The End is Near (Again)!

The End is Near (Again)! January 12, 2012

Having survived two predicted collisions with the end of the world in 2011, it seems that 2012 will bring more predictions of apocalypse for us to deal with. And I’m not even talking all that Mayan calendar nonsense. The leader of the Church of God – PKG, an offshoot of Herbert Armstrong’s Worldwide Church of God, says Jesus is coming back on May 27, 2012.

January 8 of this year begins the final “half-a-time” of this full prophetic period known as “time, times, and half-a-time.” That day is the start of the final period of 140 days (half-a-time) that leads up to the very coming of the Messiah spoken of in those same prophecies of Daniel. This post will also address a newly revealed final fulfillment of the 70 weeks prophecy that has a dual fulfillment of both Christ’s first coming and his second coming.

The final “half-a-time” that begins January 8 will be the prophetic period when the Trumpets of Revelation will finally be heard (witnessed and seen) throughout this world, along with the Thunders of Revelation that will progressively escalate in a dramatic manner. The period of “time, times, and half-a-time” consists of seven segments of time (seven half-times). It can be likened to God’s plan covered in the weekly cycle of seven days and the 7,000 year plan where the last 1,000 years is when God takes control and gives mankind the ability to know His ways.

And if you mock them for thinking that, you’re going to die of cancer. I’ll take that risk.


Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • MikeMa

    We tried to get Camping to leave us all his stuff. I wonder if this loon can be persuaded to do it. Dibs on…whatever.

  • Dammit! I just finished cleaning up from the last time the world ended.

  • The world was going to end, but Buffy the Vampire slayer beheaded the evil monks of the evil PKG, and thus averted the apocalypse yet again.

  • raven

    LOL. Armstrongs Worldwide Horror Show of God was one of the more destructive cults, barely above Jim Jones People’s Temple.

    Armstrong preached faith healing and no divorce. He of course, lived to a very old age due to modern medicine and got divorced.

    They were corrupt. A lot of money went to their cult and much of it was skimmed off by the family who ended up very wealthy.

    Armstrong himself, predicted the End Times twice or so. Of course he was wrong.

    The church splintered into a zillion fragments after he died. This must be one of them.

  • raven

    These cults are amusing but they have their dark side.

    A lot of people sent most of their life savings to Harold Camping for his billboards. Camping raised and spent millions on them. Which I thought was a great idea. There was one near my house.

    One old lady in NYC, died shortly before the predicted end. She willed her entire estate to Camping. Then, it never happened. Her kids tried to break the will in court and couldn’t do it.

  • dharleyman

    Oh good, I always like the commercials during half-a-time!

  • Michael Heath

    In Ronald Weinland’s video, he claims those of us who mock him will not die a quick death. That doesn’t seem to square very well with his prophecy the world ends 5/27/12; especially if I wait to start mocking him until that day.

    Mr. Weinland also fantasizes about a god who is so evil he will laugh as he condemns the mockers (I assume to eternal punishment). Consider the immensity of evil demonstrated by all those Christians who celebrate a god who will condemn anyone or anything to eternal punishment, or in most Christians’ cases, their delusional idiocy for not adequately thinking through the ramifications of what they imagine and celebrate.

  • John Hinkle

    May 27 is the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. My 1 day plan for that day is to burn some meat on the Weber Grill of Revelation, the scent of which will be pleasing to God. So I should be covered there.

    Then I’ll follow that up with the Bourbon of Revelation, while watching an action movie on the Home Theater of Revelation.

  • raven

    Speaking of Dark Sides, some of the fragments of Armstrong’s cult are pretty malevolent.

    Some reject modern medicien for faith healing. You can be sure that many of those die long before their time. Probably some of their kids die as well.

    Most of them claim to be the One True Church and regard the other 2 billion xians as Fake Xians wasting their time because they are going to hell anyway.

    Most of them tithe and Armstrong used to demand a lot more than 10%. While he and his family lived in luxury, a lot of the members lived in poverty.

  • My head is spinning with the absurdity. How can it be that these creeps are proven wrong again and again and again, yet people still believe and, worse, still give money? Maybe it’s that they WANT the world to end and doomsdayers give them hope.

    They are Christians and so unhappy that they want billions of people to die. So what is the value of being Christian?

    Thank God I’m an atheist.

  • Azkyroth

    and gives mankind the ability to know His ways.

    “Know” biblically, or…? 😛

    And if you mock them for thinking that, you’re going to die of cancer.

    I don’t feel like finding my headphones. Do they give a deadline or will they simply claim victory when a few of their critics die of cancer as a purely statistical matter?

  • raven

    They are Christians and so unhappy that they want billions of people to die.

    True.

    Fundies are always babbling on about how their religion gives a purpose and meaning to their lives.

    Which is to sit around in a catatonic daze so depressed that their best idea is to hope a Sky Monster shows up and kills them. Along with 7 billion other people while destroying the earth.

    No thanks. I’ve got a zillion better things to do.

  • Trebuchet

    Meanwhile, the ads coming up for me on this post are:

    Free McDonalds Fries

    Herbert W Armstrong was Right!

    Something for a “kandeejohnson” which I’m not going to click on.

    Psychic Norah has your shocking results for 2012!

    And of course the Rock Beyond Belief on which appears on evry FTB page.

    I’ve also been seeing a lot of Xian clothing, “Thousands will pray for you”, and Ron Paul Moneybomb ads. It’s annoying. I know it’s just Google targeted advertising but they need to target better!

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Do they provide liquor or delivery service at the Church of God Package?

  • And here I was just getting over the hangover from the last end-of-the-world party. Sigh.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Trebuchet @ # 13: … Free McDonalds Fries …

    Oh no, not another one of those cases.

    What did McDonalds Fries do, what are the charges, which court will hold the hearings – and won’t it all be moot by June anyway?

  • Doug Little

    On May 27th I’ll be down at Hart Plaza in Detroit enjoying the 2nd day of Movement. Unfortunately the lineup is not out yet so, who knows, maybe Jesus is gonna perform a guest DJ set.

  • DaveL

    and if you mock them for thinking that, you’re going to die of cancer. I’ll take that risk.

    Well, seeing as how cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S. their odds really aren’t that bad.

  • And if you mock them for thinking that, you’re going to die of cancer. I’ll take that risk.

    Heh. I’m reminded of some “prophet” troll from my days on the JREF forums who was planning on having god strike us skeptics blind (with a 5 minute telepathic forewarning for those driving or operating heavy machinery). I jumped on the bandwagon with all the other skeptics in the thread.

    Still not in the market for a braille keyboard.

  • Pingback: Uh Oh! Time’s Running Out Faster Than We Realized « An Apostate's Chapel()

  • I currently have three new 2012 calendars in my apartment. Each one ends on December 31, 2012. I would be skeptical if only one of them said everything ended on 12/31/2012, but all three???!!11!! Be prepared people, be prepared. I’m stocking up on liquor starting today.

  • slc1

    Re raven @ #4

    One of the amusing episodes of the life and times of Herbert W. Armstrong was the feud he carried on with his son, Garner Ted Armstrong, who he ousted from the church and basically disowned. Actually, Garner Ted was far more entertaining in his radio broadcasts then Armstrong pere.

  • Aquaria

    LOL. Armstrongs Worldwide Horror Show of God was one of the more destructive cults, barely above Jim Jones People’s Temple.

    Armstrong preached faith healing and no divorce. He of course, lived to a very old age due to modern medicine and got divorced.

    That’s not all he did. According to his son and other sources close to Herbert Armstrong, he molested his daughter when she was a teenager.

    They were corrupt. A lot of money went to their cult and much of it was skimmed off by the family who ended up very wealthy.

    Well, until you got on the bad side of Papa, like Garner Ted did. Then you were on your own.

    The church splintered into a zillion fragments after he died. This must be one of them.

    It splintered before he died, too. Garner Ted broke off from the WCOG in the 70s. Actually, he was thrown out of the cult for being a blatant and persistent womanizer, and then started his own sect. When he got caught yet again seducing women he wasn’t married to (even though he was doing it long before someone raised a stink–as I know first hand), he started yet another splinter group.

    So it’s always been that way with these loons, and always will be.

  • Aquaria

    Actually, Garner Ted was far more entertaining in his radio broadcasts then Armstrong pere.

    GTA, away from the cult, was actually an interesting man, and better-educated than he let on with his followers. I seem to remember that he loved music a great deal, and might have studied it seriously when he was young, with the intention of becoming a professional. Or maybe he was a professional musician for a while. It’s been over 30 years now that I met him, so the details are a bit fuzzy.

    However, I couldn’t help thinking after meeting him that, pervert or not, I felt sorry for him, for growing up not knowing any better than to be a cult scammer. But that’s the life he grew up with, and he couldn’t escape it, really.

  • Who’s up for blowing trumpets outside this guy on the morning of May 27?

  • Outside this guy’s house, that is …

  • dingojack

    Fifth Dentist – So we have be inside him but outside his house? Ewww! No thanks. 🙂

    Hmm… Come to think of it there was a spectacular lightning storm here around 5pm last Sunday, and then a spoooky blackout. In around 40 minutes the lights came back on and everything went back to normal.

    (Of course it was the 7th in America. I wonder which time-zone god lives in?)

    Dingo

    —–

    PS: As I type this it’s 13:45 Friday 13th! Spooooky!

  • birgerjohansson

    Dingojack, you are in the same time zone as I am. West Europe rules!

    — — — — — — — —

    On May 28, PKG will claim that the world did, in fact, end, but we were all divinely teleported to a new world that looks exactly like the old one. This was done done for insurance reasons as the world warrantry was only good for 6000 years.

    Anyway, where are all the souls be stored? Riverworld?*

    (*Young people are recommended to read the book by P. J. Farmer)

  • dingojack

    Current time: 00:40 HRS (local) Saturday 14 January

  • markduigon

    I remember Armstrong as the publisher of The Plain Truth, in which I saw a published Creationist article for the first time (that was around 1969). I wondered what kind of ignoramus would write such a thing, but the rest of the magazine made that clear.