List of predicted dates for the end of the world

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The end of the world has been predicted many times. To date, every prediction has been wrong.

  • 1st or 2nd century CE: Numerous passages in the Bible predict that the Second coming will occur within the lifetime of Jesus' disciples.
  • Jan. 1 1000: Coinciding with the early crusades, many Christians believed this would be the end of the world. This could have been far worse than the Y2K computer problems, if mass communication had existed and more people actually knew what day of the year it was.
  • 1284 Pope Innocent III: added 666 years to the date Islam was founded.
  • 1794 Charles Wesley: one of the founders of Methodism, used Revelations to predict the end times.
  • 1806 The Prophet Hen of Leeds: a hoax involving a chicken laying eggs that said "Christ is coming".
  • 1832 Joseph Smith: founder of the Mormons included a prediction in his writings.
  • 1850 Ellen White: founder of the Seven Day Adventists made several predictions about the end of times.
  • Sep. 13, 1988: In his book 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988, Edgar Whisenant predicted that the Rapture would occur between Sep. 11 and Sep. 13, 1988.
  • 1994: Harold Camping
  • May 21, 2011: Harold Camping
  • Oct. 21, 2011: Harold Camping

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