From the time of the earliest tribal religions, high priests, self-proclaimed prophets, and purveyors of doom have been predicting the end of time. This encyclopedic survey of endtime predictions looks at the history of these prophets and the religious sects that forecast the exact dates that civilization would take its final bow. Author James R. Lewis eloquently remarks that all of these doomsday fear- mongers have one thing in common: they have all been wrong. As the year 2000 ushers in a new millennium, widespread interest in the end of the world, judgment day, and the "return" of a "savior," as predicted by many old and new groups, has spread like wildfire across the planet. Encompassing the truly bizarre, the suicidal, the homicidal, and the almost believable, Doomsday Prophecies touches on apocalyptic strains in each religion, revealing that endtime predictions reach all the way back to Old Testament writings. They have thrived for centuries, and today they find new life with New Age religions and televangelists. Included are "prophecies" from the Hindu scriptures, the Ghost Dance, Iroquois tradition, the Shawnee prophet, the Turner Diaries, Aum Shinrikyo, the Branch Davidians, the Children of God, Rael, Dorothy Martin, Edgar Cayce, Marshall Applewhite, the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord, and more. Lewis includes everything, from the longtime belief in a final battle between good and evil to the space-age belief that heaven's gate can be reached through travel with alien beings. Sometimes humorous, often tragic, this enduring book examines the questions raised by the mass appeal of prophetic movements as a theme in popular culture.
Author: Dr. Jimmie L. ChapmanPublish On: 2015-04-11
prophecy must end with his coming in the clouds to gather his people in the rapture. Please notice the phrase in Matthew 24:21, “no, nor ever shall be.” That means there has never been a time as bad as the great tribulation and there ...
Author: Dr. Jimmie L. Chapman
This book is timely, bold and provocative. It is the news the world needs to hear now. Dr. Jimmie Chapman tells it like it is and how it's going to be. He explains the significance of Israel in the fulfillment of Biblical prophecies for the end of the world. He also explains how the current events in the Middle East and Far East fit into Bible prophecies. He explains the antichrist, the Beast and the Mark of the Beast in frightening detail. He explains many Bible prophecies and how they relate to many items of world news we hear and read about each day. This book should shock us into a reality check and cause us to reexamine our thoughts about what is happening in the world right now. If you are interested in what the Bible says about our near future, you really should read this book.
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Author: Eugene V. Gallagher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Describes more than thirty new and alternative religions practiced in America, covering their history, philosophy, leaders, religious practices, and the controversies that arise around them.
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What's more, with all the hype over the Doomsday Prophecies, lunatic fringe or not, someone, hell, everyone should've jumped all over this. That they haven't is suspicious in itself. That the only thing we've heard about it is not to ...
Author: P. A. Faber
According to Mayan prophecy, the world will end December 21, 2012. It is a mystery how the Mayans came to this conclusion; it is also a mystery how to stop certain doom. But in all their wisdom, is there a possibility that the Mayans knew how to postpone the end of the world? If so, could there be an ancient text that reveals the answer archaeologists seek? Anthropologist Kate O'Hara thinks so. She and a team of fellow academics stumble upon a mysterious Mayan codex while investigating in the Yucatan Peninsula. Before the codex can be authenticated, however, it disappears, and the team begins to receive death threats from a menacing secret society. Luckily, Kate already made a copy of the manuscript, and so begins the lengthy process of translation, despite the terrible danger to their lives. The codex reveals the story of Ahkan, a Maya shaman, and her cousin and soul mate, Took Pac, a priest of the Maya Temple of Kul'kul'kan. Took Pac discovered a secret text written by the Mayan king and prophet, Chan Bahlam II. Kate believes the answer to the world's crisis may be found in the words of Chan Bahlam. Now she must try to translate the manuscript in time-and live long enough to share the good news with others.
C. Marvin Pate and Calvin B. Haines dispel the myths of doomsday prophecy and offer a constructive view of how the expectation of the Lord's return should affect our lives today.
Author: C. Marvin Pate
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Doomsday prophecy is on the rise. With the year 2000 upon us, we hear more and more predictions of the end - whether from well-meaning Bible believers or from self-appointed cult leaders. What will happen if unwary believers get caught up in a false millennial fever? How can we prepare to face the challenges of end-of-the-world predictions? What can we do to maintain our hope in the return of Christ without succumbing to doomsday delusions? Marvin Pate and Calvin Haines dispel the myths of many popular doomsday prophets, showing how they misinterpret and misapply the Bible. They then examine the social and psychological consequences of the doomsday mentality and offer a constructive view of how the expectation of the Lord's return should affect our lives today.