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.
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.
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.
Read a later post on why I am not concerned about May 21st when I read Bible prophecy.
For how we should live and act after the rapture does NOT happen, read here.