In fact, the polar shift doomsday scare has been around for a while. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued a statement regarding polar shifts in 2011 to allay fears that a sudden polar shift could destroy the planet. In the statement, NASA explained how the geomagnetic polar shift occurs all the time (on a geological scale, of course), and that the poles were shifting at approximately 40 miles per year. In short, there would be no need to worry about vacuum suction and the creation of a world-destroying "roll cloud."
So why July 29? According to Express, NASA has stated that the polar shift will speed up slightly between July 14 to August 19, thus providing End Times Prophecies a basis for their end of the world prognostication.
Regardless of the science, End Times Prophecies has a habit of predicting the end of the world. The fact that this report is being typed and read indicates that they've been consistently inaccurate. Just this year, the group predicted the end of the world would occur in May via a collision between Earth and an asteroid. The group also predicted in June that President Barack Obama would admit to being the Antichrist, thus ushering in the End of Days, the End Times, Armageddon, and the Second Coming.
As for how a polar shift fits into Christianity's End of Days scenario, they offer that "For Jesus will only return on the day the poles reverse and a global earthquake reels the Earth, turning it upside down and leaving every city in the world in utter ruin and destruction."
So it would appear that the people at End Times Prophecies will again be disappointed on July 30. As the poles will only move about 580 feet on that day, there won't be a lot of "stars racing" or "reeling of the Earth."
Besides, predicting the end of the world is difficult. To discover just how difficult, all the End Times Prophecies group need do is a little research on the prognostications of Harold Camping. Camping, a radio evangelist, became famous for his doomsday predictions. In fact, according the New York Times, he and his followers made national headlines in 2011 as they traversed the United States and erected billboards that warned of the coming end. And when that didn't happen, he again predicted the end of the word before the end of the year. He passed away at the age of 92 in 2013, the end of the world stubbornly refusing to occur while he was a part of it.
Despite the unlikelihood of the end of the world occurring on July 29, the video has become a YouTube hit. Since its posting on July 9, the video has been viewed over 3.5 million times to date.
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