After the big Mayan non event are we as humans ever going to learn and stop with this end of the world stuff. Are we all gung ho to get off this
planet so bad that we believe in anything. I can see the ones scamming the people to make money the con artist or snake oil salesman. There has been
more predictions in the last hundred years than any time in history.Things started to pick up during the 1800's.Did people become more literate.
There were alot of religions that start then. The millerites or Millerism,Bible students aka Jehovah's witnesses,Adventist's,Mormons. They all seem
to want to predict the end of the world and why the sudden urge to do so. Was there some experiment that went on because some had freemasons ties. I
know there will be some that will still fall for some predictions but after the mayan thing and y2k I think more people are becoming wise to it
because nothing ever happens.
I think this belongs in the rant forum
Theudas declared himself the Messiah, taking 400 people with him into the desert. T beheaded by Roman soldiers. Josephus records this.
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 rapture.
Ben Zakkai died about 80, and expected the Messiah about the time of his death
Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus (1-2 Cent) thought the days of the Messiah would last 40 years. Before Bar Kochba the Mess. age was short; longer
A Roman priest and theologian in the second and third centuries, predicted Christ would return in A.D. 500, based on the dimensions of Noah's ark.
Return of Christ; Hyppolytus (170-236) and Lactantius (250-330) said 500 would be the time for the second coming of Christ (Luther Martin, Date
Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. 15, 1994)
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, 1000 AD. 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.
According to Rashad Khalifa's research on the Quran Code, the world will end in this year.
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