For centuries man has been pre-occupied with predicting the end of the world. Throughout history their have been so-called visionaries and prophets that have claimed to have been given divine authority to predict the end. Calculating precisely when the world will end has preoccupied a long line of forecasters. From Sibyl who predicted the return of Nero as the Antichrist in 195, to William Miller who in the nineteenth century predicted the end to come in 1843.
The list of projected ends generated by these doomsdayers is impressive. Amongst them the dates: 195, 500, 948, 1000, 1260, 1420, 1588, 1666, 1763, 1785, 1819, 1843, 1866, 1903, 1914 and 1975 rank tops. These dates have been fervently anticipated and then bitterly mourned.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses is one sect that has preached and has been most obsessed with end time prophecy.The Witnesses original mathematical groundwork was laid down by Charles Taze Russell. Russell originally predicted the end to come in 1914 according to his mystical and mathematical calculations of Daniels prophecy. He died in 1916 a disappointed and dejected man.
For centuries now we have been living at the end of the world…