You might want to take the evening off from housework
If you have plans for Thursday you might want to move them forward a day, because a Christian group in the United Sates is predicting the end of the world, on Wednesday.
The eBible Fellowship, an online group based in Philadelphia (it does not call itself a church), is assuring anyone who will listen that October 7, 2015 is the end of the line for Earth.
The group have previously backed claims of the end of the world, on May 21 2011, but say this time they’re on the money.
“According to what the Bible is presenting it does appear that 7 October will be the day that God has spoken of: in which, the world will pass away,” Chris McCann, the leader and founder of the fellowship, told The Guardian.
“It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated.”
McCann says that, as he reads the Bible, the world will end “with fire”.
“God destroyed the first earth with water, by a flood, in the days of Noah. And he says he’ll not do that again, not by water. But he does say in 2nd Peter 3 that he’ll destroy it by fire,” McCann said.
In 2011, the warnings of the apocalypse were led by preacher Harold Camping, who spread his word through his radio station and thousands of billboards in cities across the United States. Camping’s group, the Family Radio Network, paid for much of the advertising through donations made by followers who quit their jobs and sold their possessions in preparation for the end of the world.
When the date came and went, without any noticeable end of days, Camping said he had been off by five months. Three weeks later he suffered a stroke. When the revised date came and went Camping admitted he had been wrong, saying “We humbly acknowledge we were wrong about the timing.”
McCann refers to Camping’s prediction and says it wasn’t entirely off, but was rather the day when god set about deciding which non-churchgoing people would be saved on October 7, 2015.
Of course, predictions of Judgment day are nothing new, and we're currently living under several.
Other outstanding predictions of doom include one from Kenton Beshore Kyle, pastor of the Mariners church in California, who predicts Jesus Christ is coming back sometime around 2021 (maybe later), after seven years of intense suffering around the globe.
The Messiah Foundation International, based in London, says an asteroid is headed for earth in 2026, with apocalyptic consequences.