Saturday, 4 October 2008

Features | | The San Diego Union-Tribune -- Apocalypse soon

I don't know how many 'ends' there have been but this small list, interesting though it is, could be added to many time over by regular readers of this blog. No one seems to mind that Scripture makes it clear that "concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only" (Mat.24:36) These are interesting examples and this story a worthy addition to the long list of those who insist they know what neither the angels of heaven nor even the Lord of Glory knows:

"The end is near?

Looking back at some 20th-century predictions:

1914: Jehovah's Witnesses say this is the doomsday year, followed by a series of later dates. In the 1990s, Jehovah's Witnesses quietly abandon a prediction that people alive in 1914 would live to see the Second Coming of Christ.

1919: Meteorologist Albert Porta predicts six planets will come together on Dec. 19, creating a cataclysmic event that would explode the Earth.

1936: Famed psychic Edgar Cayce picks this year for a disaster that will end the world as we know it.

1988: Hal Lindsey, in his best-selling book, “The Late Great Planet Earth,” predicts the Rapture will happen during this year. Former NASA engineer Edgar C. Whisenant pins it down to between Sept. 11 and Sept. 13. Unbowed, Lindsey still predicts these are the end times. Whisenant died in 2001.

1994: Radio evangelist Harold Camping tells listeners the end will come that September."

Features | | The San Diego Union-Tribune -- Apocalypse soon

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