End of world predictions
You should live every day as if it is your last. That may be easier said than done. But what if you really knew the exact day when will the world end?
There have been and still are many End-of-World predictions:
In the year 70, Rabbi Jose, the Galilean, predicted that the world would end in the year 130.
In 90 CE, Saint Clement 1 predicted that the world would end at any moment.
Apparently a writer called Tichonus predicted the end of the world would take place in the year 381.
Both Hyppolytus (170-236) and Lactantius (250-330) put the date at about the year 500.
In the 900s, many predicted that the year 1000 would be the end of time.
In 1147, Gerard of Poehlde said the world would end in 1306.
In 1179, John of Toledo predicted the end of the world during 1186.
Joachim of Fiore (1135-1202) suggested the world might end at around the year 1300.
Mother Shipton (1488-1561) predicted the world would end in 1881.
In the early 1500s, Zwickau prophets (a Christian sect) believed that the world would end soon (around 1520).
Joseph Smith (b. 1805, founder of the Latter Day Saints movement, the Mormons) said, “I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written – the Son of Man will not come in the clouds of heaven till I am eighty-five years old.” Which would have been the year 1890 – but he was assassinated in 1844.
In 1836, John Wesley (co-founder of the Methodist Church) wrote that “the time, times and half a time” of Revelation 12:14 were 1058 and 1836, “when Christ should come.” His brother Charles (the other co-founder) predicted in 1794 that Doomsday would take place in that year.
In 1874, Charles Taze Russell predicted the Rapture in 1910 and the end of the world in 1914.
When the Jews reclaimed Jerusalem in 1967 many predicted the end of time is near.
Isaac Newton calculated that the world will end in 2060.
Nostradamus predicted it to be the year 3786 or 3797.
The Islamic faith Qiyamah (the Day of Resurrection) is predicted “When immorality overtakes shamelessness and is perpetrated publicly,” amongst other things.
And, according to The Bible, in Matt 24:36 : “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
In the meantime, try to live every day as if it is your last. Smile more and love more.