This past week, I’ve been waking up to the news, huge colorful ads in newspapers and groups of people in the streets passing out literature reporting that Judgement Day will take place on May 21st, which is just a mere two days away. For those who believe in God, the coming back of Christ is not an event to fear, but rather a long anticipated event that wasn’t tied to any particular time and date. I’m not the one to believe everything that I see and hear, but my curiosity definitely led up to check out a pamphlet I picked up while walking through Times Square. So why are so many people are talking about the world ending on May 21, 2011?
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.
The idea of the end of the world has been a subject of great speculation, ridicule, general discussion, fascination and fancy for 2,000 years—ever since Jesus Christ announced He would return to Earth. Judgement day has gone from being the subject of some of the most popular movies to thousands of people actually spreading the theory that the end of the world will occur this Saturday. As the movement spreads, will you take notice? What do you think will happen… is the end near? Are you laughing at this hoax theory?