And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
The bible gives one many insights into possible forthcoming of Doomsday which, according to the bible, is supposed to occur after rapture and judgment. Bible researchers predict this time based on scripture to be in 2012. More specifically, the forth coming of Jesus is in May of 2011 where the bible portrays and image of ascendancy of pure chosen individuals into the gates of heaven while sinners with the mark of the beast (devil) will remain on physical earth to receive Judgment on December 21, 2012. Recent research by Harold Camping has shown that the December 21, 2012 date may not be completely accurate. According to his new book “We are almost there”, Judgment will occur in October 2011. Revelations also shows us an insight on how God’s wrath will be applied to this Earth.
Revelations 16:8-11, 17-18
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Revelations depicts an angry God that will employ the aid of angles to strike down on the earth will great fury. Many Biblical scholars believe that rather than death by water as seen in the story of Noah’s ark, this Doomsday will be collection of disasters; most notably death by fire. In reading this scripture, one may infer that God or Jesus, the son of God will come forth with angels from heaven, blanket the earth by fire, darken the skies, boil all water, and plague the earth with great earthquakes and natural disasters. On a positive note, the bible also seeds the idea that not all of mankind will experience this disaster. The individuals that have not repented for their sins are the ones which will experience judgment while others will ascend to the kingdom of heaven. We see this in Thessalonians.
1 Thessalonians 4:16–17
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord.
We also see evidence in the OLD TESTAMENT with Isaiah describing the events of Tribulation.
Isaiah 13: 9-13
Behold the day of the Lord cometh cruel both with wrath and fierce anger to lay the Land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of Heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the Sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the Moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the World for their evil and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the Terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man the Golden Wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the Heavens, and the Earth shall remove out of her place.
Likewise, Tribulation is also mentioned by St. Matthew but in a context that there is no hope. St. Matthew’s account portrays an image that one can not save oneself nor god to save oneself. The Earth will be devoid of all mankind and only “father” will exist. Here is the actual scripture.
Matthew 24: 21-22; 29, 36
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the Angels of Heaven, but my Father only
Another area that I will soon be discussion as I find more research is the counter arguments for Biblical doomsday. Some critics believe that the bible is being misinterpreted in several ways. Some of the major ideas of misinterpretation is the idea of the “coming of the new age”. Many Biblical researchers believe that the Second Coming of Christ coincides with the change of the Age of Pieces to the Age of Aquarius. If we apply what the bible shows us about Christ’s second coming, Doomsday will coincide with the the Age of Aquarius. But this is not a widely accepted theory where many believe that the world will not end with the Age of Aquarius (2012), yet rather simply move on to a new age. A shift from Pieces (the fish symbol) to Aquarius (water bearer), generally referenced during Passover in the book of Luke.
Many Doomsday theorist do not believe in a passive change in Age, yet rather interpret the following scripture as evidence for doomsday:
And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
This may be viewed as a direct reference to the Age of Aquarius where the disciples (mankind) will enter into the city (kingdom of heaven) when we meet Aquarius (a man bearing a pitcher of water). Although I generally do not give my personal opinion on ideas to stay non-bias, in this case, I believe some theorists are taking the scripture out of context where Christ is referencing passover, not the change of age and ascendancy into the kingdom of heaven.
There is much information available about the Bible and its foretelling of Doomsday. Here are several resources that I personally found helpful explaining the 2012 Doomsday theory based on the Bible.
The New Earth – One of my personal favorite resources that covers a broad range of topics. It starts out with the appearance of aliens and their role in 2012 doomsday. That doesn’t last long where it then goes into the real information about the Bible and its meanings about how a new earth will be formed. The resource quotes scripture as well as gives detailed explanations of each. This resource doesn’t stop there as it goes on to explain the ideas of major spiritual men as well as connecting them to scripture. INTERESTING READ!
Discover Revelations – A resource tuned towards individuals that seek better understanding of individual passages of the Book of Revelations. It thoroughly goes through each chapter and verse of Revelations and explains what it means, how it connects to other books of the bible, and how it relates to the idea of Apocalypse.
Bible Gateway *NEW* – A resource for the ENTIRE bible. You can look up scripture and topics. Great Bible Scripture search engine.
Saint Birgitta – A helpful resource on the Book Of Revelations. It even has a downloadable version of the book.
Family Radio Worldwide – A non-profit organization focused on the education of the Bible. This site is owned and operated by Harold C. Camping, a renowned Ph.D researcher of the bible. He conducts a daily radio broadcast about the Bible and its meaning in about 15 major languages. His broadcasts are transcribed and available for download. The site itself is a general reference for biblical scripture yet lacks explanation of the scripture.
Catholic Answers – A huge database of explanations of biblical context yet is not directly focused on 2012.
Counter Point: Failed Armageddon – A wonderful counter arguement to the biblical evidence of Doomsday. This site also includes several pages of FAILED past predictions of Armageddon. Cites Scripture and references individuals that had set a Doomsday date and were wrong.
As this list is not nearly complete, please check back as more data is posted.
If you do have anything to add or want to discuss, please either contact me: DDigTheResearch@gmail.com or leave a comment.