"The designation of May 21 came from Family Radio president Harold Camping
, who predicted that date through a series of mathematical calculations and the unravelling of codes behind the Bible story of the great flood," Reuters/Yahoo News reports
Camping believed that in the Bible, God has hinted of doomsday and it was his group's job to decode what is contained in the scriptures.
Family Radio is a US-based religious organization and radio network headed by Harold Camping. The group based their prediction of Judgement Day from their own interpretation of the scriptures in the bible.
"One volunteer, Kenji Hoffman, left his family and his successful job as a mechanic in the U.S to join the Family Radio crusade around the world, used his savings to get to the Philippines,"
He said he believed God had left clear signs that the world was coming to an end.
"He gave Abraham warning, he gave Noah warning, he gave Lot warning and he gave Ninevites warning, and so he's giving us warning that he is about to come," Hoffman said.
"Camping had also predicted that the world would end in September 1994, following previous calculations. After this prediction failed, he said his prediction for 2011 would definitely come true," the report added.
The Family Radio head , who is a retired engineer said
he believe the Bible basically functions as a cosmic calendar that describes exactly the things that can be foreseen.
People in Manila shrug off the US Christian group's predictions saying the group has made doomsday predictions in the past which did not happen.