End of the world on Wednesday, says religious group

A lunar eclipse from Sydney on Aug. 28, 2007.
 A lunar eclipse from Sydney on Aug. 28, 2007.

Photo courtesy of Peter Gaylard, via Wikimedia Commons

A lunar eclipse from Sydney on Aug. 28, 2007.

Have any plans for Wednesday, Oct. 7?

You better cancel them. That’s because the eBible Fellowship website, based in Sharon Hill, Pa., is predicting the world will be annihilated on Wednesday.

“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,” church founder Chris McCann told The Guardian.

“It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated,” he said.

McCann claims to have studied the Bible and extrapolated from a previous claim that the world was ending on May 21, 2011, that the correct date is actually Oct. 7.

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It’s based partly on the blood moon — a lunar eclipse combined with a super moon, which occurred on Sept. 27.

“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 said.

Don’t worry, there’s still some wiggle room for redemption — or a day after tomorrow.

“There’s a strong likelihood that this will happen,” McCann said. “Which means there’s an unlikely possibility that it will not.”


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  • Statistically, the world might end today but it won’t because of some god or some blood moon:

    What we do know: (from the fields of astrophysics, biology, biochemistry, archeology, nuclear physics, geology and the history of religion)

    1. The Sun will burn out in 3-5 billion years so we have a time frame.

    2. Asteroids continue to circle us in the nearby asteroid belt.

    3. One wayward rock and it is all over in a blast of permanent winter.

    4. There are enough nuclear weapons to do the same job.

    5. Most contemporary NT exegetes do not believe in the Second Coming so apparently there is no concern about JC coming back on an asteroid or cloud of raptors/rapture.

    6. All stars will eventually extinguish as there is a limit to the amount of hydrogen in the universe. When this happens (100 trillion years?), the universe will go dark. If it does not collapse and recycle, the universe will end.

    Continued below:

  • 7. Super, dormant volcanoes off the coast of Africa and under Yellowstone Park could explode cataclysmically at any time ending life on Earth.

    Bottom line: our apocalypse will start between now and 3-5 billion CE. The universe apocalypse, 100 trillion years?‎
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    Rabbi Paul, book by worProfessor Bruce Chilton

  • I’ve just handed my car in for a service, so this may be good news as I may not have to pay my bill. However, one tiny issue may be that …in some time zones, it is already October 8th. So which time zone was God’s clock running on??? EST ???

  • “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” – Matthew 24:36

  • Well I’m still here.. I personally don’t believe in most of this nonsense, but I always like to think it’s better to be prepared than caught with my pants down.. I actually just did a review on this amazing prep book that teaches you how to survive an impending EMP attack, it was such a good read and i can honestly say I’m prepared for anything now. you can check it out here if you’d like!

  • Bible-cultists are an embarrassment to the faith.

    Sometimes I wish the Bible were still available only in Greek, so that people needed a serious education before reading it.

  • “The world will not end today.”

    Can you ever really state that with 100% certainty? I think the only two things you could say with 100% certainty are:

    1. “It is extremely improbable that the world will end today due to the many hypothetical causes we currently know about.”


    2. “The world will not end today because a Christian says so.”

  • I mentioned that the Messiah has already come (the Messiah of the 2nd Advent – the Messiah of the 7th Millennium).

    He said that His coming brought a new era or age that commenced in 1844 C.E. and this new era would last for at least 500 more millennia.

    If you are interested in probabilities, watch the video titled “Bible Prophecy and Mathematical Probabilities” through the channel “IntegralDestiny9” on YouTube.

  • Do these guys ever get tired of being wrong? I seem to recall a passage in the Bible that says no one can know when the end will come. Was there an asterix that I missed?

  • Ted, judging from your bevy of ignorant posts on Scripture, the less you say on biblical illiteracy, the better.

  • Self-styled Bible doomer prophets have a bizarre kinship with environmental extremists who have spent the past half century predicting all sorts of environmental disasters which never transpired.

  • Christian privilege includes having a nut-case Christian group in the news, and the headline here omits the word “Christian”. We wouldn’t want to have any headline that might be embarrassing to Christians, after all. If it were any other religion, that’d be in the headline.

  • The Bible verse states that no one knows the hour. But the Bible does give the year. See the video titled “Christ Has Returned” accessible through the channel “IntegralDestiny9” through

    The year was 1844 C.E. / A.D., by the way.

  • Could you imagine living a life of constantly trying to figure out when the Earth’s doomsday will be?

    It’s super frustrating, it’s almost like the little boy who cried wolf. So many people have tried to claim they know over the past several years. But any TRUE religious person can tell you that not a single soul knows when exactly this world be flipped upside down.. There’s no need to get people all frantic and freaked out, live life and enjoy it. If you’re a believer of God, you have nothing to worry about anyways. Studying too hard into stuff like this is enough to drive anyone crazy

  • I wouldnt say that showing up with choirs of angels saying you are God With Us is coming like a thief in the night.

  • Thursday morning, and we’re still here.

    Looks like the Bible-cultists remain the village idiots of Christianity.

  • Well, I’m reading this article on Oct. 8, so I can assume that, yet again, the Bible has given out false information. Imagine that.

  • Doom-and-gloomers of all types are usually wrong in their prognostications.

    I would like to take the self-styled Bible doomers and lock them in the same room with the environmental extremist doomers. They both are wrong nearly 100% of the time and deserve each other richly.

    The Bible does foretell of the end of the world as we know it, but it also warns us not to set dates as to when we think they’ll happen.

  • Mad Scientist got it pretty much right. God said, NO ONE knows the hour or date, not the angels or even the son. ONLY God. But what’s even worse, is how most ppl on this post have dusty Bibles. I’m pretty certain this proves, when the false Christ’s come saying, come, look he’s in the wilderness DONT GO, etc., so many of you will beat feet to see the false Christ. It also amazes me to read how quickly someone watches YouTube videos and NOT their Bible, yet is so quick to believe in a utube video over their Bible.

  • Are you sure we’re still here? Are you a man dreaming you’re a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming you’re a man? If cogito ergo sum, what happens when cogito ergo non sum.

    One of my favorite stories occurred about 20 odd years ago. I think it was a Korean Christian group, who had determined of the world was going to end. They sold or gave away everything even had abortions. The appointed day arrived, but so did the sun. They were disappointed. Their leader decided that he must’ve made an error. So he did his recalculations and came up with the new date. Everyone waited for The new end of the world, but yet again, the sun rose in the world didn’t end. So the leader recalculated the third time, and this time, he was absolutely certain.

    The sun rose again. The leader of the group’s comment? “I guess we made a mistake.”

    Well, umm, yes. i guess you did. I nominated him for “understatement of the year.”

  • The Bible, quoting Jesus, says that you are lying.
    Mat 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
    Mat 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    His coming again will not be in secret. Coming as a thief in the night refers to the unpredictability of it, not the secrecy of it.

  • Funny story, but these folks are the bane of Christians’ existence.

    But I think this is more a function of personality than ideology or world view.

    The proof is, again, the similarity between religious doomers and environmental doomers.

    They exhibit very similar personality traits and make the same sorts of errors.

  • Wonderful…..RNS wiped out my response from Thursday.

    JB, please show us where in the Bible it says the world was to end on October 7, 2015.

    I’m waiting.