Written By Thomas Perez. Originally Written in 2010. Updated November 10th, 2019 at 9:16PM. Copyright 2010, 2019.
44AD – Theudas declared himself the Messiah, taking 400 people with him into the desert to be beheaded by Roman soldiers. Josephus records this.
53AD – Even before all the books of the Bible were written, there was talk that Christ’s return had already taken place. The Thessalonians panicked on Paul, when they heard a rumor that the day of the Lord was at hand, and they had missed the Lord’s coming.
66-70AD – Simon Bar Giora: Jewish Essenes – The Jewish Essene sect of ascetics saw the Jewish uprising against the Romans in 66–70 in Judea as the final end-time battle which would bring about the arrival of the Messiah. By the authority of Simon, coins were minted declaring the redemption of Israel.
80AD – Ben Zakkai died about 80AD, and expected the Messiah to come at about the time of his death.
100-200AD – Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus (1st-2nd Cent) thought the days of the Messiah would last 40 years. Before Bar Kochba – age was short; longer afterward.
130AD – Rabbi Jose, the Galilean: A contemporary of Hyrcanus and Azariah, Jose thought the Messiah would come in three generations (60 years), after the destruction; namely 130 (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
400AD – A French Bishop stated that the world would end before 400AD, writing, “There is no doubt that the Antichrist has already been born. Firmly established already in his early years, he will, after reaching maturity, achieve supreme power.”
381AD – Return of Christ; Tichonus, a writer of the 4th Cent (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994), declared the return of Christ in 341AD.
400AD – Hippolytus “calculated that 5,500 years separated Adam and Christ and that the life of the world was 6,000 six full ‘days’ of years until the seventh the day of rest.” His calculations in 234 indicted there were still two centuries left. (from ‘A History of the End of the World,’ Rubinsky and Wiseman, 1982).
400AD – Rabbi Dosa (2-3rd Century) said the Messiah would come at the end of 400 years. This was based on Gen 15:13 (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
435AD – Messiah Comes: Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi (135-220) believed Messiah would come 365 years after the Temple was destroyed in 70AD (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
470AD – Messiah Would Come: Rabbi Hanina (3rd Cent), also thought that the Messiah would come 400 years after the Temple Destruction of 70AD. (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
500AD – A Roman priest and theologian in the second and third centuries, predicted Christ would return in AD500, based on the dimensions of Noah’s ark.
500AD – Return of Christ: Hyppolytus (170-236) and Lactantius (250-330) said AD500 would be the time for the second coming of Christ (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
793AD, April 6 – Beatus of Liebana: This Spanish monk prophesied the Second Coming of Christ and the end of the world on that day in front of a large crowd of people.
800AD – Sextus Julius Africanus: This Christian historian revised the date of doomsday to 800AD.
799-806AD – Gregory of Tours: This French Bishop calculated the end would occur between 799 and 806AD.
848AD – Thiota: Thiota declared that the world would end during this year.
990’s AD – Mention of apocalyptic beliefs leading to violent seizure of church property at St. Hilaire.
950AD – Acrostic on the end of the world, predecessor of Celano’s “Dies irae,” found in a ms. from Aniane (second half of the tenth century, ed. Paulin Blanc, Nouvelle Prose sur le Dernier Jour, Composée avec chant noté, vers l’An Mille…Mémoires de la Société Archéologique de Montpellier, 2 (1850), 451-509, second copy located by Michel Huglo: BN lat. 1928 f.178, Fécamp c.1040), stated that the world would end in 950AD.
950AD – “Treatise on the Antichrist” by Adso of Montier-en-Der, c.950, a response to a variety of crises at mid-century that provoked widespread apocalyptic disquiet, and rapidly become a central text in the European eschatological literature (ed. by Verhelst, CCSL, Cont. med. aeui 40; study in the context of 1000, by Verhelst, “Adso van Montier-en-Der en de angst voor het jaar Duizend,” Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 90 (1977), 1-10); and C. Carozzi, La fin des temps: Terreurs et prophéties au Moyen Age (Paris: Stock, 1982), pp.186-94.
950-980AD – Letter on the Hungarians: Speaks of widespread apocalyptic reactions among the population. Opinions by that which he believes to be Hungrorum, the nation of Gog and Magog, and all the other nations that are described with them. For they say that it was now the time and the end of the world, to threaten the world, and therefore the Gog and Magog, to be Hungros, who had never before were received in audience, but only, in the end of the season did appear. R.B.C. Huygens, “Un témoin“ [n.11], p.231, lines 94-106; Letter From the Bishop of Verdun (commentary by Huygens, p.236f). Circa 10th cent, or the second half of the tenth (“Un témoin de la crainte del’or 1000: La sur les Hongrois letter,” wide, 15 (1956), 224-38); considered the background of Adso Treatise.
950AD – In AD950 Adso of Montier-en-Der wrote a “Treatise on the Antichrist” which was a response to a number of mid-century crises that had provoked widespread alarm and fear of an end-time apocalypse. Five years later, Abbo of Fleury heard a preacher in Paris who announced that the Antichrist would be unleashed in the year 1000 and that the Last Judgment would soon follow. At about the same time a panic occurred in the German army of Emperor Otto I because of a solar eclipse that the soldiers mistook as a sign of the end of the world. When the last Carolingian dynasty fell with the death of King Louis V in 987AD, many saw this event as a precursor to the arrival of the Antichrist. King Otto II of Germany had Charlemagne’s body exhumed on Pentecost in the year 1000 supposedly in order to forestall the apocalypse. Both Halley’s comet in 989AD and a super nova in 1006AD were interpreted as signs of the end. About the same time, the Muslim caliph, Al Hakim, destroyed the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem prompting apocalyptic fear in the west as well as violent anti-Jewish outbursts.
964AD – “Dum saeculum transit finis mundi appropinquat…” (As the saeculum passes, the end of the world approaches). Cartulaire de Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, pp.1, 11, 17.
965AD – Abbo hears a preacher in Paris announcing the unleashing of Antichrist for 1000 AD and the Last Judgment to come shortly thereafter.
968AD – Panic in Otto’s army at an eclipse the soldiers took to portend the end of the world (Gesta episcoporum Leodensium, MGH SS IX, p.202).
968-969AD – Annalists note in the margin of Easter tables: mille anni a nativitate Christi, based on a “misreading” of the base year in the Easter Tables as Anno passionis. Three years earlier unusual events with apocalyptic tonality (fire from heaven, release of demons) occur. (Annales de Saint Florent de Saumur, et de Vendôme, Halphen Recueil d’annales angevines, p.58 n.2, 116 n.6.) Note that, in typical capstone style, Halphen does not include the note, with its millennial consciousness in the text of his edition, nor even in a footnote to that year, but appended to a footnote for another year, and explained it away as a mistake.
969 and/or 980AD – Widespread apocalyptic expectation in Lotharingia at the coincidence of the Annunciation and the Crucifixion against which Abbo writes a letter.
979AD – At the starting point of 979AD, the consensus among the people was that Christ was coming in another 21 years to set up His millennium Kingdom.
983-984AD – Abbo redates the year 1000 four years into the past (true AD 1000 = Dionysus’ 979) using the apocalyptic beliefs above as the basis of his calculations.
987-991AD – The last Carolingian dynasty (the final hindrance to the arrival of Antichrist according to Adso) falls; the capture of the last potential ruler occurs under the most dastardly cirumstances. Southern charters begin to date AD, with Christ reigning, a traditional interregnal formula with apocalyptic antecedants (Kantarowicz, The King’s Two Bodies).
989AD, August – Halley’s Comet: The comet is taken to be a sign from the Lord concerning His 2nd coming – Wormwood perhaps. It is cited in Annales divionenses, MGH SS V, p. ; and Annales Quedlinburgenses MGH SS III, p.68; Thietmar of Mersebourg, Chronicon IV, 10; (also Glaber III, 3? acc. to France, p.110-11, and n.4; P. Moore and J. Mason, The Return of Halley’s Comet (Cambridge, 1984), p.46.
992-995AD – Good Friday coincided with the Feast of the Annunciation; this had long been believed to be the event that would bring forth the Antichrist, and hence the end-times, within three years. Nouaillé begins its charters for the next decade with “Appropinquante finem mundi…” Adso, an old man, leaves on a one-way pilgrimage to Jerusalem; German chronicles report light from the north at dawn like the Sun, rumor among many that 3 Suns, 3 Moons and stars were fighting, indicating heavy mortality and famine (Thietmar IV, 19; An. Quedl. ad an. 993, MGH SS III, 69; Annales Augustani, ibid. p.124).
989-1000AD – First wave of peace councils in the South in anticipation of the Lord’s return.
990’s – 1010’s AD – Preaching of Aelfric and Wulfistan, filled with images of the Last Judgment, explicity linked at points to the year 1000 and the unleashing of the Antichrist (Gatch, Milton McC., Preaching and Theology in Anglo-Saxon England: Aelfric and Wulfstan (Toronto, U. Press, 1977).
994-1000AD – Outbreaks of sacer ignites throughout France, associated with the Peace of God that comes with His Millennium Kingdom.
994-995AD – Various signs (including a monstrous child), famines, plagues and mortality in Saxony, referred to as the Biblical “tria iudicia pessima,” led many to believe the end was near (Annales Quedlinburgenses, MGH SS, III p.94; also Thietmar IV, 17; Annales Augustani, MGH SS III, 124).
994-999AD – Otto III engages in the elaborate program of renovatio imperii romani that, from the apocalyptic scenario, would reaffirm the existence of the “barrier” to Antichrist, particulary important given the demise of the last of the Carolingians in the previous decade. In this he recapitulated many of Charlemagne’s responses to the coming year of 1000AD.
1000 – This year goes down as one of the most pronounced states of hysteria over the return of Christ. All members of society seemed affected by the prediction that Jesus was coming back on Jan 1, 1000AD. There really weren’t any of the events required by the Bible transpiring at that time. The magical number 1000 was primarily the sole reason for the expectation. During December 999 AD, everyone was on their best behavior; worldly goods were sold and given to the poor, swarms of pilgrims headed east to meet the Lord at Jerusalem, buildings went unrepaired, crops were left unplanted, and criminals were set free from jails. The year 999 AD turned into 1000 AD and nothing happened.
1000 – Glaber: Due to outbreak of heresies in France, Italy and south-west Mediterranean, Glaber saw this as the unleashing of Satan according to Revelation (Historiarum, II, 22-23; ed. France, p.88-93).
1000 – Six reasons why 1000AD was not a significant date:
- People did not even know the date – peasants had no notion of chronological time, elites used a variety of systems and even those using AD disagreed.
- There are no theological reasons for 1000 to have eschatological significance.
- There is almost no surviving evidence of any apocalyptic terrors from the period.
- The little that survives is not directly related to 1000, but to dates such as 968, 1010 and 1033.
- Therefore we should not be surprised to find 1000 was a “year like any other” in which the normal train of medieval life – wars, councils, ploughing, and praying – went on in uninterrupted flow.
- The utter absence of documentation attesting to apocalyptic beliefs and movements is, in this view, decisive proof. How can one possibly argue that a whole generation is obsessed with something about which they do not talk? by Richard Landes. References to 1000 taken from Sigebert in later medieval chroniclers: see the collection in Bouquet, Historiens des Gaules de de la France, 10.xcix, 28de, 28de,197b, 205b, 217c, 271c, 282a, 290b, 291a, 299c, 319b.
1005-1006 – A Terrible famine throughout Europe, associated with apocalyptic portents in several texts, such as: Annales Sangallienses by Hepidannus “Ecce fames qua per secla non saevior ulla” (MGH SS 1.81); Annales Leodinienses and Laubienses, MGH SS IV, p.18; Annales Quedlinbourgenses ad an. 1009 MGH SS 3.80; Annales Hildesheimenses, ad an.1006); Glaber, Quinque libri, 2.9 (5 years ca. 1001-1006); Hugh of Flavigny (based on Glaber); Chronicon Turonensis ad an. 1006; Sigebert of Gembloux ad an. 1006); led many to believe that Christ was judging the world.
1006 – May – A new star sighted in the heavens (Super Nova of 1006), along with the conversion of a chapelain of the Emperor to Judaism, convices many of the Second Coming (Albert of Metz, De diversitate temporum, I, 6-7; II, 22-3 ed. MGH SS IV, p.704, 720-3; Annales Leodinienses and Laubienses, MGH SS IV, p.18; Annales Mosomagenses, MGH SS 3.161; Annales Beneventani, ibid., p.177; probably Radulphus Glaber Quinque libri 3.3.9; Chronicon Venetum, MGH SS 7.36). B. Goldstein, “The Supernova of A.D. 1006,” The Astronomical Journal 70 (1965): 105-111.
1009 – Rain of Blood; Sun turns red and fails to shine for three days; plague and death follow, led many to believe that the Kingdom of God was at hand. (Annales Quedlinbourgenses ad an. 1009 MGH SS 3.80).
1009-1010 – Destruction in Jerusalem of Holy Sepulchre by the chiliastic Muslim Caliph Al Hakim, apocalyptic reaction in West including violent anti- Jewish outbursts, led many to believe doomsday was near. (Glaber, Ademar, Annales Lemovicenses, ad an. 1010; Annales Beneventani, ad an. 1010, MGH SS III, p.177.
1010 – Brythfird commentaries note that the 1000 years of the Apocalypse are completed according to human calculations, therefore supporting Augustine’s allegorical reading.
1011-1012 – Apocalyptic vision of monk at St-Vaast recorded by Richard of Saint-Vanne, led many to believe that the end of the world was near (Hugh of Fleury, MGH SS 8).
1012-1014 – Various prodigies and natural disasters provoke the expulsion of the Jews from Mainz and lead some to believe that the world was “returning to its original chaos.” (Annales Quedlinburgenses, MGH SS, III p.82-3.
1018 – Pre-dawn panic and the trampling at St. Martial, followed by outbreaks of heresies throughout the south, was seen as agents of Antichrist by Ademar of Chabannes (Historia 3). Heribert the monk reports a heresy from the Perigord, apocalyptic tone to the letter (see Head and Landes, Peace of God, pp. 347-50).
1022 – Burning of heretics at Orléans, described in several texts in apocalyptic tones (John of Ripoll, Ademar of Chabannes, Radulphus Glaber; cf. I Corinthians).
1025 – Radulphus Glaber: Glaber begins a world history that, under the guidance of William of Volpiano, explicitly makes the year 1000 the focal point: “Ipsius namque imperio maxima iam ex parte eventuum ac prodigiorum, quae circa et infra Incarnati Salvatoris annum contigere millesimum, descripseram.” (Vita Willelmi Divionensis of Radulphus Glaber, 28; ed., PL 142, col. 718; Niethard Bulst, Deutsches Archiv, 30 (1974), p.485; France, p.294-7).
1025 – Adémar de Chabannes begins a world history whose major theme from 1010 on are its apocalyptic signs and prodigies (Historia 3.46-7, 49, 52, 56, 59, 62; see Landes, Relics, chap. 6).
1028 – Rain of Blood (classic apocalyptic sign) on the Aquitanian shore provokes letters from William V to Robert, from Robert to Gauzlin of Bourges and Fulbert of Chartres to find out what their opinions on the matter was. Their answer: The apocalypse. (correspondance of latter two in Bautier Vita Gauzlini, p.159-67; see treatment in Fried, “Endzeiterwartung,” pp.385-87).
1029-1032 – Ademar of Chabannes produces some 500 folios of historical fiction in which apocalyptic themes play a major role.
1030-1046 – Mention of heresies throughout Christendom spark apocalyptic expectations (Italy, Gaul, Greece, Hungary) by Gerard, bishop of Csanád (Deliberatio supra hymnum trium puerorum, IV, ll.447-75 (associated in his commentary with Revelation 19:17- 21 (ll. 489ff); ed. G. Silagi, CCSL Cont. med. aeui, 49, pp.50-1; cf. also VI, ll.704ff, where similar anti-ecclesiastical phenomena are associated with Revelation 20:7; ed. p.96f).
1033 – Moving the date from 1000AD to 1033AD was declared. This year was sighted as the beginning of the millennium because it marked 1000 years since Christ’s crucifixion.
1033-1036 – Deacon of Orleans leaves for Jerusalem on pilgrimage out of apocalyptic expectations.
1033 – Mass pilgrimage to Jerusalem noted in Ademar and Glaber (who associates it with apocalyptic expectations).
1135-1202 – The Calabrian monk, Joachim of Fiore (ca. AD 1135-1202) stands out as a key figure in medieval apocalypticism. On Easter Sunday in 1183 he was inspired to write his massive Exposition on Revelation. Later near the end of his life, he summarized his prophetic knowledge in the Book of Figures. His writings influenced a wide range of medieval events. The Franciscan order was founded on the basis that they would be the spiritual elite described in Joachim’s “Age of the Spirit,” a future time when God would send revelation directly to believers. Using Joachim’s hints, writers concluded that the “Age of Grace” would end and the “Age of the Spirit” would begin in AD1260. This prophecy, mixed with German social unrest, created a myth surrounding Frederick II. Having ruled from 1220 to 1250, many believed that Frederick was the “Emperor of the Last Days” who would usher in the new Millennium. The myth gained force when Frederick seized Jerusalem in 1229. When he died in 1250, a new myth started that Frederick would return from the dead. Two pseudo-Fredericks were burned at the stake by his successor to the throne. The Book of a Hundred Chapters stated that the returned Frederick would lead a fight against corruption in the state and the church, and that he will instruct his followers to “Go on hitting them” (referring to the Pope and his students) and to “Kill every one of them!” (Paul Boyer, When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press, Harvard University, 1992, p. 53-55).
1186 – The “Letter of Toledo” warned everyone to hide in the caves and mountains. The world would be destroyed and only a few would be spared.
1200-1260 – Joachim of Fiore: Joachim, an Italian mystic, calculated that the Millennium would begin between 1200 and 1260.
1284 – Pope Innocent III (died 1216) predicted that the world would end 666 years after the rise of Islam.
1290-1335 – After his 1260 prediction failed, the followers of Joachim of Fiore rescheduled the end of the world to 1290 and then again to 1335.
1346-1351 – The black plague spreading across Europe was interpreted by many as the sign of the end of times.
1370 – Jean De Roquetaillade: Roquetaillade stated that the Antichrist was to come in 1366 and the Millennium would begin either in 1368 or 1370.
1378 – Arnaldus De Villa Nova: This Joachite wrote that the Antichrist was to come during this year.
1415 – The Taborites, founded in AD1415, also looked back to Joachim for their prophetic beliefs. They believed that once their persecutors were defeated, Christ would return and rule the world from Mount Tabor, a mountain they had renamed south of Prague. Their communal activities eventually turned bloody, prompted by tracts with lines like, “Accursed be the man who withholds his sword from shedding the blood of the enemies of Christ.” (Paul Boyer, When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press, Harvard University, 1992, p. 53-55). After a crushing defeat at the hands of the German army, the group quickly disbanded. Although all of these prophecies were misguided, it would be a mistake to doubt the sincerity of the individuals.
1420 – The Taborites of Czechoslovakia predicted every city would be annihilated by fire. Only five mountain strongholds would be saved.
1504 – Sandro Botticelli: Believed he was living during the Tribulation, and that the Millennium would begin in three and a half years from 1500. Botticelli wrote into his painting, “The Mystical Nativity,” that the Devil was loose and would soon be chained.
1524, February 1st – A group of astrologers in London predicted the world would end by a flood starting in London, based on calculations made the previous June. 20,000 Londoners left their homes and headed for higher ground in anticipation.
1524, February 20th – Johannes Stoffler: A planetary alignment in Pisces was seen by this astrologer as a sign of the Millennium.
1524-1526 – Thomas Muntzer: Muntzer, a leader of German peasants, announced that the return of Christ was near. He also said, after he and his men destroy the high and mighty, the Lord would return. This belief led to an uneven battle with government troops where he was strategically out-numbered. Muntzer claimed to have had a vision from God where the Lord promised that He would catch the cannon balls of the enemy in the sleeves of His cloak. The vision turned out to be false when Muntzer and his followers were mowed down by cannon fire. It is also said that he was captured and tortured. It is said that after said torture, he was beheaded.
1528, May 27th – Hans Hut: This German Anabaptist predicted the end would occur on this date.
1528 – Johannes Stoffler: Revised his date after his 1524 prediction failed to come true.
1533 – Beginning of the Millennium: Anabaptists Announcement (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
1533 – Christ’s Coming and Judgment at 8:00 AM October 19, 1533; Michael Stiefel (1486-1567) Acq. with Martin Luther, and taken into Luther’s home when he had not given away all possessions. (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
1533 – End of the world, preceded by 3-1/2 years of apocalyptic tribulation. (Melchoir Hoffman, from S German Imperial Free City of Schwabish Hall.) Associated with Srousbourg Anabaptists, some called Melchoirites Emphasized “inner” word to “outer” written word (Gary K. Waite “David Joris and Dutch Anabaptism 1524-1543” Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Ontario), 1990).
1534, April 5 – Jan Matthys: A repeat of the Muntzer affair occurred a few years late. This time Jan Matthys took over the city of Munster. The City was to be the only one spared destruction. The inhabitants of Munster, chased out by Matthys and his men, regrouped and lay siege to the city. Within a year everyone in the city was dead. Easter, April 5, 1534 was to be the Return of Christ; Jan Matthys, a self proclaimed prophet by self and followers, replaced Melchoir Hoffman, who was imprisoned, claimed Munster, not Strasbourg was the New Jerusalem; later Amsterdam. (Gary K. Waite “David Joris and Dutch Anabaptism 1524-1543” Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Ontario), 1990).
1555 – Pierre D’Ailly: Around 1400, this French theologian wrote that 6,845 years of human history had already passed, and the end of the world would be in the 7,000th year.
1572 – Benedictus Aretius of Berne (1505-1547) calculated that 1260 years added to the year Constantine made Christianity the official religion (312+1260=1572) should be the year. (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
1585 – In his book The Restoration of Christianity, the Spanish born reformer claimed that the Devil’s reign in this world had started in 325 AD, at the Council of Nicea, and would last for 1260 years, thus ending in 1585.
1588 – Regiomontanus: Predicted the end of the world on this date.
1600 – Martin Luther: Luther predicted the end of the world would occur no later than 1600.
1624, February 1st – The same type of astrologers who predicted the deluge of February 1, 1524, recalculated the date to February 1, 1624, after their first prophecy failed.
1648 – Sabbatai Zevi: Using the Kabbalah, this rabbi from Smyrna, Turkey, proclaimed that the Messiah would come during that year.
1651 – Lübeck of Germany: The Apocalypse tells us of an Antichrist, the rise of Islam and other events following Judgement Day. Judgement Day was predicted to occur in 1651.
1654 – Helisaeus Roeslin: This physician made a prediction that the world would end this year based on a nova that occurred in 1572.
1656 – Christopher Columbus: In his Book of Prophecies (1501), Columbus predicted that the world would end during this year.
1655-1657 – Fifth Monarchists: This group of radical Christians predicted that the final apocalyptic battle and the destruction of the Antichrist were to take place between 1655 and 1657.
1658 – Christopher Columbus: Claimed that the world was created in 5343 BC, and would last 7,000 years. Assuming no year zero, that means the end would come in 1658.
1650-1660 – The Fifth Monarchy Men: The Monarchy looked for Jesus to establish a theocracy. They took up arms and tried to seize England by force. The movement died when the British monarchy was restored in 1660.
1660 – Joseph Mede: Mede claimed that the Antichrist had appeared in 456, and the end would come in 1660.
1666 – To the citizens of London, 1666 was not a banner year. A bubonic plague outbreak killed 100,000 and the Great Fire of London struck the same year. The world seemed at an end to most Londoners. The fact that the year ended with the Beast’s number (666), didn’t help matters either.
1666 – Sabbatai Zevi: Following his failed prediction of 1648, Zevi recalculated the end of the Earth for this year.
1666 – Fifth Monarchists: Following his failed prediction of 1648, Zevi recalculated the end of the Earth for this year.
1688 – John Napier: This mathematician calculated the end of the world would be this year based on calculations from the Book of Revelation.
1689 – Pierre Jurieu: Predicted that Judgement Day would occur this year.
1694 – John Mason, Johann Heinrich Alsted and Johann Jacob Zimmermann; all Predicted Judgment Day would occur on this date.
1697 – Cotton Mather: This Puritan minister predicted the world would end this year. After the prediction failed, he revised the date of the end two more times.
1700 – John Napier: Following his 1688 prediction, Napier recalculated his end of the world prediction to 1700 in A Plaine Discovery, a book published in 1593. Henry Archer: In his 1642 work, The Personall Reigne of Christ Upon Earth, Archer predicted the Second Coming of Jesus would occur approximately this year.
1705-1708 – Camisards: Camisard prophets predicted the end of the world would occur in either 1705, 1706 or 1708.
1715 – Isaac Newton: Christ’s Coming; a note in his research on the Law of Gravity (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994)
1715 – William Winston: Coming of Christ; William Whiston, who succeeded Newton as the Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge; predicted this date to be when the 2nd coming of Christ would occur.
1716 – Cotton Mather: Revised his prediction after his 1697 prediction failed to come true.
1719, April 5 – Jacob Bernoulli: This mathematician predicted a comet would destroy the Earth on this day.
1700-1734 – Nicholas of Cusa: This cardinal predicted the end would occur between 1700 and 1734.
1736 – William Whiston: Whiston predicted a comet colliding with the Earth this year.
1737 – Cotton Mather: Mather’s third and final prediction for the end of the world.
1757 – Emmanuel Swedenborg: Swedenborg claimed that the Last Judgment occurred in the spiritual world this year.
1780 – Connecticut General Assembly Members, New Englanders: The sky turning dark during the day was interpreted as a sign of the end times. The primary cause of the event is believed to have been a combination of smoke from forest fires, a thick fog, and cloud cover.
1789 – Pierre D’Ailly: The year 1789 would bring the coming of the Antichrist, according to this 14th-century cardinal.
1792-1794 – Shakers: Predicted the world would end in both 1792 and 1794.
1795, November 19 – Nationalist, Bradley Halhed: While campaigning for Richard Brothers’ release, Halhed proclaimed that the world would come to an end on this day.
1805 – Christopher Love: This Presbyterian minister predicted the destruction of the world by an earthquake in 1805, followed by an age of everlasting peace when God would be known by all.
1806-1809 – Mary Bateman: In Leeds, England, Mary Bateman, who specialized in fortune telling, had a magic chicken that laid eggs with end time messages on them. One message said that Christ was coming. The uproar she created ended when she was caught forcing an egg into the hen’s oviduct by an unannounced visitor. She used a corrosive ink to display the message before inserting it back in the chicken. Mary was hanged for poisoning a wealthy client.
1814, October 19 – Joanna Southcott: Spiritualist Joanna Southcott made the startling claim that she, by virgin birth, would produce the second Jesus Christ. Her abdomen began to swell and so did the crowds of people around her. The time for the birth came and passed – she died soon after. An autopsy revealed it had been a false pregnancy.
1836 – Johann Albrecht Bengal: In the 1730s he proclaimed, based on a careful study of Biblical prophecy, that Judgment Day would come in 1836, with the pope as the anti-Christ, with the Freemasons representing the “false prophet” of Revelation. Bengal also divided 666 by 42 (months) and came out with each month = 15-6/7 years. He came up with date using this formula (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
1836 – John Wesley: John Wesley, founder of Methodism, wrote that “the time, times and half a time” of Revelation 12:14 were 10,581,836, “when Christ should come” either from Christ birth or His resurrection. (A. M. Morris, The Prophecies Unveiled, p. 361). And as such, the Millenium would begin. (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994).
1843, April 28 – December: The Millerites: Although it was not officially endorsed by their leadership, many Millerites expected the Second Coming to occur on April 28 or at the end of 1843.
1843, March 21 – William Miller: Spear-header of the above announcement, was the founder of an end-times movement that was so prominent it received its own name – Millerism. From his studies of the Bible, Miller determined that the second coming would happen sometime between 1843-1844. A spectacular meteor shower in 1833 gave the movement a good push forward. The build up of anticipation continued until March 21, 1844, when Miller’s one year time table ran out. Some followers set another date of Oct 22, 1844. This too failed, collapsing the movement. One follower described the days after the failed predictions, “The world made merry over the oldPrbeophet’s predicament. The taunts and jeers of the ‘scoffers’ were well-nigh unbearable.” This failed prophecy became known in history as “The Great Disappointment.”
1847, August 7 – George Rapp: Rapp, the founder of the Harmony Society, preached that Jesus would return in his lifetime, even as he lay dying on August 7, 1847.
1847 – Harriet Livermore: The second prediction pertaining to the end of the world from this preacher.
1853-1856 – Various: Many people thought the Crimean Wars was the Battle of Armageddon.
1859 – Rev. Thomas Parker: Rev. Parker, a Massachusetts Minister, looked for the millennium to start in 1859.
1862 – John Cummings: This Scottish clergyman stated it was 6,000 years since Creation in 1862, and that the world would end because of it.
1862 – Joseph Morris: An English convert to Mormonism, Morris had revelations to gather his followers and wait for the Second Coming, through successive prophesied days. It never occurred.
1874 – Jonas Wendell: In 1870, Wendell published his views in the booklet entitled The Present Truth, or Meat in Due Season concluding that the Second Advent was sure to occur in 1873.
1874 – Charles Taze Russell: Invisible return of Christ; Original position of the Watchtower. Then Charles Taze Russell predicted the Rapture in 1910, followed by End of the World in 1914–later interpreted as invisible return of Christ. (99 Reasons Why No One Knows When Christ Will Return, by B J Oropeza, Foreward by Hank Hanegraaff, IVP publishing, 1994).
1875 – Wilford Woodruff: Throughout his life, Woodruff believed that the Second Coming of Jesus and a cataclysmic end of the world was imminent. Woodruff believed that the United States of America would disassemble by 1890. In January 1880, he received a revelation referred to as the “Wilderness Prophecy,” which stated that enemies of the church would be destroyed before Christ’s second coming.
1881 – Mother Shipton: Someone called Mother Shipton 400 years earlier claimed the world would end in 1881. A controversy hangs over the Shipton writings, as to whether or not publishers doctored the text. If the date was wrong, should it matter anyway?
1890 – Wovoka: Wovoka claimed to have had a prophetic vision during the solar eclipse of January 1, 1889. Wovoka’s vision entailed the resurrection of the Paiute dead, and the removal of whites and their works from North America. Wovoka taught that in order to bring this vision to pass, the Native Americans must live righteously and perform a traditional round dance, known as the Ghost Dance.
1901 – Catholic Apostolic Church: Prophetic utterances in any church were the responsibility of the angel who would note what had been said and in turn submit words that were found important to the apostles. They would in turn use these words to direct their actions, and some would be circulated to the angels to be read to their congregations; including doomsday prophecies of 1901.
1908, April 23 – Michael Paget Baxter: failed Second Coming and End Day prophecies made by Harriet Livermore, the Second Adventists, John Wroe, Michael Paget Baxter, was a bitter pill to swallow.
1910 – The revisit of Haley’s comet was, for many, an indication of the Lord’s second coming. The earth actually passed through the gaseous tail of the comet. One enterprising man sold comet pills to people for protection against the effects of the toxic gases.
1910 – Camille Flammarion: The “Flammarion engraving” first appeared in Flammarion’s 1888 edition of L’Atmosphère. In 1907, he wrote that he believed that dwellers on Mars had tried to communicate with the Earth in the past. He also believed in 1907 that a seven-tailed comet was heading toward Earth. In 1910, for the appearance of Halley’s Comet, he believed that the gas from the comet’s tail “would impregnate [the Earth’s] atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet.
1911 – Charles Piazzi Smyth: Smyth advanced the theory that the Great Pyramid was a repository of prophecies which could be revealed by detailed measurements of the structure. Smyth’s theories on pyramid prophecy were then integrated into the works and prophecies of Charles Taze Russell (namely his Studies in the Scriptures), who founded the ‘Bible Student Movement’ (which later adopted the name Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1931, though Russell’s successor, Joseph F. Rutherford, denounced pyramidology as unscriptural). Smyth’s proposed dates for the Second Coming, first in 1882, and then the many dates between 1892 and 1911, were all failed predictions.
1914 – Charles Taze Russell, after being exposed to the teachings of William Miller, founded his own organization – the Jehovah’s Witnesses. In 1914 Russell predicted the literal return of Jesus Christ. But when this never happened, Russell bunkered down and said Christ did return physically, He returned spiritually because He began his spiritual reign in Heaven unseen. The only problem with that line of thought is that the Bible teaches that Christ has been reigning in heaven since his physical resurrection and ascension from the Earth. After this they started declaring 1918-25, 1925-66, 1966-75 and the “generation of 1914” (1976–present). 1914 was one of the more important estimates of the start of the war of Armageddon by the Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower Bible and Tract Society). They computed 1914 from prophecy in the book of Daniel, Chapter 4. The writings referred to “seven times.” The WTS interpreted each “time” as equal to 360 days, giving a total of 2520 days. This was further interpreted as representing 2,520 years, measured from the starting date of 607 BCE. This gave 1914 as the target date.
1915 – John Chilembwe: Chilembwe preached a form of Millennialism. This may have influenced his decision to initiate an armed uprising in 1915. His millenarian views is dated from 1914 onward.
1920 – 2012 – Sun Myung Moon: A self. Proclaimed Messiah. Need I say more?
1930 – 1986 – Herbert W. Armstrong: Armstrong predicted many failed prophecies on his radio and TV broadcasts. His books and his Plain Truth magazines made many erroneous and false predictions. Most notably in 1936, 43, 72 and 75. Many other false predictions were made during other years.
1934 – Edgar Cayce: In the 1930s, Cayce incorrectly predicted that North America would experience chaos: Los Angeles, San Francisco will be among those that will be destroyed before New York. These events were to have happened in the period of ’58 to ’98. Nothing happened.
1962 – Jean Dixon: Self proclaimed psychic, Dixon erroneously predicted world peace by 2000. She also predicted the end of this age in 2037. Her false predictions also included many failed prophetic political and celebrity events that did not occur.
1967 – Jim Jones: was an American civil rights preacher and a so-called faith healer. Jones was also a cult leader. In the nutshell, Jones taught that “those who remained drugged with the opiate of religion had to be brought to enlightenment—socialism.” Jones was a religious socialist communist. He often mixed these ideas, preaching that, “If you’re born in capitalist America, racist America, fascist America, then you’re born in sin. But if you’re born in socialism, you’re not born in sin.” He rejected tbe “Sky God” and the Bible, specifically, the King James Version. Jones also began preaching that he was the reincarnation of Gandhi, Father Divine, Jesus, Gautama Buddha, and Vladimir Lenin. “If you see me as your friend, I’ll be your friend. As you see me as your father, I’ll be your father, for those of you that don’t have a father…If you see me as your savior, I’ll be your savior. If you see me as your God, I’ll be your God.” Because of his propaganda against the USA, and the so-called theories he had regarding hostile take overs, torture and capitalistic indoctrination to their children by US law enforcement against him and those who support his ideologies, Jones advocated suicide by posion – calling it an act of revolutionary suicide; protesting the conditions of an inhumane world – a container of Kool Aide laced with poison. 909, of which 304 were children, died.
1975 – Jehovah’s Witness: Prior to 1975, the Watchtower organization proclaimed that the Kingdom of God would be established upon Earth by 75. It never happened.
1979 – Sept. 10, 1979 – Walter M. Simmons; (Booklet: The Day of the Lord, 1978, The final warning sign: June 28, 1967) “Therefore, adding the 12 years, 75 days to the June 28, 1967 date ends on September 10, 1979.” (p. 24). Nothing happened.
1980 – Latoya Jackson: Latoya spoke about the killing of the judges, Kim from Korea and the war that will happen soon with the U.S. government and the KKK. This was supposed to have happened already. It never did.
1981 – Hal Lindsey: Lindsey boldly declared that “The Rapture” would occur before Dec. 31, 1981, based on Christian prophesy, astronomy and a dash of ecological fatalism. He pegged the date to Jesus’ promised to return to Earth a generation after Israel’s rebirth. He also made references to the “Jupiter Effect,” a planetary alignment that occurs every 179 years, that would supposedly lead to earthquakes and nuclear plant meltdowns.
1981 – Rapture June 28, 1981; Bill Maupin & The Lighthouse Gospel Tract Foundation, Tucson. Figured a miscalculation; changed to Aug. 7, 1981; Return of Christ to occur May 14, 1988; based on the Founding State of Israel, May 15, 1948 (Gary DeMar, The Debate Over Christian Reconstruction, Ft. Worth: Dominion Press, 1988).
1981 – Chuck Smith: In his 1978 book End Times, Smith predicted the generation of 1948 would be the last generation, and that the world would end by 1981 at the latest. Calvary Chapel held a New Year’s Eve service in 1981 for their followers to wait for the end to occur in accordance with Smith’s prediction. When the world failed to end, many disillusioned followers left the Calvary Chapel movement.
1982 – April – June – Tara Centers: A group called the Tara Centers placed full-page advertisements in many major newspapers. For the weekend of April 24-25, 1982, it was announced: “The Christ is Now Here!” It predicted that He was to make Himself known “within the next two months.” After the date passed, they said that the delay was only because the “consciousness of the human race was not quite right…” Boy oh boy, after all these years, we’re still not ready?
1982 – John Gribbon – Gribbon stated in his 1974 book The Jupiter Effect that combined gravitational forces of aligned planets would create a number of catastrophes, including a great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. It did not happen.
1982 – Benjamin Creme – “The Christ is now here.” According to Creme, the Christ, whom he also called Maitreya, would announce his existence on worldwide television broadcasts. Creme stated in these newspaper advertisements that the Second Coming of Christ would occur on Monday, the 21st of June 1982.
1982 – Pat Robertson – In Late 1976, Robertson predicted that the end of the world was coming in October or November 1982. In a May 1980 broadcast of The 700 Club he stated, “I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world.” Robertson predicted many things later on, especially on April 29th, 2007. All have failed.
1982 – It was all going to end in 1982, when the planets lined up and created magnetic forces that would bring Armageddon to the Earth. “Scientists are forecasting that soon our solar system will experience some unique and sobering events. This forecast concerning 1982 comes from the scientific investigations of astronomers and is in no way related to astrology and fortune telling. The news is quoted from the September 16, 1974 edition of “Newsweek” magazine, science section. These are the conclusions of John Gribbin, science editor of “Nature” magazine, and of Stephen Plagemann of NASA’s Goddard Space Center in Maryland. These reputable scientists are pointing out that in the latter part of 1982 there will take place an event unique in our solar system. At that time all nine planets will be on the same side of the Sun. That happens once every 179 years, but in 1982 the nine planets will not only be on the same side of the Sun, but in perfect alignment. “Newsweek” referred to this situation as “An Apocalyptic Prediction:’ In the book that these men have co-authored, “The Jupiter Effect”, they point out that, just as the moon affects earth tides by its gravitational pull, so do the planets affect each other, and particularly Jupiter, because of its great size. This has been linked to the earthquake frequency on our planet Earth. What will happen when all the planets come into one line and exert a united gravitational pull on our Earth? These scientists speak of eight probable effects: 1. A disturbed magnetic activity in the sun, producing huge firestorms; 2 That the ionosphere of earth will be changed; 3. That radio and television communications will be disrupted; 4. That there will be weird lighting effects from aurora borealis; 5. There will be vast changes in wind patterns; 6. Rainfall and temperature patterns will change; 7. Earth’s rotation, and the length of the days may change; 8. Many earthquakes will occur. “There will be many earthquakes, large and small…and one region where one of the greatest fault systems lies today, under great strain, long overdue for a giant leap forward, and just waiting for the necessary kick, is California.” This is the frightening, apocalyptic vision of the scientists as quoted in “Newsweek.” (Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alta., Canada)”
1984 – The Jehovah’s Witnesses made sure in 1984 that no one else would be able to top their record of most wrong doomsday predictions. The Witnesses record is currently holding at nine. The years are: 1874, 1878, 1881, 1910, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1975, and 1984. Lately, the JW’s are claiming they’re out of the prediction business, but it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. They’ll be back.
1984 – 1999 – In 1983, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Guru of the Rajneesh movement predicted massive destruction on Earth, including natural disasters and man-made catastrophes. Floods larger than any since Noah, extreme earthquakes, very destructive volcano eruptions, nuclear wars, etc, will be experienced. Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bombay will all disappear. It never did.
1985 – Lester Sumrall – Sumrall has been predicting the end of the world since the early 1980’s. Lester Sumrall predicted the world was coming to an end in 2000.
1986 – Leland Jensen – Between 1979 and 1995 Jensen, and his companion Neal Chase, made twenty specific predictions centering on nuclear attacks, worldwide catastrophes and some smaller scale disasters. Jensen himself set two of the dates, while Chase set the other 18. Between 1980 and 1996, four researchers took part in group activities and even stayed the night in three BUPC fallout shelters in 1980. Jensen began teaching his followers that on April 29, 1980 a nuclear holocaust would kill a third of the world’s population, and that over the next twenty years, the planet would be ravaged until in the year 2000, in which “God’s Kingdom” would be established and a thousand years of peace would follow.
1986 – Moses David of The Children of God faith group predicted that the Battle of Armageddon would take place in 1986. Russia would defeat Israel and the United States. A worldwide Communist dictatorship would be established. In 1993, Christ would return to earth. All proven to be wrong. It never happened.
1987 – Jose Arguelles: Jose Arguelles is recognized as one of the creators of the Earth Day concept and founder of the Whole Earth Festival. The doomsday predictions of December 21, 2012 has its origins in Arguelles, who in turn got it from the Myan and Nostrodamus’ “Galatic Alignment.” News-flash: We are all still here.
1987 – The Harmonic Convergence: The Convergence planned for August 16-17, 1987 and several New Age events were to occur at this time, with reference to the end of the world. The second coming of the serpent god of peace and the Hopi dance awakening were two examples.
1988 – The book “88 Reasons Why the Rapture is in 1988” came out only a few months before the event was to take place. What little time the book had, it was used effectively. By the time Sept 11-13 rolled around, whole churches were caught up in the excitement the book generated. I personally had friends who were measuring themselves for wings. Some of my friends were also openly confronting all of the unsaved. Finally, the days of destiny dawned and then set. No Jesus. The environment was not the same as Miller’s 1844 failure. The taunting was very brief. The time for the rapture was to be 3 day window from Sept 11th to the 13th. Rapture in Rosh Hashanna Sept. 1988 before Sept 21, Edgar C. Whisenant (Book: 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will be in 1988 (cites Joe Civelli as agreeing with his conclusions).
“Announcing one of the most astounding books of the generation!” Colin Deal, Author of best-seller. Christ Returns by 1988. “When Your money fails.” “This book will prove to you beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are in the last moments of time. It is a catalog of fascinating facts. This extraordinary and explosive “Handbook of the End Time” may well be the means of the preservation of you and your family.” Rev. Simon Polar Cameron, Founder/ President, Hope Bible College (Faith Acres), Peterhead, Scotland. Books like “Worldwide Money Card 666,” “Your Final Card and Number Is Ready!” “It Is Assigned! Date U.S. Plans to Insert Mark on Body.” “The Head/Hand Scan Machines are ready,” wete abundant.. Phrases like “Learn how you and others are now using the 666 syetem, including MASTERCARD, VISA, SEARS, PENNEYS, BELKS, Supermarkets, U.S. Government, European Common Market, Sadat. etc,” were common.
“This book offers proof that we are in the initial stages of the Final Government System.” Colin Deal, Author of best-seller. Christ Returns by 1988. “The dollar will be rendered utterly worthless. probably within 3 years.” J.F. Smith. “The Coming Currency Collapse.” “Handbook of the End Time” Rev. Simon Pelar Cameron “The Dollar Will Be Cancelled,” Willard Cantelon. Such were the advertisements of the day.
1988, May 14 – The Return of Christ: Based on Founding State of Israel, May 15, 1948, Bill Maupin & The Lighthouse Gospel Tract Foundation, Tucson; Rapture June 28, 1981; Figured a miscalculation; changed to August 7, 1981 (Gary DeMar, The Debate Over Christian Reconstruction, Ft. Worth: Dominion Press, 1988). Tribulation begins in 1988; J R Church (Book: Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms, clearly hints that 1988 will be the year). “Psalms 88-94 seem to describe the future seven years of Jacob’s Trouble in chronological order. This is not to say that the Tribulation Period will begin in 1988” (p, 246).
1989 – After the passing of the deadline in 88 Reason’s, the author, Edgar Whisenaunt, came out with a new book called “89 Reasons why the Rapture is in 1989.” This book sold only a fraction of his prior release. Rapture in Sept. 1989; Edgar C. Whisenant (Book: 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will be in 1988; The Final Shout: Rapture Report 1989) Revised his thinking after it did not happen in 1988; this is documented in the book Soothsayers of the Second Advent.
1990 – Elizabeth Clare Prophet – In the late 1980s Prophet controversially called on her members to prepare for the possibility of nuclear war at the turn of the decade, encouraging them to construct fallout shelters. It never happened.
161. 1991 – A local group in Australia predicted Jesus would return through the Sydney Harbor at 9:00 am on the 31st of March, 1991. It nevet happened.
1991 – Menachem Mendel Schneerson: Menachem Schneerson, a Russian born rabbi, called for the Messiah to come by September 9, 1991, the start of the Jewish New Year. It never happened.
1991 – Louis Farrakhan: Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan proclaimed the Gulf War was to be “the War of Armageddon; the final War.” It never happened.
1992 – In 1992, David Koresh of the Branch Davidian group in Waco Texas changed the name of their commune from Mt. Carmel to Ranch Apocalypse, because of his belief that the final all-encompassing battle of Armageddon mentioned in the Bible would start at the Branch Davidian compound. They had calculated that the end would occur in 1995. After a 51-day standoff, on April 10, 1993, 76 members died as a result of a deliberately set fire.
1992 – Lee Jang Rim: Mission For The Coming Days 28th of October 1992. Lee Jang Rim started a church called, “Mission For The Coming Days.” He was jailed for two years after embezzling 4.4 million dollars from 10,000 of his cult followers. He had used the money to buy bonds that matured after the end of the world! Numerology was the basis for the date. Several camera shots that left ghostly images on pictures was thought to be a supernatural confirmation of the date. The cult looked forward to the Second Coming at 9:00 am on this day. They believed that Jesus would return through Sydney Harbour! They had their prayers and songs. At the fatal hour there was a loud countdown of the final seconds – 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, etc. The leaders disappeared after an hour hiding their faces from reporters. One reporter was punched. Some disappointed members committed suicide, probably because they gave all their worldly assets to Lee Jang Rim. Originally from Korea, Australia was the home base, which was abandoned, and the phone disconnected for non-payment of the bill.
1992, October. 28 – Rapture; Full page ad in USA Today, on October 20, 1991, placed by the Hyoo-go (Rapture) movement. EP News service quoted one sect, “50 million people will die in earthquakes, 50 million from collapsed buildings, 1.4 billion from World War III and 1.4 billion from a separate Armageddon.” (99 Reasons Why No One Knows When Christ Will Return, by B J Oropeza, Foreward by Hank Hanegraaff, IVP publishing, 1994).
1992 – “Some argue that nobody will know the coming of Jesus because the Bible says He will come as a thief. However, be alert, for He will come as a thief only to those who live in darkness, not to those who are in the light.” The tract then quotes 1 Thessalonians 5;2,4 and Revelation 3:3 as proof for this assertion. Questions: Am I now “in the light” because I now “know,” it will be October 1992? Did the Thessalonians know this? What if an atheist read this tract? Ridiculous, isn’t it? Our anonymous author continues. Jesus “knows, and has revealed it to thousands already.”
1992, September 28 – Rollen Stewart: Convinced that the rapture would take place on September 28, 1992, he began writing apocalyptic letters and conducted a series of stink bomb attacks at newspapers, bookstores, and even a few televangelist ministries to call attention to his rapture prophecy.
1993 – David Berg – Berg predicted several apocalyptic events that did not occur. His best-known prediction was that the comet Kohoutek (1974) would wreak havoc and possible destruction. This prediction was shared by others outside “The Family,” such as Joseph F. Goodavage as it appeared in the January 1974 issue of SAGA magazine. Berg predicted that Christ would come in 1993.
1993 – If the year 2000 is the end of the 6000 year cycle, then the rapture must take place in 1993, because you would need 7 years of the tribulation. This was the thinking of a number of prophecy writers.
1994, May 2 – Neal Chase – Neal’s failed predictions concerning judgement and the second coming of Christ spaned from 1993 to 1994.
1994 – Harold Camping – Harold Camping in his book “Are You Ready?” predicted the Lord’s return in Sept 1994. The book was full of methods that added up Bible numbers up to 1994 as the date of Christ’s return. Sept. 15, 1994: Last Day and Return of Christ; Harold Camping; Book: 1994? (pub in 1992) “Last Day and return of Christ sometime on or between September 15, 1994…and September 27, 1994.” (p. 531) “I will be surprised if we reach October 1, 1994” (p. 533) Camping hedged his bets though, by offering a back up date of 2011 if 1994 was wrong.
1994 – After promising themselves they would not make any more end time predictions, the Jehovah’s Witnesses fell off the wagon and proclaimed 1994 as the conclusion of an 80 year generation – the year 1914 was the starting point.
1994 – Pastor John Hinkle of Christ Church Los Angels caused quite a stir when he announced he had received a vision from God that warned of an apocalyptic event on June 9th, 1994. Hinkle, quoting God, said, “On Thursday June the 9th, I will rip the evil out of this world.” Moreover, Hinkle on the Trinity Broadcasting Network said the same thing, quote: “The most cataclysmic experience that the world has ever known sine the resurrection is going to happen.” He said, God said, “On Thursday, June the ninth, I will rip the evil out of this world.” TBN’s Paul Crouch later said maybe something was happening invisibly. (99 Reasons Why No One Knows When Christ Will Return, by B J Oropeza, Foreward by Hank Hanegraaff, IVP publishing, 1994). It never happened.
1994 – In the book “1994 the Year of Destiny” F. M. Riley foretold of God’s plan to rapture His people. The name of his ministry is The Last Call and he operates out of Missouri. It never happened.
1995 – Armageddon Delayed! JW’s: In early November 1995 Jehovah’s Witnesses made newspaper headlines around the world. This time it was not a record crowd at a stadium convention or even a controversial blood transfusion case that attracted international attention, but the postponement of the end. One headline read: “Armageddon Not Coming,” and the related article stated that Jehovah’s Witnesses had announced that “Armageddon [had] been delayed and [that] the end of the world [was] no longer nigh.” (Victoria Times-Colonist, Sunday 12 November 1995, p. A2).
1996 – Sheldon Nidle – Sheldan Nidle is the founder of the Planetary Activation Organization. He states he is capable of telepathic communications and is in contact with extraterrestrials. Nidle is known for his prediction that the world would end on December 17, 1996.
1996 – The month of September is special, according to one author. He foresaw the month of September as the time for our Lord’s return. The Church Age will last 2000 years from the time of Christ’s birth in 4 BC.
1996 – California psychic Sheldon Nidle, again, predicted the end would come when 16 million space ships converged upon the Earth on Dec. 17, 1996, along with a host of angels. Nidle explained the passing of the date by claiming that the angles placed us in a holographic projection to preserve us and give us a second chance.
1996 – The book “The Return of Jupiter: End of the world in the light of the Bible” Dorrance Publishing, Pittsburgh PA predicted a disaster starting in the Pacific Ocean: “A terrible earthquake is going to break the oceanic earth crust under the Pacific Ocean by the year 1996 AD. It never happened.
1996 – Millennium Begins; Morgan Edwards (Book: Two Academical Exercises on Subjects Bearing the Following Titles: Millennium, and Las-Novelties written between 1742 and 1744; pub 1788) said the Millennium was to begin 3-1/2 years after the Rapture in 1996; (cited by John Bray reading The Life and Works of M Edwards, Thom. McKibbens Jr).
1996, October 23rd – Since 1658, many Christians have accepted the calculations of James Ussher, an Irish archbishop, who estimated that the first day of creation occurred on October 23, 4004BC. This would make the time interval between the creation of the world and a common estimate of the birth of Christ to be precisely 4,000 years. Some people believe that Ussher fudged the data to make it come out neatly. He also estimated that the end of the world would occur exactly 6,000 years later, in the fall of 1996.
1997 – Two of the more widely known time frames for Jesus’ return was Monte Judah’s Feburay/March tribulation start and a May 14 rapture which was based on numerology and the Psalms.
1997 – When Rabin and Arafat signed their peace pact on the White House lawn on Sept 13, 1993, some saw the events as the begin of the tribulation. With the signing of the peace agreement, Daniel’s 1260 day countdown was underway. By Adding 1260 days to Sept, 1993; you get Feb 24, 1997.
1997 – Stan Johnson of the Prophecy Club saw a 90 percent chance that the tribulation would start September 12, 1997. He bases his conclusion on several end-time signs. The date of September 12 was chosen by Johnson because it will be Jesus’ 2,000th birthday and it will also be on the day of atonement, although not what is currently the Jewish Day of Atonement. Further supporting evidence came from Romanian pastor Dumitru Duduman. In several heavenly visions, Dumitru claimed to had seen the Book of Life. In one of his earlier visions, there were several pages yet to be completed. In his last vision he noticed the Book of Life only had one page left. Doing some rough calculating, Johnson and friends figured the latest time frame for the completion of the Book of Life would have to be September 1997.
1997 or Early 1998 – The 1997 July-29 issue of the Weekly World News carried a statement by a spokesperson of the International Association of Psychics. 92% of their 120,000 members have had the same “end time” vision. Spokesperson Madame Vredeau predicts: A rise in religious belief. Prophets and saints will appear and lead the faithful to safety. The oceans will shrink. Deserts expand. Crops will fail; there will be massive starvation. Widespread emotional and mental collapse; increase in crime and violence. Changing weather patterns; basic laws of nature will be disrupted. Satanic demons will appear in broad daylight. War, pestilence and a worldwide plague will come. Mankind will disappear around the year 2001 CE. We are all still here.
1997-1999 – Russian scientist Vladimir Sobolyovhas of the Rerikh Academy has analyzed prophesies made by Russian saints, by Nostradamus etc. He announced his conclusions on September of 1997 that the Earth’s axis will suddenly tilt about 30 degrees sometime during the next two years. This will submerge the Scandinavian countries and Britain under water, in what is termed the Armageddon Flood. Siberia will be spared. He expects that aliens will intervene and lead the world into the fourth dimension. Right now, these aliens are on Earth, but in hiding. Sobolyovhas said: “If we completely believed in them, we would get lazy. So they are clever. They stay hidden in the fourth dimension and only show themselves from time to time.”
1997 – End of World in 1997; Japanese Religious Sect: Aum Shinri Kyo has 3000 members. It is located at base of Mt. Fuji. The words “shinri kyo” mean “supreme truth” and in English it is known as “Aum Supreme Truth.” Said by ABC News to be a radical group; thought to be manufacturing nerve gas to help spread the apocalypse. ABC World News Tonight, Mar. 21, 1995, and from AOL news.
1997, March 26th – Marshall Applegate founder of the Heavens Gate cult, convinced 39 people to commit suicide un order to join an incoming spacecraft that were to transport them and their spirits into new bodies before the end of the world. Applegate drew these ideas from his own theology using language drawn from Christian Eschatology the New Age Movement and American popular culture.
1997, April 10th – Dan Millar, of Surrey, BC, Canada and Bob Wadsworth of the Biblical Astronomy newsletter are two religious researchers. They are following the age-old tradition of looking for signs in the heavens for the arrival of the Antichrist, return of Christ, etc. Ancient prophecies told of heavenly events and even a cross in the sky in advance of momentous developments. Millar and Wadsworth have predicted the arrival of the Antichrist on April 10th. Dan suggested that we watch news from the Vatican and from Jerusalem on that day, because he expects some sort of coup by the Antichrist. He is expected to come to power in the Vatican as Pope Peter II. One heavenly indicator is the intersection by two comets of the star Algol in the constellation Perseus. Comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp intersected the star on the same date (Apr 11th) on two adjacent years (Hyakutake in 1996 and Hale-Bopp in 1997). Plotting the two comets’ trajectories over the period Apr 1st to Apr 30th on the two years forms an almost perfect cross. They intersect between the eyes of the Medusa head that Perseus is holding in his left hand. “Algol” means “Demon Star” in Arabic. The head is known as Rosh Satan (the head of Satan) in Hebrew. There will be one further heavenly sign: on the evening of Apr 10th, there will be a lunar occultation of the star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus.
1997, Dec 31st – The 1997- July, 29 issue of the Weekly World News reported that the biggest end of the world scare since the Cuban missile crisis was circulating through Washington. President Clinton called a secret meeting with leading Bible scholars for the week of July, 27. A confidential Pentagon memo sparked the scare; it predicts a worldwide cataclysm of unprecedented proportions. Earthquake activity is on a rise and will peak at year-end; the earth’s crust is shifting ominously.
1997, March 8th – The Vortex of the Star of David religious sect of Luskville, Quebec was quoted as predicting the end of the world on Saturday, March 8th. A father, Jean Leon Marcoux, was interviewed; he was worried because his children will be visiting their mother at the sect’s commune on that weekend. He approached the Quebec police but was unable to get them to take any action. A spokesperson for the sect stated that they do not have a doomsday scenario.
1997, November 27th – The Sacerdotal Knights of National Security report that “A space alien captured at a UFO landing site in eastern Missouri cracked under interrogation by the CIA and admitted that an extraterrestrial army will attack Earth on November 27 with the express purpose of stripping our planet of every natural resource they can find a use for – and making slaves of every man, woman and child in the world!”
1997, October 20th – A Jewish group, called theTemple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement were expected to attempt to place the cornerstone of a new temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This is a small piece of real estate that is the most sacred spot in the world to Jews, and one of the most sacred to Muslims. The RaptureReady home page has predicted that the “Tribulation” would be triggered by that event. Previous attempts had failed either because of riots, or police action. There was one report that they were going to try to airlift the stone by helicopter this time. On October 20th several thousand police officers were deployed throughout Jerusalem; they successfully prevented access to the Temple Mount.
1998 – A Taiwanese cult operating out of Garland Texas predicted Christ would return on March 31st of 1998. The group’s leader, Heng-ming Chen, announced God would return, and then invite the cult members aboard a UFO. The group abandoned their second coming prediction when a precursor event failed to take place. The cult’s leader said God would appear on every channel 18 of every TV in the world. Maybe God realized at the last minute, the Playboy Network was channel 18 on several cable systems, and he didn’t want to have Christians watching a porn channel.
1998, April 30 – When Israel will be age 50 – The tribulation could start. The reasoning for this date has to do with God’s age requirement for priesthood, which is between 30-50.
1998 – Marilyn Agee in her book “The End of the Age” has her sights set on May 31, 1998. This date will conclude the 6,000 year cycle from the time of Adam. Agee looks for the Rapture to take place on Pentecost also known as the feast of weeks. Another indicator is the fact that the Holy Spirit did not descend upon the until 50 days from Christ’s resurrection before descending on the Church. Israel was born in 1948, add the 50 days and you come up with 1998. If this prophecy fails, numerology will mark itself as one of the most unreliable method of foretelling and yet the most repeated. After her May 31 rapture date failed, Agee, lacking the ability to face up to her error, continued her date setting by using various scripture references to pointing to June 7, 14, and 21.
1998 – Chen Tao is a very active religious organization, largely centered in the Philippines. They predict that the world will come to an end in 1998. They recommend that their followers retreat to safe places.
1998 – The famous psychic Edgar Cayce predicted that a secret, underground chamber would be discovered between the paws of the Great Sphinx. Inside, there will be documents revealing the history of Atlantis. This revelation will trigger the Second Coming of Christ. This prediction is rather interesting, because two independent studies have revealed that there is in fact an underground structure just where Cayce said it would be!
1998, February 26 – Edgar Casey predicted that the Earth would have a new pole during the winter of 1997-1998. Since the earth spins like a gyroscope, this would take an enormous amount of energy to achieve. That amount of energy would cause a massive disruption to the oceans and the Earth’s crust. That could, in turn, cause very serious, worldwide tidal waves, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
1998, July 5th – The Church of the Subgenius predicts that on “X Day“, the end of the world will occur. At that time, “the Men from Planet X, or XISTS, will arrive on Earth, close a deal with “Bob,” rupture the card-carrying Ordained SubGenii up to the Escape Vessels of the Sex Goddesses, and destroy the remaining population of Earth, very very slowly.” Bob is J.R. Dobbs, leader and High Epopt of the Church of the SubGenius, Living Avatar of Slack, the Saint of Sales. He was responsible for founding the Church on a shifting, sandy beach of hypocrisy.”
1998, March 31st – About 150 followers of a Taiwanese Christian-Buddhist spiritual sect have moved into Garland TX (a suburb in northern Dallas) to await God’s arrival. On March 25th, God is expected to broadcast a commercial on Channel 18 in Garland. He will then be reincarnated into a man on MAR-31 at 10:00 AM, local time. They expect to draw a crowd of about one million who want to be touched by God. Their leader, Hoh-Ming Chen, selected Garland because it sounds like “God land”. News reports from Taiwan indicated that the group plans to commit mass suicide if God does not appear. These appear to be unfounded.
1998 – The House of Yahweh, Abilene predicts that an end-of-world scenario will start during October, 1998. By mid-2001, they predicted that 80% of the world’s population will have been killed as a result of nuclear warfare.
1999, January – According to the 1997, June-24th issue of Sun Magazine Pope John XXIII predicted in 1962 that visitors from outer space will arrive in chariots of flaming steel and will share their advanced knowledge with humanity. Our life span will be increased to 150 years or longer. Most diseases will be wiped out.
1999 – TV newscaster-turned-psychic Charles Criswell King said in 1968 that the world as we know it will cease to exist on August 18, 1999.
1999, September 30th – Second Coming of Jesus Christ predicted by Kirk Nelson using Edgar Cayce’s Predictions in correlation with the Christian Bible.
1999 – Hon-Ming Chen has founded God’s Salvation Church in Texas. The group believed that a nuclear war will destroy parts of Earth in 1999. They have identified a nine-year old boy as the “Jesus of the East,“ a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. They believe that if they can link him up with the “Jesus of the West” then 100 million lives will be spared.
1999, August 6th – According to the latest interpretation of Biblical prophecy by the Branch Davidian sect, 5 months of major torment will begin as the sixth seal is fulfilled.
1999, August 11th – The WWW site CALENdeRsign® lists a number of astronomical events that will happen as the millennium closes. There has always been an association between such alignments and momentous events in the mind of the public. Starting in late 1999, the following will be observed: 1999, Aug 11th: total solar eclipse; visible from Europe 2000, Jan 21st: total lunar eclipse; visible in Europe and US in Apr, 2000: Triple planetary conjunction involving Mars, Jupiter & Saturn May, 2000: “Great Conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn. This also occurred in 7 BCE and is thought by some to be the star that some of the Gospels mentioned as leading the three wise men to Jesus.
1997 – According to the 1997, May 27th issue of Sun Magazine, the Anti-Christ is alive today and living in the Middle East. On Aug 11th, the time of an eclipse of the sun, he will make himself known to the world. “It will be the ultimate war.” Many will perish, and their souls will travel to Heaven or Hell, depending upon which side that they supported during the conflict.
1999, December 19th – Sun Magazine listed a prediction from “Bible expert” Dotson Meade. He predicts that “something will happen that brings about the war which will end the world as we know it…There will be a vicious cycle of storms and earthquakes that lead to the final battle the world has awaited.” This date was derived from information in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
1999 – Concerned Christians: This group, whose members were ordered deported from Israel, was started by Monte Kim Miller, who used to run an anti-cult network in Denver. People who know the cult say Miller believes he is the last prophet on Earth before Armageddon. Miller, who reportedly believed he talked to God each morning before he went to work, was said to claim that America was Satan and the government was evil. Miller has predicted he will die on the streets of Jerusalem in December 1999 but will rise from the dead three days later. (Apocalypse Really Soon: ABC news, Jan 5, 1999).
1999, September 11 – Many on this day, and year, came forth declaring doomsday predictions. They include; Philip Berg, Charles berlitz, Hon-Ming Chen, James Gordon Lindsay, Timothy Dwight, Nazim Al Haqqani, and various others.
2000 – Ed Dobson: This pastor predicted the end would occur in his book, The End: Why Jesus Could Return by A.D. 2000.
2000 – Sukyo Mahikari: A secretive Japanese group said by former members to spread a neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic dogma, it has established itself as a charitable organization in England. A group leaflet says as the year 2000 approaches, “mankind might be annihilated by the baptism of fire.” Similar language turned up in Aum Shinrikyo materials. Aum Shinrikyo was the cult famous for the deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo. A spokesman for Sukyo Mahikiri has denied the cult is linked to Aum Shinrikyo or that it is anti-Semitic. (Apocalypse Really Soon: ABC news, Jan 5, 1999).
2000 – Elohim City: In the Cookson Hills of eastern Oklahoma lies the fortress-town of Elohim City, where about 100 heavily armed inhabitants work, pray and conduct paramilitary drills. A former Mennonite preacher named Robert Millar, 73, who envisions a white Christian nation in North America, runs Elohim City in anticipation of an Asiatic invasion of the United States, an attack he considers inevitable. Millar, inspired by fundamentalist Christianity, KKK-style racism and astrology, believes that Christ has been revealing himself for the last two millennia. He also preaches that a series of disasters is about to strike, probably soon after the year 2000, during which time the unworthy and wicked will be cleansed from the Earth. Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh phoned friends of his in Elohim City before the blast. (Apocalypse Really Soon: ABC news, Jan 5, 1999)
2000 – Numerology: If you divide 2000 by 3, you will get the devil’s number 666.66666666666667.
2000 – The names of the people and organizations that have called for the return of Christ, at the turn of the century, is too long to be listed here. I would say that if there is day that Christ cannot come back on, it must be Jan 1, 2000. To come at an unknown time means an unknown time. I think Jan 2, 2000 would be a more likely day for Him to call His Church home – right after the big let down.
2000 – On May 5, 2000, all the planets are supposed to be in alignment. This will cause the Earth to suffer earthquakes, volcanic eruption, and various other nasty stuff. A similar alignment occurred in 1982 and nothing happened. People fail to realize that the other 9 planets only exert a very tiny gravitation pull on the earth. If you were to add up the gravitational force from the rest of the planets, the total would be only amount to fraction of the tug the moon has on the Earth.
2000 – Michael Drosnin, author of “The Bible Code,” found a hidden message in the Pentateuch (the first five books in the Bible) that predicts that World War III, involving a worldwide atomic [sic] holocaust, will start in 2000 (or perhaps 2006).
2000 – 2001 – Dr. Dale SumburËru looks for March 22, 1997, to be “the date when all the dramatic events leading through the tribulation to the return of Christ should begin” The actual date of Christ’s return could be somewhere between July 2000 and Mar 2001. Dr. SumburËru is more general about the time of the Christ’s second coming than most writers. He states, “The day the Lord returns is currently unknown because He said [Jesus] these days are cut short and it is not yet clear by how much and in what manner they are cut short. If the above assumptions are not correct, my margin of error would be in weeks, or perhaps months.”
2000 – Begin of Jesus’ reign from Jerusalem; Lester Sumerall; Book: I Predict 2000AD; “I predict the absolute fullness of man’s operation on planet Earth by the year 2000AD. Then Jesus Christ shall reign from Jerusalem for 1000 years.” (99 Reasons Why No One Knows When Christ Will Return, by B J Oropeza, Foreward by Hank Hanegraaff, IVP publishing, 1994).
2000 – Rapture; Implied in Hal Lindsay’s revision. 1st said 1948+40=1988; Later Israel did not have land until 1967 War; 1967+40=2007; Rapture seven years earlier.
2000, December 25th – According to the 1997, Jun 24th issue of Sun Magazine Pope John XXIII predicted in 1962 that Christ would appear in the sky over New York City. He will announce the creation of a 1000-year paradise, to be proceeded by six months of great sorrow.
2000, January 1st – According to the 1997-June 24th issue of Sun Magazine Pope John XXIII predicted in 1961 that Doomsday will begin with the detonation of an atomic bomb in a major European city by a Libyan terrorist group. This will trigger a massive six-month war that will cause the deaths of millions of people.
2000, January 1st – William Cooper, head of a militia group in St. John’s AZ, predicted that on this date the secret chambers of the Pyramid at Giza will be opened. Its secrets will be revealed and Satan will become a public figure. The American militia will engage in a massive war at this time. This, and the previous prediction, are the only two that we have been able to find which agree on the same day. Of course, it is an obvious date to select, because most people believe that the next millennium begins then. It doesn’t; it starts one year later on January 1st, 2001.
2000 – Credonia Mwerinde and Joseph Kibweteere: Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God killed close to 800 follwers by indoctrinating them with the belief that Jesus was coming back on January 1, 2000. To be prepared, one needed to give their bodies as sacrifice to be cleansed from all sin.
2000 – James Harmston – Harmston said Christ would appear on March 25, 2000. Harmston founded True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days (TLC) – a breakaway sect of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church – Mormonism). He convinced his followers to buy survival necessities and bring it to the temple. He was sued when Jesus did not return.
2000, May 5th – Sir Isaac Newton: Best known for his advancements in scientific thought Sir Isaac Newton was also big into his apocalyptic prophecy. Largely unknown and unpublished documents, (until 2000, May 5th) evidently written by Isaac Newton, indicate that he believed the world could end in 2060AD. (He also had many other possible dates e.g. 2034.
2000, May 5th – Ruth Montgomery: Montgomery predicted many failed prophecies; a polar shift of 1999, WW III in the mid 80’s and many failed political predictions, up to 2012. She is a follwer of Edgar Cayce.
2000, January 11th – According to Weekly World News of 1997, Nov 18th, the CIA has caught a space alien who had crash-landed on June 20th in a New Mexico desert. He is from a species that is considerably more developed, both mentally and spiritually, than mankind. He is only survivor of the destruction of his world – a planet some 200 light years from Earth. He reports that God is “furious with His creations everywhere.” Apparently none of the species that he created turned out at all well. So, god is systematically working his way across the galaxies, setting fires to the planets and exploding them one by one. Earth will be next!
2000, May 31st – The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in front of Taurus and the coming back of the Star of Bethlehem like 7BC. Some people expect a supernatural event comparable to the birth of Jesus.
2000, September 21st – Dan Millar, mentioned above, estimates this date as that of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Four events happen on that day, a Thursday. The sidereal day is reset. It is also the Jewish New Year, using the Canaanite calendar that was in use within ancient Israel prior to the Babylonian Captivity. It is the time of the Jewish “Feast of Jubilees” according to a message given by the Virgin Mary to Father Stefan Gobbi. This feast occurs only once every fifty years. This date is also the Autumn Equinox.
2001 – Jack Van Impe Ministries sponsors the largest Evangelical Christian program devoted to end-time prophecy. In his home page, he discusses his book “On the Edge of Eternity” in which he predicts that the year 2001 will “usher in international chaos such as we’ve never seen in our history.” He predicts that in 2001, and the years following, the world will experience “drought, war, malaria, and hunger afflicting entire populations throughout the [African] continent…By the year 2001, there will be global chaos.” Islam will become much larger than Christianity. (That would take a sudden growth spurt; Islam is currently followed by 19% of the world’s population vs 33% for Christianity). A one-world church will emerge; it will be “controlled by demonic hosts.” Temple rituals (presumably including animal sacrifice) will resume in Israel.
2001 – Charles Spiegel, a retired psychology professor, preaches from a small town near San Diego CA that the ancient land of Atlantis will emerge from the Caribbean circa 2001. Shortly thereafter, 1000 extra-terrestrials from “Myton” in 33 spaceships will land there and bring new knowledge to humanity.
2001 – 2012 – Beginning of the Millennium, not the end of the world, 1000yrs yet to go. Jack Van Impe; TV show: JVI Presents week of 1-15-1995l; Rather Vague but cites Jewish Catholic and Christians as well as Notradamus.
2001, January 31st – Sun Magazine reported in its 1997, Oct 14th issue that Noah’s Ark has been discovered intact in undamaged form on a slope near Mount Ararat in Turkey. Inside were a group of 6 copper-gold-silver scrolls, each 12″ square. Scroll 2 reveals that the Sun will superheat the Earth, melting both polar ice caps, and creating a world-wide flood. Scroll 3 reveals that Doomsday is set for January 31st, 2001. Good people who repent of their sins will be saved; cruel tyrants will be cast into the burning fires of Hell.
2001 – Tynnetta Muhammad: Her predictions were most fully communicated in her magnum opus entitled The Comer by Night in 1986, in which she asserts that Elijah Muhammad is still alive, living in a “space craft.” By the early 1990s she was arguing that it would be “the final decade” before the apocalypse, which would occur in 2001.
2003, May 27th – Nancy Lieder: Lieder predicted a Nibiru encounter date in 2003 and then postponed it, but she’s still on the look out. Nibiru later received a good amount of mainstream attention in 2012 when it was thrown in with a bunch of end-of-the-Mayan-calendar End Times predictions, prompting a NASA scientist to debunk the notion. When the great American solar eclipse of August 2017 captivated the nation, David Meade inserted his latest round of Nibiru predictions into the mix. And now here we are in 2019, after at least half a dozen failed predictions of its appearance, Nibiru still does not exist. The very concept itself lacks credibility.
2003, October 30 – November 29th – Aum Shinrikyou – founded by Shoko Asahara. Asahara predicted that Armageddon would occur in 1997. Kaplan notes that in his lectures, Shoko Asahara referred to the United States as “The Beast” from the Book of Revelation, predicting it would eventually attack Japan. With the end culminating in 2003.
2004 – This date for Jesus’ return is based upon Psalmology, numerology, the Biblical 360 days per year, Jewish holidays, and “Biblical astronomy.” To figure out this date you’ll need a calculator, a slide rule, and plenty of scratch paper.
2004 – Arnie Stanton noted on 1997-SEP-16 that that evening was the fourth Jewish festival since 1996-APR-3 on which a lunar eclipse occurred. He quotes Luke 21:25-26 which mentions “signs in the sun, in the moon and in the stars and on the earth distress of nations” He believes that “these recent lunar eclipses are the last known astronomical signs that will preceed a 7 year (360 day/year) countdown to Armageddon / Christ’s return to the Earth.” He expects that Christ’s return will occur within a few months of 2004-SEP-29 when Asteroid Toutatis will make a very close approach to the Earth – perhaps even a collision!
2007 – A False teacher named Shelby Corbett, of Bradenton, Florida has put up benches throughout town advertising the rapture will happen in 2007! She has little Bible knowledge and is tying to make money selling her book.
2007 – End of world; Implied in Hal Lindsay’s revision. 1st said 1948+40=1988; Later Israel did not have land until 1967 War; 1967+40=2007; Rapture seven years earlier. Also now says generation from 60-80 yrs. Puts it also at 2040, 2047.
2007 – Chronological List of Coming End-time Events Falling Within a Ten-year Period and their most likely dates by Marilyn J. Agee
- Pre-Trib Rapture of the Church Saints, Bride of Christ, most likely, Pentecost, 1999
- Beginning of the Tribulation on Pentecost/Feast of Weeks, Sivan 6, 5761, May 28, 2001
- God’s two men, the two witnesses Moses and Elijah, begin their 1,260-day ministry
- Satan’s two men, the Beast and False Prophet, come to power and confirm a 7-year peace treaty
- The Beast is made head over World Church and World Government
- Mid-Tribulation, 3 1/2 years into the seven, Sunday, Cheshvan 23, Nov. 7, 2004
- Satan is cast out of Heaven and down to Earth
- The Beast has an incapacitating accident
- Satan enters into False Prophet
- The False Prophet takes over as head of World Church and World Government
- The False Prophet desecrates the Temple, kills Moses and Elijah, who are resurrected and ascend to Heaven
- 3 1/2 days later
- The False Prophet makes war on the saints
- The end of this Age Elul 29, 5767, our Sept. 12, 2007
- Beginning of the millennial Day of the Lord
- Feast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5768, our Sept. 13, 2007, the 2,300th day of the Shortened Tribulation, Jesus’ birthday
- Coronation of Jesus Christ in Heaven
- Marriage of the Lamb in Heaven
- Pre-Wrath Rapture of Tribulation Saints, remainder of Body of Christ–saved out of a fiery furnace
- Judgment Seat of Christ in Heaven
- Saints in Heaven given rewards for belief, unbelievers on Earth given their just rewards
- A binary asteroid impacts at noon, and the dead lay around the Earth
- The Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven
- All Israel born in a day, “that day” (the Remnant who will live on into the Millennium)
- Israel buries the dead for seven months to cleanse the land
- The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with his saints first day of Jewish Regnal Year, Nisan 1, 5768, our Apr. 6, 2008
- Passover kept, Saturday Sabbath, Nisan 14, 5768
- End of 7 years and of 2nd 1,260 days, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Easter Sunday, Nisan 15, 5768, our Apr. 20, 2008
- Judgment of the Nations, dominion taken from Satan, beginning of Armageddon, Satan’s last-ditch stand, his army against Christ’s forces (Feast of Firstfruits, Monday, Nisan 16, 5768, our Apr. 21, 2008
- Armageddon lasts 40 days and 40 nights, ends Friday, Iyar 25, 5768 (our May 30, 2008) anniversary of Christ’s ascension in 30 A.D.
- Satan chained on Ascension Day
- The Beast and False Prophet cast alive into a “lake of fire furning with brimstone” on Ascension Day
- True lasting world peace begins Iyar 26, 5768, our May 31, 2008, 10 yrs. after Rapture I
- Afterward, the atmospheric heavens and Earth are refreshed, restored, to make Earth habitable again.
2000 – 2008 – Ronald Weinland travelled to Jerusalem on April 17, 2008. He announced that he and his wife were the two witnesses of Revelation. Weinland’s book: If it doesn’t come to pass…starting in April, then I’m nothing but a false prophet…(Ronald Weinland, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, Church of God)There’s already been six seals opened up…and the world is ignorant of it…The seventh seal they will know though…(Ronald Weinland, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, Church of God)The destruction of the United States, we are the first to suffer…I wouldn’t want to be in Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York… (Ronald Weinland, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, Church of God) By the fall of 2011, that’s when Jesus Christ returns, Sept 29th…(Ronald Weinland, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, Church of God) (Ronald Weinland, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, Church of God). A little after April…a dollar bill won’t be worth anything…We’re going to be brought down the tubes, very quickly, starting in April…What happens when a nuclear weapon goes off in New York and Chicago?…Ronald Weinland, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, Church of God)
If we come to the point in time where what I’ve said doesn’t come to pass, the reality is that I’m just a false prophet. That’s the bottom line…The reality is if it doesn’t happen, then you’re just false…I’ll acknowledge my error, my wrong, if I’m wrong… (Ronald Weinland, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, Church of God).
By January 2009, we (the United States) will be down the tubes…(Ronald Weinland, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, Church of God).
A deluded follower of “Weinland” says:
Eager anticipation of just what is going on in terms of Bible prophecy etc. Well, let me give you an update:
The 1335 days of Daniel 7 started the countdown to the second coming, the sealing of the 144,000 on Feb 2, and Satan’s grip on the scattered brethren began to loosen. The 1260 day is April 17th. This will be the blowing of the first trumpet of the last 7. It will be marked by major events. One is probably a nuclear attack on the U.S. which may occur on that day, a bit before or a bit after – but no later tan April 30, the other is an event to take place in Washington when the present Pope will make a speech. At this time Satan will enter him and be in charge of him from then on. A possibility is that this Pope may die soon. April 17 also marks the day that the 2 witnesses will begin to do their work. April 19 is the Passover and Ronald Weinland will reveal the identity of the other witness. As well watch for the probable deaths of the leaders of some of the major offshoots of the WCG- like the UCG, LCG and PCG, not to mention the imminent deaths of many celebrities in the fields of entertainment and sports!
2010 – 2012 – A discontinuous event coming – they peg it to the date 2010 or 2012” Scott Mandelker, who claims to have an ET soul; (from CNI News Vol. 3 No. 13, Part 2, an email newsletter), claims that the world would end by 2012. Also included is the ‘Hermetric Order of the Golden Dawn.’ They uphold to many prophecies, especially steming from 2012.
2011, May 21st: A new book by Harold Camping; May 21, 2011: Judgment day? Before his death on Dec 15, 2013, Harold Camping owned 55 radio stations and advertised on 6,000 billboards in the USA. After his first prediction of the end of the world failed in 1994, Camping refused to accept his condemnation as a false prophet and is at it a second time! Here is an outline of his conclusions.
Timing of Important Events In History
11,013 BC – Creation. God created the world and man (Adam and Eve).4990 BC—The flood of Noah’s day (6023 years from creation). All perished in a worldwide flood. Only Noah, his wife, and his 3 sons and their wives survived in the ark 7BC – The year Jesus Christ was born (11,006 years from creation). 33AD – The year Jesus Christ was crucified and the church age began (11,045 years from creation).
1988AD – The 13,000th year of earth’s history. This year ended the church age and began the great tribulation period of 23 years (8400 days).
1994AD – On September 7th, the first 2300-day period of the great tribulation came to an end and the latter rain began (commencing God’s plan to save a great multitude of people outside of the churches).
2011 AD – On May 21st, the rapture will occur at the end of the 8400-day great tribulation. No one will become saved from eternal damnation after Friday, May 21, 2011. On October 21st, the world will be destroyed by fire.
One Day Is As a 1000 Years
The child of God has learned from the Bible that the language of Genesis 7 has a twofold meaning: Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Historically, as God spoke these words, there were seven days remaining for Noah, his family, and the animals to get into the safety of the ark; but spiritually (and the Bible is a spiritual book), God was speaking to all of the people of the world and was declaring that sinful mankind would have 7000 years to find refuge in the salvation provided by Jesus Christ. How can we know that? We know this is so based on what we read in II Peter, chapter 3.
The context of 2 Peter 3 is extremely important! In the first few verses, God refers us to the destruction of the world by the flood during Noah’s day. Then we find an interesting admonition that we ought not to be ignorant of one thing, which is, 1 day is as 1000 years, and 1000 years is as 1 day. Immediately following this bit of information is a very vivid description of the end of the present world by fire. What could God be telling us by identifying 1 day along with 1000 years?
Since we recently have discovered the Biblical calendar of history on the pages of the Bible, we find that the flood of Noah’s day occurred in the year 4990 BC. This date is completely accurate (for further information on the Biblical timeline of history, please go to: http://www.familyradio.com). It was in the year 4990BC that God revealed to Noah that there would be yet 7 days until the flood of waters would be upon the Earth. Now, if we substitute 1000 years for each one of those 7 days, we get 7000 years. And when we project 7000 years into the future from 4990BC, we find that it falls on the year 2011AD.
4990 + 2011 = 7001
Note: When counting from an Old Testament date to a New Testament date, always subtract one year because there is no zero, resulting in:
4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7000 years exactly.
The year 2011 AD will be the 7,000th year from the flood of Noah’s day. It will be the end of the length of time given to mankind to find grace in God’s sight. This means that the time to find refuge in Christ has grown extremely short. We are only a little ways off from the year 2011 AD!
The Rapture: May 21st, 2011
We know that the year 2011 is the 7,000th year from the flood. We also know that God will destroy this world in that year. But when in 2011 will this occur? The answer is amazing. Let’s take another look at the flood account in the book of Genesis:
Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Faithful to His Word, God did bring the flood 7 days later in the 600th year, on the 17th day of the 2nd month of the calendar aligned with Noah’s lifespan. It was on this 17th day of the 2nd month that God shut the door on the ark, securing the safety of its occupants and also sealing the fate of everyone else in the world outside of the ark. They would all now certainly perish in that worldwide catastrophe.
Earlier it was mentioned that the church age came to an end in the year 1988AD. It so happens that the church age began on the day of Pentecost (May 22nd) in the year 33AD. Then 1955 years later, the church age came to its conclusion on May 21st, which was the day before Pentecost in 1988.
On May 21st, 1988, God finished using the churches and congregations of the world. The Spirit of God left all churches and Satan, the man of sin, entered into the churches to rule at that point in time. The Bible teaches us that this awful period of judgment upon the churches would last for 23 years. A full 23 years (8,400 days exactly) would be from May 21 st, 1988 until May 21st, 2011. This information was discovered in the Bible completely apart from the information regarding the 7000 years from the flood.
Therefore, we see that the full 23-year tribulation period concludes on May 21st, 2011. This date is the exact day that the great tribulation comes to its end, and this is also the most likely landing spot for the 7000 years from the flood of Noah’s day.
Keep in mind that God shut the door on the ark on the 17th day of the 2nd month of Noah’s calendar. We also find that May 21 st, 2011 is the end of the great tribulation period. There is a strong relationship between the 2nd month and 17th day of Noah’s calendar and May 21st, 2011 of our Gregorian calendar. This relationship cannot be readily seen until we discover that there is another calendar to consider, which is the Hebrew (or Biblical) calendar. May 21 st, 2011 happens to be the 17th day of the 2nd month of the Hebrew calendar. By this, God is confirming to us that we have a very correct understanding regarding the 7,000-year timeline from the flood. May 21 st, 2011 is the equivalent date to the date when God shut the door on Noah’s ark. Through this and much other Biblical information, we find that May 21 st, 2011 will be the day when God takes up into heaven His elect people. May 21st, 2011 will be the day God shuts the door of salvation on the world.
In other words, in having the great tribulation period conclude on a day that identifies with the 17th day of the 2nd month of Noah’s calendar, God is without question confirming to us that this is the day He intends to shut forever the door of entry into heaven: The Bible teaches that on May 21st, 2011, only true believers elected by God to receive salvation will be raptured (taken up) out of this world to meet the Lord in the air and forever be with the Lord:
The End of the World: October 21,2011
By God’s grace and tremendous mercy, He is giving us advanced warning as to what He is about to do. May 21st, 2011 will begin this 5-month period of horrible torment for all the inhabitants of the earth. It will be on May 21st that God will raise up all the dead that have ever died from their graves. Earthquakes will ravage the whole world as the earth will no longer conceal its dead (Isaiah 26:21). People who died as saved individuals will experience the resurrection of their bodies and immediately leave this world to forever be with the Lord. Those who died unsaved will be raised up as well, but only to have their lifeless bodies scattered about the face of all the earth. Death will be everywhere.
The Feast of Tabernacles / Ingathering was said to be in the end of the year even though it was observed in the Hebrew 7th month, which is not the end of the year. The reason for this is that the spiritual fulfillment of this particular feast is the end of the world. The date October 21st, 2011 will be the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the last day of earth’s existence. On October 21st, 2011, God will completely destroy this creation and all of the people who never experienced the salvation of Jesus Christ along with it. The awful payment for their sinful rebellion against God will be completed by the loss of everlasting life. On October 21st, 2011, all of these poor people will cease to exist from that point forward. How sad that noble man, made in God’s image, will die like a beast and perish forever.
From the book: “We Are Almost There” by Harold Camping and Brian Miller D.S. Grand Rapids, MI.
2012 – New Age writers cite Mayan and Aztec calendars which predict the end of the age on Dec 21, 2012.
2012 – Michael Drosnin, author of “The Bible Code,” found a hidden message in the Pentateuch (the first five books in the Bible) that predicts that a comet will crash into the Earth in 2012 and annihilate all life. It never happened. Others included Ronald Weinland, again and Jose Luis deJesus (June 30th).
2012, December 21st – The Mayan calendar has many divisions of time: months of 20 days, years of 360 days, katun of 7200 days and a baktun of 144,000 days. Their calendar started on Aug 3114BC with the birth of Venus. They expected the world to last for exactly 13 baktun cycles. They anticipated the end of the world near the Winter Solstice of 2012. Others included various secular and religious groups. Too much to mention here.
2013 – Grigori Rasputin: KGB’s archives revealed some secret documents in which Grigori Rasputin known also as the “Mad Monk,” announced that the world will end on August 23rd, 2013.
2014 – John Hagee: The world should have ended, twice over, in 2015, if the two doomsday predictions of that year had actually have happened, then millions would have vanished via the Rapture, but nothing happened. These two predictions were the so-called “Blood Moon Prophecies”
2014 – Mark K. Biltz: Biltz declared that the tribulation was to start in 2015, after the Rapture. Biltz said, “Since it does not appear that the Tribulation started in 2015, [we can all] praise God [because] we know we are safe and have another seven years to get more work done for the kingdom.”
2016 – An article in Weekly World News describes a find by a Professor Lloyd Cunningdale of Salt Lake City who was excavating with his students at the site of the famous Donner party disaster of 1847. The latter were a group of settlers bound for California who became trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Cunningdale and students have found a time capsule left by the settlers which contains many predictions for the future. They predict that nations will abandon traditional methods of conflict and resort to the use of biological warfare. In 2016, one such disease will spread and kill all of the humans on the planet. We are all still here.
2017, September 23rd – David Meade – According to Meade’s prediction, a rogue planet called Nibiru or Planet X – kept secret by NASA – would collide with Earth on Sept. 23. Meade based his prediction on Bible verses and codes that showed Sept. 23 as a significant date. But once nothing happened on that day, Meade asserted that the real trouble would actually come the next month (Oct 15th – 25th). We are still here.
2020 – Jean Dixon: Dixon predicted that Armageddon would take place in 2020. She previously predicted the world would end on February 4th, 1962.
2021 – F. Kenton Beshore: This American pastor bases his prediction on the prior suggestion that Jesus would return in 1988, i.e., within one biblical generation (40 years) of the founding of Israel in 1948. Beshore argues that the prediction was correct, but that the definition of a Biblical generation was incorrect and was actually 70–80 years, placing the second coming of Jesus between 2018 and 2028 and the rapture by 2021 at the latest.
2026 – Messiah Foundation International: This spiritual organization predicts that the world will end in 2026, when an asteroid collides with Earth in accordance with Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi’s predictions in his book The Religion of God.
2034 – John Denton. (Bible Research & Investigation Co) takes the view that both covenants must be of equal time. (problem with this view is that the first covenant started at Sinai. The promises to Abraham are completely separate from the first covenant. Galations 3 and Hebrews 8).
2047, September 14th – According to The Church of BLAIR, the human race will probably be terminated at 3:28 AM (Soho, England time) on Sept 14, 2047! The church teaches, with tongue firmly in cheek, that if the human race does not discard their plastic conformity, then the Gods will withdraw their protection. The Gods don’t want us to worship them; they don’t want sacrifices or even offerings. They just want us to rid itself of our excessive “Normalcy.” At that point, Astro-Lemurs (extra-terrestrials similar in shape to lemurs, but with rainbow colored bodies) will attack the entire human race and beat them to death with gigantic burritos. You have been warned.
2129 – Said Nursi: According to adjad interpretation of a hadith, this Sunni Muslim theologian wrote the Risale-i Nur Collection, which expects the end in 2129.
2239 – Talmud Orthodox Judaism: According to the Talmud in mainstream Orthodox Judaism, the Messiah will come within 6000 years of the creation of Adam, and the world may be destroyed 1000 years later. This would put the beginning of the period of desolation in 2239 and the end of the period of desolation in 3239.
2280 – Rashad Khalifa: According to this Egyptian-American biochemist’s research on the Qu’ran, the world will end during that year.
3797 – Nostradamus claimed that the Earth will end during this year.
Soon – The House of Yahweh: A former kibbutz worker named Jacob – now Yisrael – Hawkins started the House of Yahweh, a group that prophesies that the end of the world will arrive very soon if the laws of Yahweh set down in the Bible are not universally obeyed, and the temple in Jerusalem not rebuilt to lie side by side with the Dome of the Rock Mosque. Hawkins has about 3,000 followers who believe he will announce the second coming of Jesus before being murdered by Satan. (Apocalypse Really Soon: ABC news, Jan 5, 1999).
Soon – Jerry Falwell: In a speech about the concern people have over the new millennium, The Rev. Jerry Falwell said the Antichrist is probably alive today and is a male Jew. Falwell also told about 1500 people at a conference in Kingsport, Tenn,’ that he believes the Second Coming of Christ probably will be within 10 years. (Williamsburg, Va., Associated Press, January 15, 1999; Falwell: Antichrist May Be Alive). It is now 2019 – 20 years have past. Nothing.
Soon – Order of the Solar Temple: Since 1994, more than 74 members of the Order have committed suicide in Canada, Switzerland and France, leaving behind rumors of gunrunning in Australia and money laundering in Canada and Europe. Whether the group is a cold-blooded hoax that milks its victims of their money and then disposes of them or a more “genuine” suicide cult remains unclear. The Order was founded in 1977 by Luc Jouret, then 30, a Belgian born in Zaire who believed he was a third reincarnation of Jesus Christ and that his daughter Emmanuelle, whom he said was immaculately conceived, was the cosmic child. Although he killed himself, the Order still exists. The cult teaches that life is an illusion and after death followers will be reborn on a planet revolving around the dog star Sirius. (Apocalypse Really Soon: ABC news, Jan 5, 1999).
Soon – Church of the final Testament: Started in the early 1990s by a former Russian police sergeant named Sergei Torop who was dismissed from the force after he had a series of religious visions, also predicted doomsday scenarios. The group holds particular fascination for former Communist Party members. Torop, who took the name Vissarion, rejects prohibitions on suicide. He tells his followers he is Jesus Christ, and looks the part with flowing dark hair and a wispy beard. Currently building a “City of the Sun” on Siberia’s Mount Sukhaya, the Vissarionites are estimated to be the largest cult-like group in Russia with thousands of followers. Russian politicians have recently warned that the Church members may commit mass suicide as the millennium approaches. (Apocalypse Really Soon: ABC news, Jan 5, 1999).
Soon – Outer Dimensional Forces: Founded by the reclusive Orville T. Gordon, 90, the ODF believes that the United States is in for trouble. Gordon, or Nodrog as he is known, explained in an interview that the CIA attacked the ODF 20 years ago, and the group’s heavenly allies will flood the United States very soon, whisking the ODF faithful safely away from their fenced-off Texas compound. (Apocalypse Really Soon: ABC news, Jan 5, 1999).
Far future predictions are not listed since they are of the scientific observation.
Other Notable Failed Predictions
1925 – Margaret Rowen
1926 – Spencer Perceval
1935 – Wilbur Glenn Voliva
1947 – John Ballow Newbrough
1954 – Dorothy Martin
1959 – Florence Houteff
1967 – George Van Tassel
1976 – Brahma Kumaris
1977 – John Wroe
1977 – William M. Branham
2000 – Nuwaubian Nation