According to many doomsday theories, the world has been about to end for a long time. People are predicting the end of the world long since it began. One of the bases of people in predicting is the Bible.
Events like Last Judgement, Great Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ are their reference. Hippolytus of Rome, Sextus Julius Africanus, and Irenaeus predicted Jesus would return in 500 A.D. When Pope Innocent III died, it was predicted that the world would end 666 years after the rise of Islam. Joachmites predicted that the end would be in 1260, but when it failed, their people rescheduled the doomsday to 1290 and then again to 1335.
The Black Death, also known as the Great Plague, was of the devasting epidemics in human history in which was considered an indication of the end of the world in 1346. The plague caused millions of dead people in Europe and Eurasia but the world did not end.
In 1533, a mathematician Michael Stifel calculated that the Judgement Day would begin at 8:00 in the morning of October 19, 1533. The founder of Methodist Church, John Wesley, predicted that in Revelation 12:14, the phrase “when Christ should come” referred to 1058 to 1836. Going forward, in the year 2014 and 2015, the blood moon prophecy predicted by Mark Blitz and John Hagee claims that the set of the lunar eclipse in 2014 and 2015 may represent the beginning of the end of Messianic.
With all these predictions since the beginning of time, the world is still here. Should we listen and believe in these prophecies, theories, and calculations? Or are they just propaganda and make people believe that they should repent, be scared, surrender themselves to the religious organization, and be submissive to the authority?
Regardless, people should be ready for the calamities to come because Earth is old and really going to die, but no one knows when. Predicting and believing in predictions will only make matters worse.