21st May Rapture Preacher Fired from Job

Lewis was reportedly an auditor for a major hotel chain and according to The Jamaica Star Online, his dismissal came following the Labour Day holiday and he has yet to receive reasons for his dismissal.

“It is clear why I was fired because I am probably the best auditor in town and they had no problems with my work; but I did that (television) interview with the full knowledge of all the possible consequences,” he said. “I wasn’t really surprised by the dismissal, I was more surprised at the timing of the dismissal, my first day back at work.”

In addition to sharing 21st May doomsday view with Camping, Lewis, according to The Star, predicted that the day before that, a great earthquake was to have taken place.

Some Jamaicans who believed in the prophecy flocked several churches around the island to get baptised. However, 21st May passed and the prediction has been regarded as a false alarm. Since then, a number of local persons have claimed that Lewis should have been beaten or committed to Bellevue for his fake prophecy.

A confident Lewis, however, told The Star that he is not fearful and doesn’t believe that the 21st May prediction was a flop. He expressed that the 21st May was Judgement Day; but it didn’t materialise the way he had expected.

“Judgement came, and God’s salvation is over. The door of salvation is now closed and the Rapture will happen on October 21,” he said.

Lewis further reasoned: “People are saying that we cannot know the minute or the hour that God will put in his appearance, but why is it we cannot know? It was not yet time for them to know the time but Ecclesiastes 8, verse 5 says that a wise man can discern the time and the Judgement. I want any pastor to respond to at least one time where God brought judgement on the Earth and didn’t give a warning.”

In terms of his former employers, Lewis claims that he isn’t planning to take legal action. “God is my judge and I don’t fear man; but I fear God who can destroy the body and the soul,” he said.

In the meantime, when THE STAR contacted Lewis’ former place of employment the company’s public relations assistant said that they had no comment on the matter at this time. As to his next step, Lewis said that he has not made a decision.


(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a The Jamaica Star Online release)


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