There are rumors of prophecies
of individual Seers, who have
chosen December 12, 2012 as the end of the world. It
become the date that everyone is looking to. They want to know if the
world will end, and what evidence there is to support that
Throughout history there have
been certain people who it is said, have had the ability to see future
events. Most people
in modern Western
culture are familiar with Prophets as they are described in the Bible,
are others in more recent history who have claimed, or had attributed
the title of Prophet, also.
In ancient Greece, there were
Cybil’s of the Temple of Apollo, in Delphi.
These were young Priestesses who sat in
a swing, suspended by a tripod
over a rift in the ground. Vapors
said to rise from the rift, giving the Priestesses the Gift of Prophecy.
When asked a question about the
future, the Priestess would answer with random sounding words and
would then be given to a Priest of
Apollo, who would interpret the actual meaning of the prophecy. Delphi is probably the
best known of the
ancient world’s prophetic sites, giving prophecies of individual Seers,
but there were many others.
After Christianity became the
dominant religion of the Western World, it codified and created its own
were people who were
said to have talked to God directly, or through Divine Messengers.
All of these Prophets
lived before, or around
the time of Christ, and their prophecies were included in the Bible by
Council of Nicaea. The Bible is full of prophecies of individual Seers.
There were other prophets who
came later. Some
claimed to get their
information from a Divine source, others did not.
Some of these people, due to strict
teachings of their time, had to hide, or disguise their prophecies in
would not be detected by the Church.
was easier to hide their prophetic visions, than to get approval from
Church, since getting approval meant having their prophecies tested by
committee, before approval could be gained.
Unfortunately, one of the first
tests applied to any prophecy that the Church might look at, was to
if it really was the Word of God that the alleged Prophet was hearing. Because these people
didn’t claim to be
talking to God, or one of His Messengers, (The Virgin Mary, Christ, or
any prophetic announcements would have been deemed as the lies of
the person labeled a heretic, and most likely killed.
One of the few people to get
blessing of the Church, was a man known as Saint Malachy. He is said to have named
every Pope from the
time of the Prophecy, to the end of the world.
He named 112 Popes, of which the current
Pope, Benedict XVI is the 111th.
Few prophecies of individual Seers have been as
accurate as the prophecies
of St. Malachy.
The most famous prophet of all
time, was Nostradamus. He
books of prophecies, known as Centuries.
Each Century contains one hundred
prophecies, each containing four
lines, or quatrains. It
is said that of
all the Prophets known, Nostradamus is the most accurate, and has had
prophecies come true.