End of the world date amended to ‘soon’
Chris McCann, above, a Christian doomsday buffoon who predicted that Planet Earth would be totally destroyed by fire on October 7, has expressed ‘surprise’ that nothing happened on Destruction Wednesday.
The Guardian reports that McCann, head of the E Bible Fellowship based in Philadelphia, says that more Bible study is needed before a fresh date can be set for Armageddon, but that he’s convinced that we don’t have long to wait before it really happens.
McCann originally told the Guardian that by Thursday the world would be “gone forever: annihilated”. He based his claim on an earlier prediction by Christian radio host Harold Camping, above, who said the world would end on 21 May 2011.
When that turned out to be incorrect, Camping revised his prediction to October 2011. That also turned out to be incorrect, and the old nutbag retired from public life soon after. He died in 2013, at the age of 93.
The E Bible Fellowship believed that Camping’s 21 May 2011 was actually “judgment day”. The fellowship thus claimed the world would end 1,600 days from that date: hence 7 October 2015.
McCann said “one of the big pieces of evidence” in his prediction was that October 7, 2015 was the last day of the Feast of the Tabernacles, or Sukkot. (Most online sources say Sukkot ended on 5 October.)
Once the last day of the feast passed it soon became apparent that we were incorrect about the world’s conclusion.
He now says that God only knows when the world will end but is certain that it will happen “soon”.
So we’ll keep studying the Bible to see what we can learn.
E Bible Fellowship yesterday denied any lying or deceit, discussed a “Plan B” and issued this warning:
The world today is populated by a generation of people that has outdone all past generations for wickedness. It tends to view a ‘passed date’ for its end as some sort of victory and celebrates it as though it means it will now never end.
And yet, the truth is that the world is in its death throes. A date of destruction given to the world (like October 7th, 2015) is like a man with a terminal disease that was given a short time to live his Dr (sic).
The man passes the 6 months (or year) he was told. Yet the prognosis hasn’t changed. He’s still terminally ill. It’s still certain he will die from his disease. It’s just a matter of when that remains in question.