(By Keith Nix) What’s up with all of the end-of-the-world predictions from Christians? The latest in a long list of such predictions pointed to Sept. 23, 2017, as the end of the world as we know it. The so-called “Revelation 12” sign in the heavens was to signal the rapture of the church and drastic changes in the earth. It seems the man who is making the latest prediction, David Meade, is now pointing to Oct. 15 as the day. A quick Google search will reveal that such predictions are not a recent development among believers. As early as the year 500, three theologians were predicting that was the year the world would end. One based his

teaching on the dimensions of Noah’s ark. But of course, they were wrong. Even the pope got involved in the prediction that the Lord would return in the year 1000. When He didn’t come in 1000, a few Bible scholars said it would be 1033, 1,000 years after the crucifixion instead of His birth. Again, they were wrong! The list is quite long, but a jump to the 19th century reveals that Jesus was predicted to return on Oct. 22, 1844, then in 1874, then in 1891. Predictions kept coming. Then in the 20th century, Edgar C. Whisenant, a NASA scientist and Bible teacher, predicted the Lord would return during Rosh Hashanah 1988.  READ MORE