As Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation, many look to the prophetic writings of a twelfth century Irish saint who was said to have predicted the exact number of popes before the end of the world.
Saint Malachy of Armagh, a Roman Catholic bishop who died in 1148, was said to have had a vision while on a pilgrimage to Rome wherein he learned the exact number of all the popes who would rule from his time to the Apocalypse.
Rather than give their names, Malachy gave each of these future pontiffs Latin mottos, which believers in the Medieval saint's prophecies claim bear a strong resemblance to the figures they described. more >>
California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie, who is taking his congregation through a series of messages called, "Revelation: The Next Dimension," spoke about the mark of the beast, showing the world is already moving towards the fulfillment of the prophecy.
"We have never been closer to the end of the world than right now," said Laurie, pastor of Harvest Church in Riverside, in his message on Sunday.
It is, however, important to know that the Bible also talks about a new beginning when there will be "no perversion, no terrorism, no war, no starvation… no problem of any kind." As Isaiah 11:9 says, the knowledge of the Lord will fill the earth. But "it is going to get worse before it gets better," the pastor warned. more >>
Royal Crown Productions, a high technology Christian multimedia production company, plans to create the most Biblically accurate film based on the Book of Revelation.
Throughout the course of two years, the company will use CGI technology to reenact some of the most epic moments from when John receives the Revelation of Jesus Christ on the Island of Patmos and pens the final and most controversial book of the Bible.
The creation of the film will be paralleled with an internet video study of the Book of Revelation that began in the beginning of this month. more >>
Speaking to his congregation at Harvest Church in Riverside, Calif., on Thursday night, Pastor Greg Laurie shared what all Christians should be doing as they await the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
While the Mayan Calendar's prediction that doomsday was on Dec. 21, 2012, was wrong, the Bible has a lot to say about Christ's return – his return is mentioned in no less than 318 times in the 260 chapters in the New Testament, Laurie said in his message, titled "Things to do before the end of the world."
What if we knew somehow that Jesus Christ will be back for us at 3 p.m. tomorrow? The pastor asked. "I'm sure we'd all be saints at 2:45 … We'll be wearing our Sunday morning smiles and our come-quickly-Jesus attitude." Though we do not know when Jesus is returning, "shouldn't we have that same smile and that same attitude every day as if that were the day that Christ could come?" more >>
Dec. 21, 2012, has finally arrived and the world is still here. The sun is expected to set tonight and rise tomorrow without much incident, dismissing the apocalyptic theories some had long associated with this date, based on the end of the Maya Long Count calendar.
But will this spell the end of people's interest in the Maya?
"Many people from around the world have traveled to Belize to mark the end of the Mayan calendar and see the magnificent sites and cities they constructed during their reign in the region. They have also come to witness the next phase, the new beginning the ancient Mayans believed in," Katie Valk, founder and director of Belize Trips, explained in an email to The Christian Post. more >>
The Mayan apocalypse is a week away and amid worries by some that the world may really come to an end on Dec. 21, NASA has released a video confidently debunking the myth.
"If you're watching this video, it means one thing: the world didn't end yesterday," the video says.
The video was meant to be released the day after the Mayan doomsday passed but NASA released it Tuesday to tell the public that they'll still be here next weekend. It also has an entire webpage answering common questions about the Mayan prophecy. more >>