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End-of-the-world predictions:

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Future "End of the World" prophecies.
An end of the world is definitely coming.
Possibly making money on prophecy.
Astrology and the end of the world.

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This topic is continued from the previous essay.

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Overview:

bullet "End of the world as we know" it beliefs;
bullet Natural ways that the world may end. 
bullet Web sites devoted to end of world prophecy
 

redictions that the end-of-the-world would happen, and estimates of when it would occur:

By Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) and Paul:

  • Part 1: Overview. Early church beliefs. A literal interpretation of Jesus' beliefs.
  • Part 2: Can we know the exact date of the end? Interpretation of Paul's beliefs. Problems with literal interpretations.
  • Part 3: Alternate symbolic interpretations of Jesus' and Paul's statements. Recent prophecies predicting the end of the world.
  • Part 4: Recent prophecies predicting the end of the world (Cont'd).
  • Part 5: Future "End of the world" prophecies. An end of the world is definitely coming. Possibly making money on prophecy. Astrology and the end of the world.
  • By secularists and Christians - historical review
  • By the Jehovah's Witnesses

 

Future prophecies about the end of the world:

It is almost certain that another prophecy will surface, perhaps before 2020 of the end happening perhaps sometime in the 2020's. The main promoter will laugh all the way to the bank when nothing much happens on the appointed date. Unfortunately, he -- and they are almost always male -- may have blood on his hands. Among the many Christians who believe his prophecy, some will be emotionally unstable and might commit suicide. They might prefer to die by their own hand under controlled conditions rather than experience the horrors of the world ending. This has happened during former end of the world predictions. Fortunately, it is a phenomenon that occurs rarely.

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An unavoidable end of the world is definitely coming:

There is a real, unavoidable end time coming to the world. It will destroy all life on Earth, and may even destroy the Earth itself.

Every star goes through stages in its life. Scientists estimate that about 4.5 billion years from now, the sun will morphs into a red giant. It will expand enormously in size. It much even envelop the earth.

In the very unlikely event that scientists were to make a credible prediction that this event will occur within our near future, the previously listed coping suggestions sound quite reasonable.

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Webmaster's note: A possible method of benefiting from the "end of the world" industry:

The term "credulity" refers to the tendency for some people to believe unlikely propositions that are unsupported by hard evidence. The past popularity of books and web sites that contain predictions of the end of the world indicates that many Christian believers are credulous, at least on this one topic. If your moral standards do not prohibit taking advantage of others, then the purchase now of 15 domain names of the form: www.judgementday2016.com to www.judgementday2030.com inclusive might turn out to be a good investment. If the rate of past prophecies are any indications, there is almost certain to be some popular prediction(s) appear between 2016 and 2030 with associated books published. So the resale value of one or more of these domain names might possibly skyrocket. As of the beginning of 2016, GoDaddy.com was offering bulk purchases of domain names for U.S. $7.00 each.

As another option, www.endoftheworld2016.com and www.endoftheworld2030.com are taken, but the domains from 2017 to 2029 were available at the end of 2015.

However, the resale value of domain names are unpredictable, like the stock market. We offer no guarantees that any of the above domain names might increase in value. The risk is entirely yours.

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Webmaster's note: The occult, astrology and end-of-the world industry:

Observing the position and behavior of heavenly objects -- the sun, stars, moon, and planets -- and using that data to predict future events on Earth is called astrology. Astrology began in Babylon during the 3rd millennium BCE, migrated to Greece during the early 4th Century BCE and then to Rome circa 250 BCE.

The practice of astrology is condemned in many passages of the Bible. Examples are:

  • Leviticus 19:26: "... You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes."

  • Leviticus 19:31: "Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God."

  • Deuteronomy 18:10 -14: "There shall not be found among you anyone who ... practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving ... [your enemies] out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this."

  • 2 Kings 21:6: "And he burned his son as an offering and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger."

  • Isaiah 47:12-15 "Keep up, now, your spells and your many sorceries; perhaps you can make them avail, perhaps you can strike terror! You wearied yourself with many consultations, at which you toiled from your youth.

Let the astrologers stand forth to save you, the stargazers who forecast at each new moon what would happen to you. Lo, they are like stubble, fire consumes them; they cannot save themselves from the spreading flames.

This is no warming ember, no fire to sit before. Thus do your wizards serve you with whom you have toiled from your youth; each wanders his own way, with none to save you."

  • Jeremiah 10:2: "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them."

  • Micah 5:12 "And I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes." 1

  • Acts 13:6-12: "And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:  Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him. >And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord."

Yet, even though astrology is condemned repeatedly throughout the Bible and by modern-day religious leaders as a part of the occult, somehow authors and religious leaders using observations of the seasons, sun, stars, moon, and planets are somehow immune from criticism.

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More information will undoubtedly surface in the future as new
predictions are made about the end of the Earth as we know it.

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References:

The following information sources were used to prepare and update this series of essays. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.

  1. book cover Edgar C Whisenant, "88 reasons Why The Rapture Will Be in 1988: The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hash-Ana) September, 11-12-13," Whisenant/World Bible Society (1988). Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
  2. Admin, "What Time Will the World End on December 21st?," JudgmentDay2011.com at: http://judgementday2011.com/
  3. "End of Mayan Calendar," DisasterCountdown.com, undated, at: http://www.disastercountdown.com/
  4. "What is a Supermoon and When is the Next One?," Time and Date, 2015, at: http://www.timeanddate.com/
  5. Todd Leopold, "Blood moon has some expecting end of the world." CNN, 2014-SEP-24, at: http://www.cnn.com/

  6. book cover John Hagee, "Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change," Worthy Publishing, (2013) Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
  7. "Blood moon prophecy," Wikipedia, as on 2015-DEC-18, at: https://en.wikipedia.org/
  8. Mike Moore, "Blood Moon Rising," Mike's Musings, 2014-JAN-20, at: http://fromthetopcom.blogspot.co.uk/
  9. Jack Wellman, "Is Following Astrology Sin? Does The Bible Condemn Horoscopes?" What Christians Want To Know," 2016, at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/

 

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