What Time Is the World Predicted to End?


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The end of the world is a highly debated topic, and as such there has been no firm resolution on when or if it is going to happen. A worldwide variety of religious beliefs have produced eschatological scenarios in the past that have not occurred as predicted.

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Two of the three largest religions in the world, Christianity and Islam, have definite and finite eschatological scenarios written into their beliefs. Many Christians believe in the concepts of Armaggedon, a final confrontation between good and evil, and the Rapture, a removal of true believers from the Earth. Muslims hold to the concept of Yawm al-Qiyamah, the Day of Judgment, when Allah performs a final assessment of humanity. Hinduism, the third largest religion in the world, takes a cyclic approach to its eschatological beliefs; the universe is dissolved and then regenerated at the end of an age to begin the next epoch.

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