BUT OF THAT DAY OR HOUR NO ONE KNOWS, NOT EVEN THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN, NOR THE SON, BUT THE FATHER ALONE. TAKE HEED, KEEP ON THE ALERT; FOR YOU DO NOT KNOW WHEN THE APPOINTED TIME WILL COME.- MARK 13:32
10. Martin Luther
Martin Luther was the original founder of the Lutheran Church back in 1571 during the Protestant Reformation. He announced to the world that the year 1600 was the year in which the world would cease to exist. More than 400 years later, here we are!
9. Mormon Armageddon, 1891
Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, organized a special meeting from the Mormon Church leaders in February 1835. It was then that meeting that he revealed to his listeners that he had spoken to God and that it was revealed to him that Jesus would return in the next 56 years.
8. Jehovah’s Witnesses
Charles T. Russel, president of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, had a prediction that the end times had started in 1941, and would have eventually culminated in the fall of 1975, a date that marked 6000 years since man’s creation.
7. Jim Jones
Jim Jones, the People’s Temple founder, is best known for the Jonestown mass murder-suicide in 1978. On that dreadful day in in 1978, he led hundreds of his followers to commit mass-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of South America. All of them willingly ingested a poison laced punch drink. The death toll was 909, and a third of those victims were children.
6. Pat Robertson, 1982
In May 1980, televangelist and Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson caused a raucous when he revealed to his “700 Club” TV Show audience that he knew when the world would end. “I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world,”
5. Nostradamus, August 1999
The metaphorical writings of the great Nostradamus have confused and intrigued people for over 400 years! His writings have been translated and re-translated in dozens of different versions. His most famous and feared quatrain reads: “The year 1999, seventh month / From the sky will come great king of terror.” This was a hot topic during the whole scare of Y2K.
4. Y2K, Jan. 1, 2000
Everyone has to remember Y2K! It felt almost like everyone grew concerned that computers might bring about doomsday. What sparked this turmoil was that in the early 1970’s, many computers would not be able to tell the difference between 2000 and 1900 dates. People started thinking that the computers would not be able to well… compute, and would result in a nuclear catastrophe.
3. Isaac Newton
This famed physicist and mathematician predicted that Christ’s millennium would begin in the year 2000 in his book ‘Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John’, this was supposed to indicate the End Times.
2. God’s Church Ministry, Fall 2008
According to God’s Church minister Ronald Weinland, the end times are upon us. In his 2006 book “2008: God’s Final Witness” , he boldly says that hundreds of millions of people will die, and that by the end of 2006, “there will be a maximum time of two years remaining before the world will be plunged into the worst time of all human history. By the fall of 2008, the United States will have collapsed as a world power, and no longer exist as an independent nation.”
1. The Mayans
Many believed that the world was coming to an end on December 21st of 2012. Based on the end of the Mayan calendar. countless people prepared themselves for the worst.