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Top 10 People Who Predicted End of the World

Monday, November 16, 2015 23:21
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Here are Top 10 People & Organizations Who Predicted End of the World…some of them failed big time!


10. Martin Luther


Martin Luther was the founder of the Lutheran Church in 1571 during the Protestant Reformation. In 1526, he came up with his theory of the end of the world – he believed that on October 19, 1533 the world would cease to exist.  While Luther was hesitant to set a definite date, he was convinced that there were too many indications in his own time to harbor any doubt.  400+ years later, the universe is still intact and humans continue to live in it. From the beginning of his reformatory career to the time of his death, Luther also clung to the belief of the return of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, the timing and manner of the return were not clearly stated in Luther’s writings.


9. Mormon Armageddon, 1891

Mormon Armageddon

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, organized a special meeting from the Mormon Church leaders in February 1835. It was then that meeting that he revealed to his listeners that he had spoken to God and that it was revealed to him that Jesus would return in the next 56 years.


8. Jehovah’s Witnesses

jehovahs witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses make many claims in their attempt to proselytize outsiders. They believe that they have the only true Christian church, are the only true representatives of God and possess the only correct Biblical teaching. Charles T. Russel, a former president of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, had a prediction that the world would begin to end in 1941 and would eventually culminate in the fall of 1975. The date coincided with the 6000th anniversary of the creation of mankind. 40 years later this prediction has also been proven false.


7. Jim Jones

Jim Jones

Jim Jones, the People’s Temple founder, is best known for the Jonestown mass murder-suicide in 1978. On that dreadful day in in 1978, he led hundreds of his followers to commit mass-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of South America. All of them willingly ingested a poison laced punch drink. The death toll was 909, and a third of those victims were children.


6. John Gribben and Stephen Plagemann

Jupiter Effect

In 1982, 2 well-known astrophysicists, John Gribben and Stephen Plagemann, came up with the preposterous assertion that a rare alignment of all nine planets in 1982 would create a combined gravitational pull that would place huge stresses on the planet’s tectonic plates, causing earthquakes and severe changes to our climates. The book they wrote together, The Jupiter Effect, scared thousands of people/readers. But after the alignment passed without any effect, their professional reputation went down the drain. They later claimed the theory was intended simply as an exercise in astrophysical speculation, but by then the damage was already done.


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