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Apocalyptic guesswork, with its convoluted calculations and misleading assumptions,
is a seriously damaging distraction to the very issue upon which God Himself has fixed all end time events;
namely – the Christian Church's full spiritual unity and consequent completion of Christ's Gospel Mission!
— See: THE TWO PRINCIPAL REASONS FOR THIS CONTINUING CONFUSION —
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AD 114-117
Jewish populations in Egypt, Cyprus, Cyrenaica (North Africa), and Mesopotamia take up arms and revolt against Rome under Cyrenian Jewish messiah Lukuas-Andreas. Christian Jews refuse to join the rebellion.
In Cyrenaica alone 220,000 non-Jews are reported to have died at the hands of the Jews in their rebellion against Rome,
and in Cyprus an even greater number are massacred by Jewish rebels (Gibbon 1, 1776, p.728).
Rebellion is only prevented in Palestine by the harsh measures of Roman governor Lusius Quietus.
 
131
Autumn: Akiba, Chief Rabbi of Israel, proclaims Simeon Bar-Kokhba (ben Koziba) to be the Messiah/Christ!
Simeon leads a carefully prepared revolt against Rome, after it becomes known that emperor Hadrian is to build Roman temples in Jerusalem.
 
c.132
The Great Week fallacy of the fraudulent so-called 'Letter of Barnabas' is produced among Egyptian or Alexandrian Christians (influenced by Jewish philosopher Philo's allegorical method of handling Scripture), thereby spreading a view of human history as a Great Week of 1,000-year ages; the Sabbath Age being the 'millennium' of the book of Revelation, which misleads multitudes over subsequent years to continually make a fool of Christian end-time expectations –
See:
When
Will Christ
Come?
The corrupting hermeneutic of Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria has lasted two-thousand-years in the Christian Church, for this 'Epistle of Barnabas', which reflects his influence, was even treated by Clement of Alexandria as Holy Scripture, by Origen as a Catholic Epistle, and in Codex Sinaiticus as if it were part of the New Testament itself.
The  Holy  Scripture  perversion  of  this  'Epistle  of  Barnabas'  Heresy  is  still  widely  followed  in  Evangelical  circles
'Of the Sabbath He speaks in the beginning of the creation; And God made the works of His hands in six days, and He ended on the seventh day, and rested on it, and He hallowed it. Give heed, children, what this means; He ended in six days. He means this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all things to an end; for the day with Him signifies a thousand years; and this He Himself bears me witness, saying; Behold, the day of the Lord shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end. And He rested on the seventh day. This He means; when His Son shall come, and shall abolish the time of the Lawless One, and shall judge the ungodly, and shall change the sun and the moon and the stars, then shall He truly rest on the seventh day.' (15:3-5) [emphasis mine].
This Epistle of pseudo-Barnabas has been a primary root of deception among Christians, even today, among those who have never heard of it, it continues to make fools of sincere people!
  156
Montanus of Phrygia begins to prophesy of the imminent return of Christ. The New Jerusalem as a physical city would descend on the city of Pepuza in Phrygia. His movement spreads in the Christian church throughout Asia Minor and North Africa to Rome itself, influencing many leading Christians and leading multitudes astray.
See:
The Hidden Time
  c.220
(Saint) Hippolytus of Rome supports the date of the Creation as 5,500 years before Christ and writes –
'From the birth of Christ one must count another 500 years, and only then the End will come.'
In other words, he set the date of the End according to the Great Week idea of history (500 AD according to his calculation). He also teaches the nonsense that the coming Antichrist will be a Jew from the tribe of Dan which further estranges Christians from Jews.
The 'Great Week' fallacy.
Fake c.350
The pseudo-epigraphical 'Acts of Pilate' (also called 'Gospel of Nicodemus') is composed which follows the Great Week ideology –
"And I say unto thee, Seth, vex not thyself with tears, praying and entreating for the oil of the tree of mercy, that thou mayest anoint thy father Adam for the pain of his body: for thou wilt not be able to receive it save in the last days and times, save when five thousand and five hundred years are accomplished: then shall the most beloved Son of God come upon the earth to raise up the body of Adam and the bodies of the dead, and he shall come and be baptized in Jordan. And when he is come forth of the water of Jordan, then shall he anoint with the oil of mercy all that believe on him, and that oil of mercy shall be unto all generations of them that shall be born of water and of the Holy Ghost, unto life eternal. Then shall the most beloved Son of God, even Christ Jesus, come down upon the earth and shall bring in our father Adam into paradise unto the tree of mercy." (part II, section 3, verse 1; also in part XII).
That is, Christ will then return in 500 AD to complete the six thousand years from Adam..
The 'Great Week' fallacy.
  365 Hilary of Poitiers announces that the end will happen this year.  
  400
Martin of Tours (student of Hilary) is convinced that the end will happen before this year.
 
  410
As Rome is sacked by invaders, Bishop (St.) Augustine reports some Christians as saying,
'from Adam all the years have passed, and behold, the 6000 years are completed.'
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
  440
Jews gather en mass at Jerusalem confidently looking forward to the coming of a Messianic redeemer (Sanh.97b).
 
  c.450
In Crete – False Messiah Moses (Fiskis) of Crete persuades the Jewish community on the island to leave their possessions and follow him into the sea in a march toward Palestine for it would open as the Red Sea had done. Many drown.
 
  471
Jews expect the coming of a messiah/christ according to an interpretation of the Jewish Talmud ('Ab. Zarah 9b).
 
  490s
The presumed start of the Great Week (the date of Creation) is now moved to 5,200 years before Christ (thus, 6000 Anno Mundi = 800 AD).
Nevertheless Christianity is still disturbed by several 'prophets' announcing the imminent coming of Antichrist.
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
  601
Pope Gregory writes to king Æthelberht (Aethelbert) of Kent warning that the current disturbances in nature are a sign of the approaching end of the Sixth Age and the destruction of the world.
Isidore of Seville (d.636) also follows the Great Week (or Six Age) model.
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
  c.691
The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius (falsely attributed to the 4th-century Church Father Methodius of Patara) is written in Syriac in reaction to the Islamic conquest of the Near East. It depicts the rise and rule of Antichrist, the invasions of Gog and Magog, and the tribulations that precede the end of the world, and that the last emperor of the Romans (Byzantines) will restore the Christian religion, and its symbol, the cross, in Jerusalem, and he will hand the converted world over to Christ at His second coming. It helps shape Christendom's end-time view during the Middle Ages. (See: May, 1000).
Reactive Apocalypticism
703
Abbot Bede in Northumbria, Britain, teaches that the church is in the Sixth Age of the world, also following the Great Week model/myth.
Later, he is accused of heresy in his absence before bishop Wilfrid, for amending the creation date, the start of the Great Week, (and therefore the approximation of the end of its Sixth Age – 'known only to God') to 3,952 years before Christ, thus departing significantly from the calculations of Eusebius, Augustine, and Isidore.
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
  786
Stories, such as –
'the sign of the cross appeared in the clothing of men, and blood poured forth from the skies and the earth, and other signs appeared whence an enormous dread and salubrious fear invaded the populace...'
begin to spread in anticipation of the End coming in 800 AD.
See 490s
  847
'Prophetess' Thiota gathers a large following after her prediction that the world will end the following year.
 
  848
'Prophetess' Thiota is publicly flogged and confesses that she did it at the persuasion of a priest for money.
 
999
December: the Great Week heresy has now focused on the year 1000 AD as the End.
Fanaticism reaches panic level in many communities, bands of flagellants roam the countryside, and mobs call for the execution of sorcerers and unpopular officials.
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
  1000
January: Christ does not come, but a wave of church building spreads in Europe.
May: The body of Charlemagne is disinterred on Pentecost as it is believed that a Christian emperor will rise from his sleep to fight Antichrist and many hope it is him. (See Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius, 691).
 
 
 Famine reigns in Europe because agriculture has been neglected in anticipation of Christ's return/the end of the world.
 
  1033
Belief in the millennium/1000-year of Christ's death and resurrection as the date for the Great Resurrection fills the roads to Jerusalem with pilgrims anticipating His Return.
 
  1186
September: the 1184 'Toledo Letter' prophecy which had spread through Europe setting this date as the apocalyptic coming of the Millennium, now fails. The Archbishop of Canterbury had called a three day fast throughout Britain to prepare for it.
 
  1190
Catholic Abbot Joachim of Fiore predicts that the Antichrist is already in the world and that King Richard of England will defeat him. The Millennium will then begin, sometime before 1205.
 
  1200
Joachim of Fiore's idea of Seven Stages leading to Christ's Return (ending the sixth 'day' of the Great Week heresy) gains wide acceptance. He teaches that the year 1200 is 40 generations since Christ and thus the start of transition to the Millennium.
His followers finally date the End as 1260 AD.
 
  1213
Pope Innocent III declares that Muslim power will only last 666 years (from the Hegira/Hijra of 622 AD; that is to 1288 AD), identifying Islam with Antichrist.
 
1254
Emperor Frederick II's propagandists 'prove' that Pope Innocent IV is the Antichrist by showing that his Latin name adds up to 666.
Perhaps
a chicken came home to roost?
  1260
The Apostolic Brethren sect forms (the first doomsday cult) in response to Joachim's apocalyptic ideas, and in 1307 they take up arms in Italy against the corruption of the Roman Church (their spiritual 'Babylon') in order to help precipitate the End.
 
  1288 Pope Innocent III's papal declaration concerning Islam fails. See 1213
  1358
Spanish Jewish scientist/philosopher Abraham bar Hiyya (also known as Savasorda/صاحب الشرطة Ṣāḥib al-Shurṭa "Chief of the Guard") calculates this year for the coming of the Messiah (5118-years 'after Creation').
 
  1420
February 10-14: is set by the Taborite movement of Bohemia (named after the presumed Mount of Transfiguration) as the date of Christ's Return. When He does not come their priests teach that He had come secretly (as Jehovah's Witnesses would later do in 1914). They form an organized apocalyptic community and take up arms against their opponents.
 
  1421
October: A Taborite army of 400 annihilate a breakaway group known as Adamites who believed the Bible verse – "At midnight a cry went up 'Behold, the Bridegroom cometh'" (Mat.25:6) – gave them authority to kill every man, woman and child they found as judgment to inaugurate Christ's coming.
 
  1434
Taborite troops continue to rampage throughout central Europe killing their opponents until stopped by a Bohemian army. Their last stronghold is destroyed in 1452 AD.
 
  1490
Catholic Priest, Girolamo Savonarola of Florence, begins preaching the imminent coming of Antichrist, and prophesying of God's coming judgment. Expectations develop of the Return of Christ in 1500 AD, the Medici rulers are to be cast out and a Christian republic formed.
 
  1500
Botticelli's famous painting, 'Mystic Nativity', carries his note in Greek –
"I Sandro painted this picture at the end of the year 1500 in the troubles of Italy in the half-time after the time according to the 11th chapter of St. John in the second woe of the Apocalypse in the loosing of the devil for three and a half years [i.e. rule of Antichrist]. Then he will be chained ...as in this picture."
But the End does not come!
In North Yorkshire, England, Mrs Ursula Shipton (known as 'Mother Shipton') propagates her so-called prophesies (many attributed to her are later inventions). (See 1881).
 
  1523
David Reuveni (Reubeni) arrives in Jerusalem as Israel's end-time Messiah, after its surrender to the Ottoman empire (known for its friendliness to Jews), precipitating a change in the special Jewish prayer place from the Mount of Olives and Gates of Temple Mount to the Western (Wailing) Wall (Hebrew Kotel, Arabic Buraq).
 
  1525
Müntzer of Thuringia leads the people of Münster to start the Millennium by violent revolution against corrupt leaders.
 
  1533
Melchoir Hoffmann (Anabaptist) predicted that Christ would return on this date to the city of Strassbourg (in France today). He had claimed that 144,000 people (from the symbolic 12x12,000 of Rev.7) would be saved, while the rest of the world would be consumed by fire.
 
  1540
Solomon Molcho's announced year for the arrival of Israel's Messianic kingdom fails.
 
  1552
Oxford martyr, Bishop Hugh Latimer, writes –
"The world was ordained to endure, as all learned men affirm, 6000 years. Now of that number there be passed 5552 years, so that there is no more left but 448." [i.e. 2000 AD].
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again .
1595
Arnold de Wion, a Benedictine monk, publishes the so-called 'Prophecies of Saint Malachi' in the name of Malachi O'Morgair, an Irish bishop who died 1148 (canonized in 1190), which claims to describe 112 popes from his time to the end of the world and Christ's return as 'Terrible Judge'. De Wion's effort should be seen against the background of the Catholic Church's counter-reformation in reaction to the spread of Protestantism. (See 1979).
See July 2005
  1640
The Puritan 'Fifth Monarchy Men' in Britain designate 1650 as the start of the End and 1700 as the coming of the Millennium (calculated as 1290 years for the days of Dan.12:11, + 365 AD for the abomination-of-desolation of Roman Caesar Julian the 'Apostate'  + 45 years for Daniel's captivity = 1700 AD). (See 1657).
 
  1648
Rabbi Shabbetai Tzevi of Smyrna declares this year as Israel's Redemption.
 
  1654
Bishop Ussher of Armagh fixes the date of Creation as 4004 BC (26th October at 9 AM), and the End as 1997 AD (6000 Anno Mundi of the Great Week heresy) when the Millennium begins.
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
  1657
The Fifth Monarchy Men attempt an uprising, and later again in 1661 after the restoration of the English monarchy. Their leaders are then seized and executed for treason, and the group dissolves. (See 1640).
 
  1665
Shabbetai Tzevi is proclaimed Messiah by most Jewish communities of Europe and the Middle East.
 
  1666 Jewish false Messiah Tzevi is arrested by the Ottoman government and then converts to Islam. See: 1973.
1672-1691
In Western Russia, numerous fields are neglected while the Spasovtsi Old Believers adorn themselves in burial clothes and await the end of the world in cemeteries at night, singing hymns and sitting in wooden coffins. Others set buildings alight and wait inside to be cleansed by dying in the flames to join Christ before Judgment Day. Tsar Peter I is seen as Antichrist and eventually (including the Fedovseyevskoye group after 1737) about 20,000 are estimated to have committed suicide by burning to protect themselves from the Antichrist.
Delusive fear of
Antichrist in Russia
  1700 The Millennium of the Fifth Monarchy Men does not come (see 1640).  
  c.1730
In Britain – Anti-trinitarian, Sir Isaac Newton (inventor of Calculus) privately estimates the Coming of Christ to be about 2060 AD to inaugurate the Millennium (Yahuda MS 7.3 folio 13 verso, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem), yet he decries date-setting because it brings the Bible into disrepute. Sadly, he is also deceived that in prophetic periods a day=year (See: 'Letter of Barnabas' Great Week heresy above) and so calculates this date by adding 1260 years from 800 AD, being from the taking of temporal power by the trinitarian (Catholic) church –
"It may end later [than 2060 AD], but I see no reason for its ending sooner. This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be, but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, & by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail. Christ comes as a thief in the night, & it is not for us to know the times & seasons which God hath put into his own breast."
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again!
  1736
In Britain – Anti-trinitarian mathematician William Whitson predicts world destruction for October 13, to be caused by a comet strike. (Archbishop of Canterbury, William Wake, officially rebuts the prediction to ease the extensive public fear which it causes).
 
Some Lutherans 1741
German Lutheran scholar Johann Albrecht Bengel calculates the date of the coming Millennium as 1836.
 
  1757
Christ returned spiritually on this date according to Emanuel Swedenborg
 
Some Methodists 1763
February 28: Predicted return of Jesus, by leader of the London Methodist Society George Bell now fails, from whose prediction John Wesley had publically distance himself.
 
  1774
Ann Lee (tongues-speaking Quaker) founds the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing (Shakers) as the Millennial church in America (promoting celibacy). She declares herself to be the reincarnation of Christ and female aspect of God's dual nature. The Shakers win the admiration of many for their inventiveness (the circular saw, screw propeller, rotary harrow, etc), model farms and their orderly prosperous communities.
 
Some Catholics 1790
Catholic prophet Suzette Labrousse, inspired by the French revolution, announces the coming of the Millennium to be in the year 1800.
 
  1792
Joanna Southcott, in England, begins her prophecies of the End. (See 1802)
 
  1800
The Millennium does not arrive (see 1790).
 
  1802
Prophetess Joanna Southcott in England begins 'sealing' the '144,000' elect for the End at a charge varying from twelve shillings to a guinea, declaring herself to be the woman of Revelation 12. Her thousands of followers include some Anglican clergy.
Her deluded movement
of 'Southcottians'
continues for years.
  1810
Prophetess Joanna Southcott, age-sixty, declares she will give birth to the new messiah October 19, 1814.
She also prophesies that the world will end in 2004. (She dies childless December 1814).
  1825
Britain's Rev Edward Irving predicts that Christ will return in 1864 (the Irvingites are the origin of the Catholic Apostolic Church who are today's New Apostolic Church. The Old Apostolic Church is a South African break-away from this group).

   
Bible Commentator Adam Clarke predicts that Christ will return in 1966, based on the common 2300-days (Dan.8:14) misinterpretation of a day for a year. See Note below.
But he foolishly also speculates in his commentary on Daniel 7:25 that the end will come in 2015, and then says that he does not draw conclusions –
"If the papal power, as a horn or temporal power, be intended here, which is most likely, (and we know that that power was given in 755 to Pope Stephen II by Pepin, king of France), counting one thousand two hundred and sixty 'years' from that, we are brought to a.d. 2015, about one hundred and ninety years from the present."
See: Common 'Christian' Fallacy that a 'day' in the Bible means a year.
See: 1947
  1826
Edward Irving begins his "school of the prophets" focusing on end-time issues.
 
1827-1828
Henry Drummond (Church of England), Edward Irving, and others, meet at Henry's Albury estate and crystallize a (eurocentric) historicist interpretation of Bible prophecy in the light of the French Revolution, using the 'days=years' formula (see 'Letter of Barnabas' above) as the key to reconcile Bible prophecy with human history, such as –
"The 1260 years (sic.) of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 ought to be measured from the reign of Justinian to the French Revolution".
 
1829
September 15: Christ's reign on earth begins, according to Johann Georg Rapp (founder of the 'Harmony Society' in Germany).
 
1829-1833
Edward Irving, Henry Drummond, and John Nelson Darby develop the 'pre-Tribulation Rapture' theory of Christ's Return. Darby (Plymouth Brethren) promotes the idea as part of a dispensational division of history which also splits Christ's return between that for His Church and that to a repentant Israel. Through the Bible notes of a lawyer, C.I. Scofield, the erroneous Irving-Drummond-Darby 'pre-Tribulation Rapture' theory is spread among Christians to eventually become the dominant End Time view in most Evangelical and Pentecostal circles.
Darby's mistaken
Dual Return Theory
  1832
Founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism), Joseph Smith of America, says –
"I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following: Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter." (Doctrine & Covenants 130:14-15).
Joseph Smith also declares –
"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." (History of the Church, Vol.5, pp.336-37).
demonic deceptions
of Joseph Smith.
  1833
November 13: A large meteor shower is observed, which Ellen G. Harmon (later White, who becomes principal teacher/prophet of the Seventh-day Adventist movement) subsequently declares this to be "the last of the signs of His [Christ's] coming" (White 1888:333/4).
See: December 1844.
  1835
February 14: Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church, calls a meeting of his church leaders 'because God has commanded it' and announces that Jesus will return within 56 years ('History of the Church' 2:182). (See: 1891).
 
  1836 Bengel's calculation of the beginning of Christ's Millennium fails. (See 1741).  
1840
Josiah Litch (as reported in 'Signs of the Times, and Expositor of Prophecy', August 1, 1940) predicts the end of Ottoman power to be August 11, 1840. Turkey's acceptance of the protection of the allied powers of Europe on that date is widely regarded as the prediction fulfilled, and so the historicist method of prophetic interpretation (Miller's method) gains great credibility leading to a wide acceptance of his 1844 (year-for-day) prediction.
 
  1843
March 21: William Miller's prediction (founder of the 'Adventist' movement) that Jesus would come on this date fails!
 
More 'year-for-a-day' error
These and subsequent dates are based on a false reading of the 2300-days prophetic period of Daniel Chapter 8:14 as it they were 2300-years. This actually reads '2300 evenings and mornings' in its original language (that is exactly, six years, three months, and eighteen days only), and this time of trouble for Israel ended in December 165 BC exactly as prophesied, when Judas Maccabeus cleansed Israel's sanctuary after the 2300-days of terrible oppression by the Syrian Seleucids (celebrated annually today by Judaism in the festival of Chanukah), and has absolutely nothing to do with the end of the world or return of the Lord Jesus Christ! (Blessed be His Name).
basic error of the
Seventh-day Adventists,
Jehovah's-Witnesses
and others!
1844
Joseph Smith dies without seeing the Lord's Return or his 85th birthday (See 1832).
March 21: William Miller, encouraged by some clergy, calculates this date as Christ's Return based erroneously on Daniel 8:9-26. (See 1840). It fails and its 2300 'years' are recalculated from Autumn rather than from Spring in 457BC, continuing the nonsense.
October 22 (Jewish Yom Kippor): The Return of Christ predicted by Miller's Adventists (numbering about 100,000) fails again, of course. (See 1843).
December: Ellen G. White (prophetess of Seventh-day Adventism) claims special revelation from God and defends this date by blaming the churches of the time and God, saying that it was the churches view that the word 'sanctuary' in Dan.8:14 meant earth rather than heaven which led to the error (White 1888:352), and that –
"God designed to prove His people. His hand covered a mistake in the reckoning of the prophetic periods." (White 1888:373).
She instead re-interprets this date as the beginning of a 'cleansing of the sanctuary' in Heaven, and commits herself to the heretical Great Week model of prophecy (White 1888:659).
See:
Seventh-day Adventism


The 'Great Week' fallacy
again!
1845
The Seventhday Adventist movement, guided by Ellen White, develops her doctrine of the 'mark of the Beast' as Sunday-worship under a papal Antichrist, in explanation of Christ's 'delayed' Return, with a theory of a change in Christ's Heavenly ministry in 1844 AD. The United States of America is damned as the 'False Prophet' of the book of Revelation (resulting in a mentality that produces tragedies such as the Waco siege in 1993).
See:
Ellen White's Confusions
  1850
June 27: Ellen G. White, prophetess of the 'Seventhday Adventists', makes many predictions of the timing of the end of the world all of which fail. She writes –
"My accompanying angel said, 'Time is almost finished. Get ready, get ready, get ready.' ...now time is almost finished...and what we have been years learning, they will have to learn in a few months."
SDA False Prophet!
  1856
Ellen G. White's last prediction: She writes that she was shown in a vision the fate of believers who attended the 1856 Seventhday Adventist conference –
"I was shown the company present at the Conference. Said the angel: 'Some food for worms, some subjects of the seven last plagues, some will be alive and remain upon the earth to be translated at the coming of Jesus." (White, Testimonies Vol.1. p.131).
Demonic deception
of Ellen G White.
  1860
Piazzi Smyth, a past astronomer royal of Scotland, writes a book about 1860 titled "Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid." It is responsible for spreading the belief in pyramidology throughout the world – that secrets are hidden in the dimensions of the great pyramids. He concludes that the Millennium will start in the year 1960.
See 1953
  1864 Edward Irving's predicted Return of Christ fails (see 1825).  
  1868
Rev. M. Baxter (Church of England) predicts in the following lengthy title of his book –
'Louis Napoleon, the Infidel Antichrist Predicted in Prophecy to Confirm A Seven Years Covenant With the Jews, About the Year 1861, and Nearly to Succeed in Gaining A Universal Empire, and Then to be Deified, and Idolatrously Worshipped, and Also to Institute A 3½ Years Sanguinary Persecution Against the Christian Church, From 1864-1865 to 1868, During Which Time Wars, Famine, Pestilences & Earthquakes, If Not Religious Persecution, Will Prevail in England and America Until the Slaughter of the Witnesses, Elias and Another Prophet; After Which Napoleon, Their Destroyer, Together with the Pope Are Foreshown to Be Cast Into the Lake of Fire At the Descant of Christ At Armageddon About the Year 1868.' (quoted in R. Abanes 1998, p.337).
 
  1870
Charles Taze Russell (founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses movement, or Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society), after absorbing Adventist influences, begins teaching Christ's return in October 1874 commencing a forty year 'harvest period' in the 'times of the Gentiles', to end in 1914 with the beginning of God's kingdom on earth.
 
  1874
The failure of the Jehovah Witnesses prediction is now reinterpreted, at the suggestion of their Brother Keith to have been an 'invisible' return of Christ. This becomes their doctrine until 1925, after both their 1914 and subsequent 1925 dates pass un-noticed by God.
 
  1877
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"The End Of This World; that is the end of the gospel and the beginning of the millennial age is nearer than most men suppose; indeed we have already entered the transition period [3½ years], which is to be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation Dan. 12:3." (N.H. Barbour and C.T. Russell, 'Three Worlds, and the Harvest of This World', p. 17).
See:
Jehovah's Witnesses
  1879
Jehovah Witnesses declare: "Christ came in the character of a Bridegroom in 1874 ...at the beginning of the Gospel harvest." (Watchtower, Oct.1879, p.4)
 
  1880
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"We need not here repeat the evidences that the "seventh trump" began its sounding A.D. 1840, and will continue until the end of the time of trouble, and the end of 'The times of the Gentiles,' A.D. 1914, and that it is the trouble of this 'Great day,' which is here symbolically called the voice of the Archangel when he begins the deliverance of fleshly Israel. 'At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince (Archangel) which standeth for the children of thy people and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation.' Dan. xii. 1. Nor will we here, again present the conclusive Bible proof that our Lord came for his Bride in 1874, and has an unseen work as Reaper of the first-fruits of this Gospel Age." ('Zion's Watchtower,' November, 1880 p.1, emphasis mine)
 
  1881
English 'prophetess' (Ursula Southeil) Mother Shipton's 16th century 'end of the world' prohecy fails.
 
  1882
Charles Piazzi Smyth's first date for the return of Christ, based on his nonsense theory that Egypt's Giza pyramid of Khufu is a prophecy in stone built by the Hebrews (as Hyksos) under Melchizedek's guidance, now fails!
Messianic pyramidology
nonsense
  1888
Ellen G. White publishes 'The Great Controversy', teaching  6,000 years of Satanic activity (from Adam's fall to Christ's second coming, page 673); once again the Great Week heresy of pseudo-Barnabas.
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again and again and again!
False Messiah Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

1889
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"In this chapter we present the Bible evidence which indicates that six thousand years from the creation of Adam were complete with A.D. 1872; and hence that, since A.D. 1872 are chronologically entered upon the seventh thousand or the Millennium." ('Studies in the Scriptures,' Vol.2, p.33, 1889)
"Here we furnish the evidence that from the creation of Adam to (but not including) A.D. 1873 was six thousand years. And though the Bible contains no direct statement that the seventh thousand will be the epoch of Christ's reign, the great Sabbath Day of restitution to the world, yet the venerable tradition is not without a reasonable foundation." ('Studies in the Scriptures,' Vol.2, p.39. 1889, emphasis mine)
"If, then, the seventh thousand-year period of earth's history be an epoch specially noted as the period of Christ's reign, we shall by showing that it began in 1873, be proving that we are already in it." ('Studies in the Scriptures,' Vol.2, p.40. 1889)
"In the coming 26 years, all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved." (C.T. Russell, 'Studies in the Scriptures,' Vol.2, p.98-99, 1889, emphasis mine)
"Remember that the forty years' Jewish Harvest ended October A.D. 69, and was followed by the complete overthrow of that nation; and that likewise the forty years of the Gospel age harvest will end October, 1914, and that likewise the overthrow of 'Christendom,' so-called, must be expected to immediately follow." ('Studies in the Scriptures,' Vol.2, p.245, emphasis mine)
Michael Baxter, editor of the Christian Herald, announces in his book The End of This Age about the End of This Century that 1896 would witness the Rapture of 144,000 devout Christians, and that the world would end in 1901.
Antichrist in Paris, France?
*Ahmadis teach that Jesus recovered in His tomb, went to Pakistan/India to look for the Lost Tribes of Israel, married, had children, died in old age, and is buried under the name Yuz Asaf.
March 5, at 3 p.m. exactly, Christ is to return – according to an English 'prophet' who had arrived in Paris to announce that French military General Georges Ernest Jean Marie Boulanger (1837-1891), now turned politician, is the Antichrist, for the letters of his name in Greek add up to 666. Wow! (See: 666).
March 23: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad declares himself to be Jesus Christ's Return fulfilled, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi of the Last Days, and founds the Ahmadiyya* sect of Islam (which today organises multi-faith conferences to promote itself, with the co-operation of naïve Christian groups).
1891
February 14: Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church, 1835 prediction that Jesus would return within 56 years now fails!
 
  1894
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"We see no reason for changing the figures – nor could we change them if we would. They are, we believe, God's dates, not ours. But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble." ('Watchtower' July 15, 1894, p.266; p.1677 reprints, emphasis mine)
 
  1896 Baxter's Rapture does not happen. (See 1889).  
  1901 Baxter's Millennium does not come.  
1902
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the kingdom of God, will be accomplished by the end of A.D. 1914." (The Time Is At Hand, 1902 edition, p.99, emphasis mine)
 
1908
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the Kingdom of God, will be accomplished at the end of A. D. 1914." (The Time Is At Hand; 1908 ed.; p.99)
"True, it is expecting great things to claim, as we do, that within the coming twenty-six years all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved" (The Time Is At Hand; 1908 ed.; p.99, emphasis mine)
 
1914
Jehovah's Witnesses' predicted end of the world fails, but they now change their teaching to an invisible Coming known only to true believers. (See 1870).
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"Studying God's Word, we have measured the 2520 years, the seven symbolic times, from that year 606 B.C. and have found that it reached down to October, 1914, as nearly as we were able to reckon. We did not say positively that this would be the year." (Watchtower, November 1, 1914, p.325, emphasis mine)
 
  1915
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"Be not surprised, then, when in subsequent chapters we present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878, and that the 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Rev. 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1915, with the complete overthrow of the earth's present rulership, is already commenced." (The Time Is At Hand; 1915 ed.; p.101, emphasis mine)
"We are already living in the seventh millennium – since October 1872." (The Time Is At Hand; 1915 ed.; p.363)
 
  1916
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six great 1000 year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great 7th Day, the 1000 years of Christ's Reign, began in 1873." (The Time Is At Hand, Foreword, p.2, 1916, emphasis mine)
Great Week
nonsense continued!
  1917
May 13: Three small children claim to have seen the Virgin Mary standing in an oak tree. On the 13th of each subsequent month until October crowds gather to see the vision but only the children claim to see her. They also claim that three prophecies are given, two revealed and a third kept secret in the Vatican (see May 2000).
 
See: Not Until! 1918
February: In London – Eight respected clergy from five Protestant denominations meet in response to the British capture of Jerusalem from the Turks on December 9, 1917, and issue their London Manifesto that the "times of the Gentiles" is now ending and that therefore Christ may return at any moment.
The deluded Signatories include:   Baptists    A.C. Dixon, and Frederick Brotherton Meyer
    Congregationalists      George Campbell Morgan, and Alfred Byrd
    Episcopalian/Anglican    H. Webb Peploe, and J. Stuart Holden
    Methodist   Dinsdale T. Young
    Presbyterian    William Fuller Couch
Imminence
Ideology
Asserted!
   
Jehovah's Witnesses (named as such in 1931) teach end of the world in 1925. (See 1870).
"Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection."
('Millions Now Living Will Never Die,' p.89, emphasis mine)
 
  1923
May: On Abu Island, Sudan – Between 5,000 and 15,000 devout Muslim Mahdis gather in anticipation of the return of Jesus Christ as Abdel Rahman-el-Mahdi, because the British governor of Sudan had now been identified as the Antichrist whose coming would precede Christ's return.
Rahman is summoned to the capital Khartoum and instructed to disperse the pilgrims.
Muslim Mahdis
exploit teachings
of Christ's return
against British
domination in Sudan.
  1925 See 1918.  
  1936
Herbert W Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Church of God, predicted that the Day of the Lord would happen sometime in this year. When it does not happen he makes a new prediction for 1975.
 
  1945
American spirit-medium Edgar Cayce (lifelong active member of The Disciples of Christ church) prophesies that there will be a devastating "pole shift" of planet earth in the year 2001.
 
  1947
Bible Commentator Adam Clarke speculated in his commentary on Daniel 12:6 (in 1825) –
"But we are left totally in the dark [?] relative to the time from which these one thousand three hundred and thirty-five years [?] are to be reckoned. If, however, we reckon them from the above epoch, a.d. 612, when Mohammedanism arose, they lead us to a.d. 1947, when the fullness of the Gentiles shall be brought in; and thus a final closure of vision and prophecy be made, as then all the great events relative to the salvation of men shall have taken place. Wars and contentions will probably then cease over the whole world; Jews and Gentiles become one fold [they already are by the gift of the Holy Spirit], under one Shepherd and Bishop of souls; and the triune God be properly worshipped and glorified, from generation to generation, over the face of the whole earth. But all these conjectures may be founded in darkness." (His were! The Bible has no lack!)
His total failure to
understand the
Hidden Time.
  1950
Evangelist Billy Graham tells a rally in Los Angeles, California –
"We may have another year, maybe two years, to work for Jesus Christ ...And then, ladies and gentlemen, I believe it's going to be all over... Two years and it’s all going to be over”. (emphasis mine)
concerning Christ's return and the end of this age.
 
  1951
December 25: Johann Bischoff, chief apostle of the New Apostolic Church announces that Christ will return in his lifetime (see 1954).
 
  1953
August: David Davidson calculates the end at this date based on his measurements inside the Great Pyramid (Davidson 'The Great Pyramid, Its Divine Message').
Billy Graham's anticipation of the end fails.
See 1860
  1954
September 12: In Stuttgart, chief apostle of the New Apostolic Church Johann Bischoff says –
"I am clearly aware that should I die -- which will not be the case -- then God’s work would be destroyed... Should the case really be that I go home, which it will not be, then the work of redemption would be ruined."
 
1955
New Apostolic Church
New Apostolic Church
January 12: The New Apostolic Church addresses an official letter to all its members in the USA, Canada, and the UK –
To all members of the New Apostolic Church in the United States, Canada and Great Britain
My dear Brethren in Christ,
You have all been informed of the message that was received by our beloved Chief Apostle, that the dear Lord has promised to come in his lifetime. It is in order that these words be brought into every New Apostolic home that we print herewith, both in German and in English, the words of our beloved Chief Apostle spoken in Giessen, Germany, on December 25, 1951.
DIE BOTSCHAFT DES STAMMAPOSTELS
"Die Zeil der Zubereitung des koeniglichen Priestertums wird unter meiner Hand vollendet und die Reichsgottesarbeit im Weinberg des Herrn mit meinem Ende auch ihr Ende erreichen. Ich bin der letzte Stammapostel; nach mir kommt keiner mehr. So steht es im Ratschluss unseres Gottes, so ist es festgelegt, so wird es der Herr bestaetigen, and zum Zeichen solit Ihr das haben, dass der Herr in Meiner Zeit kommt, um die Seinen zu sich zu nehmen."
THE MESSAGE OF OUR BELOVED CHIEF APOSTLE
"The period of preparation for the kingly priesthood will culminate under my hand and jurisdiction. All godly activity in the vineyard of the Lord will be concluded with my end. I am the last Chief Apostle; there will be no other after me. So it is decreed in God's Plan of Salvation. As a visible sign that this is in accordance with God's will, the Lord will come in my time in order to take His own unto Himself."
Since our entire future, both on this earth and for eternity is dependent upon this message, it is suggested that a copy be left in each household and be placed in the family Bible. This, in order that it may be read from time to time and remain constantly before us. The English version is not a direct translation. It does contain the essence of what our beloved Chief Apostle would have every child of God know.
This is sent to you with the greetings of love from our beloved Chief Apostle, in which we join.
(signed) JOHN P. FENDT, EWALD HIBY.
But Bischoff dies in 1960 in contradiction of his 'inspired' statement.
Many sincere members of the New Apostolic Church sold their properties and cancelled their insurance policies because they trusted the delusion.
Chief Apostle Johann Bischoff
New Apostolic Church
Chief Apostle Bischoff
  1956
Herbert W Armstrong (Worldwide Church of God) publishes his prophecy "1975 in Prophecy", based on the 6,000 year Great Week delusion and his British-Israel doctrine. (See 1975).
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
  1959
April 22: hundreds of 'Davidians' (a break-away from Seventh-day Adventism) at their 77-acre compound at Waco, Texas, await the Return of Christ, watched by a large crowd and the media. The expectation is broadcast across the United States – and fails.
See 1993, February 28.
  1965
July: self-styled prophet, William Branham, declares in response to a California earthquake –
"The Scripture reader or even a--a believer knows that we are now at the end of the history of the world. There will be no use of writing it, because there won't be anybody to read it. It's at the end of the time..."
 
  1966
Adam Clarke's 1825 prediction now fails. He generally taught erroneously that a 'day' in prophecy means a year, and spread this confusion.
 
  1968
Irvin Baxter of Endtime Ministries predicts the fall of the Berlin Wall as a catalyst to begin a New World Order movement toward a one world government as prelude to the End.
 
   
Jehovah Witnesses declare:
"Just think, brothers, there are only about ninety months left before 6,000 years of man's existence on earth is completed... The majority of people living today will probably be alive when Armageddon breaks out, and there are no resurrection hopes for those who are destroyed then. So, now more than ever, it is vital not to ignore that spirit of wanting to do more." (Kingdom Ministry, March 1968, p.4, emphasis mine)
Note:
1968 + 90 months = 1975
  1969
David Berg (alias 'Moses David') leader of the Light Club sect, a breakaway from the Assemblies of God youth ministry Teen Challenge, prophesies a disastrous earthquake in California that will cause part of the state to slide into the ocean. He leads his group out of Huntington Beach to wander throughout the American southwest for 8 months. During that time, they changed their name to the Children of God. The group gained media attention by their "sackcloth vigils" in which members dressed in "sackcloths, carried staffs and declared that American society was doomed for turning its back on God".
See 1993
  1973
Hal Lindsey publishes in his best-selling book 'Late Great Planet Earth' that there will be only one generation between Israel's new statehood and the End Time. Although he does not state the date he provides many of the arguments upon which the date 1988 is based, which leads to much deception.
April, Rev. David Wilkerson claims a supernatural vision of imminent world-wide disaster of unprecedented proportions, economic collapse, famine, earthquakes, etc., in 'this generation', leading to Christ's sudden evacuation of Christians and the rise of Antichrist.
'More than one-third of the United States will be designated a disaster area within the next few years'.
Roman Catholic Sister Agnes Katsuko at Akito, Japan, receives a message from the Virgin Mary, saying –
'Father God will inflict a punishment greater than the Deluge ...Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, sparing neither priests nor the faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead'
in anticipation of the year 2000. (source: TW Petrisko, Call of the Ages, Queenship, 1995, p.xxi).
The character of this message
indicates its source.



1975
Worldwide Church of God's Herbert W Armstrong prophecy of the year 1975 fails. (See 1956).
The Watchtower Society (Jehovah's Witnesses) selected this year as its main prediction after many previous failures –
"According to reliable Bible chronology Adam was created in the year 4026 BCE, likely in the autumn of the year, at the end of the sixth day of creation."
They believe that this year is a promised date for the end of the world, as it is supposed to 'the 6,000th anniversary of Adam's creation'. The Great Week heresy continues to deceive.
 
   
April 1, Jack Van Impe publishes a newsletter which reads: "Messiah 1975? The Tribulation 1976?"
Van Impe's misdirection!
  1976
Tele-evangelist Marion Gordon 'Pat' Robertson, of the American evangelical 700 Club, predicts that the world will end in October or November 1982 –
"I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world"
 
  1978
November 18: 'Disciple's of Christ' church, 'Peoples Temple', Jonestown, Guyana, conducts a mass suicide of its 900 members (one third were under 18 years and so some probably murdered) because of a Federal investigation (they practiced suicide procedures several times over the years as a sign of loyalty to the church). Pastor Jim Jones had warned his followers that a disastrous period of fascism, race war, and nuclear holocaust was coming.
 
1979
'Les Propheties De Saint Malachie' (the prophecy of Saint Malachi, of the popes) is published by journalist Daniel Reju,increasing apprehension of the end of the world at the end of the millennium.
See 1595, and July 2005.

Interpreting Holy Scripture in the light of Pentecostal tradition rather than the reverse.
August 14: The General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God in the USA adopts a position paper on the return of Christ for Christians (The Rapture of the Church) which asserts "imminence" as an essential (that is, that Christ may return at any moment) and that therefore – "to interpose other events before the Rapture does violence to such teaching", in spite of the Bible's contradictory statement in Matthew 24:14 as well as 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 below –

A.O.G.
Item #34-4182
 
"Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to Him ...Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the Man of Lawlessness is revealed, the Son of Destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God."
See also
Matthew 24:3 & 15.
Those, as above,
who try to wriggle out of this precondition to the Rapture by interpreting the word 'rebellion' (apostasia) to mean 'departure' (as the departure of the Church in the Rapture), so as to avoid the Antichrist-sign being a precondition, are in effect making the Bible say 'the Rapture will not come until the Rapture comes first' which is really silly beyond words.
 
  1980s
Edgar Whisenant (former NASA engineer) publishes his book, 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988.
Hal Lindsey (of 'The Late Great Planet Earth') writes concerning the 'Jupiter Effect' nonsense –
'what we can expect in 1982 is the largest outbreak of killer quakes ever seen in the history of planet earth along with radical changes in climate'.
A profitable book trade!

1980
Even the good are deceived!
March: Billy Graham states –
"Our Lord gave a summary of events that [do not] signal his return and the end of the world as we know it. He named conditions that would prevail. Reading them one must be struck by their resemblance to what we see daily on our TV screens and in our newspapers."
Hal Lindsey popularized Darby's split-return of Christ (by 7-years of 'tribulation' between), so the word 'beginning' in Matt.24:8 has become associated with the start of this, whereas it actually refers to the disciples' own future experience before Christ returns, as Christ confirms in the next verse.
But Matt.24:4-8 says what are
NOT the signs of the end!
  1982
Hal Lindsey's 'Jupiter Effect' prediction fails.
Pat Robertson's predicted Russian invasion of Israel, leading to Armageddon fails.
May 1: Self-styled 'Pastor' Harry Walter of the 'Church of Philadelphia Church – Internet' claims to have personally received special divine revelation which unseals Daniel's prophecies concerning the End. (See May 2008).
Mary Stewart Relfe's book "The New Money System 666" creates the myth of "666 in the UPC barcode", which spawns further error and misleads many sincerely ignorant people around the world, especially in the territories of the former Soviet Union, without anything like adequate correction of this corrupting myth by Bible-believing churches in its originating country, the United States of America.
Monday, June 21 (summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere): Christ Returns, according to Benjamin Creme.
 
  1985
June 8/9: Arnold Murray of the 'Shepherd's Chapel' predicted this date for the war of Armageddon in "a valley of the Alaskan peninsula", which nonsense of course now fails.
 
  1987
Lester Sumrall, in his book "I Predict 2000 AD", predicts that Jerusalem will be the richest city on Earth, that the Common Market would rule Europe, and that there would be a nuclear war involving Russia and perhaps the U.S. He predicts that the greatest Christian revival in the history of the church would also happen: all during the last 13 years of the 20th century. All his predictions fail.
 
  1988
Charles Taylor, American prophecy teacher, advertises a Holy Land tour with the incentive that by staying in a hotel on the Mount of Olives –
'if this is the year of our Lord's return, as we anticipate, you may even ascend to Glory from within a few feet of His ascension.' 
Spring: Mrs Gwen Shaw, leader of the cult 'End-Time Handmaidens and Servants', prophesies that Ronald Reagan with be the last president of the United States before Christ comes.
September 11/12 this year is expected as the date of the Rapture by Trinity Broadcasting Network (Jan & Paul Crouch), which cancels its regular programs and run videotapes instructing non-believers what to do if their families suddenly shoot up into the sky.
Hart Armstrong (chairman of 'Christian Communications') publishes September 29/30 as a Rapture Alert date in his publications.
October: Another return-of-Christ date predicted by many Christian evangelicals now fails: based on the Bible-twisting-exegesis of a 'generation' (40-years) after the 'budding of the figtree' (1948 Israel's political independence) = 1988.
See:
The Evangelical Lie


It continues!
   
Evangelist George Curle predicts God's judgment on Antichrist in 1999, the Tribulation in 2002, and Christ's Return and the millennium of Israel in 2005 –
'the third Exodus for Israel and believing Gentiles will be accomplished in 2005 AD'.
October 11: Date set by Edgar C. Whisenant, a NASA scientist, in his book "88 Reasons why the Rapture will Occur in 1988" now fails (see 1989). But it had sold over 4 million copies.
 
The wide-spread myth of Christ returning forty-years after Israel's political rebirth (1948), developed by making the word 'generation' (γενεά, 'genea') to mean 40-years [1948+40=1988] in the text where Jesus had said that the 'this generation' which sees the signs He had indicated would not pass away/end before all is fulfilled, and in which the Lord Jesus used this same word 'generation' for the Jewish people (in their reversion to a worse state after His ministry than they were in before He came among them, see: Matt.12:45, as in 11:16, etc.) and it therefore simply refers to them and not to any period of time. It can therefore never mean forty-years or any other time period!
So the words 'this generation' (Matt.24:34) in Bibical context simply mean 'the Jewish people',
and is a precious guarantee of their racial (not political) survival through the difficult times then ahead and yet still to come!
But Israel was NOT a single political entity when the Christ of God came the first time, and thus likewise it will also NOT so be when Christ returns to raise His church to share His rule. The present State of Israel will certainly fall before then!
click to see:
The modern/present-day Jewish State of Israel will not exist when Jesus Christ returns!
Yet very
sadly, sincere persons of good repute, such as World Bible Society President F. Kenton Beshore (of Mariners Church, Irvine, California, part of the dubious Willow Creek Association), continue this Hal-Lindsey-twisting of Holy Scripture by teaching that 'this generation' (meaning the Jews) is now 'probably 70 to 80-years' after 1948 (less 7-years of course for the mistaken 'Darby tribulation' 19th century Dual-Return heresy) –
– to now attach a new date to the Coming of Christ for His church of – 2021 AD/CE.
Another fool
and more to come
for there is no set date!
1989


In the USA, Edgar Whisenant publishes his discovery of error in his 1988-calculation in 'The Final Shout–Rapture Report 1989'. (This publication is subsequently retitled The Final Shout--Rapture Report 1990, and subsequently re-titled yearly as The Final Shout–Rapture Report 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and so on...).
In China, Zhao Wei-shan establishes a pseudo-Christian cult eventually calling themselves 'Eastern Lightning' (EL) and 'Church of Almighty God', teaching that God has come again as a 30-year-old peasant woman named Deng who is herself 'Almighty God', to end this Age of Grace and begin the new Kingdom Age. The cult aggressively infiltrates Christian churches, teaches that the writings of Watchman Nee are as inspired as the New Testament, uses abduction, torture and brainwashing techniques, and continues to spread in spite of being banned by the Chinese government. (See 2000). They teach, in their own words –
"Christ was born into an ordinary family in the northern part of China. Even in early childhood, she knew that there is a God. She gradually grew up as an ordinary person does. In 1989, when the Holy Spirit worked greatly in family churches, Christ dropped out of school and formally entered the family churches [Satan's target]. At the time, Christ was fervent in her heart and extremely thirsted to serve God and perform her duty. Two years later, Christ received the moving of the Holy Spirit and began to express words; that is, she wrote down the words in her heart and gave them to the churches. Afterward, as Christ expressed words of testimony and of revelation, she was recognized and exalted by the people and became the practical God venerated and loved by mankind." [emphasis mine] (See Leadership Gender).
"The [EL] group teaches its followers to abandon their families and jobs. It exerts control over its followers by using drugs and sexual entrapment. Absolute obedience is demanded -- and those who oppose the group are punished with beatings, bribery, kidnap and murder." (Christian Solidarity Worldwide).
Another Van Impe deception!

1990
Benny Hinn predicts that Christ will return in 1993.
Pat Robertson (in his book The New Millennium) predicts earth's destruction in 2007
"Four hundred years from the beginning of America – ten full biblical generations – takes place on April 29, 2007. ...Could this be a time of collapse of the Gentile powers?"
Jack Van Impe predicts in his videotape A.D. 2000... The End? the rapture of Christians in 1992 and the end of the world in 1999. (This tape was used by the Korean Hyoo-go movement to mislead thousands).
 
  1991
Cape Town Reformed church minister predicts the beginning of the great Tribulation 'op die laaste' by September 1995 and Christ's Return by 2002.
March, In the UK David Vaughan Icke declares that he has become a "channel for the Christ spirit," a title conferred on him by "the Godhead." He says the world will end in 1997, preceded by a number of disasters.
 
  1992
The Tami Church based in Seoul, South Korea, under pastor Lee Jang Rim, distributes the visions and prophecies of it's world-wide membership indicating the Rapture will happen 28th October this year. (the Millennium will begin 7-years later in 2000 AD).
Harold Camping of Oakland, California based Family Radio, with a Reformed twist predicts Christ's return is in September 1994. He warns that –
"when September 6, 1994 arrives, no one else can become saved. The end has come". (Vantage Press publication)
. October 28: 20,000 members of the 'Mission for the Coming Days' (Tami Church), spend the afternoon waiting for the Rapture, resulting in great public humiliation to Christians and the amusement of the watching world.
 
More Jack Van Impe's deceptions 1993
Jack Van Impe announces that the Lord Jesus will probably return in September 1999 –
"Let's figure that out again – 1948.5 plus 51.4 equals 1999.9 – around September of the year 1999. Now, we are not date-setters! [really!] 'Of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only' (Matthew 24:36). But wait! Don't say, `No one can know the APPROXIMATE time when Christ will return,' for Jesus also said in verse 33 that we will know when it is near, even at the doors."
Apology still awaited!
   
February 28: Four American Federal Agents investigating illegal weapons are killed, 16 wounded, by 'Davidians' at Waco, Texas, thus initiating a siege of the premises (see 1959).
March 11:  President Clinton is appealed to jointly by Revd's Dunn (Baptist Joint Committee) and Kelley (National Council of Churches) to urgently demilitarise the Waco siege, as the 'Davidian' apocalyptic mentality would see it as
'validation of their fondest prophecies ... Whether it explodes or implodes, the result will be tragic for all'.
April 19: 6.00 AM: Teargassing of the Waco compound begins. Davidians fire at Federal Agents.
12.05 PM: The Waco Davidian compound bursts into flame caused by FBI teargassing, accompanied by explosions and gunfire. Later 74 Davidians are found dead including women and children, most burnt to death, including –
David Berg (aka 'Moses David') who had prophesied this year for the return of Jesus. (See 1969)
 
   
Benny Hinn's prediction of Christ's return fails without his apology. (See 1990).
 
  1994
June 9: Pastor John Hinkle of Christ Church in Los Angeles predicted this date as the end.
September 4/27: Harold Egbert Camping's predicted return of Christ fails, but we do not hear of his repentance for misleading people! Instead, see his misdirection again in 2005.
Apology still awaited!
But now it's 21 May 2011.
  1995
Jehovah Witnesses declare – "Why Awake is Published":
    - Before Nov 8th –
"Most important, this magazine builds confidence in the Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure new world before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away."
    - After Nov. 8th, '1914 generation' reference is deleted –
"Most important, this magazine builds confidence in the Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure world that is about to replace the present wicked, lawless system of things."
 
   
Roman Catholic newspaper 'Queen of Peace' (Pittsburgh Centre for Peace, Spring, 1995) announces concerning the nearing third millennium –
'The time has arrived' ...the long awaited 'Era of Peace' predicted at Fatima in 1917 is said to be about to occur. ...The Virgin's words indicate the face of the earth will be transformed. Like the ancient cities of Sodom or Gomorrah, some nations will even vanish. Others, like Russia, are promised to blossom with new splendour. Peace will rule and the Church will reign, Evil will be paralysed, and like an old well, it will dry up and almost vanish from the face of the earth.' 
 
   
Jack Van Impe predicts in his video 2001: Countdown to Eternity "how a Millennial Kingdom is predicted to begin shortly after A.D. 2000".
September: A predicted start of the Tribulation and world rule of Anti-Christ fails (see 1991).
 
  1997
July 2, Jack Van Impe declares in his broadcast:
"The Bible teaches that an Antichrist comes to power – a world dictator. ...This world dictator could appear anywhere from now to 2003. ...It means Jesus is about to return, folks! Oh, the year 2000 is so important. Are you ready?"
 
   
Marilyn J. Agee, with much Christian support, publishes her so-called Bible-based predictions, as –
1998 
'most likely May' – 
Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Bride of Christ
2007
September 12
The end of this Age (Elul 29, 5767)
 
September 13
The 2300th day of the Shortened Tribulation, Pre-Wrath Rapture of Tribulation Saints
    All Israel born-again in a day (who will live on into the Millennium) (Tishri 1, 5768).
2008 April 6: the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints first day of Jewish Regnal Year (Nisan 1, 5768).
  May 30: Armageddon lasts 40 days and 40 nights, ends Friday (Iyar 25, 5768).
  May 31: true world peace, the Millennium, begins (Iyar 26, 5768).
November 6: Archbishop Ussher's prediction fails (see 1654).
But, Dr James McKeever (editor of the End Times News Digest) declares that the 6,000 years of the Great Week could end 'sometime between now and the year 2030'.
Ronald Weinland of the 'Church of God – PKG' credits himself as God's appointed prophet. (See 2008).
David Vaughan Icke's 1991 prediction now fails (see March 1991).



The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
Blind leaders of the blind 1998
May: Marilyn Agee's prediction of the Rapture of Christians fails!
August 16: pseudo-prophet Samuel Doctorian announces to Christians at a Prayer Retreat on Patmos an encounter he had with the "five angels of the five continents" in his room on the island at 3:50 AM on Saturday June 20 1998 who revealed to him –
a program of world destruction starting immediately, during which the Christian church will be preserved. Financial crisis, nuclear holocaust, earthquakes over Asia killing millions, Australia will split and "a great part will go under the ocean". Nuclear weapons used in general war throughout the whole Middle East [which he describes as a continent] causes huge loss of life. In Europe earthquakes and flooding, "millions drown", Eiffel tower collapses, a "great part of Germany destroyed", etc. In Africa, from Cape to Cairo, earthquakes to change river flow and drown many. "There shall be a trembling of the earth like has not been seen since the creation. None shall escape the sword of the Lord". Millions die. "The final day has come. Judgment day is here." In the Americas millions die, the Atlantic and the Pacific join together, "the Amazon river turning into a great sea". "The angel said, 'It is our message. You are the instrument, the channel. What a privilege that God has chosen you to give this message to the nations.'
I said, 'Lord, Thy will be done'."
September 20: Robert Blake
'This could see the start of the Final War, Armageddon, followed by the establishment of the Millennium in the year 2000.'
What a pity that this ultimate warning was entrusted to someone with such limited resources (Samuel Doctorian) to tell the nations so that it was only announced 57 days later (more than eight weeks!). It could have helped many Christian pensioners to avoid loosing their life savings in the slide of many stock markets following the East Asian financial crisis of this year. Amazing!
The deceptions of false prophet
Jack Van Impe continue!
September 28: Jack Van Impe lies in the name of the Lord, concerning the coming year 2000 –
“The facts: No event in history has connected mankind to one common adversary until now. The millennial bug jeopardizes our way of life in ways never imagined. ...I was going to make this [warning] video next year, around February, March. But the Holy Spirit awakened me a few months ago and warned me as to what was coming and that I should warn you. And I'll tell you, this is perhaps the most important video you'll ever receive concerning your own survival and what to do to prepare for what's coming." [For $24.95 plus P&P, of course!]
October: Yisrayl Hawkins' (of the 'House of Yahweh' cult) prophesied 'end of the world' fails to begin! (See mid 2001 also).
October 5: Jack Van Impe (USA) declares the date of the Great Tribulation –
“Now, Nostradamus said that the king of terror would appear November of 1999. I believe Nostradamus knew his Bible and knew what the six-day theory [heresy] was, and so he could put it all together.”
See:
Van Impe, October 2008
  1999
January 4th, The Interior Ministry of Israel orders the deportation of 11 members of an apocalyptic 'Concerned Christians' cult under suspicion that they were planning to commit violent acts in Jerusalem at the close of 1999, Israel Radio, 'Kol Yisrael', reports.  Three additional cult members will remain in Israel for questioning.  The 'Jerusalem Post' reports that the Denver-based apocalyptic cult intended to provoke a shoot-out by opening fire on policemen, an act they believed would hasten the second coming of Jesus.  A police statement said that "The arrests were carried out to protect certain sectors of the Israeli population and members of the cult themselves, who blindly follow" a leader who is now overseas.  According to Israeli authorities, the leader, identified as Monte Kim Miller, has claimed that he is one of the final 'two witnesses' prophesied in the New Testament in Chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation, and is said to have told his followers that he would die in Jerusalem in December 1999 and be resurrected three days later.
 See
Apocalyptic Christian cults
arrive in Israel
   
July-August: A note on Nostradamus (Michel de Notredame):
Recent publications of Nostradamus' 'prophecies', as applied to whatever is the current public concern, are largely inventions of the various commentators/publishers and bear little relation to his 1555 and 1558 Centuries. (The title 'Centuries' merely refers to the grouping of his rhyming  quatrains and has no reference to time).
 
   
Evangelist Curle's predictions begin to fail. (See 1988).
July 7: Eileen Lakes – The pole-shift in July 1999 will immerse the world in the Water Baptism.(?) At 7 am GMT, according to Eileen, the world will turn 90 degrees to the right 'very instantly'. Perhaps her own surname inspired her.
August 24: Adrian Gilbert's astrological calculation of the End fails.
September 27: H.J. Hoekstra – The date of the Rapture! – Really?
December: Monte Kim Miller fails to die in Jerusalem, let alone be resurrected (See January 4).
 
The 'Eastern Lightning' evil is
given refugee status in the US
2000
Zhao Wei-shan of the perverse 'Church of Almighty God' (teaching God has come again as a 30-year-old Chinese woman, Deng, who is Almighty God) is granted refugee status by the United States government (in spite of using abduction and torture as religious brainwashing techniques in China) and begins to actively propagate his cult in the USA and abroad. (See 1989).
 
   
April, Friday 17, Uganda: Leaders of a dissident Catholic apocalyptic sect ('Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God') burn 470 followers to death. The subsequent investigation exposes several mass murders by the sect's priests, bring the total victims to above 900, and indicating that financial gain by the priests may have been the motive.
 
   
May: Astrologists' predicted apocalyptic disasters arising from a so-called "alignment" of the planets does not happen.
Saturday 13, Rome: The Papacy announces the content of the third and secret 'prophecy' of Fatima, being one of danger to the pope amidst a field of corpses. (see 1917).
 
   
September 6: Daniel Adam Millar – 'The peace accord between Israel and Palestine on September 13, 1993 marked the beginning of the seven-year tribulation. On September 6, 2000, the Antichrist will proclaim himself God, and begin the battle of Armageddon.' (This Tribulation now needs to be renamed!).
September 13: The House of Yahweh – The last seven years of human history began on September 13, 1993. Presumably, the final war will then begin sometime about September 13, 2000. (ditto).
Another widely predicted Return of Christ now fails.
Michael John Rood's prophesied beginning of the Day of the Lord on the Jewish Feast of Trumpets this year, now fails.
 
   
October 31: Michael (Wayne Curtis Bent) Travesser claims to be Christ come in the flesh, announcing the coming end time as October 31, 2007. He uses the fraudulent 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion' to explain world affairs.
 See 'Shillum'
and The Seal
  2001
Jack van ImpeThis year will see the start of the Great Tribulation. Political chaos, natural disasters, nuclear war and the worldwide rise of Islam will usher in mankind's final hour. (Apart from nuclear war, what's new?).
van Impe's new date: 2012
   
February 27: Pseudo-Christ sister Gabriele Wittek ('Universal Life' cult) of Wuerzburg, Germany – so-called 'prophetess', 'messenger of God', incarnated 'Divine Wisdom', and 'Divine Light', announces as God's words the ominous threat:
"The worldwide apocalypse is underway. The one who does not want to hear this, will feel his created causes as effects at ever shorter intervals. I have raised the Earth with its plants, animals and minerals to Me. The one who continues to raise his hands against Mother Earth with all its forms of life will feel the effects."
Her pseudo-Christian-cult repudiates the corrective of Holy Scripture with – "Right from the beginning, there were serious disagreements in the New Testament. And subsequently, the texts continued to be falsified. Nevertheless, for the Protestant and Catholic institutions, the Bible is the “true word of God” and the “sole guideline” – with partly devastating consequences for humans and animals." (Emphasis mine).
False-'prophetess'
Gabriele of Germany
   
Yisrayl Hawkins ('House of Yahweh', Hebrew-Christian cult based in Abilene, Texas) – 80% of the world's population are killed (mid 2001) in a nuclear war and no rain falls anywhere on earth for 1260 days. (See October 1998).
Edgar Cayce's 'pole-shift' prediction fails (see 1945).
 
  2002
Monte Kim Miller (see 1999) declares:
"I am the prophet of the last days, and on February 15, 2002, the 777th day of God's 7th millennium with fallen man, I am the 'heaven on earth' manifestation of The Sounding of the Seventh Angel, warning you of the Lord's intentions that the kingdoms of this world are to become the kingdoms of the Lord Jesus Christ."
Another predicted Return of Christ now fails. (see 1991).
Another self-promoting
end-of-the-world 'prophet'
   
Michael Drosnin publishes his ELS 'Bible' code prediction of "world war", "End of Days" and "atomic holocaust" in the year 2006 AD (Year 5766 Rabbinic).
See: Bible Codes?
   
June 2: Annie Kirkwood claims to have received the following message from the Virgin Mary –
"2012 is the year that all things collide and explode into a new era. It is the year you are in danger from outer space. From things that come to you from these regions and land on earth. A meteor of large portions will come either close or fall on earth during this year. It will be a replay of history. This large meteor will be so large it will change earth and all who are on earth in a flash. This will also be the era of the turning of earth. Of a time of great change in lands and land areas of oceans and the displacement of oceans, of the rising of new lands, and the settling of old lands beneath the sea."
 
  2003
Clive Douglas Campbell (Ottawa, Canada) predicts the sixth Arab-Israeli war is completed in this year, with the following outcomes –
1.  Israel will possess Syrian land all the way past Damascus!
2.  Israel will wrongly drive the Palestinians into Jordan.
3. 
Israel will viciously possess Jordanian land east of the Jordan River (Gilead) and burn the bones of King Abdullah II to lime (possibly by nuclear attack).
His calculations are based on another version of the old Great Week heresy. (See c.132 AD).
See his 2020 prediction
  2004
The end-of-the-world, prophesied by Joanna Southcott of England, does not happen. (See 1810).
June 22: Catholic 'prophet' John Leary (Rochester, New York) warns against the use of electronic chip technology and smart cards, helping the growth of an end-of-the-world irrational mentality –
"My people, the evil one world people are already building many concentration camps to house the millions that will not go along with the new world order. Those, who do not want to take the mark of the beast, or a computer chip in their body, are those who will be sought out for killing."
June 27: Catholic 'prophet' John Leary warns –
"My people, you will see in the not too distant future that all transactions will have to be paid by smart cards or chips in the body. ...When you see people killing for food in a famine, a division in My Church, and forced chips in the body, then you will know it is time to have My angels lead you to My refuges. Do not use smart cards or chips in the body so the authorities cannot control you. Travel will be difficult for obtaining fuel and crossing borders without smart cards. Trust in Me during the tribulation and I will protect your soul from the evil ones."
August 14: Scott Wallis prophesies to Americans –
"I restore My fear of you upon the nations. I will cause the nations to fear this Land once again," says your God. "In spite of your sins, I will place My terror of you upon the nations, because you have supported the nation of Israel. I am not supporting your sin, for I will continue My dealing with your sins," says God, "even sins within the leadership of My Church. And yet, this year My favor is coming upon you to bring a recompense to you for the damage that has been done to you," says the Lord.
"I will shake the nations that have not supported you. I will shake the nation of France even because they have not supported you in My quest to bring rest into the world [In the UN regarding Iraq]. For I will cause a massive earthquake to shake this nation [France], and they shall know that I am the Lord and that I will do what I will do. My times and seasons will be known by those within the world. Even this year [2004].[sic.] do I declare fresh revelation upon the times and seasons that are in the world. This is a year of tremendous shaking and fear shall cause many to fall to the pressures that are coming upon the world. Great pressure systems will rise across the world producing tremendous tidal and coastal shifts. Those who are near coastal cities be aware that these shifts will cause great damage."
"This is the year of the great shaking," says the Lord. "Even upon the cities of sin within the United State of America: I will shake the city of Los Angeles and I will shake the cities of San Francisco and San Fernando," says the Lord. "These cities that have been given to darkness will see My light through these events. These events will be broadcast nationwide as a point of reference for people outside these areas," says the Lord. "I will cause these bastions of darkness to be turned into beacons of light through these events that take place," says God. "Watch, and you shall see this happen even in the coming year [2005]," says the Lord.
So sad he could not have warned Indonesia, Thailand, Srilanka, etc,
where more than 250,000 died!





   
Adriaan Snyman of South Africa publishes alleged prophecies of 'Siener van Rensburg' in promotion of Afrikaner nationalism and claims Christ Second Coming will be to South Africa to a prosperous independent Afrikaner Republic (English-language-free).
See Afrikaner Nationalism
pretended prophet Robert G Barbaria
RG Barbaria
 
Pretended-prophet Robert G. Barbaria presents his new teachings of special revelation, incorporating a plethora of nonsense in the name of God, giving the number of the to-be-imminently 'raptured', etc, and other stories not deserving comment, exalting his teachings as the book in the hand of the angel in Revelation 10:2, and claiming that all his books are free from any [human] opinions and are the Inspired Word of GOD. Wow!
Barbaria's Banalities!
2005
April 19: Seventh-day Adventists and related groups begin to teach that Pope Benedict is the last pope before a papal Antichrist who will be a demon impersonating Benedict's predecessor Pope John Paul II, citing Benedict as the 'seventh horn' of Rev.17 who will reign "a brief time".
www.worldslastchance.com
Harold Egbert Camping predicts Christ's return in October 2011 (Christian Rapture May 21), based on the old 'Israel as God's prophetic clock' heresy and his abuse of Holy Scripture. (See his previous 1994-misdirection).
 
May: Irvin Baxter of 'Endtime Ministries' (Texas, USA) teaches that the stars in the European Union symbol and Euro are the stars of Catholicism's Virgin Mary and evidence that the European Union is the beginnings of the resuscitated Roman Empire of the final Antichrist. (See European Union). He believes that the Chernobyl accident was the fulfillment of prophecy specifically that it was the third trumpet of the Book of Revelation Chapter 8.
(In January he condemned the International Court of Justice in the Hague as a court to be used by Antichrist to persecute Christians. How stupid can one be!).
 
   
July: American preacher Irvin Baxter (Endtime Ministries, Texas) propagates as true the fraudulent 'St Malachi' pseudo-prophecy of de Wion (see 1595), concerning the next pope of Catholicism as the False Prophet of the Book of Revelation, and names him as Pope Benedict XVI.
 
   
July 4: Judaized-Christian 'Prophet' Paulus van Beek of Lakeland, Florida, US, predicts concerning California (as a follow-on to Florida's 2004 natural disasters) –
"I saw a great flood of water coming from the East (NOT from the West, what most people expected) deep out of the wells of the Earth, what [which] will results [sic] in disaster and devastation for many people in the State of California! It could be in connection with the recent earth-quick's [quakes] and the unstable condition in the lower part in the Earth-levels. It has to release the pressure, that is constantly building up.
I see long lines of people waiting to get there [their] daily necessary things for life! Stores are out of stock. Fuel is difficult to get. Gas station[s] are closed, because of lack of provision! Drinking-water on[in] some places will be bacterial[y] polluted. There will be a time of great need!"
September 21: 'Prophet' Paulus van Beek predicts –
"In this vision I am allowed to reveal things where natural disasters who [which] will hit the United States of America [during the] coming year[,] 2006. Just [as] in the recent past Hurricane Katrina did and on[in] his[its] destructive path Hurricane Rita directed to the Texas area! There is a patron[?] and a strategic way of working! Is not God shaking the United States to get awake!?"
Van Beek's "it could be" betrays the source of his 'prophecies' as nothing more than his imagination! Unfortunately it amounts to manipulation and lies in the name of the Lord.
   
October 4: Harvard House prediction-calculation of Christ's return, using Israel as God's clock of 14,000 days (from Palm-Sunday to the Fall of Jerusalem) from its 1967 conquest of Jerusalem to now, fails.
2006
According to Drosnin the world now 'ends' in nuclear holocaust (or Drosnin's world, if he were to be honest). (See 2002).
March 12: Pastor Harry Walther ('Church of Philadelphia – Internet') announces that the name of the end-time Antichrist is 'Maitreya'. (more 'Bible Code' nonsense of-course).
May: Irvin Baxter Jr. (Endtime Ministries) negatively hypes the move to introduce identity cards in the United States by linking it to the Mark of the Beast in the Book Of Revelation –
'The Real ID, if not repealed, will ultimately be the mechanism used to implement the prophesied Mark of the Beast.'
as if other countries which implemented such ID systems many years ago just do not count. What arrogance!
   
December: Ronald Weinland publishes his second book "2008: God's Final Witness" as a PDF download with hard copies delayed. Its last page states –
"When this book is published at the end of summer of 2006, (with distribution in full swing in the fall), there will be a maximum time of two years remaining before the world will be plunged into the worst time of all human history."
  2007
Another predicted Return of Christ now fails (Based on 40-years, a supposed 'generation', after the 'Six Day War' of 1967 which brought the ancient Temple site under Israeli political control), perpetuating the error of seeing Israel as a 'prophetic clock'.
October 31: This is now the End, according to 'Michael Christ Travesser', aka Wayne Curtis Bent (yes, very bent!) of the 'Lord Our Righteousness Church', sometimes called 'Strong City' (New Mexico, USA). Travesser's twisted teaching –
"the first Christ Jesus was cut off, killed, and then destruction came. The second coming of Christ [Wayne Bent, aka 'Michael'] cuts off the wicked, and intercedes no more for them.
It is this generation which is cut off, but also, it is the time for the deliverance ['Rapture'] of those who have been true to God and to principle."
“The people of God who are fully possessed of Him will soon leave the earth, at which time the world will enter its terminal fire — its dissolution in what will very likely be a nuclear holocaust for all remaining mankind — the final poisoning of all the earth in the fires of its own creation."
(Dec 30th, 2008, Judge Gerald Baca imposed the maximum sentence on Wayne Bent of 18 years but suspended eight years for criminal sexual contact of a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He will have to serve at least 8½ years before becoming eligible for release).
False christ Michael of Travesser
Bent: See Oct.31, 2000
 
November 7: Sadly, 35 followers of self-styled prophet Pyotr Kuznetsov of his 'True Russian Orthodox Church', of ages ranging from 82 to one-year-old, including four children, shut themselves into a cave in central Russia (near Nikolskoe, about 640km southeast of the Russian capital) to await the end of the world, and threaten mass suicide if approached. They believe that electronic bar-codes contain the '666' Mark of the Beast (to the shame of American writer Mary Stewart Relfe who proclaimed this in her 1982 book) and therefore God's people must withdraw from society, and they appear to be also influenced by the brightening of Comet Holmes as being an apocalyptic sign.
See: May 2008
  2008
Wednesday, January 2: Pastor Matthew Stephen of Vine Ministry International predicts concerning 2008 and 2009 –
"The Lord spoke and said that there will be a 13 [earthquake] on the Richter scale. I have been speaking about a 13 earthquake on the richter since 1995. It will be after the two big earthquakes on the west coast [of America]. The Lord God will send this judgment of the two earthquakes, very soon. One in the WA Pacific Northwest 9.0+ and one in CA southwest 8.0+ on the west coast" and that "French President Nicolas Sarkozy is about to see a hit. The French wine will spill."
Apology still awaited!
   
Tuesday, April 1: Fourteen sect members of Pyotr Kuznetsov's group exit their cave-retreat from the end of the world expected by them in May 2008, after part of it collapses under melting snow, claiming a vision told them to leave, and handing over three rifles as they do so (see November 7, 2007).
 
Still led by the heresy
of the Great Week model of history
Thursday, April 17: American 'Prophet' Ronald Weinland of the 'Church of God – PKG' (a sect of the 'Worldwide Church of God', following the Seventh-day Adventist and the British-Israel twisting of Scripture) announces this date as the blowing of the First Trumpet of the seven in the Book of Revelation, but that no physical effect will be seen until December. (His calculations assume the Great Week heresy of history invented by the fraudulent Epistle of Barnabas).
The 'Great Week' fallacy
again.
 
Friday, April 18: American 'Prophet' Ronald Weinland of the 'Church of God – PKG' announces that the Second Witness of the end-time (Rev.11), in addition to himself, is his wife Laura Weinland.
Wow!
The Two Witnesses
have arrived!
   
May: Pastor Harry Walther ('Church of Philadelphia – Internet') predicts a devastating outbreak of the Ebola virus in Boston, USA (according to the 'Bible Codes' nonsense).
Tuesday, May 6: Wayne Bent is arrested in New Mexico for sex crimes with a minor! (regarding his prophecy of October 2007 – his own world has now begun to end).
May: the world ends, according to Pyotr Kuznetsov, aka Brother Maxim, an Orthodox monk who formed the 'True Russian Orthodox Church' (See November 7, 2007).
 
   
Sunday June 1: Catholic clairvoyant, Gianna Talone Sullivan claiming to be a channel of the Virgin Mary, of an end-time prophecy, who says
"I can tell you this: Even your governments and the Church authorities already have knowledge of the stars aligning and its implications upon you. You must not fear but must be prepared, primarily spiritually. After awhile, you will see a time when there is another body in orbit around your solar system, coming between Earth and the Sun and leading to tremendous devastation. Approximately 60-70% of the world’s population, as you know it, will cease. Of those who survive, 60% of them could die of disease and starvation. Prayer is the answer! Prayer can mitigate much of anything to come. Love and unity must be at the forefront, not survival of the fittest. But I can assure you that secretly those in governmental positions around the world and Church authorities all know. As your Mother and with you as children of God, it is my duty to forewarn you and to draw you to my Son [Jesus] for protection." (Time of Trials and Tribulations, beginning 2003).
 
See: 'Bible Codes'
Monday June 9: American magazine 'Sun' publishes the prediction of Pastor Mark Blitz of El Shaddai Ministries, and Michael Guttwig of the so-called Crucible Institute, that Jesus will return secretly September 11, 2008 (7 years after Twin Towers attack in New York City) somewhere in North America to prepare His people for the end time which comes seven years later in 2015, using so-called 'Bible Codes' of course. (See also: Israel Heresy)
American
self-preoccupation?
Again?

   
June 19: Ronald Weinland of the 'Church of God – PKG' changes his first prophetic predictions to a revised structure –
September 30, 2008 (Feast of Trumpets, 1335 days) the 144,000 are re-Sealed; False prophet Ronald Weinland
Weinland
November 14, 2008 (1290 days) the Seventh Seal is re-opened followed by 30 days of silence;
December 14, 2008 (1260 days) the First Trumpet reSounds, the Great Tribulation re-Begins,
 and the Spokesman Witness (himself) and the Silent Witness (his wife, Laura) restart their jobs;
May 27, 2012 (Pentecost) Christ re-Returns. This is also his fiftieth new "truth".

'Pastor' Harry's other aliases: Jonathan Blair; Harry Lucciano; Harry Walker; Harry Landes; Richard E. Harry Landes & Richard Harry Landes.
June 21: 'Pastor' Harry J Walther of the 'Church of Philadelphia – Internet', predicts an attack on Chicago's Sears Tower on August 8, 2008, according to his so-called Hebrew 'Bible Codes', but leaves the door open to escape liability by stating that public awareness might cause it not to happen. (So 'Bible Codes' are not reliable, or what!).
See 2009 for more
   
'Michael Rathford', claiming to interpret newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus of 1629, predicts that –
the onset of World War III and the rise of Antichrist in a 'Time of Troubles' starting in 2009 and ending in 2012.
But, he is likely to publish an updated version again as he needs to adjust his 'interpretation' to its lack of fulfillment, perhaps under a different pen-name.
 
   
June: Pastor Matthew Stephen, of Vine Ministry International in the USA, prophesies in a letter to US President Bush –
"Mr. President, we will soon see 3 massive explosions in 3 major cities and one of those cities will be San Diego, CA. Seven times greater than 9/11 will rise and seven cities will be hit. When the Lord told me that you would be re-elected a second term, He also told me that the proceeding president [Obama] would be a democrat and would be assassinated." (emphasis mine)
Obama to be 'assassinated'?
'True' prophecy always has a moral purpose. It is never simply foretelling!
Jewish Rabbinic misguidance:
October: Jewish Rebbetzin Jungreis declares on Israel National Radio
"Listen carefully, friends, to what I'm telling you. Hashem, Elokei Yisrael, created this world that we are living in today in six days. Every day was a thousand years. This world, as we know it today, cannot last beyond 6,000 years. Right now, we are in the year 5769, which means it's Erev Shabbos of the world. By the year 6,000, Mashiach [the Christ] has to be here. He could come much earlier. But by the year 6,000, he has to be here. … the Vilna Gaon said that the last war, Milchemet Gog uMagog, is going to last only 12 minutes because they are going to have such weapons…. We know that the final redemption, the final Geula, it's going to be like when you left Egypt – only one-fifth of our people left Egypt. Four-fifths perished… during the plague of darkness. So I'm appealing to every Jew. Every negative prophecy can be changed. We can bring Mashiach today. Right now, we are living in a period called Erev Shabbat. It's Erev Shabbat, because when Mashiach will come, it will be the day that will be all Shabbat, the seventh day….Let's bring Shabbos early, and let us to bring Shabbos with menucha [ease], with shalom [peace], with simchah [happiness] – Is it possible? Absolutely?! Every negative prophecy can be changed." (emphasis mine).
The 'Great Week' fallacy again; plus blasphemous nonsense on Bible prophecy
Arrogant Ronald Weinland says
"...none of the Book of Revelation was written so that just anyone reading it could understand. It has to be revealed through God’s servants, and most of it was reserved to be revealed at this end-time through God’s end-time prophet — me."
Sunday, October 26: Jack Van Impe announces that the next pope after Benedict with be the pope alive at the battle of Armageddon, and that this will be within the next eight years.
 
Saturday, December 13: Ronald Weinland (self-proclaimed Witness of the book of Revelation; his wife of-course is the other), of the 'Church of God – PKG' asserts that the last 1260 days (3½ years) of this age now begins, this evening at sunset. He predicts the 'demise of the United States over the next year, which will be followed by man's final world war'. Weinland believes that he is sent as God's end-time prophet to Judaism, Islam and Christianity. (See 2011)
 
  2009
Monday January 5: Jaysen Rand publishes his prophecy as so-called 'wormwood-science' of the devastating coming of a so-called brown dwarf star called Planet-X:
“Planet-X will not actually hit Earth, but that our planet, nonetheless, could be severely damaged by this brown dwarf star’s close proximity. Planet-X’s initial pass through our solar system will likely occur in 2009—with its second pass-through in December 2012. It could alter how the world mechanically rotates on its polar axis in space” (Press release 1). And then,
"The best-researched dates include late summer (September-2009) for X’s first phase pass-through and in early winter (December-2012) for X’s second-phase pass through the solar system." (Press release 2).
 
   
He is supported by Gilbert Eriksen as the fulfillment of his interpretation of the Book of Revelation in his own book 'The Millennium Prophecy' –
"In 2010 one third of the Earth will be incinerated. Asteroids will impact the oceans destroying many ships. Meteorites will poison the land so that the water supplies will become unfit to drink. New species of insects will invade the land stinging people and infecting them with viruses that make them very sick for months. War will erupt killing off one third of the Earth’s population. Governments of the world will turn against their own citizens and begin exterminating their own people. A set of nasty changes come to the earth in 2012 that change the physical layout of the Earth such that maps will have to be redrawn. Finally it all ends for the current political power structure with the coming of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords." (Introductory rate of $19.95, as from July 15: $29.95).
IF Eriksen was of God he would care enough to give it away; he doesn't, which says it all!
 
   
'Michael Rathford''Time of Troubles' now begins, according to his so-called prophecies of Nostradamus, in which the Antichrist rises to power – and other such nonsense!
Sunday, June 21: Another prophecy of Ronald Weinland now fails as the US does not meet its demise within 6 months following the fall (autumn) season of 2008 as he had prophesied on the last page of his book.
'Pastor Harry' Walther (Church of Philadelphia – Internet, founded Sept. 1997 as the remnant church of all Christianity; see June 2008) declares that a comet penetrates our solar system bringing doomsday in 2012, but that first:
"the Bible Code seems to say an earthquake will hit Iran and temporarily suspend their nuclear program. But Iran will restart their nuclear terror again in the spring 2010 and Israel will launch a massive attack."
Walther later adjusts his Rapture prediction date from May 2010 to 8/9 June 2011, or 'perhaps May 2012'.
 
Barack 'Antichrist' Obama?
(Americans please note 1 Peter 2:17)
September: David J. Meyer of 'Last Trumpet Ministries' continues his misleading so-called 'end time prophetic ministry' newsletter with his hysterical claims that American President Obama (comparing him to Adolf Hitler) is the End Time dictator (3½-years???); that the HIV virus and H1N1 virus were deliberately designed; and other such total nonsense. (See: 'The Strange Circle')
He now knows better,
taken by the Lord –
8 June, 2010.
2010
Christ returns according to Roy A. Reinhold and his abuse of the Bible with the mythical coding-matrix letter-skip method. According to him, seven years before this, in 2003, the Rapture happened. Did you perhaps miss it? Are you left behind? (Though he has probably re-adjusted his 'codes' to another date by now).
A third of the earth is now destroyed according to false prophet Gilbert Eriksen.
March 16: another prediction fails (a Messianic Judaism myth):
"According to a centuries-old rabbinical prophecy* that appears to be coming true, on March 16, 2010, Israel will begin construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem".
* 18th century Vilna Gaon regarding the three-times rebuilding of the Hurva synagogue in Jerusalem as prelude to the Third Temple.
2011
Harold Camping 2011
The Lord is not his strength!
Harold Egbert Camping
see: September 1994.
America's 'Family Radio' billboard-lies propagated internationally from PO Box 456, Nelspruit, 1200, South Africa,
March 5 in Pennsylvania, USA, Iris Nasreen claims a divine revelation that –
"November 11, 2012 will be a gloomy day for whole mankind when dead will be lying on streets like a refuse or trash. That day will be like a roaring sea & darkness with clouds of sorrow, pains & suffering. That day will be a day of darkest darkness for whole mankind."
Robert Mock (British-Israel myth) and others promote the 2012 delusion–
"As the planetary course of Planet X transverse towards the ecliptic plane of our solar system, its moment of destiny would soon come as it arrived closer and closer to the one water planet in our solar system upon which human life dwelled. Destination day would be close to that feared day of infamy, the end of the Mayan World Age on December 21, 2012."
May 21: Failed rapture of Christians predicted by Harold Camping of 'Family Radio' (Family Stations Inc.) followed by judgment of the earth, based on the Great Week myth (Letter of Barnabas) from a presumed date of Noah's Flood (4990 BC) thus 4990 BC + 2011 AD – 1 = 7,000 (the minus 1 to reconcile BC-AD dates). The lies continue, such as: "We learn from the Bible that Holy God plans to rescue about 200 million people" (that is about 3% of today’s population). Utter nonsense!
Vince Des Roches (his website 'Are You Watching Or Sleeping?') also propagates the same mythical date and worse...
Another version of
Philo's 'Great Week' lie!
When will they learn?!
But very dishonestly, using the same sleight-of-hand of blaming God that the Seventh-day Adventists' prophetess used in December 1844 ("His hand covered a mistake" & that the date was not wrong, it did not happen visibly because the date was really a 'spiritual' change), Camping now says that the end is coming for everyone in October, and, of course, his radio station (Family Radio) continues to take people's money without any apology.
 
Family Radio's arrogant explanation of their May 21 prediction-failure [lie] is –
  "What really happened this past May 21st? What really happened is that God accomplished exactly what He wanted to happen. That was to warn the whole world that on May 21 God’s salvation program would be finished on that day. For the next five months, except for the elect (the true believers), the whole world is under God’s final judgment. To accomplish this goal God [?] withheld from the true believers the way in which two phrases were to be understood. Had He not done so, the world would never have been shaken in fear as it was. ...
  Indeed, on May 21 Christ did come spiritually to put all of the unsaved throughout the world into judgment. But that universal judgment will not be physically seen until the last day of the five month judgment period, on October 21, 2011. ...
  Thus we can be sure that the whole world, with the exception of those who are presently saved (the elect), are under the judgment of God, and will be annihilated together with the whole physical world on October 21, 2011, on the last day of the present five months period. On that day the true believers (the elect) will be raptured. We must remember that only God knows who His elect are that He saved prior to May 21." [Really? What fools believe this!]
Note the similarity to SDA
excuse in December 1844.
The
Darby Delusion
prophetic perspective?
Prophetic-perspective:
pre-trib-rapture style,
still seeing-double in
Christ's 2nd Coming
The "until"
in Psalm 110:1
negates this
widespread fallacy
Family Radio [and a few others] also teaches the total nonsense that –
"...God has shifted the final task of world evangelism to individual Christians who are outside of a local congregation. In obedience to these Biblical[?] teachings, Family Radio, which is completely outside of any church institution, and which is supported and administered by individual believers, does teach that today, as we are heading for the end of this world’s existence, we should not be a part of a local church." [Emphasis mine]
Just another satanic-slight-of-hand to divide Christians. . .
Just another lie!
September 29: The 'Return of Jesus Christ' according to Ronald Weinland's first false prophetic timeline (Church of God – PKG). (See 2008).
 
October 21: Harold Egbert Camping's of Family Radio's "'end of the world" foolish misdirection of Christians now also fails! (See 2005).
Chris McCann and so-called 'eBible Fellowship' of Sharon Hill, Philadelphia, USA, joined Camping's 13,023-years-delusion and spread his lie internationally on public billboards, ignorantly discrediting Christianity to the world. McCann writes –
"We are living in a most unusual time. On May 21, of 2011, mankind entered into the Day of Judgment. This “day” will last for 5 months (153 days) until October 21, 2011. The Bible[?] is teaching us that this period of time is Judgment Day!
The Completion of God’s Salvation Plan
   The Bible
[?] declares that it was God’s plan to save 200 million people [only?] out of all those who would ever live upon the earth [what kind of a 'God' is this?]. Just prior to May 21 of this year, God finished the work of applying the redemption Christ had purchased for His people before the foundation of the world. Just prior to May 21, 2011, the Lord finished saving all of those whose names were written in the Lamb’s book of life. This act of God in finding all of His lost sheep and then finally gathering them and leading them safely into the sheepfold of the Good Shepherd was accomplished right before May 21. On May 21, God[?] then shut the door to heaven, also known as the door to the sheepfold"
[Emphasis mine. What bare-faced blasphemy of God's character!]
So, Christ died only for the Elect? Whereas the Bible says in direct contradiction that it was for the "world" ('kosmos' in its original language); a word which is used in a general unbelieving sense in that Gospel (Jn.3:16).
Professional
Bible perverters!
October 22: Chris McCann continues with his lame excuses for their prediction failure –
"...a correction to our understanding of May 21, 1988 to October 21, 2011 to use evening-mornings instead of morning to evening. Also, the delay of one day in the appearance of the new moon as an indicator of the start of the new month in both 1994 and now in 2011. ...Judgment day did actually start on May 21st but it started at sunset, not in the morning. On October 21st it starts day 153 and continues to sunset October 22nd. ...
The Bible
[?] teaches us that the church age has come to an end; therefore, we have no affiliation or identification with any church or denomination of any kind." (emphasis mine; and so their 'therefore' means not open to correction as the Bible requires!)
 
November-December: Chris McCann now declares – "March of 2012—Will it be the End?" concerning a ridiculously alleged link between May 21, 2011 and a so-called Jewish 'Feast of Purim' in March 2012:
"The feast of Purim is chosen by the Lord as the day in which His people (typifying the elect) are to take vengeance and slay all of their enemies (can only refer to the end of the world)"
"1988 was the 13,000th year of history and the beginning of the great tribulation ...May 21 [2011] was Judgment Day, a spiritual judgment ...the day that God shut the door..." and
"Esther ties into May 21, 2011 and the flood with the death of Haman on the 17th day of the 2nd month".
  2012
February: Chris McCann and so-called 'eBible Fellowship' of Sharon Hill, Philadelphia, USA, continue the nonsense –
"...we can now lay out a timeline for the duration of Judgment Day:
1.The 17th day of the 2nd Hebrew month (May 21, 2011), Judgment Day begins.
2.The 16th/17th day of the 7th Hebrew month (October 14th, 2011) ends the first period of five months (147 days).
3.The 15th day of the 12th Hebrew month (March 9, 2012), concludes the second period of 147 days and a doubling of five months."
 and other pathetic twisting of Holy Scripture by allusion and misleading associations to deceive those who trust.
As Jesus described them: 'wolves in sheep's clothing'
   
March 9: 'eBible Fellowship' invalidates itself!
   
10:  "...we had some wrong conclusions in the study of the book of Esther" [what an understatement!] ... Chris McCann
   
May 27: The 'Church of God – PKG' (of Ronald Weinland's followers) now invalidates its existence.
 
June (Tammuz 5772): This is the 'coming of Messiah' (Moshiach), according to misguided Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook of the Gush Emunim (גוש אמונים‎) fascist Jewish settler movement in Israeli occupied Palestine, which now fails.
The Mayan calendar does NOT end with 2012, as has been said. Their largest time-cycle was simply 5,126-years (as ours is a millennium) which CYCLE ends this year.
So, 2012 is simply the start of a NEW one.
November 11: World Judgment prediction of Iris Nasreen now fails. (See: March 5, 2011).
December 21: The Rapture of the Christian Church according to the lies of 'evangelist' Jack van Impe and wife in the USA, now also fails (but neither Jack nor his wife have apologised for their previous misleading of God's people!).
December 22: Doomsday of Harry J Walther's 'Church of Philadelphia – Internet' also now fails
 
  Pastor John Hagee's 'four blood moons' story is a defiling deception, as part of his Judaizing of Christianity, for an eclipse of our moon
is simply the shadow of earth, whereas Revelation says its cause (in the breaking of the Sixth Seal) is a change in the sun (Rev.6:12)
as the prophet Joel himself also said "The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood" (Joel 2:31) which
has nothing to do with natural eclipses predicted by NASA as Hagee foolishly alleges in his continuing deceptions.
senior pastor of
Cornerstone Church
in San Antonio, Texas
  There will be a total eclipse of the sun in March 2015 which will affect solar-power briefly but has nothing to do with Christ's return!  
  (Matthew 15:14)
 The Lord Jesus Christ warned us concerning these: "Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." 
 (Matthew 15:14)

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ALSO PLEASE NOTE
There is NO secret date that not even the angels know, for that idea opens the door to false claims of a special revelation, or the 'cracking' of a mythical BIble 'code'.
There IS no set-date: SEE BELOW!
See Mark Blitz at June 9, 2008
2015
End of the world according to Nora Roth: "Our world will end in the fall of 2015".
Cataclysmic final return of Christ to rule, as propagated by Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries (Bonney Lake, Washington, USA), after Christ had come secretly to North America seven years before this on September 11, 2008 (which failed of course, and yet Blitz did not apologise for having been a false-prophet to God's people!), and the stupidity of JR Church's "Tribulation Watch"!
And
self-proclaimed 'hermeneutic expert' Peter Kling's proclamation of the UK's Prince William as the coming world 'Antichrist' now fizzles..., or he changes the date, of course!
Some
South African adherents of the visions of Afrikaner 'prophet' Niklaas (Siener) van Rensburg (1864–1926) foolishly expect Christ to return this year (to an independent, prosperous, English-language-free Akrikaner republic).
 
2019
Christ now returns to rule this earth with His resurrected Church according to Jack and Rexella van Impe (USA).
See 2001
2020
According to Clive Douglas Campbell, the so-called Jewish Third Temple will be completed in Jerusalem this year.
See 2003
2021
Senior Pastor F. Kenton Beshore of Mariners Church, Irvine, California (of the Willow Creek Association), predicts this year as the End, based on the twisting of Holy Scripture that a "generation" in Christ's statement means 70-80 years (from the founding of the racist state of 'Israel' in 1948), instead of it meaning simply the survival of Abraham's seed until the End (Matt.24:34-35), as its context actually requires of honest/intelligent exegesis.
 
2023
Date of the Rapture of the Church, according to Clive Douglas Campbell.
See 2003
2025 Christ Returns, according to theosophist Alice Ann Bailey (Arcane School).  
SEE
When Satan
is Cast Out!

The
Final Precondition
to Christ's Return
2030
According to Clive Douglas Campbell, Christ returns this year! (Based on the old Great Week myth of history)
Note the 2003 exposure of his misrepresentations.
 
2032
Asteroid 2013 TV135 is expected by some to hit earth with an explosion 50 times greater than the biggest nuclear bomb ever detonated.
 
2057 Return of Christ, according to Frank Jennings Tipler in his Omega Point theory of end-of-the-world resurrection.  
2060
Sir Isaac Newton's proposed date for the Rapture of the Church now fails (based on misunderstanding Daniel's prophecies).
 
and so on ... and so on ... and so on ...
NEVERTHELESS
 
— YET IN SPITE OF THE CONTINUAL MISDIRECTION OF GOD's PEOPLE BY FOOLISH-SHEPHERDS, OPINIONATED-LEADERS, AND FALSE-PROPHETS, LISTED ABOVE —
Hallelujah!
CHRISTto our empty worldCOMES
Hallelujah!
—  GOD LOVES YOU ABSOLUTELY UNCONDITIONALLY! —
THAT IS WHY HE GAVE US JESUS TO BE OUR 'WAY', 'TRUTH', AND OUR 'LIFE'!

*2300 days of the Maccabees;
& 1260 of the future Final Time.
See: Understanding Bible
See: John Hagee's
Israel Heresy
Although no form of
Christianity has been immune from error in apocalyptic teachings, there are two particular errors which have continually led people astray concerning end-times issues (apart from fictional Bible-'codes', and twisting the Bible days* into years).

Both Wrong! →
THESE TWO ERRORS ARE
Deception 1
God runs human history on a 'Great Week' model (see above)
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
&
Deception 2
Events in the State of Israel are a kind of 'prophetic clock'
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
These two errors (often fuelled by the ideology of political Zionism in various forms) have continually made a fool of Christian expectations, especially since 1948.
The twisting of Holy Scripture out of its context to fit these theories is to be denounced wherever it is found! Sincerity is no excuse for promoting deception.
Very sadly,
both these errors have become so rooted into general Christian thinking on the End Time as to effectively constitute a Satanic deception within the Christian Church, to help undermine the credibility of a biblical Christianity
(and Satan has many helpers!).
See:
Terminal Sequence
It is therefore very important to remember that ALL date-fixing misses the following important truth!
 Jesus said it
because He cares!
   The Lord Jesus, after instructing His disciples concerning Daniel's prophesied future sign-event as a trigger to action ("then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains"), then He instructed His disciples to PRAY that this unique event [1260 days before He returns, according to Daniel and Revelation]  WILL NOT HAPPEN WHEN
As given in Christ's instruction
concerning the End Time,
Matthew 24:14-22.
Please read it...
1.  travel in Judea is restricted (on their sabbath*) and when
2.  the weather is difficult in this region (during its winter)
in order for vulnerable refugees in the Judea/Jerusalem region to escape (particularly those with infants)
from the vicious speed of Antichrist's horrific and unprecedented slaughter in Judea at that time (the last holocaust).
This is the time around which
ALL other end-time dates
are structured.
* Note also the secondary
implication of this instruction.
So, what  then does this mean?
THE TIMING OF THE INEVITABLE IS CHANGEABLE — IT IS CHANGEABLE BY CARING-PRAYER
THEREFORE — THE TIME IS NOT SET! — IT IS NOT SET!  — IT IS SIMPLY NOT SET!
Yes –
God
Of course God knows 'when' it will be!
knows the future time of everything to its very split second, simply because He knows all things about everything, but NOT because it is some secret pre-fixed absolute moment in history which God Himself has set! He knows which ant will climb which blade of grass and when, but that does NOT mean it is a set-time for that particular ant!
Yes, the second coming of Jesus is a direct act of God Himself which to Peter, John and the rest of us remains imminent ("at the door"), because He has made its timing contingent on obedience issues (not a date), the effect of which is summed up in David's Spirit-inspired statement about Christ's Ascension –
 
 
 "The LORD says to my Lord: 'Sit at My right hand, UNTIL I make Your enemies Your footstool'." 
Psalm 110:1 (until then!).
In other words
— God's infinite knowledge is not a product of His will, for then He would be like us, just on a grander scale.
– That is: God does not need to plan/prearrange a time-schedule in order to know it in advance! –
 
His total knowledge is simply an intrinsic part of His absolute eternal infinite nature!
SO, as Jesus said
This ultimate date in human history is NOT fixed/set, and will NEVER Be Set!
— neither its second, nor minute, nor hour, nor day, nor month, nor year, nor century, nor even its millennium —
BUT the TASK which God set certainly IS set, upon which this date directly hangs!

Luke 17:37
A Serious Final Caution –
This teaching of Jesus, often referred to as the 'Olivet Apocalypse', was not given publicly, not even to the Twelve Apostles as a group!
It was only given as Christ's response to a direct request by Peter, James, John and Andrew, and even then privately!
For the Bible says in Mark 13:3 –
 
 "And as He was sitting in the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew questioned Him privately..." 
This
given setting of the most detailed end-time prophecy that Jesus ever gave is an important example to us today.
 
Argument between Christians and church groupings over interpretation of end-time prophecies are a serious distraction from completing our Christian mission from God's heart. Those therefore that use people's curiosity or fear about the future to suck them into an end-times preoccupation are to be rebuked for their abuse of God's Word and their disobedience to Christ's example.
There
is a place for such exposition and discussion, and the example presented to us by the Bible is that we only teach this detail to those with developed spiritual appetite/maturity; that is, those who have already responded to the calling and mission given to us in Jesus Christ. And even then, it is for those who are no longer spiritual infants.
It
is also not meant to be used as a motivator to solicit support for world-evangelism, for God is not 'racing against the clock', as some church leaders appear to think.
God is God, and He has no shortage of time!
His objective is not restricted to any schedule. It lies where the Holy Spirit dwells in His people – and His faithfulness will bring it to completion!
So any form of sensationalism therefore is to be guarded against at all costs for the topic itself stimulates a worldly alarmism in the natural mind!
See: Ninety-Three Common'Christian' Fallacies            
Core Concepts A Biblical Structure of History The Terminal Sequence
The Hidden Time Elijah – Sign of the End Darby's Division
Tribulation and Antichrist His Bride's Day God Comes!
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