End of the world: Earth will be 'anihilated' today, says American Christian radio host

Based on a detailed reading of the Bible, Christian radio host Chris McCann believes the world will end on 7 October

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The end of the world will happen on Wednesday, 7 October, an American Christian organisation has claimed.

The eBible Fellowship, an online Christian broadcaster, made the warning in a series of podcasts recorded by founder and leader of the fellowship, Chris McCann.

In the hour-long recordings, entitled 'Why October 7, 2015 is the likely end of the world,' McCann lays out his apocalyptic theory, backed up with quotes from the Bible.

"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," he said.

Based on the predictions of radio host Harold Camping, many Christians became convinced that the world would end on 21 May, 2011

"It'll be gone forever. Anihilated."

His prediction is based on an earlier apocalyptic prediction, which was made by American Christian radio host Harold Camping in 2011.

Camping said that the 'rapture', where all true Christians are taken to heaven, would occur on 21 May, 2011. That didn't happen, so he changed his prediction - saying the end would come five months later, on 21 October. 

Obviously, that prediction turned out to be false as well, but McCann interprets it slightly differently - he thinks 21 May 2011 was the beginning of God's judgement on the earth, not the end of the world.

7 October this year therefore is the 1,600th day since this judgement began, and so, based on his reading of the Bible, it is the day that the world will end.

As reported by The Guardian, McCann believes there is a "strong likelihood" that the world will end on this date, but he added there's an "unlikely possibility" that it will not.

At any rate, Armageddon seems to have had no effect on the eBible Fellowship's broadcast plans - even on Thursday, the bible readings and discussions are planned to continue as normal, according to their online schedule.

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