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Throughout history, there have been those who have predicted
the Coming of the End, the Consummation of All Things, the Return
of Christ, Armageddon, Ragnarok, what-have-you. The majority of
these seers and prognosticators were wise enough to leave the
date unspecified, presumably to avoid embarrassment when the
expected event failed to materialize. Others, such as Nostradamus
and Bishop Ussher, put the date far into the future, long after
their corporeal bodies had returned to dust.

There are those few brave souls, however, who are willing to
stick their necks out, and give us a date in the near future,
when they themselves will presumably still be around to either
bask in the glow of glory, or suffer the slings and arrows of
outrageous fortune, should the cosmic plan go awry. It is to
these, the few, the brave and most importantly, the Web-enabled
that this list is dedicated.

Date Author Event Status January 1, 2000 Too many to mention The so-called “millenium bug”
will result in a massive computer outage on 1/1/2000,
caused by that fact that in the good old days of yore,
many COBOL programmers decided to save a bit of memory by
using only two digits to encode a year on date fields.
Obviously, when “00” rolls around, these
programs will think that it is January 1, 1900, and every
algorithm that relies on a date sort routine will fail.

It
should be noted that very few of the doom-and-gloom
purveyors are actually programmers. Those of us (like
your ever humble list maintainer) who are involved with
these systems on a daily basis tend to suspect that while
there may be widespread outages and related problems, the
worst that will happen is that a whole host of unlucky
nerds will have to pull several all-nighters in front of
their terminals. But we will get it fixed.

Update (1/4/2000): I think it is fairly safe to say
that this prediction has mercifully failed. Was it a case
of over-hype, or timely solution? You decide. In the
meantime, would anyone like 800 tins of Beanie-Weenies?

Failed January 1, 2000 Gary
North
The founder of Christian Reconstruction
has taken the y2k bug to a whole new level of hysteria.
Gary is convinced that global economic chaos will result
from a worldwide collapse of financial computer systems.
Of course, the more cynical among us would note that
North is famous for making equally hysterical, but
inevitably false predictions
in the past.

Update (1/4/2000): We still seem to be
here and functioning. I filled up my car with gas, and
paid with my credit card. Credit card processing seemed to be unaffected by Y2K. The complete collapse of
civilization as we know it appears to have made little
impact on the daily lives of the inhabitants of our
planet. However, Gary seems to be holding out some hope
that death and destruction will slowly creep upon us in
the coming months.

I think not.

Failed April 5, 2000 Michael
Rood
Almost missed this one. Michael updated
his guess for Tishri 1, 6001 to April 5, 2000.
This day “starts out with bloodshed, plagues, and
all manner of pestilence”.

Sounds like a pretty
good description of the Nasdaq
roller-coaster to me. Sigh.

Failed May 5, 2000 Richard
Noone
The coming Ice
disaster. Polar shifts. Global disaster. Or something…
(May 5, 2000 is the date of the next Grand Conjunction,
when the planets line up. Anyone remember 1982? The year
of the last Grand Conjunction? When the world utterly
failed to end?)

Update (5/6/00): To the complete
surprise of almost no-one (except, possibly, Mr. Noone),
the end of the world has once again failed to arrive as
scheduled. To his credit, Richard did strongly pepper his
recent articles with weasel-words like
“potential” and “possibly”, but one
suspects that life has once again thrown a would-be
Jeremiah the proverbial curve ball. Now all Richard has
to do is figure out where those voices in his head really
came from…

Update (6/18/00): An addendum on Noone’s home page
makes the insightful observation that “…most earth
change activity has not affected high population
areas…”. It does point out that there have been
earthquakes across the Pacific Rim, however. Golly gee.
Earthquakes in the most active tectonic plates on the
planet? Who woulda thunk it…

Failed May 17, 2000 Rebecca
Harrison
Also known as St John (hey, why not?),
this starry-eyed soothsayer presents a wealth of future
unfolding. May 17, 2000, Jesus is scheduled to debut his
presence here on EArth. (That is not a typo, by the way.
All you classical lit buffs should know what it means.
Think “Gilgamesh”.) Then, in June of 2003, the
final battle takes place. Jesus said “no man knows
the day or hour”, but apparently the month and year
were not covered.

Also, there will be a forty day
period of fasting from August 20 to September 30. You
have been warned. (Finally, a use for all those Y2K
canned meats!)

Failed June 10, 2000 Ron Reese Based on an extremely trustworthy source
(a “revelation”)
and some convoluted logic, Ron thinks that a
“flood-like” event will occur on June 10.
Before we dismiss this as yet another of Ron’s ravings
(he has graced this list before),
we should point out that Bonnie Gaunt was able to confirm
this revelation through the use of oh-so-trustworthy
numerology. So there. Failed June 11, 2000 Marilyn
Agee
Third
time’s the charm.

Update (6/18/2000) : Well, it seems
that Marilyn’s third date for the first rapture came and
went with no obvious Heavenly fanfare. What of the
future? Marilyn seems to think that the Church is
currently in a 10-day waiting period, based on Rev 2:10.
That means that June 20 should see the Rapture. This time
for sure.

Update (6/25/2000) : A new note on Marilyn’s front
page reads as follows:

Messianic Rabbi Michael Rood [www.6001.com]
announced today on the Prophecy Club that the corrected
Solar Calendar proves that Shavuot begins this year on
July 9th. This because the barley was ‘Abib’, green/ripe,
on June 5th.

This makes Oct. 28th Tishri 1, 6001.

If his calculations are correct then the Pentecost
Rapture may still occur this year.

So there.

Update (7/2/2000) : More stupid calendar tricks. Poor
old Noah has been pressed into service yet again as a
harbinger of the End. In a long and very
confusing
piece of eisegesis,
Marilyn somehow arrives at Av 19 (Aug 20) as a possible
date for the Rapture. Says Marilyn:

“I wonder if the indwelling Holy Spirit of
Christ will fly the dove (Bride) to her rest, Heaven, on
Av 19 (Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000)?”

Uh…that would be a “no”.

Failed July 7, 2000 Robert
Hallman
Combining UFO’s (don’t trust those greys
– they are “Satan’s Soldiers”!), Nostradamus
and Biblical prophecy, Robert arrives at a tentative date
(or two) for the Rapture. Robert has also exposed the
Antichrist for all to see.

Update (7/17/00): Most of
Robert’s pages are now gone, with the exception of a home
page that sports a spiffy image of a morphing alien
coupled with a rather pathetic poem. Still he admonishes
us not to trust those greys. I intend to take him
seriously. Alien cookout, anyone? Hmmm…tastes like
chicken…

Failed July 2000 Melody Mehta Drawing data from such prophetic
heavyweights as Gordon
Michael Scallion
, Nostradamus
and Mother Shipton, Melody thinks that Phobos, one of the moons
of Mars, will be knocked out of orbit by a passing comet.
Guess where it’s going to land up?

Yup – it’s metal
helmet time, as several billion tons of rock come
crashing down on us unsuspecting homo sapiens.
And, with such remarkably accurate soothsayers on her
side, how can Melody possibly fail to be wrong?

Failed August 20, 2000 Ephraim Begin preparations for the Battle of
Armageddon. Ephraim reinterprets the book of Daniel for
the umpteenth time, and arrives at a timeline
for the Last Days. Unfortunately, this timeline calls for
the Rapture to occur in March of 2000. Oops.

Not to
worry, our resourceful exegete points out that several events
in this time period confirm his predictions. O ye of
little faith…

Update (8/27/00): Well, the Battle of Armageddon
remains as elusive as ever. Have no fear, however, as
Ephraim remains convinced that September 30 will mark the
beginning of the Great Tribulation, and October 22 the
Rapture. (Cool! On my birthday, too…)

Failed September 2, 2000 Jerry Grenough September 2 sees the end of the Jewish
year 5760. Jerry also seems to think that this will be
the absolute, final
year of this present age. This conclusion is based on a
number of impressive factors, but what sold it for me was
the wonderful Bible Codes
matrix that Jerry found. Oooh… Failed September 6, 2000 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. Failed September 16-19, 2000 Phil Stone The Coastlands
disaster. Phil sees all of Biblical history as a
blueprint for the last days. The Gulf War, for example,
was simply a replay of the story of Moses, substituting
each year of the story for one day in modern times. Now
that that’s all clear, Phil sees the story of the Exodus
as predicting a massive increase in the sea-level,
resulting in catastrophic loss of life in the Summer of
2000.

Surf’s up, dudes!

Failed September 29, 2000 Love the Jew The End of the World will begin on Rosh
Hashanah some year, most likely 2000. Failed September 29, 2000 Michael
Rood
He’s back. Michael
believes that the accepted Hebrew calendar is all
meshuga, and has kindly taken it upon himself to produce
a corrected version. His version states that the seventh millenium
actually began either on April 6, 2000 or May 5, 2000.
(It depends on when his barley actually ripened. I kid
you not.)

This means that he expects the invasion of
God and Magog either at the end of September, 2000 or
October 28, 2000.

Failed September 30, 2000 Jim
Bramlett
Citing several erudite end-times
scholars, one of whom is our own Marilyn Agee, Jim
arrives at a window of 2004 – 2007 for the Second Coming.
Citing a few more scholars and remarkable parallels, Jim
tentatively points to Fall 2000 as the date of the
Rapture.

One should also note that Jim has a page
pointing to June
1, 2000
as a possible date for the Rapture, though he
seems to be unsure about how seriously it should be
taken, considering the source.

Failed October 1, 2000 Byron
Weeks The National ID Card system will be
implemented on October 1st. President Clinton will
declare martial law sometime in September or October, and
the World Government will start rounding up the
separatists and patriots. America will then be plunged
into a nuclear war and desolated.

Looks like we won’t
have to worry about whom to vote for in November.

Failed October 2000 Jim
Searcy
The return of Christ and the beginning
of the Millenium.
As a bonus, Jim also fingers the antichrist
for us. I won’t spoil the surprise, except to say that it
should have been obvious all along… Failed November 12, 2000 James van der Worp Okay, you’re going to have to pay
attention for this one.

James was suspicious of NASA’s
silence concerning comet 76P. Following a chain of what
we will generously call reasoning, James visits Mother
Shipton, Gordon-Michael Scallion and that old stalwart
Nostradamaus, and decided that there is an outside chance
that 76P could knock Phobos out of Mars orbit, and
directly into the path of the Earth. He projects an
impact date of November 12, 2000, although he seems to
think that a more likely period would be sometime in
October.

Whenever it hits, I, for one, intend to hold my
umbrella up high.

Failed November 17, 2000 David Zavitz Another eisegesis fan (look it up!),
David sees the Oslo
Accord
of September 13, 1993 between President Arafat
and the late President Rabin as the start of the
seven-year tribulation countdown. Somehow, this means
that November 17 of 2000 will see “Faith’s big
reward” (?), followed in short order by the
resurrection of Daniel himself. Failed 2000 The
House of Yahweh The beginning of the Great
Tribulation
. The last seven years of human history
began on September 13, 1993. Presumably, the final war
will then begin sometime about September 13, 2000. Failed 2000 William
Zambrano
The impact of Shoemaker-Levy on Jupiter
signaled the start of the Seven-Year Tribulation. Failed 2000 Ammar Ali Khan The Muslims “Last Prophet”
will appear to lead all the Faithful in a thirty-year
battle against Satan’s army. Failed January 20, 2001 Lyn
Mize Lyn’s “understanding” of
prophecy hints that the Rapture will occur before
Saturday, and the Antichrist, none other than John F.
Kennedy, will be revealed. This despite the somewhat
awkward impediment of being very dead. Failed April 16, 2001 Bill
Singleton In a
post on the Five
Doves site, Bill presents what we can only assume was
intended to be evidence for his position that the Rapture
will occur on Easter Weekend, 2001. Bill has promised
further posts, so stay tuned on this one. Failed April 24, 2001 Lord’s
Witnesses
Do you find yourself wondering whether
the Bible Code is true or not? Well, me neither. But just
in case, wonder no more. These nice folks have kindly
figured out the True
Bible Code
for us. And is sure has some interesting
things to say.

Apparently, the UN will take
over the world sometime between March 26th and April
24th of 2001. No-one will be able to buy or sell anything
without UN authority after May 2001. And a worldwide
famine will begin by September of this same year.

Consider yourselves warned.

Failed May 28, 2001 David
Parker David, also known (for some reason) as
CAPS, has latched onto the story of the Baptism of Fire
in Acts 2, and somehow transformed it into a potential
date for the Rapture at Pentecost of 2001. The
“evidence” is listed in a post, followed by this
one. Failed May 28, 2001 Marilyn
Agee
While Marilyn is desperately taking
pot-shots at a date for the Rapture,
she has in the meantime decided on an appointment for the
start of the Tribulation.
This date should see the beginning of the ministry of the
two end-time witnesses, as well as the unveiling of the
Antichrist.

She notes that she expects the Rapture
between now and the start of the Tribulation. Anyone want
to take bets that this is going to come down to the wire?

Update (5/30/01) : Marilyn seems to be in her quiet
phase right now. Traditionally, there will be a few days
of utter silence from the Agee camp while she desperately
tries to figure out why she is still here. This will be
followed by the equally traditional “Monkey Throwing
Darts at the Calendar” phase, after which she will
announce that, in fact, the Rapture was actually
scheduled for next year all along.

Go Marilyn!

Update (6/15/01) : The Monkey/Dart phase is now in
full swing. Having already seen June 9/10 go whizzing by,
Marilyn is (cautiously) pointing the marker to June 21.
It is on this day, apparently, that the Moon will be New,
and the Eclipse will be in Gemini, or somesuch. One can
only hope that Jupiter aligns with Mars, and Peace guides
the planets as well…

Failed November 11, 2001 Bob
Ware In a post
that, for some reason, reminds me of a session of the Kevin Bacon
Game
gone hideously wrong, Bob repeatedly singles out
the date of 11-22-01 as being somehow significant. The
22nd day of November is, of course, the anniversary of
the assassination of JFK, an event that has provided more
fodder for conspiracy theorists than a
Freemason/Bilderberg convention at the Watergate Hotel.   2001 Unarius The Pleiadeans
land on Earth.   2001 Jack van
Impe
2001
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.   April 14, 2002 Mike
Keller
Pure, vintage kookery here. It appears
that one-half second before midnight on April 14, 2002,
the Doomsgate
will open, Jesus will appear for his saints. Nuclear war
will begin 45 days after this point, earth shifts and
global cataclysms just before it.

At other points in
this meandering, barely coherent diatribe, we are told
that America will probably be under totalitarian rule
before the end of Summer, 1999, and that Y2K (anyone
remember that?) will signal the start of an inevitable
slide into economic disaster. Seems that a few updates
are called for.

  17 October, 2004 Donna
Danna
Clay Cantrell You have to love this
one. Clay based his estimate of the date for the Rapture
on the dimensions of Noah’s Ark (converted to inches),
taking special note of the location of the “escape
window”, and followed by some esoteric calculation
involving the rotation of sun through the sky. Barnum was
only half right.

Update (2/22/01): Clay explains
his “reasoning”…

  2004 Watcher
Ministries
The Tribulation began in 1997, and
Christ will return seven years later in 2004. All this is
based on an analysis of the Great
Pyramid
of Giza.   2005 Everett
Vasek
Everett believes that the Rapture will
occur on the Jewish feast day of Rosh Hashanah, sometime
between 1998, and October 4, 2005. He bases this date on
the timing of the Jewish feasts, the upcoming Israeli
peace treaty, and the possible length of a biblical
generation being 14,000 days long.   1999-2007 Thomas
Chase
Thomas has a number of predictions
for this period. He foresees the arrival of the
Antichrist sometime in 1999-2000, the approach of Cassini
in August 1999 as a “holographic or parallel
event” signaling a possible nuclear crisis in
Russia, and Armageddon, another nuclear war, in 2007.   1998-2012 Gordon-Michael
Scallion
All sorts of catastrophic earth
changes. Global warming. Melting polar ice caps.
Earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.   Dec 21, 2012 Terence
McKenna
Terence utilizes something called Novelty
Theory
to arrive at the conclusion that something,
he’s not quite sure what, of momentous import will occur
on Dec
21, 2012
. The list of “somethings” include
a hyperspatial breakthrough, planetesimal impact, alien
contact or even a quasar ignition at the galactic core.

Sadly,
Terence himself will not be around to see these dramatic
events: he “relinquished his body” on April
3rd, 2000.

  2012 Mayan
Calendar
The end of the “long count”
calendar apparently signals the end of our age.   2012 Kev
Peacock Kev has a scientific explanation for the end of life
as we know it in 2012 – a magnetic
field reversal in our Sun will likewise cause a field
reversal in the Earth, accompanied by massive geothermal
and tectonic catastrophes. Along the way, Kev manages to
include Atlantis, an Interplanetary Ark, and both Maya
and Egyptian mythology.  

The Center for Millenial Studies
Confused about the Rapture? Can’t tell your pre-trib from your
post-trib? Check out the lightning guide to Biblical
Eschatology

The Book of Daniel

A very fruitful book for would-be prophets and seers, this old
testament document has puzzled believers for centuries. But what
does it really say? Is there a simple answer to it’s many
mysteries? As it happens, the answer is yes. If we understand the
book in its historical context, the meaning becomes crystal
clear. These links will help to clarify the writings of Daniel.

Revealing
Daniel

Beasts, Horns and the
Antichrist
– Daniel: A Blueprint of the Last Days?

The Book of Revelation

As popular as the book of Daniel among futurists, the New
Testament book of Revelation has been a fruitful source of
end-time speculation. What does the book really mean? Could it be
that, like Daniel, the book does not fortell the future, but
instead records the past?

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