Thursday, December 2, 2010

May 21 2011, The end of the world?

Well that is what a group in Nashville are saying. Family Radio Network has purchased space on 40 billboards in Nashville to advertise the date.

Here is what some of what the article has to say.

A widespread ad campaign popping up on Music City roadsides claims the end of the world is just six months away. Some call it a scare tactic or publicity stunt, but the group behind this message claim it's very real. They cite the Bible and the book of revelations (sic) which states Jesus will return to earth. For Christians waiting for a signal of the time, the date, or perhaps even a sign from a above? There's now a crystal clear one on billboards all across Nashville.

The Christian nonprofit, Family Radio Worldwide, who sponsored these ads said they know exactly when the apocalypse is coming, and it's May 21, 2011. The 89-year old director behind Family Radio is so sure of this date, they put up 40 billboards here Nashville and hundreds more all around the globe to give folks an ample warning. "This is the day, this is really the day this is not a joke," said Tom Evans, a spokesperson for the organization.

There is also a video on the News 5 site you can watch.

While I can appreciate the groups enthusiasm about and commitment to scripture, I can't help but wonder why this is wrong and unhelpful on so many levels. The question, of course, is what will they do or say when May 21 comes and goes? I remember being at a Christian music fest in August 1988 and receiving a flyer with "88 reasons why Jesus will return in 1988." According to the flyer, Jesus was to return in September of 1988.

I don't think I missed it and somehow I doubt I will miss this one too.


For how we should live and act after the rapture does NOT happen, read here.

34 comments:

  1. There has been one of these billboards just down the road from me for about six months. The radio station it advertises for plays really bad music. It was such a random day that no one has paid any attention to it. I don't even know of any local churches that are supporting it. Seems like a big waste of time and money.

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  2. Oh - and it is also nice that they abuse the genre of wisdom literature in their proof-texting of Ecclesiastes 8:5..."He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure." (NASB). This is in the context to obedience to a the 'king'!

    Oh well. I guess that they haven't taken any courses on Biblical Hermeneutics/Exegesis. Too bad for all the people they have influence over...I think that the Bible also says something significant about those teachers who lead people astray... :-)

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  3. Their is a billboard off of I-76 between Kent and Tallmadge going westbound that says Judgement day is coming may 21st, 2011.

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  4. well at least we don't have long to wait, i can probably put off getting my car serviced.

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  5. I guess there's no need to put in applications for school. I guess no reason to go into work either.

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  6. Isn't May of 2011 a little early according to the Mayan 2012 end of the world?

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  7. The Mayan end-of-the-world date of December 2012 must be the back-up plan. When all else fails, have a back-up plan...

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  8. After seeing this billboard there is no doubt absolute no excuse to not stand before God believing in Christ. "I even put billboards out to get your attention!" The date coming and going is irrelevant, it's another way the Lord can reach out to lost people. Only believers that understand the scripture will see this and qualm, but the unbeliever will be enticed and faced with the gospel.

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  9. I Believe that the world is going to end when god wants it to end.

    i dont believe in stuff like that

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  10. I pray every night hoping this is all not true . I tell god a new reason every night as to why the world should not end . Tonight i will pray tomorrow i will pray and on may 21st i will pray.

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  11. I wonder why they do not look at Revelation and see that the temple will be rebuilt before Jesus returns (this among other signs). We are in the beginning birth pangs but to state a date is dangerous, only the Father knows the exact date, we can see the season.

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  12. toda forma de atrair pessoas para o evangelho. é bem vinda

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  13. all these religious people who think their better than everyone else...no God has not given you insight beyong everyone else... follow your bible- it says only god knows the time and date, do not believe those who come and tell you otherwise, only god knows the exact time and date ,- get on with living life as he wants us to and forget about dying..

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  14. why is everyone believe a tribe called the Mayan people, they were sun worshipers, who sacrified humans to the sun How is this holy?? just because they ended their calender on 2012 doesnt mean the world ends there, it just means they never went further with their calender..

    i thought we came a long way since christianity and the death of jesus christ.. but i guess people really are hard to teach.

    he told us in many ways in the bible that he only knows the time and date of the end. why are we all so gullible in believing theis nonsense.

    turn to christ and believe in him alone, only through him you will be saved, all thesse dates are fake and garbage.. go live your life in the name of the lord.. God Bless.

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  15. whether it is true or false i personally pray to god plz make this true save us from politicians

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  16. I THINK...IT IS TRUE.....THE END BEGIN......... AS TSUNAMI IN JAPAN..ND..STROM IN USA........ NOW THE MOST DENSITY AREA WILL BE DESTROYED BY NATURAL HAZARD....LIKE IN CHINA,INDIA,RUSSIA,USA etc....it is true that one day the world will be end....so stop pollution...save earth....

    THINK IT..........

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  17. reply to anup:
    wut?

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  18. beware of false prophets who teach contrary to the word of God. The Bible says that no man knoweth the hour, neither the Angels or Jesus. The time of Jesus appearing/second coming is only know by the God. There is always someone coming along trying to claim the end of the world. We should be ready always to give account of ourselves because Jesus could come at any moment.

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  19. Matthew 24:36 (New International Version)

    The Day and Hour Unknown

    36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[a] but only the Father.

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  20. God gave his word to man to keep us on the straight and narrow, not to put us astray. Stuff like this is not BIBLICAL IN THE SENSE! These people who post this crap are fear mongers hoping to make a buck. There is no comment so scripture in the bible that tells us when the end is coming. God did not put us on this earth then say "On May 21st 2011 I am going to kill all the unbelievers and save the believers" Sheep people just plain old sheep are the ones who follow this garbage. You can choose to live your life like God intended or you can wallow in fear and discomfort. God is not a fear mongering all mighty being, is is a symbol of love and trust. If you go to church and you believe this crap then you should be ashamed of yourself. You need to sit down and read the bible the way it was meant to be read, with love and pride in yourself and your fellow man. THE END IS NOT COMING OR WILL IT EVER COME IN OUR LIFETIMES!!!

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  21. So that is this Saturday! Are we supposed to do something or just wait?

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  22. Believe that the lord Jesus Christ is almighty and he is the son of god and he will someday comedown to save us. Only god knows when and will not cause harm to his own creations. No one is sure what will happen on this date,but always believe in him

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  23. Everyone who believes in Jesus Christ should be prepared for his return each and every day. everyday is a gift from God and is granted to us, not gauranteed to us. You guys should live everyday like it could be the end. Love your God first, and then your family and friends. Live by his word and believe him to be your savior and you will be saved from rapture and death. No one but the father knows when the end will be, therefore it could be tomorrow and we would never know until it happens. Just be prepared and you will no longer have to live in fear :)

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  25. Anonymous said...
    God gave his word to man to keep us on the straight and narrow, not to put us astray. Stuff like this is not BIBLICAL IN THE SENSE! These people who post this crap are fear mongers hoping to make a buck. There is no comment so scripture in the bible that tells us when the end is coming. God did not put us on this earth then say "On May 21st 2011 I am going to kill all the unbelievers and save the believers" Sheep people just plain old sheep are the ones who follow this garbage. You can choose to live your life like God intended or you can wallow in fear and discomfort. God is not a fear mongering all mighty being, is is a symbol of love and trust. If you go to church and you believe this crap then you should be ashamed of yourself. You need to sit down and read the bible the way it was meant to be read, with love and pride in yourself and your fellow man. THE END IS NOT COMING OR WILL IT EVER COME IN OUR LIFETIMES!!!

    it is nice t o know that there are believer in the would like me but don't be so shore the end is not in our time in fact my mum and time it is possible


    from mike

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  26. Matthew 24:36. It's important to read.

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  27. If we all pray the world is not going to end.... at least, not until 21 November 2011.....( 5 months of pain if it's true) But let;s hope for the best.
    The world is going to end when Jesus Christ is coming back to earth, and then the Anti-Christ will come to earth and as the bible says.. there will be the Holy War

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  28. Call China if anything happens to them yet?

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  29. My daughter said people are actually quitting their jobs. I hope the people needing jobs will hurry and acquire those jobs and let the ones that tossed their jobs aside be the ones worrying about paying for food for a while.

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  30. i dont believe in this saying beceuse god only knows what will happen to us. if you beleive in god you dont need to worry everything. all we have to do is pray. stop scaring to everyone.because it will not help to our every day living...

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  31. If The Bible says that God said that no one can know when the end will come, how do we get a date from The Bible in which God already said no one can know? Doesn't make sense, if you believe in the word then how do believe in that date? God has said everything that he wanted to say in The Bible the way he wanted to say it, how does anyone decipher a code to get a date when God could've just gave a date? Or Jesus could've said I'll be back on this date!

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  32. How'd the end of the world work out for ya?

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  33. Wow I neva even heard of this date till jus yesterday...

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