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There Were 12 Failed End of The World Predictions from 1990 to 1994, Would May 21, 2011 Be Yet Another One?

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  • Failed prophecies - 1990 to 1994:

    About 1990: Peter Ruckman concluded from his analysis of the Bible that the rapture would come within a few years of 1990.

    Early 1990's: In 1992, David Koresh led the Students of the Seven Seals group in Waco Texas. They had calculated that the end would occur in 1995. After a 51-day standoff, on 1993-APR-10, 76 members died as a result of a fire deliberately set by the Branch Davidians.

    1990-APR-23: Elizabeth Clare Prophet, leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant made a series of statements that many members believed indicated the start of nuclear war on this date. At least 2,000 followers traveled to Montana to take refuge in CUT's fallout shelters on the night of 1990-MAR-15. Some had quit jobs and run up large debts in anticipation of the apocalypse, Nothing happened.

    1991: Mother Shipton, a 16th century mystic predicted the end of the world: "...The world to an end shall come; in nineteen hundred and ninety-one."

    1991: C.M. Edwards reported that he regularly receives messages from God. One series in mid-1991 predicted a heavy judgment for the U.S. 1991-SEP would bring extreme devastation to the mid-west. One message stated, in part: "Before the close of this year you shall see My signs-true signs of My coming."

    1992-OCT-28: Lee Jang Rim, a Korean Christian pastor, taught that the Rapture would occur on this date, at 10:00 AM EST. It didn't happen; many of his followers allegedly committed suicide.

    1993: Benny Hinn, an Assemblies of God pastor from Florida predicted that the rapture would come in 1993. A millennial new religious movement in the Ukraine predicted the end of the world would happen in 1993-NOV.

    1993-NOV-11: The 1993-JUL-20 issue of the Weekly World News contained an article titled "Doomsday Asteroids." Top scientists allegedly wrote a top-secret document which revealed that M-167, a known asteroid, would hit the earth on NOV-11 and perhaps end all life on earth.

    1993 to 1997: Rulon Jeffs was spokesperson for the The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a Mormon polygamist splinter group. In 1993, he allegedly told high school graduates to not attend college. The reasoning was that the world would end before they could finish.

    1994, approximately: There have been continual reports that Jesus and Mary have been appearing in Conyers, GA on the 13th of every month to deliver a message to Nancy Fowler, a homemaker and nurse. Over 1 million pilgrims have visited her prayer site. On 1994-FEB-6, Jesus is recorded as saying: "Conflicts will turn into wars....Then so will the earth tremble in many places. The earth will divide. The earth will divide and take away your riches. Some of you will die suddenly. You will have no warning...The clock continues to tick. The hour is rapidly approaching when one disaster after another will befall you. There will be fighting everywhere. There will be famine and polluted water in many places."

    1994: A major, though unofficial, Jehovah's Witness prediction date.

    1994-SEP: Harold Camping, president of Family Radio predicted on his radio programs that the end of the world would happen sometime between 1994-SEP-5 and SEP-27. He said that he did not know the precise day because Matthew 24:36 of the Christian Scriptures says that "no man knows the day nor the hour." He interpreted a reference in John 21:1-14 to the disciples being 200 cubits from the shore in the Sea of Galilee as meaning that there would be 2,000 years between the birth and the second coming of Jesus. He estimates that Jesus was born on 0007-OCT-4.

    Source: ReligiousTolerance.org