No, the world (probably) won't end tomorrow

In case you missed it, there's a new doomsday prediction circling the Internet stating that tomorrow will be the end of the world and that all of humanity as we know it will perish. For many, the recent blood supermoon spurred predictions that the world would end, but it didn't (obviously). Now a revised prediction says that the world will be burned to a crisp on October 7 — tomorrow — via some kind of fire-based apocalypse.

This latest prediction comes from Chris McCann, the leader of eBible Fellowship. According to McCann, the "world will pass away" tomorrow, something gleaned from a maybe-sober reading of the bible. His exact words are "annihilated...with fire."

He points toward 2 Peter chapter 3 as the source, a part of the bible that, in part, explains how humanity's perception of time is different than God's perception. It seems McCann found the decoder ring that deciphers the difference between the two, as he says, "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."

Of course, we can't guarantee the world won't end tomorrow. We can, however, point to a huge roster of past predications that have all fizzled out. For example, there was 2012 and the near hysterical belief that the world would undergo massive destruction — a belief that got so out of hand Hollywood made a movie about it and NASA said to stop with the nonsense.

In fact, this new prediction is a revision of a prediction from 2011 by deceased preacher and notoriously inaccurate guesstimator Harold Camping. In that case, Camping had said the world would end on May 21, 2011...which it didn't, and almost no one was surprised. He'd changed his mind and said the world would instead end in October 2011, which it didn't. And now McCann says the October part was right but the 2011 part was wrong — it seems 2015 is when the action will take place.

Why the delay? According to The Guardian, McCann believes God decided to delay the 2011 apocalypse for 1,600 days in order to save some non-believers. Where he got the 1,600 days figure from is unclear, but he's not 100% positive about his prediction, as he said about the apocalypse, "...there's an unlikely possibility that it will not [happen tomorrow]."