Theories Of The End Essay

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January 1, 2000, May 21, 2011, December 21, 2012 any of these dates sound familiar? These dates actually meant a lot to some people because they believed that these days would be the end for mankind or the apocalypse. The apocalypse is an event to end all final existences on Earth. Although these three dates were some of the most popular in recent times men have been predicting the end of the world since the beginning of time. The people who predicted the ending did not just make these dates up. Every prediction they made had a theoretical reasoning behind it. Does this make these people wrong because the event did not occur? Is one theory more accurate than the other? The apocalypse has various theories. Three known for predicting the date of the apocalypse are biblical theory, the Mayan theory, and the scientific theory.

Christians believe that the Apocalypse will occur based upon the biblical theory. The signs that the apocalypse is near can be found in the last book of the bible; Revelations. In this final book, John the Apostle details all of the events leading up to the apocalypse such as the fall of Satan. People who believe in the biblical theory believe that the actual date that the Apocalypse will occur is unknown by man. This believe is based upon the book of Matthew which states, “But of that day and hour knoweth,
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no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (King James Version, Matt. 24.36) Although read and believed by many that only God truly knows when the end will come, the curious nature of men, even christians will not take uncertainty for an answer. Pastor Harold Camping had the world in uproar with his theory of when “ Doomsday” would occur. This day was May 21st 2011. Pastor Harold used significant numbers in the bible to back up his hypothesis such as this date marked day 7,000 of the Noah's Flood. Scientist confessed that he did not have enough scientific evidence to support his truth. He responded by saying, “It is not something where its a tiny, tiny, tiny chance it may happen. It will happen.” () He used his interpretation of the bible for his biblical theory to predict the apocalypse.

There are great number of people who used the Mayan theory to determine the apocalypse....

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