"I sat in the dark and thought: There's no big
Just an endless procession of little ones." - Neil Gaiman
"The truly apocalyptic
view of the world is that things do not repeat themselves.
absurd to believe that the age of science and technology is the beginning of
the end for humanity.
It isn't absurd to believe that the idea of great
progress is delusion, along with the idea that the truth will ultimately be
It isn't absurd to believe that there is nothing good or desirable
about scientific knowledge and that mankind, in seeking it, is falling into a
Is it not obvious that this is how things are?" - Ludwig
Apocalypse literally means
the lifting of the
Apocalypse is a term applied to the disclosure to certain
privileged persons of something hidden from
the majority of
Today the term is often used to mean "end of the world", which may be a shortening of
the phrase apokalupsis eschaton which literally means "revelation at the end of the
Apocalyptic beliefs predate Christianity,
appear in other religions,
and have merged into contemporary secular society through
Apocalyptic beliefs that occur in other religious systems:
Ragnarök, the "fate of the gods", is the
battle at the
end of the world.
Ragnarök will be waged between the
Æsir, led by Odin, and the various forces of the Jötnar, including
The earth will shudder so violently
that trees will be uprooted, every bond
and fetter will snap and be severed, freeing Loki, the
God of Mischief.
Not only will
most of the gods, giants and
creatures involved perish in
this apocalyptic conflagration, but
everything will be torn asunder.
Ragnarök will be preceded by
the winter of winters.
successive winters will follow each other with no summer in between.
The stars will vanish
from the sky, plunging the earth into darkness.
The Rapture is the name given to an event by
neoevangelists that practice dispensational premillennialism in which
Christ returns to Earth,
accompanied by the spirits of the
saints, both from the pre-incarnation period and after, who have passed on
prior to this Final Judgement event.
reincarnated bodily remains of
these saints are transported from the Earth to meet the
Lord and be rejoined with their corresponding
Eternal Soul in
Immediately after this, all Christians that practice
dispensational premillennialism will be
simultaneously transported to meet the Lord and those who have preceded them to
heaven, in particularly John
Those who have been properly buried, graves consecrated and
undisturbed, are transformed into immortal bodies like Jesus' body,
often referred to as the "resurrection body" - experiencing
John Nelson Darby and the
Plymouth Brethren popularize
pre-tribulation rapture theology -
1908 Doctrine of the
rapture is further popularized by a neoevangelist named William Eugene
Blackstone, whose book, Jesus Is Coming, sells more than one million
"Thirty-nine years ago I was providentially led to issue the
first edition of "Jesus Is Coming," which has been followed by numerous
editions totaling over three hundred and fifty thousand copies with
translations into twenty-five different languages encircling the world." -
William Eugene Blackstone
Reference Bible is printed by Oxford University Press.
first known appearance
of the theological use of the word "rapture" in print occurs with the Scofield Reference
Difference Between Fox News and Oxford University
"For thousands of years now people have been
predicting the end of the world - and soon! Armageddon is the final climactic
battle between Elohim and Satan, written in the Book of Revelation in the
Christian New Testament, or more generally, an apocalyptic catastrophe.
Though their frequent
postponement of the date of Armageddon detracts from their credibility, the
basic psychic energy behind the loonies holding up placards on Times Square
comes from a real source.
They are tapping into a true insight: the
edifice of civilization has an
flaw that dictates its
We are on
a collision course with nature and
with human nature." -
The word Armageddon in Scripture is known only from a single verse in
the Greek New Testament, where it is said to be
Hebrew, but it is
thought to represent the Hebrew words Har
Megido, meaning "Hill of Megiddo".
Megiddo was the location of many
decisive battles in ancient times.
Jehovah's Witness' believe that
Armageddon is the battle when Satan unites the kings of the Earth against God's
appointed King, Christ.
Rastafari believe it is
Haile Selassie who appears in the Book of Revelation.
Adventists believe the final battle of Armageddon will take place after the
thousand-year period mentioned in the Book of Revelation, where the righteous
dwell with God in heaven and the wicked are judged.
According to this account,
Christ and his saints will leave the Heavenly kingdom they now reside in and
come down to Earth to save the righteous.
Christ will raise the wicked
dead, and Satan will prepare them to engage in one
final battle between
good and evil.
Satan and his evil followers will attempt to
overthrow the righteous followers of Christ, but will be overcome by the power
Satan and his evil followers with an overwhelming fire.
will be cleansed by fire, purged of all evil, then, according to the final two
chapters of Revelation, will be made new and restored to its original state
before Sin entered into the World.
Then Christ and His redeemed saints will be declared
"Amagideon" is a slightly different theological concept,
meaning not so much a specific battle, but rather
the general state the entire world is in
End Times or
the End of Days, usually refers to the eschatological ideas in the three
Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).
End times is
depicted in various belief
systems as a time of tribulation that precedes a predicted coming of a
A number of religions and faith traditions have
eschatological beliefs about end times, resulting in , traditions and
Shi'a Islam the end of
time theory believes that the coming of Jesus will coincide with the return of
the Muhammad al-Mahdi, who is considered by
Shi'a as the 12th appointed
successor of Prophet Muhammad ibn
believe that Jesus and the Mahdi will work together to bring about peace and
justice on Earth between all peoples of faith.
Sunni Islam the Sun sets, does not
rise for 3 days, then rises from the west, rising till mid-day and then setting
in the west.
The Dajal (The Anti Christ) appears and deceives the
majority of mankind. Jesus Christ descends from heaven. Famine and disasters
A man appears in Madina and is named the Mahdi.
war between Muslims and Jews occurs.
wind comes taking the souls of all Muslims leaving only infidels on
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