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How these Cultures Used Science to Predict Major Apocalyptic Events
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The Rapture That Never Was, And The Corruption That Was

  • Dami Mission Belief

The Dami Mission was a Christian religious movement that operated roughly from the 1980s into the 1990s. It was founded by Lee Jang Rim, a South Korean native. They had churches all over, even in Los Angeles & New York. The movement gained worldwide attention when Lee made a major prediction. He claimed that the rapture and the end of the world itself were both going to happen specifically on October 28, 1992. One female believer in the Dami prediction had been trying to have a child for 3 years. Yet she aborted her 7-month-old fetus in the assumption that women shouldn’t be pregnant in the end times.

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4 of Lee’s followers committed suicide. Another man named Chang-Young Mun died of malnutrition due to fasting for more than 40 days. Mun actually died at their Los Angeles church, where he was one of 200 people fasting. This led the authorities to shut that specific church down. After investigating the church, the Police arrested Lee for fraud and illegal possession of $26,711 in American currency. It was later found that Lee defrauded millions of dollars out of his followers. He used their money to buy bonds that matured on, you guessed it, Oct. 28th. Interesting timing, eh?

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The Millerite Ending That Kept Coming

  • Millerite Movement (mostly William Miller)

If you want to know who might be the most famous false prophet in modern history, look no further than William Miller. He lived from 1782 to 1849. Most of his life was spent as a “minister” who consistently preached of Jesus Christ’s return. He claimed that the world would be engulfed in flames when the second coming took place. Perhaps he was most prominent during the 1840s when he truly began to make wild predictions on when this would take place. At one point, he claimed it would happen somewhere between March 21, 1843 – March 21, 1844.

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Miller made sure to get this message out there too. He printed out posters, newsletters, and charts to top it off. People were certainly invested by the message, resulting in around 100,000 followers eventually dubbed “Millerites.” These people would sell all of their belongings between 1840 to 1844 in anticipation of Christ’s return. But it didn’t happen, causing Miller to change the date to October 22nd of that year. It didn’t come then either. However, his followers have tried to explain it away ever since. After Miller’s death, the Millerites would go on to become the Seventh-Day Adventists.

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A Third World War To End It All

  • Aleph Cult Movement

The Aleph Cult, previously known as Aum Shinrikyo, was a Japanese Cult that operated mostly in the 1980s. Founded by Shoko Asahara, it originally focused its beliefs on concepts from Buddhism, Tibetian Buddhism, and Hinduism. They also used millennialist ideas from Christianity and Yoga, while also using the writings of Nostradamus. By 1992, Asahara seemingly lost his mind or decided to use his movement to make himself a major figure. In this period, he wrote a book where he declared himself to be Christ. On top of claiming he is Japan’s only fully enlightened master.

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He then claimed he will take the sins of the world upon himself and could transfer spiritual power to followers, taking away their sin or bad deed. Yet Shoko also made prophecies, one being a Third World War that would be instigated by the United States in 1997. He claimed it would be a nuclear armageddon event. Humanity will end, except for those who joined his cult obviously. Asahara saw dark conspiracies everywhere and used them to persuade his followers to do horrible things. The cult carried out the 1994 Matsumoto Sarin Attack & the 1995 Toyko Subway Sarin Attack. Shoko was later executed for the crimes.

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End Time Battle With The Romans

  • Jewish Essenes Belief

While the existence of the Jewish Essenes had been disputed by some, several major historians reference them as a real Jewish sect. This includes Philo, Josephus, and even Pliny the Elder. We know that the sect managed to thrive in Roman-Judaea from the 2nd Century B.C. to the 1st Century AD. Anthropological studies have even found things that were connected to the sect too. They had some, shall we say, “interesting” beliefs.

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One such belief happened to be that a Jewish uprising would occur that will lead to the end times. While major apocalyptic events are not shocking in religious sects, the Essenes specifically reference that the uprising will be against the Romans between 66-70 AD. It will supposedly take place in Judea, and this very battle will bring about the arrival of the Messiah. The Essenes were so psychologically influential on people at the time, even coins were minted declaring the redemption of Israel.

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Dualistic Battle Between Good & Evil 

  • Zoroastrian Religious Belief

The Zoroastrian religion is one of the oldest religions on the planet, and likely THE oldest of the practiced religions on the planet today. The religion is based on the teachings of the Prophet Zoroaster. It uses a dualistic cosmology of good and evil, where they predict “Good” will conquer “Evil.” Pretty much every single major religion was based partly on this specific religion, including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Gnosticism, and even some Greek Philosophy.

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They certainly have one of the world’s major apocalyptic events to their credit, and it’s surrounding their base concept. A battle will take place between good and evil, history itself will come to an end and we will be judged. All metals and minerals will be melted in a grand explosion or fire. This molten metal will then cover the Earth in an effort to purify it. Zoroaster will make his return to Earth as a prophet and assist in the restoration of the world.

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The Aztec Earthquake’s Fifth World End

  • Aztec Empire Belief

The Aztecs were a fascinating culture that was heavily active in Mesoamerica from around 1300 to 1521 AD. Their empire was vast and spread across a large portion of modern-day Mexico. In spite of their decline hundreds of years ago, we know a lot about their culture. In particular, their story about how Earth began as well as several endings of it. They believe four worlds previously existed but were destroyed by the Gods Tezcatlipoca & Quetzalcoatl. We’re now in the “fifth world” as a result.

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In the first, Tezcatlipoca turned himself into the Sun yet Quetzalcoatl knocked him out of the sky, making Tez mad. As revenge, he had jaguars eat all the humans. In the second world, people stopped being religious causing Tezcatlipoca to make them into monkeys. But Quetzalcoatl loved their sinful nature, so he killed them all with a hurricane. In the 4th world, New Gods Tlaloc & Chalchiuhtlicue were tricked by Tezcatlipoca into destroying the world via fire and floods. “Our” 5th world will be destroyed via earthquakes.

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The Year 2060 Event

  • Isaac Newton Belief

In spite of being one of the greatest scientists in history, Isaac Newton was also quite religious.  In fact, he had a deep interest in the world as well as what was beyond it. You could say his religious beliefs are what truly made him interested in science, to begin with. However, Newton was obsessed with trying to decode the Bible and other “Holy Texts” in an effort to find hidden messages. Yet some of his concepts were odd. One thing we’re not sure about, at least yet, is Newton’s predicted “2060 Event.”

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He wrote this passage in his journal: “So then the time times & half a time are 42 months or 1260 days or three years & a half, recconing twelve months to a year & 30 days to a month as was done in the Calendar of the primitive year. And the days of short-lived Beasts being put for the years of lived kingdoms, the period of 1260 days, if dated from the complete conquest of the three kings A.C. 800, will end A.C. 2060. It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner.” Does this seem like crazy talk? Cause we think it’s crazy talk.

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Revelation 12 Sign Prophecy 

  • David Meade Conspiracy Belief

David Meade is a conspiracy theorist author who describes himself as a “Christian numerologist.” That is not a thing, FYI. He has been pretty successful, with 13 relatively well-selling books all completely self-published to his credit. He’s often making predictions about the end of the world. Including one where a hidden planet named Nibiru (or Planet X) will somehow destroy the Earth. Meade claimed that Nibiru will collide with Earth on September 23, 2017, and destroy us all.  After this failed to happen, he changed that the Apocalypse will happen in October of that year.

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That would be followed by a 7-year tribulation, then a millennium of peace. In 2018, he did the same sort of thing. Claiming North Korea will be a superpower by March and Nibiru would destroy the Earth that Spring. Meade then moved the apocalypse to April 23, 2018. Where he predicted the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Virgo will signal the rapture, and that Nibiru would destroy the Earth. When this passed, he claimed that rumors of him saying those dates were “fake news” so he claimed a rapture would happen between May and Dec. 2018. None of this happened. Alas, major apocalyptic events are hard to predict.

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An Asteroid Strike Will End Us All 

  • Pyramidology Movement

If you ever wanted to check into some wacky theories, we recommend you look into Pyramidology. They believe that the first ancient civilization was recorded 6,000 years ago. Starting with Adam (4068 B.C.) to Noah (2288 B.C.). This civilization ended with the first asteroid strike on February 5, 2287 B.C. The second civilization started with Noah and will end with an asteroid strike on September 17, 2015. Our article is being written in the Spring of 2021, by the way. We checked into this belief further.

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One person noted that this predicted date “is not only based on prophecy but proven with scientific data using high-tech telescope observations but needs the help of metaphysics to date it to a precise day. The September 17, 2017 date still matches the overlay with the HANS codes Science can check history like when God initially announced to Nineveh: in 40 days you are history!” Again, major apocalyptic events are hard to predict. Yet the confidence this dude had is nice to see.

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Extraterrestrial Beings Will Change Us All

  • UFO Religion Belief

There are quite a few UFO religions, so we’re aware that this is not the belief of ALL in this sect. However, it is a prominent theory across most. In most, you’ll see major apocalyptic events predicted in specific times. Others do not have a specific date attached. The idea is that extraterrestrials will bring about a major change on Earth, lifting the UFO religion believers into a higher plane of existence. Most major apocalyptic events end up involving people being removed as the Earth crumbles.

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One specific sect had an exact date where this was supposedly going to happen. Yet it didn’t, heavily disappointing believers. This was so impactful that it became a psychological study called “When Prophecy Fails.” Some believe that the arrival or rediscovery of alien civilizations, technologies, and spirituality will allow humans to overcome major issues. Such as our current ecological and social issues. Things like war, poverty, bigotry, etc. will be resolved through this major alien tech.

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The Christian Apocalypse

  • Christian Religious Belief

A lot of the Christian religion’s belief about the end times is similar to other major apocalyptic events across other religions. Of course, the three major Abrahamic religions agree on a lot here. Most Christians believe that they are in the “end times” right now, with many expecting Christ’s return any day now. Yet unlike other religions or beliefs, only the wackos pick out specific dates and times for this. The idea is that a rapture will take place first to take all believers from Earth. The remaining nonbelievers have time to repent over the course of 7 years, but this is an era of “tribulation.”

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It’s a time in which famine, disease, war, natural disasters, etc. will take place. You can take Jesus as your savior in this time, but it won’t be easy as wickedness will take over the land. The last three years of tribulation will be the worst. Bloody water, sun-scorched Earth, painful sores, etc. will be present for people. After this, the “battle” will happen. That’s right, it’s Armageddon time. Obviously, we expect Jesus and his Army to win against Satan and his. Upon doing so, Jesus will set up a Kingdom of 1,000 years on Earth. After this, “judgment” will take place for ALL mankind.

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Ragnarok

  • Norse Mythological Belief

When it comes to the major apocalyptic events, few are more famous or legendary than Ragnarok. From Norse Mythology, it is a period in which nearly everything is destroyed. It became quite famous due to the Vikings, and it’s truly impossible to do the story justice here. However, the event will begin as the humans on Midgard disregard their way of life and engage in endless wars. Murder, incest, and more will happen. Then, a season of darkness & coldness will come to put forth a “Great Winter.”

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Loki and his wolf-son, Fenrir, break free from their imprisonment and set out to kill the Gods of Asgard. As well as the entire world. They and their army will move to break through the Gods’ fortress. Fenrir will enclose the land and sky within his jaws and consume everything in-between. Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent, will spit poison upon the Earth. The Beast Surt will sweep across with a flaming sword to leave the world a scorched, barren landscape. While the end will come, Ragnarok only ends the current cycle with the promise of a new beginning.

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