Wednesday, September 10, 2008
30 Days When the World Did Not End
TimesonLine has an interesting article on date setting for the end of the world. The article provides 30 dates which have been set by groups and by individuals as the day the world would end. The dates range from 2800 B.C. to the 2008 A.D.
Here is date # 1
2,800BC: The oldest surviving prediction of the world's imminent demise was found inscribed upon an Assyrian clay tablet which stated: "Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common."
Here is date # 18:
1967: A banner year for apocalypse: Jim Jones, Sun Myung Moon, and UFO contactee George van Tassel all independently arrived at the conclusion that the Summer of Love would be the end of us all.
The list, of course, is not complete. The list omits the prediction of a Korean pastor who predicted that on October 27, 1993 the Rapture would occur. I remember that date because on October 28 I sent a letter to a Korean pastor in Chicago who had sent me a book informing me of date for the end of the world. In that letter, I told him that the pastor in Korea had misinterpreted the prophecies in the book of Daniel.
You should visit TimesonLine and read all that nonsense.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Rapture, Second Coming