98 Percent of Bible Readers do not Believe Judgment Day is Saturday, May 21, 2011

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LONGVIEW, Wash. – In a poll conducted on May 16th, visitors to the King James Bible Online (kingjamesbibleonline.org) website and Facebook page were asked, “When do you think Judgment Day is?” The three choices offered were: “May 21, 2011”, “December 21, 2012”, or “No one knows, but God.” Of the 179 respondents, 176, or approximately 98 percent, marked “No one knows, but God.” Three respondents, or approximately 2 percent, chose May 21, 2011 as Judgment Day. No respondents chose December 21, 2012.

The poll was taken as a measure of recent claims about this Saturday being Judgment Day. According to Harold Camping and the Family Radio organization, at 6pm this Saturday, a violent earthquake will strike, marking the beginning of Judgment Day. The description on the Family Radio website explained, “On May 21st, Judgment Day will begin and the rapture (the taking up into heaven of God’s elect people) will occur… “ Camping previously predicted Judgment Day as being in 1994.

Judgment Day Poll
A poll on Facebook was conducted on May 16th for when Judgment Day may occur - Hi-Res Image for Media Use
The questions from the website poll allowed respondents to type open-ended responses about the Judgment Day predictions. One such response was from Sarah King, a King James Bible reader from Avondale, Ariz., who said, “The Bible strictly states that no one knows, not even Jesus Christ himself, when the judgment is. Man always wants to think that they know as much as God, but that will never be,” said King. “You are supposed to live each day as if were your last. Tomorrow is not promised.”

Other respondents directed their comments specifically toward Harold Camping. Nick Rivera, a Call Center Customer Care Agent from West Haven, Conn., said, “The Bible has a perfect prophetic track record, however, the same cannot be said for Camping who is batting zero due to previous failed predictions.” Rivera continued, “What good is the ‘date’ if you are not pointing to the way, the truth and the life and how to be prepared to meet Him (John 14:6).” Rivera said he will be attending his sister’s graduation this weekend.

Matthew 24:36 about Judgment Day
Matthew 24:36 text about Jesus's Return to Earth on Judgment Day (kingjamesbibleonline.org) - Hi-Res for Media Use
“This man is deceiving a lot of people [sic] especially the ones who does not know their Bible and unfortunately even some that do know the Word of God,” said Brenda Torres, a nanny from Queens, New York. Richard Harris, retired Bible reader from Katy, Texas, said, “I think they are being presumptuous, prideful and worldly. So many people want to change the Scriptures to confuse, confound or complicate the true Christian’s faith in God and His Word. Jesus tells us verbatim in Mark 13:32 that nobody but God Himself knows that day!” Harris said he plans to attend a men’s breakfast at his church this Saturday.

One of the respondents who chose “May 21, 2011” as being Judgment Day is Donald Cozzi, an Electronics Technician from York, Pennsylvania. Cozzi said, “I think Family Radio does not deserve all the credit for the May 21, 2011 message, many, many, have found this by careful study. This credit belongs to God for revealing this to all of us!” Cozzi has made “no special plans” for this coming Saturday.

Although most respondents were presumed to be King James Bible readers, the poll was unrestricted, allowing the general public to vote, including Facebook users who were not fans of the King James Bible page.

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19 thoughts on “98 Percent of Bible Readers do not Believe Judgment Day is Saturday, May 21, 2011”

  1. May God have mercy on whoever caused this 2% error to take root. Two weeks before Easter, I handed an Easter invitation to the security guard at my bank. He said he had been approached by someone telling him about the 21st.. he said he was fearful because he is 23 yrs old, & is just beginning to live. I began to share with him about the love of God, and how God would never mislead people. He accepted the invitation. I can tell you, I was angry inside for someone causing fear & doubt in a precious soul. I wonder what God thinks. Shalom.

  2. People keep thinking the rapture will happen every year or two and have been that way for probably centuries. Other doomsday predictions were:

    Jan. 1, 2001 – some thought this was the actual day of the end of the world, because there was no zero AD, but started with 1, so 1 + 2000 is 2001 AD.
    Jan. 1, 2000 – fanatics thought the computers would all fail and terrible things would trigger the collapse of society and end of the world
    May 21, 1994, then Dec. 31, 1994 – Harold Camping (again)
    Aug. 18, 1999. Charles Criswell King, an American psychic, said the world would end that day.
    1914: Armageddon – Jehovah’s Witness prediction
    Oct. 22, 1844. William Miller, Baptist, prediction

  3. Matt. 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, We are in beginning of sorrows, with wars and rumors of wars, false Christs, pestilence, earthquakes in divers places. When antichrist signs a 7 yr. peace treaty with Israel, THIS marks the beginning of TRIB. In the middle of the treaty, antichrist will break it, AT THIS TIME THE BRIDE IS RAPTURED, SATAN AND HIS ANGELS ARE CAST TO THE EARTH AND THE ABOMINATION THAT MAKES DESOLATE WILL OCCUR…THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF GREAT TRIB…In the chapters I gave it reveals AFTER THESE THINGS SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE SEEN IN THE CLOUDS….N O T B E F O R E. Praise the Lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world.

  4. Everyday is a potential day, but there are potential signs mentioned. Although i am wary of the tomarrow deadline (not a pun), i cant speak for others or play control freak–i do believe only God knows, it is written “like a thief in the night” and if you choose, so prepare. Worry is different from fear.

  5. I go with the Bible, only God knows the day and hour, I’ll trust in His Word, but when He is ready it will begin.

  6. i agree – the angels don’t know and Jesus does not know – GOD is the only one who knows the day and hour. i am ready when ever it happens – i have accepted Jesus as my personal savior. if you r worried about it perhaps it is time to make some changes in your life and seek out Jesus.

  7. Mark 13 :32+ Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
    Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

  8. Those people who believe that the “Judgment” is today are at the very least sincere and caring. We are judging and laughing at them, while they have been working hard and praying and witnessing to the rest of us. I too believe that they are mistaken, but I have no anger toward them. I will not call them foolish names, they care about others a lot more than I do. They are out in the world trying, at least, to improve it!

  9. If someone shows fear of something then they do not understand it. Stop being fearfull of the day Jesus returns to take his children home and embrace that wonderfull day. You need to read his own words where Jesus says that not even he know the day or hour that he will return and only his father GOD knows, so please stop listening to man who thinks he can guess GOD’s plan, stop being scared an be ready for his return.

  10. It’s past 6pm PST and there’s no earthquakes or rapture activity in this time zone (I don’t recall what time zone the 6pm prediction was for!).

    The lesson for the Family Radio organization is to trust God’s word and not man’s: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Mark-13-32/ – It’s a fact that no one knows when the rapture will happen. It could happen anytime, but will come like a thief in the night, so we should always be prepared.

    Have a great rest of your Saturday and savor the time God has given us!

  11. hi to all my christian brothers,. first i would say that as predicted by harold sir that the judgment day is coming at the 6 pm on 21 may saturday……. but i was waiting for this lovely event, but it does not happen, oh my GOD.
    bloody harold took water on my thought to see a judgement day,what a bad story created by harold and camping….. now they should take a bath and be shame feel

  12. i think all Christians does,nt think like that individual man…..
    he is the terrorist who create fear in the people of mind about a judgment day. i think that the fix date and time of the end of world is only in the knowledge of all mighty GOD. Harold does not able to mention the date of this day. he is a series joker i think….

  13. Jesus’s statement that no man knows the day or hour comes just two verses after his saying: “Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

    Generations of Christians have been forced to twist this in one of three ways.

    (1) They say that the things Jesus has been describing (such as the stars falling from heaven) really did happen in that generation, just metaphorically; that’s the view of preterism.

    (2) They say that “this generation” really means “that (future) generation”, despite no clear indication of such. (It would also go without saying; there is always a generation of people alive at any given time.)

    (3) They translate “generation” as something much bigger, such as the nation of Israel in general, despite nothing else in the text, or in Ancient Greek, suggesting that that’s a better interpretation than, well, “this generation”.

    Other parts of the Bible also quote Jesus as saying that among those listening to him were ones who would not taste death before seeing the apocalypse; this is the origin of the Medieval idea of the Wandering Jew, cursed to be immortal until Kingdom Come.

    Jesus’s and every other Biblical prophecy of end times, from Daniel to Revelation, also says it will happen soon. The two just seem to go together: declaring “This array of psychedelic imagery is exactly how the world will end”, and “pack your bags for it now.”

    Well, Earth has continued to exist for almost two thousand years after Jesus’s time on it, and there’s no reason to think that the twenty-first century will have the honor of being the last, which every Christian century thought of itself. Maybe what’s needed is just a bit more humility, more honesty, and more forward-thinkingness.

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