in prediction about five times 1844,1883,1944 and 1975 they all thought the world would end . Ellen G white who is the owner of the SDA movement said she saw christ going into inner sanctuary , that why he didn’t come again . Jehovah’s witnesses were russelites because people refused them and called them liars so they called emselves jehovah witnesses because jehovah is sovereign you can’t say he lying indirectly that’s what they meant lie is lie one lie is twice too many . They’re no different .

  22. wey wey mama
    May 21, 2011

    so why this man isn’t put in a mad house? after all this year with wrongful predictions,
    i wounder how he reads his bible most be upside down?

  23. Come on
    May 21, 2011

    If God is to come as a thief in the night, then which man has the power to know when? God is already in our mists, maybe he is the panhandler in the corner in disguise, so give generously……..

  24. CLAIRVOYANCE
    May 21, 2011

    this camping guy seems to be hoping that the users of HAARP do something for him to help him fulfill his prophecy???hmmmm!!!

  25. boto
    May 21, 2011

    WHY WOULD THE ALMIGHTY REVEAL HIS SECRET TO A CRAKER..WHEN ALL HIS HOLY PROPHETS IN THE PAST WERE BLACK?

  26. DRASTIC
    May 21, 2011

    i wish the different media houses would interview him to get a reaction from him now.

  27. hello ..mordine!!!
    May 21, 2011

    no honestly d man had me going eh…Yah…web ppl talking in my head bout that for the whole time alas….n e way our 6PM doe pass yet…look kixxxxx….alas…..

  28. bob
    May 21, 2011

    8-O there must be a God on earth if the world doesn`t end ,the world could end because of me I stoped it it`s world without end now have no fear but if it does I would be happy to find out who attacked me in spirits.

    • The other pope
      May 21, 2011

      Bob, I did not even remember that was an issue let alone worry about it.So I could have died without being aware that the event was inprogress.How laugherable.It’s that kind of BS that have us underdeveloped in so many other ways.
      Maybe, Medard said a pray.God is good all the time, allthe time God is good.

  29. GOD,S CHILD
    May 21, 2011

    yes ,indeed the bible warns that in the last days there will be many false prophets so we should all be aware of that and just continue to read our bible because the truth is in the bible ,when you know what the word of god says no one can tell you otherwise they cannot fool you ,there is only one god who created the heaven and the earth.

  30. Jos Sehing
    May 21, 2011

    This man Likes to see The WHOLE WORLD Laugh At him….Like Seriously?
    That’s The 2nd time Doesn’t He Learn…

  31. tisha
    May 21, 2011

    if u one knows the time or hours how do you know
    are you God. your’re nothing but a false prophet

    • tisha
      May 21, 2011

      if u no one knows the time or hours how do you know
      are you God. your’re nothing but a false prophet

  32. AshleyF
    May 21, 2011

    hahahaha, look jokes today

  33. traitor
    May 21, 2011

    Whey boy! u had me dere 4 a while wi :)

  34. DR
    May 21, 2011

    May be he`s refering to his own.

  35. ha ha
    May 21, 2011

    6 pm whose time? cause i in london so my 6pm will come earlier than theirs. i need clarification cause i have about 3.5 hrs left.

  36. DESIE
    May 21, 2011

    IF SOME OF YOU BELIVE THE WORLD WAS GONNA END 2DAY
    YOU GUYS R CALLING GOD A LIAR

    CAUSE NO ONE DON’T NO THE DATE NOR TIME
    N MOST OF HIS PROPHESIES DID NOT CAME TO PASS

    • A political twist
      May 21, 2011

      Madard had said election would come when it comes no one knew when.What happened, someone calledt the radio station and announced the date lol! I see a paralel.

  37. Dr.Finger
    May 21, 2011

    Mister need to take a break and go camping. What an IDIOT!

  38. Pauly Castalano
    May 21, 2011

    The prophecies of false prophets never come to pass

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