Doomsday Delusions: What's Wrong with Predictions About the End of the World
Doomsday prophecy is on the rise. With the year 2000 upon us, we hear more and more predictions of the end--whether from well-meaning Bible believers or from self-appointed cult leaders. What will happen if unwary believers get caught up in a false millennial fever? How can we prepare to face the challenges of end-of-the-world predictions? What can we do to maintain our hope in the return of Christ without succumbing to doomsday delusions?
Marvin Pate and Calvin Haines dispel the myths of many popular doomsday prophets, showing how they misinterpret and misapply the Bible. They then examine the social and psychological consequences of the doomsday mentality and offer a constructive view of how the expectation of the Lord's return should affect our lives today. (From Amazon.com.)
Copyright 1995 InterVarsity Press
prophecy, end times, apocalypse, Bible, interpretation
Pate, C. Marvin and Haines, Calvin B., "Doomsday Delusions: What's Wrong with Predictions About the End of the World" (1995). Books and Monographs. 28.