World is about to end - Computer programmer claims Jesus will return on Dec 31
Pan-Africanist Allan Hope, popularly known as Mutabaruka, said that the Christian computer programmer who predicts that the world will come to an end on December 31 is as deluded as Christian fundamentalists who believe that Jesus will return.
The computer programmer, Nora Roth, predicts that the apocalypse will occur at the end of 2016 based on some complex computer calculation she has performed.
Roth, in a post on a blog called Mark of the Beast Explained, that Jesus will return to take his people to heaven and leave the earth sterile for a thousand years.
"In the fall [autumn] of 2016, the 6,000 years of sin on earth will come to an end, everlasting righteousness will be brought in, and Jesus will come again to take His people to heaven," Roth said.
But Mutabaruka believes this is just another episode of madness by Christians.
"A just some deluded Christian fundamentalist keep saying these things. Is mad people dem,"Mutabaruka said.
"Bout Jesus a come and dem foolishness deh. So when the 31st [of December] come and nuttn don't happen what dem going to say. Dem ago give another date?" Mutabaruka questioned.
He said: "That is what Christians like to do, put fear in people. I don't believe in nuh beginning and nuh end. Is just life me dealing with."
Reverend Herro Blair Jr, pastor at the Spanish Town Deliverance Centre, said that no one knows the day or the hour of the return of Jesus Christ and that is why no one who has tried to predict the return of Christ has been successful.
"Any logical pastor is going to tell you that no man knows the day or the hour. Many prophets and false prophets have tried to give days and as you have seen at the end of the day the earth has not come to an end," Blair Jr said.
Reverend Franz Fletcher from Church on The Rock said that his faith is in the word of God and not in a computer programme.
"My faith is in the word of the Lord and the scripture. Nobody knows the hour or the time although we see signs and I don't think any computer programme knows it either," Fletcher said.
Conspiracy theorists have predicted the return of Jesus Christ and the end of the world many times. None more popular than New Year's eve in 1999 when Jamaicans filled Churches across the island-begging for forgiveness for their sins before the 'rapture call' which was expected on the stroke of midnight that year.