The Book of Revelation

This History Channel documentary on the Biblical Book of Revelations is a decent introduction to this most puzzling and intriguing book of all the canonical writings. “The Apocalypse of John” has fascinated readers since ancient times and this short DVD highlights a number of topics that should prepare the interested viewer to dive in and do further research on this rather arcane subject.

The video begins by exploring the legendary site of the final battle between Good and Evil as foretold in the Bible, the ruins of Meggido, or as it is written in Hebrew, Armageddon. It then provides a cursory background to the reputed author of the Book of Revelations, St. John of Patmos and his place in history. It alludes to the large genre of ancient writings known as apocalyptic literature and how John’s book was only one of many such prophetic tomes. It shows that John’s book draws heavily on the much older biblical Book of Daniel and was the subject of much debate by early Christians who questioned whether it should be included in the Bible canon at all.

This documentary is a good introduction to the fascinating subject of Christian eschatology and would be good for anyone interested in Bible prophesy and the End Times.

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  • Arnold Vinette 3 years ago

    This is a great program from the history channel that preys on your fears using of all things biblical references. Biblical references are not to be ignored by any means as they are real stories of ancient catastrophes that happened to mankind in the fertile crescent region stretching from present day Israel to Iraq.

    Here is a very interesting article on past asteroid strikes that affected the Middle East area and the world around 3114BC and 2200BC when the stories for the Bible were being written down.

    Asteroid Strikes in 3100BC to 2100BC
    http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/tilmari/tilmari2.htm

    These affected civilizations in Egypt, the Middle East and around the world.

    The Mayan Calender has its zero date in 3114BC or there about when a large series of asteroid strikes rocked the planet.

    And there were several other localized asteroid strikes in the Middle East area from 2100BC to 500AD when the stories of the Bible were being written down.

    By the way for those who do not know the word Bible is derived from the name of the reeds that were mashed to create a parchment paper to write on.

    The myth of the Bible being created exclusively for Christianity is wrong. The Bible is a collection of historical stories that have been passed down for the past 5,000 years of human history if not longer.

    Christianity itself is a melange of several religious ideas that have been passed down through civilization for the past 5,000 years if not longer.

    A very good documentary on this is

    The Hidden Story of Jesus
    http://www.documentarystream.com/the-hidden-story-of-jesus/

    Now when it comes to modern day Biblical disaster stories that have not been written down these documentaries are a must see.

    Journey to 10,000BC
    http://www.documentarystream.com/journey-to-10000-bc/

    The story of how modern humans discovered the North American continent 15,000 years ago and were unfortunately wiped out by an asteroid impact into a Canadian ice sheet around 12,900 years ago in 10,000BC. This event triggered a new global mini ice age which is no doubt recorded in one of the stories in the Bible.

    Asteroid impacts have the unfortunate after affect of causing terrible earthquakes, settling off volcanic eruptions, creating massive disaster in the impact zone, throwing dust up into the atmosphere to create droughts by stopping photosynthesis and so forth.

    This is life on the planet Earth.

    So what can we expect in the next 100 years?

    1) Future European Ice Age of 2060
    The warming of the arctic and Greenland Ice Sheet may result in the failure of the gulf stream by 2060. If this happens as it has done so in the past Europe will be plunged into a mini ice age.

    2) Solar storm in 2012 & 2013. Every 50 years or so the sun becomes particularly active with solar storms. In 1859 the world experienced what was thought to be a 500 year event when a huge Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun wreaked havoc on the new technology of telegraph wires.

    These events are thought to peak every 150 years or so with 50 year intervals. This is a great article on the history of solar flares. The sun follows an observed 11 year cycle. The peak of this next cycle is 2012 to 2013.

    There is a significant fear that at the next solar maximum in 2012 to 2013 the electrical power distribution and transformer systems all over the earth will be disabled and destroyed by the magnetic surge.

    http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/2010/TTT/70.php

    A Google search on the Solar Storm of 1859 will bring up theses articles.

    A video documentary also highlights the concern of a 2009 US research paper with the same findings that the year 2012 to 2013 could be very damaging in terms of solar magnetic activity on the Earth due to Solar Coronal Mass Ejections.

    3) And of course there is the end of the oil age in 2030. By the year 2016 oil and natural gas will be in short supply creating a dramatic spike in oil and natural gas prices. World tensions will be increasing from 2016 to 2030 as our oil age ends.

    Without a doubt Vanga’s predictions for world wide conflict around 2016 are VERY real.

    A very good article on this is:

    Life After the Oil Crash
    http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net

    4) Former blind Bulgarian psychic by the name of Vanga, who died in 1996 at the age of 85, predicted that World War 3 would begin in November 2010.

    The current military action by North Korea and South Korea and now involving the United States naval group “George Washington” could indeed be the beginning of World War III if both sides continue to inflame the situation. South Korea from all the news reports I have read sounds bound and determined to get a conflict started with North Korea.

    This article can be here:

    Marc Bennetts – RIA Novosti – Has World World III begun?
    http://en.rian.ru/columnists/20101129/161544418.html

    5) My premonition indicated that there will be an asteroid strike on the North American continent on August 17, 2028. This asteroid strike will occur in the area of Yellowstone National Park and will destabilize the Yellowstone Super Caldera resulting in one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in mankind’s history.

    The double cataclysm will wipe out life on the North American continent and reduce the world’s population to around 1 billion people. Photosynthesis will be stopped around the globe for a period of 50 years due to the dust in the atmosphere for the asteroid impact and subsequent volcanic eruption.

    The safest place in the world is located between Yoshkar-Ola and Kirov Russia. This is where American President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have been told to build a series of asteroid fallout shelters.

    In the year 2078 the descendents of the Russian asteroid fallout shelters will emerge repopulate Russia and then spread back into North America where a single new country called RusCanAmerica will be created.

    This asteroid impact will not happen without warning. In 2024 the inbound asteroid will be spotted by astronomers around the world. In 2026 the impact site will be confirmed as the area of Yellowstone National Park. The impact date is August 17, 2028.

    For this premonition to come true the 2024 and 2026 events must take place. This asteroid is NOT the 2029 and 2036 asteroid but rather a new inbound object.

    With 46 years of premonition experience I have never been wrong. What is unusual is a specific date and a disaster theme. Neither of which I have had before. Nevertheless because of the seriousness of the event I have made other people aware that this event could take place on August 17, 2028.

    The American, Canadian and Russian governments have all taken action as of February 2010.

    So there is good reason to believe that the end of the world is coming. However on the positive side of things human beings are very resilient and if there is the slimmest of margins we will survive and populate the world again!

    Arnold Vinette
    Ottawa, Canada

  • BS low – rationality high! Really good aenswr!