The world will end today, Wednesday October 7, 2015. At least, according to an American online Christian group.
The eBible Fellowship, based in Philadelphia, originally predicted the world would end on May 21, 2011. They were mistaken. However, now they are saying with absolute certainty that the apocalypse is nigh. A great fire will wipe out civilizations the world over.
“According to what the Bible is presenting it does appear that Oct. 7 will be the day that God has spoken of, in which the world will pass away,” said Chris McCann, the leader and founder of the fellowship. “It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated.”
The groups predictions are loosely based on the predictions made by California Christian radio host Harold Camping- the first to claim that the world would end on May 21, 2011. When May 21 came and went, many assumed Camping had been totally wrong.
Yet, according to the eBible Fellowship, Camping was only partially incorrect. May 21, 2011 was God’s Judgment Day. The real doomsday comes 1600 days after judgment day says the Bible. That would make the end of the world occur on October 7, 2015.
God has used this interim time to determine which souls should be saved, which souls could be redeemed, and which souls would suffer eternal damnation.
McCann derived the 1600 day interlude from a mathematical formula based on Biblical verses and a rough estimate as to when Noah’s flood occurred.
The eBible Fellowship’s prediction of the end of the world comes just a week after the blood moon of September 27 that had many people forecasting the end was near. This particular blood moon was spectacular because it was a lunar eclipse combined with a super moon.
Some religious leaders have put forward the claim that a blood moon can set off a chain of events that could ultimately end civilization within seven years time.
Scientists also have predictions for when and how the apocalypse will come about. The most supported hypothesis is that the sun will slowly increase in temperature, expanding as it does so. Eventually, it will swallow up the planet Earth and much of the rest of the solar system. According to their mathematical calculations, this could happen in as little as 7.6 billion years time. Experts are not certain if this will result in a May 21 or October 7 doomsday date.
It should be noted that the eBible Fellowship is not a religion but a online organization that meets once a month.