Everyone wants to know when the end of the world will be. Depending on what you believe, that event could be the start of the afterlife.
It could also mean the destruction of the universe.
People have been making apocalyptic predictions for thousands of years. It would be a fair statement to say that cultures in every era of modern human history have thought that something would come along to end everything.
Top Predictions That Never Came True
1. Simon bar Giora
Simon holds the top spot because he was the earliest to make an apocalyptic prediction. He saw the Jewish uprising against the Romans in the first century as the final battle that would bring the Messiah’s return. They even minted coins.
2. F. Kenton Beshore
Beshore calculates Biblical generations as being 80 years long. With Israel founded in 1948, he believes that the coming of Jesus will be by 2028. That means the rapture starts in 2021. If everyone lived through COVID-19 for that, there might be some angry words said at the end!
3. Mayan Calendar
Some experts interpreted the Mayan calendar as saying that the world would end in 2012. They even made a movie that showed how apocalyptic the world would be if it happened. We all know that nothing occurred.
4. Harold Camping
Camping made numerous incorrect predictions about the end of times. He said that devastating earthquakes would happen in 2011, with the end of the world happening five months later. When that didn’t happen, the man said that judgment took place and that everything would start in October of that year.
5. Jeane Dixon
Dixon predicted that the end of the world would take place on February 4, 1962. Her book became popular in 2020 because of COVID-19 and some vague similarities, but we’re still here a year later.
Some prominent predictions are still coming. Messiah Foundation International predicts that an asteroid is coming in 2026. Kent Hovid says that 2028 is the most likely date for the rapture, while Rashad Khalifa studied the Qu’ran and came up with the date 2280.
When do you think the world will end?
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