Sunday’s blood moon did not bring on the last days but the termination of existence could come as early as 7 October if these seers are to be believed.
Life goes on: Sunday’s astronomical anomaly did not herald Armageddon. Photograph: Andrew Soong/Xinhua Press/Corbis
Overlapping lunar eclipse and supermoon have some religious leaders warning of a major turning point on Earth, though the details vary.
To sighs of relief across the globe, Sunday’s blood moon came and went without the Earth being destroyed. We are not, however, out of the woods yet. Numerous predictions say that the world will end in the relatively near future.
7 October 2015
Chris McCann, leader and founder of the eBible Fellowship, claims the world will end on this day. The choice stems from an earlier prediction by Harold Camping, a Christian radio host in California.
In 2011 Camping used his radio station, Family Radio, to notify people that the world would end on 21 May of that year. When that prediction failed, Camping revised his prediction to October 2011. After that, he faded from public life.
McCann, a believer in Camping’s works, now claims that 21 May 2011 was actually the beginning of the day of judgment. He added 1,600 days – taken from a Revelation verse – to that date, coming up with 7 October 2015.
2020 to 2037
Jeane Dixon, a noted astrologer, apparently predicted in 1971 that the world would end somewhere between these years. It is hard to confirm because the prediction was made in her book The Call to Glory, which is not in the Guardian office library. Dixon made a slew of other predictions, including that there would be a cure for cancer by 1967.
2021 to 2028
Kenton Beshore Kyle, pastor of Mariners church in California, said Jesus Christ would return for the Rapture around 2021. There will then be seven years of tribulation – a period of intense suffering – which will end with Christ establishing a new kingdom.
The Messiah Foundation International says an asteroid will collide with the Earth in this year, destroying it. Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, founder of the organisation, says the “mammoth comet” is already “hurtling” towards us. Also: followers believe Shahi’s image is present on the moon.
The world will end for the fifth time in 2060, according to Sir Isaac Newton. The English physicist and mathematician used the Book of Daniel to come up with the date, according to a 1704 letter which went on show in Jerusalem’s Hebrew University in 2007.
Dec. 21, 2012
According to a Washington Post report on December 17, 2012, scores and perhaps hundreds of members of an outlawed cult known as the Church of Almighty God have been detained throughout the country in recent days as Beijing tries to stop believers from taking drastic action on what they believe to be the eve of the apocalypse, according to relatives of cult members and state media reports.
The sect, which preaches the second coming of a female Jesus, appears to have adapted an ancient Mayan prophecy that some people believe predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012, and has been popularized by Hollywood movies such as “2012”.
“They are telling everyone that on Friday the sun will rise in the west and then disappear for three days and then there will be 72 days of terrible natural disasters starting from January 1, 2013,” one 24-year-old former cult member whose 50-year-old mother is still an adherent told the Financial Times. He asked not to be named because he feared retribution from the cult, which is also known as Lightning from the East.
“They’ve also told all members to withdraw their money from the bank in preparation for the end of the world,” he said.
The Church of Almighty God was founded in central China’s Henan province in the early 1990s by a man called Zhao Weishan and has spread throughout the country.
Members of the Church of the Almighty God preached the coming Doomsday outside Gansu government in December of 2012 (Source: ucanews.com)