2012 & the End of the World (30 minutes), click on the play button below. The final few minutes of this recording are an explanation of the Current Events & Issues series, which kicks off this podcast series.

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For further study:

  • Read the original two-article series I wrote in London (1986). Click on Armageddon!
  • Read a paper on Matthew 24 and the Destruction of Jerusalem I wrote at Duke University (1980). Click here.
  • See also John Clayton's article The 2012 Mayan Demise of Earth.
  • If you'd like to learn a lot more, you might want to order Revelation and the End of the World. This audio series:
    • Includes 4 lessons on audio CD (3 hours total).
    • Also has the paper on The Destruction of Jerusalem.
    • Contains further material (40 days of study) on every chapter of Revelation. (These notes are also available at the premium site, under N.T. Studies.)
  • Some failed predictions & estimates:
    • Rabbi Menachem Schneerson: “The Iraqi crisis may spark the terrible war that will herald Messiah’s arrival.”
    • Billy Graham: “There are spiritual forces at work in the Persian Gulf confrontation. History has gone full circle, and we are coming back to these [Bible] lands. This is not another Korea, it is not another Vietnam – it is something far more sinister and far more difficult."
    • Jack Van Impe: “Four major prophecies in the Bible pinpoint Iraq and the Persian Gulf as the prelude to the Battle of Armageddon, a conflict that will begin at the Euphrates River in Iraq.”
    • Lester Sumrall: “I predict the absolute fullness of [the] man’s operation in planet earth by the year 2000 AD. Then Jesus Christ shall reign from Jerusalem for 1000 years.”
    • Mary Stewart Relfe: “The second coming of Christ will occur in 1997.”
    • Jerry Falwell: 2000.
    • Hal Lindsey: 1987 or 1988
    • Jehovah's Witness predictions: 1914, 1918. 1925, 1941, 1975, etc.
  • Update: Interestingly, just days before 21 Dec 2012, the very moment my editor and I were exchanging emails and joking about the big day (he said I had just 9 days to get my corrections to him before it was "too late"), I received a warning from a fellow who wanted me to know that he had intelligence that am undetectable dwarf star was on a collision course with the earth. The date of impact: 21 Dec 2012.
  • Related podcasts in the current series:
    • What Happens After Death?
    • The Rapture & the Tribulation
    • Thoughts on Heaven & Hell