As most who watched the news today or follow Twitter has seen, the American preacher Harold Camping was expecting the rapture to happen today at 6pm local time, around 11pm in the UK.
There have been over 200 expectations of the the end of the world, according to Canadian website www.bible.ca, beginning with the year 44 when a man named Theudas claimed to be the Messiah who had come again and was then beheaded by Roman soldiers. Others include Aelfric and Wulfistan who linked Judegment Day to the year 1000, the many predictions of the Jehovah's Witnesses relating the early 20th century and the most recent non-event when Ronald Weinland travelled to Jerusalem with his wife claiming to be the two witnesses in Revelation.
"Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away. But about this day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father" (Matthew 24: 35-36). Take it from Jesus himself, we can't figure out when the world will end but we do know it will happen soon. Be ready for it!