Stop everything! Christian group predicts end of the world will occur today
Our lovely blue planet may have scraped through the Blood Moon with a lot of effort, but it will annihilated today, according to the leader of a Christian group.
A Philadelphia-based religious group has predicted the end of the days will occur at some stage over the coming 18 hours or so.
The eBible Fellowship, basing its prediction on a previous claim the world was to end on 21 May, 2011, says the prediction is based on readings of the Bible.
Despite the previous claim made by Christian radio host and preacher Harold Camping being false, the group says it's certain today's the day.
“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,” said Chris McCann, the leader and founder of the fellowship.
“It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated.”
He added the earth will be consumed 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 believes the May, 2011 prediction was not altogether false but was the day God officially ceased selecting worshipers who will survive the impending apocalypse.
He added that God would take 1,600 days to to the non-believers before annihilating whoever was left on 7 October.
“There’s a strong likelihood that this will happen,” McCann said, but quickly reassured us all the opposite is still likely: “Which means there’s an unlikely possibility that it will not.”
Many scientists believe the earth will be obliterated by the sun as it expands and steadily roasts the planet, killing all life that will exist on it at that point.
McCann is right, in a way, that the planet will be annihilated by fire. But this probably won't happen for another 5 billion years (at least).