And that the fun begins tomorrow.
But why tomorrow? Why May 21? Harold Camping, the man who "established" this line of "reasoning", explains it here.
He writes that he knows the year of the great flood:
By careful study of the Bible we learn that in the year 4990 B.C. (Before Christ) God brought a flood of water and destroyed the entire earth except for eight people and the animals that were with them.And the date of the flood:
Seven days before the beginning of the Flood that completely covered the entire earth, God commanded Noah to warn the peoples of the world that they had seven days to get into the safety of the ark. The Holy Bible tells us that on the 17th day of the 2nd month of that year God shut the door of the ark. Then, the Flood began to completely cover the entire earth.Then from 2 Peter 2:3 he says that to God, a day equals a thousand years. He then adds 7,000 years to the date of the flood and comes up with...
Thus Holy God is showing us by the words of 2 Peter 3:8 that He wants us to know that exactly 7,000 years after He destroyed the world with water in Noah’s day, He plans to destroy the entire world forever. Because the year 2011 A.D. is exactly 7,000 years after 4990 B.C. when the flood began, the Bible has given us absolute proof that the year 2011 is the end of the world during the Day of Judgment, which will come on the last day of the Day of Judgment. [Italics in original]In a nutshell, that's it. Of course, I am not saying any of this is actually true.
But in this age of rejected official Birth Certificates, rejected climate science, rejected evolutionary science and other irrationally held incorrect beliefs, we can add how numbers were attached to the words of a very old book in order to "prove" the end of the entire universe.
We will all still be here on May 22, of course.