In 2007 or 2008.
All have failed
Predictions have been made of
several events that some Christians believe are related: the second coming of
Jesus, the war of Armageddon, the arrival on earth of the Antichrist, the
Tribulation, the Rapture, some horrendous
natural disaster, etc. Jewish, Islamic, psychic and occult predictions have
also been offered as well. 1
In this section of our web site, we
have listed over 7 dozen past predictions
of TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) which have one factor in
common: none have ever came true. There is every likelihood that most (perhaps all)
of these future predictions will not materialize either.
Here are more than 30 additional predictions for the rest of this decade.
We offer no guarantees that the
prophets listed below actually made these predictions. We have described their
alleged predictions as they were reported on the Web, in newspapers, books, etc.
We do not have the resources to track down original source material.
Predictions of TEOTWAWKI in
2007 that never happened:
According to the Weekly world News for 2001-FEB-13, the
rapture was expected on the 7th hour
of the 7th day of the 7th month of the Hebrew calendar year that
corresponds to 2007 CE. Jesus will appear simultaneously in Jerusalem,
Baghdad, Washington, Moscow and in every other capital city of the
Dr Michael Mau predicts that Armageddon has already begun and will
intensify during 2007:
"...our planet, its vibrations accelerated,
will swing out of the grip of the dark forces that have imposed upon us,
horrors such as 911 and into the light. But there will be no avoiding
the resulting turmoil: what we see now is just the beginning..." 2
Michael Travesser, a.k.a. Wayne Bent,
of the Lord Our Righteousness Church, proclaimed that he is the Messiah. He and his 56 devoted followers live in
Strong City, NM. He believed that the Book of Daniel predicted that
some important events would occur on 2007-OCT-31 and DEC-15. This has been
widely reported as a prediction that the world was to end with some sort
of apocalyptic event at midnight on one of those dates. It didn't
2008: Predictions of the end on specific dates in 2008:
2008-MAR-21: After a lengthy calculation based on the Bible,
a British group, The Lord's Witnesses, has concluded that the
start of Armageddon will happen on this day. Three quarters of the
world's population will die during the subsequent war. This will be
preceded by the United Nations taking over complete control of
the world in the lunar month preceding 2001-APR-24. This is exactly 666
Hebrew months after the founding of the United Nations in 1945.
2008-APR-6: Philip B. Brown incorrectly predicted that the
Great Tribulation would start on 2001-APR-7, with the appearance of
the the two witnesses described in Revelation. He also predicted that
the start of Jesus' millennial reign would be on 2008-APR-6. 6
2008-APR-17: Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry (CARM)
received the following unsolicited Email:
"Hello. I would like to E-mail you on behalf of one of the end time prophets of
the God of Abraham....Traditional Christianity has really lost its
way...the Catholic church is the beast power in Revelation and yet
Christianity follows its teachings. That is exactly why only 144,000
will be resurrected on Christ's return, to be a part of the the new
government that is coming to earth in 2011."
"Everyone else who dies will be resurrected at the end of the first 1,000
years of Christ's rule in a physical body to learn the truths of God.
God has not been trying to save anyone. If he has been, he is doing a
lousy job. My words are true and you will see for yourself very soon,
starting, 2008-APR-17th the 7th seal of revelation will be taking
effect. The first 4 trumpets will bring a total collapse to the United
states and her closest allies within a 6 month period. This is the great
tribulation that will last for 3.5 years beginning on 2008-APR-17. it
will begin in the United States and by 2011 only 10 million of the
population will be left of the USA. For your own good, the correct day
for worship of the eternal is on the Saturday. Sunday was the original
worship of the sun god Mithra and also the day of worship for the pagan
god Baal. You need to repent. This is all true and once again, it is not
from me but from the end time prophet of the God of Abraham. I want you
to keep my E-mail address and when these disastrous events begin to take
place, you may believe me and contact me again. Good luck and I hope you
live in to the new age that is just ahead." (Capitalization,
punctuation, spelling corrected and date format changed)
2008-MAY: Pyotr Kuznetsov is the leader of a Russian doomsday sect called the
Orthodox Church. They reject processed food and regard bar codes as
Satanic symbols. He predicted that the world would end in 2008-MAY.
During 2007-NOV, thirty-five of his followers barricaded themselves in a
cave near the village of Kikolskoye, 435 miles (725 km) southeast of
Moscow. They threatened to blow up gas cylinders if officials tried to
force them to leave. Twenty-four left when spring floods caused part of
the cave to collapse; only a few adults remained. Meanwhile, Kuznetsov is
believed to have become depressed at the failure of his prophecies and
tried to commit suicide by hitting himself on the head with a log. 7
2009-SEP-19: El Shaddai Ministries predicts that Jesus will return
to Earth in 2015, and that the tribulation could start during the fall of 2008
at the Feast of Trumpets: September 19. 13
2008-OCT-31: Michael Travesser's group of 45 adult followers survived his
failed 2007 prediction. It is fairly common among such groups to experience
an increase in group cohesion after a failed prophecy, as they
desperately search for a new prediction in which to believe. Travesser and some of his followers
started one-week fast during which they ate no food, followed by another
one-week fast when they consuming neither food nor water. This was to protest
the criminal charges against their leader based on allegations of his sexual
conduct involving underage girls -- a charge he denies. Their plan was to
continue this until they receive their "deliverance promised by heaven" at
the end of their "Year of Jubilee."
They collected on Friday midnight, expecting a deliverance from God from their
earthly life. It never came. They then broke their fast. Travesser accused the local District Attorney of
harassment and is considering lawsuits against the State of New Mexico for civil
rights violations. He was arrested and taken to the hospital in Clayton, NM. He wrote:
"Today is the last day of the year of Jubilee. The Jubilee is the year God's
people are delivered from this earth. The Scriptures also call it "The Last
Trump." This final message brings judgement, [sic] and announces the deliverance,
the change, and the end of all things. We have been in the year of judgment
since Ben Anthony filmed our celebration one year ago today, later mocking
it in his documentary film. I am writing, perhaps for the last time on this
page, to wrap up a few details of the last few days."
Predictions of the end sometime in 2008:
2008: Ronald Weinland believes that he "... has been send by
God as His end-time prophet." Weinland predicts the demise of the United
States, followed by the start of "man's final war" in
2008. He has published a book titled: "2008: God's Final Witness." A
free copy can be obtained at:
The year 2008 has ended, but his book is still available.
2008: Billy Hargie predicted the assassination of the next
president of the U.S. by a southern activist. This would cause riots
which would require the U.S. army to be recalled from Iraq. Iran will
then be overrun by Iran. A nuclear world war will start. The environment
will rapidly degenerate. The Mayan prediction for 2012 will come true.
97% of all known species will become extinct. Scattered pockets of
humans will survive by living off the land. He describes this as the
"Dawn of the Eighth Day."
2008?: Linda Newkirk reported that she received a revelation
from Yahweh on 2007-NOV-17. She writes that a comet, 17/P Holmes, "...
is a sign of the [second] coming of the Son of Man" -- Yeshua of
Nazareth or Jesus Christ. The comet was discovered by Edwin Homes in
1892 and follows an inclined elliptical orbit between the planets Mars
and Jupiter. It experienced a massive increase in brightness during the
night of 2007-OCT-23-24 when it went from about a magnitude 17 to about
2.8 in just 42 hours. Linda's prophecy appears to have been another
false alarm, because the comet has since faded from sight with no
appearance of Yeshua. The comet is expected to return in 2014. 11,12
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlinks are not
necessarily still active today.
Tom McIver, "The end of the world: An annotated bibliography,"
McFarland & Company, (1999)
You can read a review and perhaps buy this book from amazon.com online
bookstore. "This bibliography contains careful and bias-free
annotations of close to 3,500 works written over many centuries about the
end of the world." It mainly lists Christian sources, but also includes
some Jewish, Islamic, psychic and occult predictions. An Amazon.com reader
regards this book as "Indispensable for serious researchers."
"What happens from now until the year 2012?," at:
"The end of the world cult: Michael Travesser," Channel 4, UK.
- Personal Email.
"The date of Armageddon without using the code," The Lord's Witnesses,
Unsolicited E-mail from "Paul" at [email protected]
Phil Stone, "The Parable of the Good Samaritan," Bible Time, at:
"The 16th Day," Strong City mirror site, at:
- Raam Wong, " 'Life Goes On' for N.M. Cult Followers,"
Albuquerque Journal, 2008-NOV-02,Nov. 2, 2008. Subscription required. Article
Jeff Bent, "The Last Day," Strong City mirror site, at: http://www.strongcity2.info/
"An Open Invitation to A Spectacular and Timely Heavenly Event!,"
Mountain Prophecies, at:
"17P/Holmes," Wikipedia, at:
"Stipulating Eclipse Comments," El Shaddai Ministries, at:
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