Doomsday predictions predict catastrophic events by prophetic claim. Doomsday prophets interpret sings that lead to their predictions. The predictions are based on concrete data and then interpreted as precursors of doom. Doomsday prophets use numerology, psychic visions and historical geological study to support their predictions. Armageddon is the most noteworthy doomsday prediction. Nostradamus made his predictions through quatrains. He has been credited with predicting the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler and World War II. Nostradamus predicted the end of the world (World War III) or Armageddon to occur in 1999.
Edgar Cayce, another doomsday prophet, received his prophecies while asleep/dreaming. He has predicted Armageddon to occur at the end of the 21st century.
There are examples of other doomsday seers predicting Armageddon that did not come to pass. They used a type of calculation between human years and God years to determine that Armageddon would occur in the year 2000 AD.
The following are doomsday predictions that did not occur.
In the year 666 AD Christians predicted the end of the world. The number 666 is associated with the antichrist and the book of revelations foretold of his coming.
Mother Shipton predicted Armageddon to occur in 1881.
Haley’s comet was visible from earth in 1914 and 1992 doomsday prophets foretold the end of the earth resulting from the influence of the comet.
In 1997 the cult Heaven’s Gate made a suicide pack to ride Hobbs comet to avoid the Armageddon that was sure to occur as a result of its presence.
Some doomsday predictions have been accurate. Edgar Cayce is credited with predicting the stock market crash of 1929. Through his psychic readings he advised several clients to avoid the market during the period of 1928-1929.
Gordon Michael Scalion predicted that an underestimated hurricane would cause great devastation. The result was Hurricane Andrew in 1994 that almost obliterated the southeast Florida.
Current doomsday predictions include the end of the world on December 21, 2012. This the date the Mayan calendar ends and the earth is predicted to shift its axis. The conclusion is that because of these two events this will be the date the world ends.
Doomsday prophets predict the end of the world due to global warming. The resulting warming trend will melt the glacier ice caps and ultimately create unlivable living conditions across the globe.
Another doomsday prediction is that the earths core is continually heating up and the energy is not able to disperse, the result will be a catastrophic explosion from deep inside the earth. Edgar Cayce predicted this event before scientists discovered that the earth’s core does seem to be increasing in energy.
Ronald Weinland predicted the world to end April 17, 2008 as prophesized from the book of revelations in the New Testament of the King James Version of the bible.
In 2016 a prophecy from the Donner party (1847) predicts doom from biological warfare that will annihilate all of mankind.
John Denton’s predicts through mathematical formulation from the two covenants that the world will end in the year 2034.
Doomsday predictions continue to be told and their prophets continue to hold to those truths that brought them to those predictions.