False Predictions for 2011



While the COGwriter page tends to focus on the teachings of those with a COG background, it is not just those who have become heretics that have made false predictions.  Others who CLAIM to believe the Bible without a COG background have frequently done so.

There are several who have made false predictions for 2011.

Probably the one with the largest following is Harold Egbert Camping of Family Radio.  Here are some of his predictions which will be proven false in late May and October of 2011:

As we have noted, God further solidifies or locks in this date, May 21, 2011, by placing the day of shutting the door, when the rapture will occur, on the 17th day of the second month of the Biblical calendar. Significantly, the number 17 links perfectly to the fact of the rapture because spiritually, the number 17 signifies heaven. Moreover, the number 2 (second month) spiritually identifies with those who have been commissioned to bring the Gospel. Is it not amazing that they will be raptured on the 17th day of the second month? Is that coincidental? We also have learned that the last day of the earth’s existence, October 21, 2011, is the 23rd day of the seventh month of the Biblical calendar. The number 23 normally signifies God’s wrath being poured out. The number 7 (seventh month) signifies the perfect fulfillment of God’s purposes. Could this also be coincidental, that the final completion of God’s punishment on the unsaved occurs in the seventh month on a day that features the number 23, which is a number that completely identifies with God’s wrath, thus signifying God’s perfect wrath on the unsaved?  (Camping H.  We are Almost There! 2008 edition, p. 61-62)

Jesus will not return on May 21, 2011 nor will the world end on October 21, 2011.  Harold Camping is into his own calculations so much that he overlooks scriptures and other facts which prove him to be in error.  But because he has a large following, I suspect that after he is proven to be wrong again (he had predictions related to 1994 that also did not come to pass), he will turn people off on Bible prophecy (cf. 2 Peter 3:3-4).

Note: There are several websites that are pointing to the May 21, 2011 “rapture” date that seem to be supportive of Harold Camping, and not all mention his name.  Of course, no matter how many websites insist on May 21, 2011, Jesus cannot return then.  It is too early (it is not even the date of Pentecost, which is relevant because Harold Camping insists in some of his other writings that Jesus will return on Pentecost–which for the record, Pentecost will be on June 12th in 2011).

Now there is another blogger, not directly tied to Harold Camping who claims, REVEALED! Oct. 21st, 2011- The Beginning of the 1260 Great Tribulation Period The blogger also states:

My opinion and speculating about this date October 21, 2011 is that the world will not come to a complete end but a large solar flare will hit Earth on that day…

But October 21, 2011 will not be the date that the Great Tribulation begins.  And while it is remotely possible that a large solar flare could hit the earth that day, let me simply state that the rationale given for the Great Tribulation to begin then is not consistent with other portions of the Bible.

A “Pastor Harry Walther” of “Church of Philadelphia Internet” claims through his understanding of the so-called “Bible code” that the “rapture” may be June 8 or 9 in 2011 (http://www.satansrapture.com/harry2010.htm viewed 11/03/10).  I denounced him about a year ago (he claimed that “Wormwood” of Revelation 8:10-11 would hit the earth in 2010 amongst other false predictions), and he will be wrong about the “rapture” in 2011.

Another website (seems related to a David Wilkerson, but the relationship might be distant), asks 3.5 year Great Tribulation: Apr, 2011Sep, 2014 ? (http://www.888c.com/GTbeg2011.htm). 

No, the answer is that it cannot.

While the end of the world as we know it will occur, it cannot happen in 2011.  As I have documented in my article Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011 or 2012? while the events necessary for the “beginning of sorrows” are there, those necessary for the Great Tribulation to begin simply have not progressed far enough for it to begin this year.

Those who seriously would like to compare various predictions and how they align (or in certain cases do not align) with Bible prophecy should check out my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect as it seems to be the most documented book on the market to do so.

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