End of the World, Mayan Calendar and Rise of the Antichrist
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End of the World, Mayan Calendar and Rise of the Antichrist

The Mayan calendar prediction of the end of the world and early Christian church predictions for the end of the world.

End of the World predictions have fascinated and tormented people for centuries.  We have many Christian end times predictions since the beginning of Christianity and we have of course the modern predictions of the end of the world as well.  The most popular one right now is the Mayan Calendar prediction for the end of the world in 2012.

Fall of the Roman Empire

Continuing with the Fall of the Roman Empire, in the year 247 A.D,  the Romans were vigorously persecuting Christians, feeding them to lions and so on so. Therefore many Christians believed it truly was the end of the world. There are many new theories speculating that the end as referred to in the book of revelation, really did not refer to the end of the world, but the end of an age.  In this case that age would have been the persecution of the Christians and the end of the Roman Empire. Theologians of the times such as Theophilus of Antioch was believed to be referring to the end of the age.

End of an Age - Mayan predictions

Meanwhile across the ocean in the Americas another end times prediction was brewing.  The end of the world is supposed to meet with planetary alignments and cataclysmic events such as massive tsumamis and earthquakes of great proportion. The doomsday date is predicted to be December 23, 2012.  It is the end of 5,125 year old Mayan Calendar - Mesoamerican Long Count calendar.  The academic and scientific community do not substantiate these findings.  New age theorists do not believe this date signifies the end of the earth, but the end of the earth as we know it.  They feel we will be heading into a new age of enlightenment, one filled with more acceptance and understanding.

The rise of the Anitchrist

In 365 A. D. Hilary of Poitiers, a Roman Catholic bishop and doctor of the church, sometimes referred to as the "Hammer of the Arians." published the Contra Arianos vel Auxentium Mediolanensem liber, and Contra Constantium Augustum liber. The latter publication accused the former emperor to be the antichrist.

Similarly, Martin of Tours, the bishop of Tours felt the end of the world would be in the year 400 A.D. He wrote, that he had no reservations that the anti christ was already born.

To be continued

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Comments (9)

Very nicely written! Voted. : )

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thanks Bethany

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Very interesting, especially about the Mayan predictions.

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thanks Ron

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thanks Gayle

I love that this is included in the category psychology! It did give me a bit of a boost. Thanks Carol.

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thanks Miriam

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Hmmm! Interesting ideas!

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thanks Jerry, I really enjoy doing this series it is quite intertaining