There has been a recent speculation, belief or prediction that the world will end on the 21st December 2012. We have only three years and two and a half months left for the doomsday!Also there is a news that the famous Scientist, Sir Isac Newton had already predicted that the world will end in the year 2060. His predictions in the World of Science have proved to be true. What will be the result of his this prediction on the end of the World?
Will the World end at some point of time, on some day, whether on 21st December 2012 after three years from now or in the year 2060 after 51 years from now, as it has been predicted by many sources?
The talks on the end of the world has been there for a very long time, since the beginning of recorded times/history and many people of different religions have predicted on the time and the manner of the end of the world.
The latest predicted date for the end of the world was 31st December 1999, which has been crossed without the end of the world. However, the world has not ended on the predicted date. Some other people were expecting the end of the world on 31st December 2000. Then also the world had not seen its end on that day. There are more dates thus speculated on the end of the world in the early AD’s which were proved to be wrong predictions.
However, on the predicted days the earth has faced some attack from some celestial body or high degree of radiations from Sun or disasters such as earthquakes, world wars, tsunamis, floods, cyclones etc.
Another prediction of the end of the world on 21st December 2012 is now on hand for us to see whether the world will have an end on that day. There are many reasons for fixing the end of the world on 21st December 2012 by many people.
The predictors believe that with the conclusion of a lengthy cycle of the Mayan Calendar the world will come to an end on that day. Also the Mayans who lived 11500 years ago, before the previous major global event, who could calculate the lunar moon nearly accurately as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds off, have predicted that the world will end on 21st December 2012.
The “Sun storms” are one of the strongest reasons for believing a disaster/end of the world in 2012. Few years ago, the sun dramatically increased its radiation energy to levels much higher than registered in a long time. Its behavior definitively is cyclic and there is a clear 11+ year recurring cycle. Now, a couple of years after the last serious activity increase, 2012 announces the height of the 11+ years cycle announcing much higher activity than already measured in recent years. Since the recent storms already accounted for knocking out power grids and destroying satellites, there is a very clear indication that the next round in 2012, will be of previously unseen magnitude, impacting our planet Earth and the technology in its orbit. Calculations suggest that it will reach its deadly peak sometime late in 2012. Also, they believe that the Earth will experience unprecedented, cataclysmic disasters ranging from massive earthquakes and tsunamis to nuclear meltdowns.
However, the famous Scientist and Inventor Sir. Isac Newton has predicted that the world will come to an end on 31st December 2060. His prediction of this end of the world is based on his religious beliefs and calculations based on Bible, rather than scientific reasons.
What do other Religions say on the end of the world?
The planet’s major religions each have their own beliefs about the end of the world, the triumph of good over evil and Judgment Day.
In Christianity in their “Holy Bible” the last book of the bible, “The Book of Revelation” there is a detailed description about the final battle on Earth between the forces of God and Satan. The last day of such a battle will be the end of the world and that will be the Final Judgement Day according to Christians. Christ during his life on earth. Further, Jesus Christ has said that this Earth and Heaven(Sky) will perish, whereas his”Words” will never perish.
Many Christians are proclaiming the Second Coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ and they have been telling that the Judgement Day has come nearer and Jesus would be coming ‘soon’ and this proclamation has been done by them since the Fist Century AD.
In the Bible there is clear indications that the world will end one day, and the date and time of the end will be known only to God, the Creator, as pronounced by Jesus Christ himself.
In Islam, the end of the world is referred to as the “Hour” and involves Jesus returning to Damascus to slay an anti-Christ who has put the planet Earth in peril. With the anti-Christ out of the picture, a period of perfect harmony will ensue. Jesus will later die a natural death, which will usher in a time of destruction that leads directly to the “Hour”.
In Judaism, there are references in the Hebrew bible to events that could be compared with those in the bible, including the Day of the Lord, in which God causes death and destruction to people who deserve to be punished the War in which Israel and its god will fight their enemies, rather than an anti-Christ.
In Hinduism, there is the story of the god Vishnu coming back in the last cycle of time as a figure called “Kalki”, who will ride a white horse, carrying a sword which will look like a comet and destroy the forces of evil.
In some Buddhist prophecies, the equivalent of “The Judgement Day” is mentioned in which good will triumph over evil; however, the planet earth will be restored rather than destroyed to enable people to pursue enlightenment.
As the world, that is the earth and the sky are said to have a beginning and from non-existence started to exist ,whether by creation by a Supernatural Power- God who existed without a beginning or evolved naturally we know that the world began on some day. If there is a beginning for anything there will be end also. Above all the theories and religious interpretations, the only thing which is certain about the end of the world is that no one can know for sure what will happen on the end of the world and when it will happen. And until that day end day, unending speculations on the end of the world will continue.