JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- In the Christian faith it is believed that one day Jesus Christ will return to save those who believe in Him. It is a date, according to Bible scholars, that only God knows.
Harold Camping, a minister from California says Judgment Day will be Saturday, May 21st.
Ken Gore heads up the Christian Ministries Program at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. Judgment Day prophesy is kind of a hobby for him. He says the term for people who think they can predict the end of the world is called "escatomania"
Harold Camping appears to be the latest in a long line of escatomaniacs.
From the Y2K doomsayers to Edgar Whisenant who said end times would be in 1988 and then later 1989; all the way back to the Apostle Paul who thought it would happen in his lifetime.
This Judgment Day prediction isn't Camping's first. Seventeen years ago he said September 6th 1994 would be the day.
Camping says he arrived at the May 21st prophesy by using a mathematical formula he deciphered from the Bible saying there would be 722,500 days between the atonement of Christ and his return. According to Camping, day number 722,500 is Saturday, May 21st.