Here’s why many people say the world is going to end on May 21, 2011

A man proclaiming the second coming. Photo credit: Lord Jim

If you are to believe them, you have just a few more days before the world ends and Christ’s second coming. As a matter of fact you have only couple more days left to set everything right since according to that movement, the world actually ends on Saturday, May 21.

The movement has gained global attention with radio and television programs, billboards, websites and other forms of media proclaiming this ‘end of world’ event.

What is the reason behind this? It turns out the theory comes down to two numerological proofs.

The first proof is based on Genesis 7:4, when God said to Noah: “Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”

When God referred to seven days, he meant both seven days and seven thousand years, because “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” The flood occurred in 4990 BC. Seven thousand years later is 2011.

The second proof looks at the significance of the number of days between the Crucifixion and May 21, 2011.

There are 722,500 days between these dates. 722,500 is a significant number because it is composed of the significant numbers 5x10x17x5x10x17. Five signifies redemption; ten signifies completion; and 17 signifies heaven. The numbers represent the day of redemption (5) and the end of the Christian era (10) and the ascent to heaven (17) — and these factors are doubled for added significance.

We will just have to wait until Saturday to see.

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73 Comments

  1. end of the world lmfao
    May 21, 2011

    these people need to put the pipe down they are hitting it to hard i got a better chance of getting a new vette than the world ending on this day :lol:

  2. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011

    :) some people need to put the pipe down there hitting it to hard end of the world today lmfao

  3. OmG People
    May 21, 2011

    Well see you all in Hell.!!
    :-D :wink:

  4. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011

    All this stuff seems so silly to me, I was raised in the church and couldnt wait to grow up and get the hell out! I have never read the bible and I hope I am never made to,. All you get is silly answers when you askk questions that dont make sense.The bible sound like a mean game of tricks.

  5. IT IS N OT I KNOW PEOPOL ARE STUPID I DONT KNOW PEOPOL BELIVE THIS BULLSHITNO BODY KNOWS I LIVED MY LIFE ALL OF US ARE GOING TO DIE SOME DAY I HAVE LIVE A GREAT 11 YEAR IF GOD WANTS ME TO DIE A IM READY I AM PERPARED FOR ANYTHING
    May 20, 2011

    :twisted:

  6. Anonymous
    May 19, 2011

    it said there were 7000 years between 4990 and 2011 ok that is true but get this i did 7000 x 365 and got 2555000 so 722 500 \passed a longgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg time ago

  7. hope
    May 19, 2011

    why in the world are people believing all this stupid stuff people been saying this for years they keep changing the date its like they want the world to end by freikin us out and us having to kill our selfs because of all the things they say like really!……READ THE BIBLE!!!!!! :!:

    • taylor brown
      May 20, 2011

      i know right they do need to read the bible

  8. Help Us
    May 19, 2011

    Is Skerrit that causing all that nonsence with his passport from france , them man should just show their passports to the public and gas prices that going up so much…them politicians that causing the world to end!!!!!!!! 8)

  9. nichala
    May 18, 2011

    Well in the bible it said that no one knows even the angels in heaven would not know when the world ends. In the bible, it said that the lord comes like a thief in the night. All we have to do from now and moving forward is to repent and ask for god’s forgiveness because you never know.

  10. candi
    May 18, 2011

    I blieve wat is said in the bible not these bunch of jokers

  11. Lizavier4Jesus
    May 18, 2011

    For those of us who are proclaiming the end of the world, and at the same time we are saying it is the return of Jesus Christ, I am asking who is Jesus coming to if the world comes to an end on that same day? I mean who do we think is the world? Buildings, mountains, the bodies of water, the great trees and plants around us?

    If so, why would the apostle John write: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have Eternal Life? John 3:16

    So in that verse of the Holy Bible, I understand that God loved people to the extent that He wants them to live and not die. But because of the intimate relationship our parents, Adam and Eve, maintained with God’s enemy–the devil–they conceived sin.

    Sin in Adam and Eve caused spiritual death–not physical death–in them. But spiritual death is separation from God, and separation from God is the same as having no Life, at all. The apostle James tells us that “the body without the Spirit is dead, just as faith without works is dead”. James 2: 26

    We, human beings are simple mortal beings–our state of flesh, bones, and blood–until we have become anointed by our faith and the power of God’s Holy Spirit, who then begins the spiritual surgery of transformation, bringing us into the state of immortality, the Life of Love in Spirit and Truth. This must begin with the process of mind rewal, for the mind is the processing site of our existence–without a mind we would not be aware of our existence. For example no one can remember up to even the first two years of their existence. For the mind also comes with gradual process of growth and maturity.

    As human beings we come into existence with a mind in its carnal state. This mind cannot comprehend God and His Ways of Love–for God is Spirit. That is the reason the apostle Paul teaches us: “Do not be conformed to the things–functions– of the world but be transforme by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will–the Ways– of God, who is Love”. That is a choice we can make only as mature adults–not as small children. Romans 12: 2

    Hence Adam and Eve brought us, their offsping into our existence better known as mortality. This state is our sinful perishing state–that leads us to eternal death, contuned separation from Love. And Love is the core of God, whos is Spirit.

    However, in Jesus Christ, it is God, who came to this world to restore His people–human beings who chooses to accept and believe Him through the Son, His Person of Love in flesh and bones, back to the Life of Love. Hence Love is the state of our spiritual being which will exist in Eternity, driven by the infinite ecstasy–the product of Love–which is joy and peace.

    Having said all of this, I am saying that if the world will come to an end, there would be no need for the return of Jesus Christ. There would be no need for our salvation. It would not have been necessary for me to say any of those things which I said above

    But it is not the world that will come to an end; it is wickedness, evil, the strife, the torment, the discord, the disdain, the distress, and dispair, and all the lies of God’s enemy–the devil– who wil not give up the battle he knows he has already lost. But he intends to take a whole heap of people down with him, because those people are giving him the grounds. Yes, a whole heap of us are feeding on Satans poision and he is killing us just as he, himself is already dead.

    Surely God will put a stop to all of that. And everything will be new for those whom He has chosen in this world. But no one knows when God’s work of destruction and restoration will begin to happen. Only that Jesus warned us to prepare ourselves, to receive Him, that we might not suffer through the operation of God, wiping out death in this world to establish Life for once and for all.

    Jesus told us that His second coming will be just like the days of Noah.

    The people did not pay attention to what Noah was doing, for they were busy eating and drinking; they were busy getting married, having sons and daughters and giving them into marriage. Noah entered the ark, and they did not know, until the flood came and took them all away. God saved those whom wanted to save–only eight human beings.

    Those who are walking around with placard as if the belief of May 21 would be a holiday or a day of festivity to them–I can never understand what is taking place in people’s minds; it is incredible! Well here is what Jesus said concerning His second coming:

    “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been seen since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the sake of the elects those days will be shortened”. Matthew 24: 21-22

    Here is another one from the Bookd of Revelation 6: 15 -17

    “And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks. Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand?”

    Those of us who are thinking that Jesus’ return on earth comes with a “one day” of great feasting, we better think again and to make sure that we are ready to face those days–dead or alive!

    • nichala
      May 18, 2011

      After judgement day all who are going to heaven will have eternal life that is what it means.
      WHY SHOULD SINNERS GO ON LIVING LIFE. PEOPLE SHOULD CHANGE THEIR LIVES.

    • CLAIRVOYANCE
      May 19, 2011

      but the bible never said that jesus is the one returning! so why are you people saying this….

  12. care for humanity
    May 18, 2011

    Read Matt 24. Check youtube- PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD; (Angelica Zambrano)

  13. care for humanity
    May 18, 2011

    Read Matt 24. Check out youtube-PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD. (Angelica Zambrano)

    • happy
      May 18, 2011

      wow i actually read it and to my suprise i found out some facts and learned how i should obey the lord’s command it actually helped me. CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF YOU WONT REGRET IT;

  14. hailey
    May 18, 2011

    i dont think the world is going to end..!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  15. Nudibranch
    May 18, 2011

    At a loss for words, We’ll miss you.
    But if you’re still here the day after. Perhaps you’ll be more tolerant of those who dont believe your raving BS.

  16. huh
    May 18, 2011

    i hear dem disciples that was preaching about the world coming to an end there somewhere in japan making their ark so they well good dere…if YOUR world going to end give me your bank acount nah i well want the money where i be there……… :lol:

  17. Jewel
    May 18, 2011

    OK, we all know that the world is coming to an end someday, right…. when, no one knows and i emphasize that. If he wanted us to know…he would give us the exact year, day, date, and time. I believe that there is allot to be fulfilled before the father comes. And i don’t believe he will come in my time, hell no! If you choose to believe that the end is on May 21, then stop working, give away all your money and other possessions to charity, and you are free to die on May 21. By the way, let me know what heaven looks like when u get there, lol 8)

    • Anonymous
      May 20, 2011

      They did give a time which is 6:00 standard buy don’t no if its new york standard or seattle standard . I don’t believe the worlds going to end!!!

  18. Delices Passe
    May 18, 2011

    Garcon mwen ka wee. You all are very funny. If I did not know my bible I would believe that crap but according to my bible no man knows the hour when Christ will return. I think the only ones scared are the ones who have not been saved. Those who are saved and knows the word will laugh. FALSE PROPHETS THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE!!!

  19. girl
    May 18, 2011

    NO ONE KNOWS NOT EVER THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN KNOW, ONLY THE ALMIGHTY. HE COMES
    WHEN WE’VE NOT EXPECTING. WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED AND BE READY BECAUSE HE IS
    THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS THE DAY AND THE HOUR.

  20. me anastasia
    May 18, 2011

    uh i will do something wat up wit the world ending????

    I I

    0

    O o O o O o O o O o O o O o P.S. CREEPED OUT!

  21. um....... you will see it in my comment.
    May 18, 2011

    I can only say about five things.

    #1. I’m terrified. :(
    #2. I’m to young to die. I’m only 10 what up? :cry:
    #3. I thought I’ll at least live until I’m 100 or something. :-P
    #4. If this is a lie I’m frickin mad. :-x
    #5. There were rumors about a lot of things how do you people know it’s gonna end may 22nd 2011 or 2012 whats up with that? :-|

    • drew
      May 19, 2011

      hey man the world isnt going to end god told mathew these exact words “So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

      Matthew 24:44

    • Anonymous
      May 20, 2011

      i know people say it’s going to end may 21 2011 or 12-21-13 make up your mind already people

    • ToTheHeavens1992
      May 21, 2011

      You shouldn’t be worried about this bc if it does happen the innocent will die in eternal happiness & the bad people will suffer for three months(If it is in fact true). Also you shouldn’t be mad if it dosnt come true bc you will be able to live out your life. I wouldn’t be worried about it buddy bc god said no man will know when the world will come to an end. =]

  22. Out of South City
    May 18, 2011

    When will we believe the truth? There was not even a person in history by the name of Jesus Christ. This is just European propaganda. The name of the messiah was Yahshuea Hamasheiak and he was a Hebrew. We have been so gullible by this Christian doctrine that we can’t even accept or hear the truth.

  23. aheeeeee
    May 18, 2011

    I JUST PAYED MY ELECTRICITY BILL, SO I CAN SEE THE LIGHT WHEN I CLIMB THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN….AND IF THE WORLD COME TO AN END! IT MIGHT BE A BLESSING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION, CAUSE THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR INTERNET, CELL PHONE OR SCIENTIST. OUR GENERATION IS A LITTLE TOO BRAINWASH….EVEN GOD NEEDS A CHANGE..

    GOD I SAY DO WHAT’S BEST, CAUSE YOU KNOW BEST……AND IF YOU’RE COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN! I WILL TAKE THE FLIGHT WITH YOU……

  24. safemoon
    May 18, 2011

    listen they said judgement day May the 21 not the coming of the king the coming of the king is october the 21 but i quess when that day reach they will not know cause they will be so bussy spreading the news they wont even know.they are all false prophet they satans ppl.

  25. BLAZE
    May 18, 2011

    SOOOOO…..THE 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS OF THE FLOOD WAS 40,000 DAYS AND 40,000 NIGHTS THEN??

  26. The King Is Coming!!
    May 18, 2011

    Many people behave like they scared. Ask the false prophets that spreading the lies for their cell numbers so you can call them on May 22nd.
    Many people believe that, but they are still praying, “World without end, Amen”. Read your Bible and you will know the sings of the Lords coming, and no one will know. My advise, fell free, repent, receive him as your Lord and Savior, give your life over to Him, and wait joyfully for his return. Its worth it. There is no fear in the Lord, he gives to his own, power, a sound mind.

    Repent nation of dominica, it could be today or tomorrow.

  27. mother
    May 18, 2011

    With all these said i would like to encourage everyone to repent and turn from their sins so you are ready whenever this day comes.

  28. .
    May 18, 2011

    stupes

  29. hmmmmmmmmmm
    May 18, 2011

    well i am ready when ever my lord is ready for me eh

  30. CLAIRVOYANCE
    May 18, 2011

    where in the bible does it say that jesus is the one coming back?

    • Francis Francis chicago
      May 18, 2011

      2 peter 3;3-13 Christ will fulfill his promise to return .

      • CLAIRVOYANCE
        May 19, 2011

        i read the whole chapter and nothing in there said christ is the one coming! it only mentioned the fulfillment of the promise of someone coming but made no mention that it is jesus christ… come again with that!

        • Francis Francis chicago
          May 19, 2011

          2 peter 3 – 13

        • CLAIRVOYANCE
          May 19, 2011

          that is what i read francis……and nothing in there said jesus is returning…

          Francis Francis chicago Reply:
          May 18th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

          2 peter 3;3-13 Christ will fulfill his promise to return .

          nothing in the scripture you quoted made the above statement.

  31. Francis Francis chicago
    May 18, 2011

    Well that day the lord will come unexpectedly like a thief in the night . Do the holy bible say that , but of that day and hour NO one knows, not even the angels in heaven, but my father only . I believe JESUS WAS SPEAKING. what up with muslim always.

  32. fire
    May 18, 2011

    So if i’m alive on the 22nd. i’m in heaven???

  33. Why?
    May 18, 2011

    Why don’t people of this world just live for Christ and stop speculating when his coming will be? For no one, i say no one know when this day will be but Christ himself.

  34. nana
    May 18, 2011

    from wat i have read and understood Judgement day is believed to be on may 21….not the end of the world….the difference being that from judgement day there will be natural and man made disasters of all sorts and the actual end of the worl will be on October 21, 2011…to each his own…if this is what these ppl believe then at least they have faith in something…

    • Delices Passe
      May 18, 2011

      sad to say it’s the wrong something. God does not like jesting and false prophecy in his name.

  35. domcan
    May 18, 2011

    Matthew 24:36.
    But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only

    NUFF said

  36. Eagleye
    May 18, 2011

    Hi Folks, People should not even comment on such rubbish.

  37. 4runner
    May 18, 2011

    10000 people died in Japan: the end was then!
    250000 in haiti: The end was then!
    300,000 december 2004 then end was then!

    for all these people the world came to a drammatic end.

    the dinosaurs where carrying on a normal. then the end came.

    when will our end come??

    • Trinity
      May 18, 2011

      And yet the world keeps spinning, it keeps revolving around the sun, the sun keeps spinning around the Milky Way galaxy and the galaxy hurdles through space.

      As you rightly said the end is whenever each individual bites the bullet, yet others continue carrying on. Besides the end is only the beginning.

  38. garfunkel
    May 18, 2011

    Well the one thing we do not have to worry about is making a will. Noone will be left to leave anything for.

  39. zuma
    May 18, 2011

    just to metion that the *world will not end* as it is written

    its the people that will no longer be present

  40. real recognize real
    May 18, 2011

    this is rich! so im stil trying to figure out how the flood and when it happened has anything to do with judgment day. especially since God said he would never again destroy the earth by water.

    AND these people dont use the Bible for reference so how can they say “Christ” is returning? you cant dis-ssociate Christ from His Word if you want to be taken seriously.

    a few comments before mine have the very thing that proves these people wrong, so let me add another: 1 Thessalonians 5:2 “For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night”
    how many people caluclate and can say they KNOW when a theif will break into their houses? NO ONE CAN!!!

    so people stop looking for the end of the world (which consequently isnt even goin to happen at the same time the rapture happens). give you lives over to Christ and live for Him, then you wont have to worry what’s gonna happen to you when He comes back

  41. what i hearing dee
    May 18, 2011

    :lol: best dem man go an sitdown in JAIL :twisted: how scientice know is not true

  42. m
    May 18, 2011

    I’ll post my thoughts on the 22nd…

    • John Brown
      May 18, 2011

      This is the best comment i have read on this story, I also will be posting my thoughts on the 22nd.

    • P Girl
      May 18, 2011

      I love this, share the same sentiment

    • Anonymous
      May 18, 2011

      You know on the 22nd they gonna come up with all kinds of stupid reasons why the end didn’t come right. Them bunch of anti Christ

      • Lizavier4Jesus
        May 18, 2011

        Okay guys! Stop that! Let us not assume or figure out anything now, okay!

  43. Jayson
    May 18, 2011

    I’m sure we will all be ok, just like when the world was going to end in 2000, 2006, and 2008.

    • i am 13 years old
      May 18, 2011

      is true every year they would say the world going and end no sense all i can say peps our hear the same thing u does do on saturdays do it

  44. wey wey mama
    May 18, 2011

    I’M SO TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT MAY 21 2011 NOT EVEN GABRIEL NOR THOSE ANGEL BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF HIM KNOWS THE HOUR OR TIME HE COMETH….WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MAY 21 2011 REACHES AND NOTHING TAKES PLACE????????LOOKS LIKE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER JIM JONES, POISON HIS FOLLOWERS AND DIE

  45. Just saying
    May 18, 2011

    Q: If you make up a story and then believe in it like it is the ultimate truth, what does that make you?
    A: Crazy? No…religious!!!

  46. ANTIGUAN
    May 18, 2011

    GIVE ME A BREAK…….THIS IS JUST A PUBLICITY STUNT……

  47. Jespen
    May 18, 2011

    STUPES. They are just looking for their five minutes. “No man knows the day nor the hour of the return.”

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