Now, before you start packing your china, note the following from the Jan. 10, 2000 issue of the Los Angeles Times:
According to the House of Yahweh, a Christian sect, when Yasir Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shook hands at the White House on Sept. 13, 1993, they began a seven-year tribulation that will end this Sept. 13 and bring about the end of the world.”
Of course failed prophecies seldom discourage certain religious types from trying again. Hence the House of Yahweh has recently rescheduled the beginning of the end of the world for this September 12.
September is going to be a bad month anyway, because another cult – The Lord’s Witnesses and the True Bible Code – has also scheduled a nuclear event:
We now predict a terrorist Nuclear Bomb will hit the UN plaza in Midtown Manhattan on the sabbath of 2006Elul13 (Sundown Friday September 8th to Sundown Saturday September 9th)
Earlier the same group predicted that the UN would take over the world sometime between March 26th and April 24th of 2001, and that a worldwide famine would begin in September that same year.
It should be noted that the group’s web site helpfully includes a list of failed prophecies (“mistakes”).
Meanwhile, over in Texas (uhuh), the House of Yahweh states
Nuclear war will start September 12, 2006, but that is not the end.
The group’s leader has a much nicer looking web site, with such helpful articles as “Amazing Prophecies Showing The Exact Date When Nuclear War Will Start And Where!”
Today the House of Yahweh also published a Press Release. It reads in part:
Yisrayl Hawkins, well known Bible scholar and author, reports that the Bible predicts the exact date and the location that nuclear war will begin. Hawkins states that the current crisis in the Middle East will go nuclear on September 12, 2006 in the area around the Euphrates River. Calling upon his 50 years of biblical research, Hawkins correlates numerous Bible prophecies with world events to support his claim.
According to Yisrayl Hawkins, the countdown to nuclear war began with the signing of the Oslo accords on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993. He says that the book of Daniel shows that although this is a seven-year agreement, it would take fourteen years to be fully carried out, ending on October 13, 2007. He then cites prophecies in the book of Revelation showing that nuclear war would begin a year, a month and a day prior to the end of the Oslo agreement.
– Source: Nuclear war begins September 12, 2006, MNDnewswire.com, Aug. 28, 2006
You can also watch Mr. Hawkins make his prediction in this video clip on YouTube.com:
So, September 12th. That still gives you plenty of time to read A Brief History of the Apocalypse – a conpendium of failed doomsday predictions.