According to a GMA TV news headline I read last Thursday, a US-based Christian group began preaching the end of the world - on May 21, 2011 at sunset to be exact.
Prior to this news, (which I didn't know then, by the way) I was having some personal problems 2-3 weeks ago. They were so strong that I decided to fast and pray about it. I was strengthened afterward. This happened during the time Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding and the next day's Beatification of Pope John Paul II. Something with those events struck me as strange, reminding me of end-time message seminars I've attended in 1999.
(I wish I could share some more of my insights in this, but I do not want to mislead people. Many people are already led astray today by those who misuse figurative prophecies in the Bible. I do not want to add more to that. )
Anyway, just would like to share the websites I visited via Google. These are all just for info, only by reading God's Word could we discern if their claims are true:
Family Radio by Harold Camp (understandably the leading site on Google today regarding May 21 )
May 21, 2011 is not the day. It could be any day even, it's that near. "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father" - Mark 13:32
We should be happy that Jesus is coming soon. The signs are so evident that these are the birth pains mentioned in the Bible.
From the recent calamities and wars, I've been concerned with my friends and relatives in all places affected. I thank the Lord that He has kept them safe. There are still so many people who are not prepared for the Second Coming, and I include them in my prayers. I also pray for people who accepted Christ yet are now so-called "backsliders" (I honestly do not like that term). I used to be a backslider, and it was the worst chapter of my life, it was by constant prayers and God's restoration and grace that led me to go back. At this time, I am humbled and admit, yes, it's difficult because of the trials - especially those that hit hard, but God is alive and helps us overcome. As our minister would say, it's not how many times you fell but how many times you got up to finish the good fight of faith.