End of the world NOT coming May 21, evangelical minister and author Steve Wohlberg says

May 20th, 2011 by Staff

www.nydailynews.com – As people across the globe wait to see if the world will end Saturday, one evangelical minister says don’t panic because it won’t happen.

Well, not yet, anyway.

“Nobody knows the exact day when these things are going to happen,” Steve Wohlberg, who has written more than two dozen books about the End of Days, told the Daily News Thursday.

Wohlberg believes the theory that the world will end on May 21, a date set by 89-year-old Family Radio founder Harold Egbert Camping, is “flat-out wrong.”

“He is misinterpreting the Bible,” he said. “He’s a false teacher.”

Wohlberg argues that Camping is taking advantage of the present climate of fear. From earthquakes in Japan to storms in the southern United States to violence around the globe, people are growing concerned.

“They’re looking at all of these disasters and everything that’s going on in the planet, and this is creating a climate of deep interest in Biblical prophecy,” he said. “I think that Camping is tapping into that interest, but he’s wrong.”

Wohlberg said the Bible does not give a date for the end of the world and Camping’s system for determining the date is based on “speculation” that’s a mixture of truth and fiction.

As a result, he “makes Christians out to be a laughing stock.”

So why do people seem to believe him?

“He’s very charismatic,” Wohlberg said. Plus, “the climate that we’re living in with so many things happening in the world lends itself to people believing something is going to happen.”

The author of “The Rapture Delusions” also argues that “human beings are gullible.”

Unfortunately, when Sunday, May 22, comes and the world has not ended, Wohlberg fears the worst.

“There’s a danger [his followers are] going to be disillusioned with the Bible,” he said. “They are going to give up on God and the Bible and throw in the towel.”

And those who surrendered money and property to Camping will find themselves in financial hardships, Wohlberg said.

“In my mind, Harold Camping has quite an account to render with God when judgment day comes,” he said.

However, Wohlberg doesn’t believe we’re out of the woods just yet. The radio host and speaker still believes we are in the End of Days.

“I feel like the signs are thickening around us that we’re heading towards a crisis,” he said.


3 Responses

  1. Douglas

    The Bible also worns people of false prophecy and this is a good example of it. No one knows when it will happened not even gods son. So how does this guy know. Really!

  2. Johnny D

    Damn….that was gonna’ be my pick-up line tonight. End of the world tomorrow….mite’ as well give me a crak’ at that crack.

  3. sota

    dont drink the kool-aid!

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