And in 2011, a radio ministry run by evangelist Harold Camping famously spent 0 million promoting his vision that the world would end on May 11 that year.
For believers, these prophecies are like a theological lottery ticket, offering long-shot hope pinned to a very specific date.
For the rest of us, they’re a welcome chance to face the prospect of total global destruction with laughter, rather than the inchoate anxiety to which we’ve become so accustomed lately.
Has anyone taken a look at what was going astrologically on Nov.
On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
Meade's views are not endorsed by Roman Catholic, Protestant or eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity.
NASA, meanwhile, has repeatedly said that the planet Nibiru does not exist.
A Christian website called Unsealed similarly argues that Sept. The site produced a video on the significance of the date focusing on the rapture, a sudden event that some Christian traditions claim will whisk true believers up to heaven while nonbelievers suffer years of torment on Earth. To make a trippy story short, the passage goes something like this: A pregnant woman gives birth to a son and flees to the wilderness for 1,260 days. And yes, Jesus himself said that, regarding the timing of the end of the world, “no one knows.” Though there is a long Christian tradition of studying eschatology—matters related to the afterlife and the end of the world—those making literal predictions based are far from the mainstream.
Unsealed also maintains a detailed “Rapture Index Score” that predicts the likelihood of imminent rapture based on 27 separate indicators, including volcanoes, extreme weather, violent protests, and “delusional thinking” (currently at a 9 out of 10). You Tube is crowded with videos making similar claims: The date will bring “Israel’s new beginning,” the “firestorm of the Golden Empire,” and the most significant astronomical convergence “since Adam and Eve.” Another “missionary evangelist” breaks out a whiteboard to sketch out a complex timeline involving Abraham, the death of Jesus, Israel’s Six-Day War, and the Balfour Declaration—all leading up to Saturday. War breaks out in heaven between angels and a dragon; the dragon retreats to Earth and chases the woman. columnist Ed Stetzer recently lamented Fox News’ coverage of the Sept.
She suddenly develops eaglelike wings and flees to the wilderness again, and the dragon ends the chapter angry and standing on the beach. 23 predictions: “There is not a legitimate field called Christian numerology,” he wrote.