Overview: Predictions have been made of several events that some Christians believe are related: the second coming of Jesus, the war of Armageddon, the arrival on earth of the Antichrist, the Tribulation, the Rapture, some horrendous natural disaster, etc. Meanwhile, Jewish, Islamic, psychic and occult predictions have also been offered as well. 18 We have listed over 7 dozen past predictions of the end of the world which have one factor in common: none ever came true. There is every likelihood that most (perhaps all) future predictions will not materialize either. We have been criticized by some of our readers for whipping up hysteria about the end of the world. Our intent is the exact opposite: we want to dampen the millennial panic. We hope that by listing many dozens of past predictions all of which have failed, that people will realize that some very important individuals have been dead wrong when they predicted the end of the world (Jesus, Paul, various popes, etc.) End of the world predictions have been a Christian industry for almost 2000 years. Disclaimer: We offer no guarantees that the prophets listed below actually made these predictions. We have described their alleged predictions as they were reported on the Web, in newspapers, books, etc. We do not have the resources to track down original source material. Predictions of TEOTWAWKI (The end of the world as we know it): Near future: The American Traditional Catholic Church predicts that "the three days of darkness" will envelop the earth shortly. As a warning sign, a cross will appear in the heavens so that all can see. The family and society will fall apart. "...the gates of Hell will be opened and satan and his demons shall be released and given authority to roam the earth without limitation. There will be complete darkness for three days. " It will be as if time has come to a stand still. The only source of light will be from candles blessed according to the traditional Rites of the Church Catholic." 23 Near future: AgapePress reported that Bishop Huey Harris of the First Pentecostal Tabernacle in Elkton, MD 73-year-old said: "What I'm seeing is the Scriptures being fulfilled right before our very eyes." AgapePress reports: "He says what he is looking for next is for the Church to be raptured, and then Jews receiving Christ as their Messiah." 1999 to 2009: Jerry Falwell predicted in 1999-JAN that Jesus could return within ten years. But before that can happen, he said that the Antichrist must appear. Referring to the Antichrist, Falwell said: "Is he alive and here today? Probably. Because when he appears during the Tribulation period he will be a full-grown counterfeit of Christ. Of course he'll be Jewish. Of course he'll pretend to be Christ. And if in fact the Lord is coming soon, and he'll be an adult at the presentation of himself, he must be alive somewhere today." Rabbi James Rudin of the American Jewish Committee suggested that Christians should be careful about making such comments. His said that Falwell's statement "plays into some latent and historical anti-Semitism from the past." 2 Rev. Falwell later apologized for his comment. 1999-OCT-10 to 2003-APR-22: "The prophet" is hedging his bets. He predicts that somewhere in this interval of time, the rapture will occur. 21st century: Thomas Chase 11 predicts that when the world's population reaches 6.66 billion, the war of Armageddon may occur. In early 1999, it reached 6.0 billion. 2002?: The Last Adam, the only person "who knows how to have telepatich-contact [sic]" with UFO people who come from the sun predicts that the earth will be destroyed after the year 2001 by God. See: http://www.thelastadam.myweb.nl/ 2002?: Monte Kim Miller, (b. 1954) is founder and prophet of the Concerned Christians -- group of at least 78 adults and children. Miller believes that the world was created circa 4000 BCE, and that the seventh millennium started on 2000-JAN-1. He states that the breaking of the seventh seal and sounding of the seventh trumpet mentioned in Revelation happened on 2002-FEB-15, the 777th day of the seventh millennium. This would indicate that the end of the world can happen at any time.