Christian Movement Preparing for End of Days

Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:17 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some believers are shutting themselves inside to pray as they wait for the world's end. Others are meeting with their children for tearful last lunches, and preparing to leave behind pets and be swept up to heaven.

An independent California preacher who predicts Judgment Day will arrive Saturday has amassed a global following. He believes it will likely start as it become 6 p.m. in the world's various time zones.

Eighty-nine-year-old Harold Camping has built a nonprofit ministry based around his apocalyptic prophesy.

The retired engineer will be awaiting Jesus Christ's return for the second time. Camping says his earlier apocalyptic prediction in 1994 didn't come true because of a mathematical error.

Skeptics are throwing Rapture-themed parties to celebrate what hosts expect will be the failure of Camping's prophesy.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

AirAsia Plane With 162 on Board Missing en Route to Singapore

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 22:54 PM

An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore Sunday morning, officials an . . .

US Mission in Havana to Become Embassy

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 21:11 PM

A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's  . . .

Yes-We-Can President Faces Twilight of Maybes

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 17:43 PM

It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved