Throughout history false prophets and religious cult leaders have caused panic and chaos by predicting the end of the world. All of them have died and the world keeps going. Even though all prophecies of doom have failed and the world continues to live on people still buy into them. Literally. Obsession with the last days sucks your energy and deteriorates your health.
Every year people send me videos and articles of someone predicting the end of the world or an apocalyptic event. They are usually nervous and want my opinion or reassurance that it will not happen. I always tell them I do not know. Just live your best life and do not worry about things that are out of your control. As Lao Tzu says. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Why We Should Never Worry Over Last Days
Worry solves nothing.
There is no solid evidence of when the world will end. All we have are theories, individual interpretations of religious text, fear mongering and straight out lies.
The Fear Makes You Sick
There are different types of fear. While some fear may save your life, end days fear is toxic and solves nothing. The more you tune in to preachers and cult leaders who push the end of days agenda the sicker you will get. It causes you to neglect life and worry about something that might not happen in your lifetime or your grand children’s lifetime.
How can you say it’s not the last days when natural disasters are at an all time high? The scripture is coming to past.
Natural disasters have always been happening and many of them are now happening not because of biblical prophecy but mainly because of man’s abuse of the earth. This includes drilling, burning, factory farming, waste dumping, deforestation, ocean pollution, killing endangered species and upsetting the balance of nature by genetically modifying plants and animals. There is also the suppression of clean energy while promoting the idea that oil is the only fuel. These disasters are not caused by God’s wrath but by man’s actions.
Many Have Predicted Wrong Dates
Obviously all dates predicted so far are wrong. Anyone who claims to know exactly what will happen in the future isn’t worth listening to. The future is unpredictable.
A few Examples Of The Countless False Predictions:
1. Pope Silvester II predicted the world would end in the year 1000. By the time the year 999 came along many people started panicking. Because of his position of power his prediction caused prisoners to be set free. Many people gave away their material possessions and mayhem broke out. When the year 1,000 came and Christ did not show up they simply made an excuse and pushed the date further into the future.
2. In 1523 London astrologers predicted that a flood similar to the one in Noah’s time would occur in 1524 and destroy London. The panic caused over 20,000 residents to abandon their homes. Others who remained behind spent all their money on stockpiling food and supplies.
3. Baptist Preacher William Miller predicted that the world would end between 1843 and 1844 upon Christ’s second coming. All his followers gave away their worldly possessions in preparation for the coming of Christ only to be disappointed when he didn’t show.
4. The approaching of Halley’s Comet caused end of the world panic. News at the time reported that the comet would release poisonous gas and kill the world’s population. The fear sparked a whole line of products being sold that were aimed to protect people from the comet’s deadly gases. But it passed peacefully.
5. In the 60’s Highly influential cult leader Charles Manson predicted that in 1969 a massive race war called Helter Skelter would bring about the apocalypse. He ordered the murders of several people including actress Sharon Tate who was pregnant at the time. Manson thought the murders would precipitate Helter Skelter. However, his predictions did not come to pass and he was put in prison for life. Years after his failed prediction he’s still being idolized by many people including actors and musicians. He has also had movies and documentaries made about him.
6. In 1997 Marshall Applewhite leader of the Heaven’s Gate Cult predicted that Comet Hale–Bopp would be trailed by aliens on a Spacecraft that would rescue certain souls from earth and allow them to pass through Heaven’s Gate which would save them from an inevitable apocalypse. The only way to get aboard the craft was to commit suicide. His prediction cost the lives of 38 of his followers.
7. Many people thought the world would end, God would come or all technology would break down in the year 2000. The years leading up to 2000 saw movies predicting a world changing event. Many people made self-help guides on how to survive the year 2000 disaster. The Y2K scare was generated. It was anticipated that computers would not be able to register the year 2000 resulting in world wide systems malfunction throwing the world back into the dark ages.
8. Harold Camping former evangelist and president of Family Radio predicted that May 21, 2011 would be the start of the rapture. This scare caused people all over the world to quit their jobs and prepare for the end. Even emergency baptisms were performed. When May 21, 2011 came and his prophecy was not fulfilled he pushed the date to October 21, 2011. Despite his previous false prediction his followers still campaigned behind him and told everyone about the new judgment day date. After that prediction failed he apologized and resigned from family radio.
9. December 21, 2012 was the last date on the Mayan calender before its reset leading many people to believe that it would be the end of the world or that some serious shift was going to happen. Among other things it was said that we would enter into the fifth dimension and that the earth would split in two. I know people who quit their jobs because they thought all life as we know it would take a radical change.
Don’t Be Fooled
When people tell you that the end is near and God is coming or a worldwide catastrophe is at hand check to see if they are making money from their message either through donations or advertising. If someone is predicting that the end will come in a few months then money making shouldn’t be important to them. Long term financial goals shouldn’t matter to them if they’re preaching the end is near. Many of them do it for the money especially the ones who work on YouTube. I have seen YouTube channels spring up predicting the end of the world that gain hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Many of these channels make money through advertising. When the date arrives and the prediction fails they usually delete the channel and runaway with the money. Then they return and start a new scam and it is easy because they don’t show their faces in the video and use a computerized voice. However some show their faces and are brazen enough to just change the date and people fall for it
If You Are Convinced
If you are convinced that we are living in the last days then let go of whatever is not good for you. Forgive yourself and everyone that has ever hurt you.
Do all the things you were afraid to do but always wanted to do. Do all the things you never got to do as a child but always wanted to do. Talk to all the people you were afraid to approach, climb a mountain. Don’t hold back, experience the fullness of life.
Live your best life, be the best version of yourself and do not worry about things you have no control over. Do your best and the universe will handle the rest.