APOCALYPSE PICTURES: 10 Failed Doomsday Prophecies

APOCALYPSE PICTURES: 10 Failed Doomsday Prophecies
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Television evangelist Pat Robertson (pictured in an undated photograph) preached that sometime in the 1980s, Jesus would return to Earth.

The event--called the Rapture--was forecast based on writings in the Bible, specifically I Thessalonians, which states: "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air," according to The Atlantic.

Under that scenario, unbelievers and Satan will be trapped in a lake of fire, where they will be tormented day and night forever, the Atlantic said. Fire will also destroy Earth and replace it with a new heaven and Earth, where believers--or the redeemed--will live.
—Photograph by Gene J. Puskar, AP
 
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