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Long Island Man Convinced The End Is Near, Stops Paying Bills

LONG ISLAND, NY (CBSNewYork) – Will life as we know it come to an end on Saturday? There's a movement across the world that says yes, the rapture is here.

Jeffrey Hopkins is among those who believe the world will end May 21.

"A huge earthquake that's going to wipe out New Zealand and the Fiji islands and that earthquake is going to move with the time zones. It's going to take about 17 hours for it to hit New York," Hopkins told WCBS 880's Long Island bureau chief Mike Xirinachs.

Hopkins was unable the give the exact Biblical passage he says clearly predicts the May 21 rapture, but don't try to convince him that the world-wide catastrophe isn't going to happen.

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"If it doesn't happen, there's not a question I can answer because I'm 100 percent sure it's going to happen," he said.

In fact, he's so convinced of the end of times, Hopkins has stopped paying his bills.

"Am I making my last phone bill? No, I'm not paying my cell phone right now because I'm going to push it off to the end of the month," he said.

Hopkins refused a follow-up interview on May 22, saying, "I plan on being someplace else, not here on earth."

Do you think the rapture is coming? Let us know in our comments section.

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