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End-of-the-world prophecies

Part 2 of two 2 parts:

"The End" is predicted
for some vague time in our future:

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This topic is continued from the previous essay.

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Overview: (Repeated)

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 were supposed to have happened in our past. They all have one factor in common: none have ever come true. There is every likelihood that most (perhaps all) of the future predictions will not materialize either.

Listed below are a few dozen additional predictions for some remarkable events in the 2010's or beyond.

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Disclaimer:

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.

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Predictions of TEOTWAWKI in the future, mostly at a specific time:

bullet James Kingsley predicted that:

"To the chosen of the Most High 'The Christ' will soon be made known, though many who see (and have seen) the 'Signs in the Heavens' will not believe. Those 'Chosen' will be given an intense impression (possibly even visually, or heard in music) of where they must go to be saved from the upcoming 'End of Days.' These will be few (144,000 persons) and many will be falsely told that they are following the 'Antichrist.' This is untrue as the 'Beast' is later realized to be 'George W. Bush'... the 'False Church' is 'materialistic capitalism'... the 'False Prophet' is the 'European Union' and the 'Daughter of Babylon'/'Whore of Babylon' is the 'United States of America'." 5


bullet failure2011-OCT-21: Most individuals who make predictions of "the end" make them for some vague time in the future. Harold Camping is an exception. He made a number of prophecies that the end would occur on specific dates. These included 1988-MAY-21, 1995, and 2011-MAY-21. 8 All failed. His last prediction was for 2011-OCT-21. Much more information

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failure 2012-DEC-21: Many predictions had been made about this date. They were mostly based on the end of the ancient Mayan calendar which reached the end of its cycle and begin another cycle on that date. Authors differed as to whether there will be major devastation on Earth, the end of all life on Earth, or merely a spiritual evolution. Much more information


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failure 2003 to 2012: Some authors predict the Earth's massive or total destruction due to a collision at some time in the future with a planet or asteroid that is called by many names, including "Nibiru" et al. Nothing happened that I noticed. Much more information


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Sometime in our future: Alton C. Thompson wrote an essay about avoiding human extinction by radical social change

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Predictions of TEOTWAWKI at a specific date or between a range of dates:

bullet failure1998 to 2012 Gordon-Michael Scallion predicted major catastrophic earth events: global warming, melting polar ice caps, earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, etc.
bullet 21st century: Thomas Chase  predicted that when the world's population reaches 6.66 billion, the war of Armageddon may occur. It reached this number about 2006 and reached 7.7 billion in early 2019, and is still increasing. 6,7 

bullet success or failure?Sometime before 2019: Tathagata predicted in 1999 that the end of the world as we know it will happen within the next twenty years. an imbalance in gravity will cause the disappearance of all civilizations by a 1000 meter high tsunami, as well as earthquakes, volcanoes and "crustal formations. ... Most of creatures are to be exterminated." 9

bullet book coverSometime between 2016 to 2044: Joseph F. Dumond has written a book titled "Remembering The Sabbatical Years of 2016: Breaking The Curses By Obedience." It deals with the Sabbatical years of 2016, which include 2016, 2023, 2030, 2037, and 2044. Apparently, there are four different types of Sabbaths. Details are skimpy but these are additional Hebrew Sabbats beyond the weekly Saturday Sabbath. Knowing when they are helps us understand where we are in the "last days." They include yearly, a 7 year Sabbatical cycle, and Jubilee years. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store

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Starting in 2050: The Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, an environmental think-tank in Melbourne, Australia, issued a report that refers to climate change as:

"... a near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilization." 10

They predict that if world governments continue on their present path, that:

"... human systems [will] reaching a ā€˜point of no returnā€™ by mid-century, in which the prospect of a largely uninhabitable Earth leads to the breakdown of nations and the international order."

They suggest that this could only be prevented by an effort that is:

"... akin in scale to the Word War II emergency mobilation, towards attaining a worldwide industrial system that has zero emissions. Othewise positive feedback loops will be triggered that will lead to accellerating collapse of key ecosystems, "including coral reef systems, the Amazon rainforest, and in the Arctic. ..."

"Even for 2Ā°C of warming, more than a billion people may need to be relocated. ... In high-end scenarios, the scale of destruction is beyond our capacity to model with a high likelihood of human civilization coming to an end."

This future projection would not be as devestating as many other "end of the world" scenarios, because a small percentage of humans could probably survive by hunting, fishing, and farming on that small part of the Earth that would sustain human life. With no significant industrial production, the greenhouse gasses would eventually dissippate, and the Earth's surface temperature would eventually return to normal.

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Related essays:

bullet The end of the Millennium: What people thought would happen: The Y2K Problems: Social, Economic, and Spiritual Aspects."

bullet Premillennialism and other competing Christian theories about the end of the world.

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References used:

The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.

  1. 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."
  2. "Left Behind Series: Interpreting the signs," Tyndale House Publishers, at: https://secure.agoramedia.com/
  3. "The three days of darkness: The mercy and justice of God," at: http://www.atcc.com/
  4. Will Anderson, "May 2003: The turning point in the Hopi and Biblical prophecies?" at: http://www.prophecykeepers.com/
  5. Personal communication on 2006-JAN-12.
  6. Thomas Chase, "Astrology for the New Age, prophecies of the future, economic predictions, comets, plane crash patterns," at: http://revelation13.net
  7. "World population," Wikipedia, as of 2010-JAN-10 at: http://en.wikipedia.org/
  8. "Doomsday cult expands: SA, Africa, and beyond," The Daily Maverick, 2010-JAN-11, at: http://www.thedailymaverick.co.za/
  9. "Enlightenment Messages From Tathagata - The End of The World," at: http://www.members.tripod.com/
  10. Nafeez Ahmed, "New Report Suggests ā€˜High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an Endā€™ Starting in 2050," 2019-JUN-02, at: https://www.vice.com/

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