PUBLICATION DATE: 29-01-2015
Doomsday has been expected for hundreds of years. Now, however, its time may have come. Theoretical physicists think it is not improbable, given the circumstance that the universe continues to expand. Mystics, of course, think it is imminent, coupled with the Coming of the Messiah.
They who live by The Book, believe this because it is what has been prophesied. Non-believers will say that none of all this has anything to do with them. But they are not going to be left out of the excitement. The End of the World is due to coincide with the Coming of the Messiah. APOCALYPSE now! And there will be no place to hide.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam all believe in the Coming of the Messiah. These faiths have ancient bonds in common. But this has not prevented mutual hatred, hostility and massacre down the ages.
This book reviews the history of these monotheisms to examine their record vis-a-vis their ultimate appointment - the meeting with the Messiah.
The author has retired from his day job and now lives in a leafy London suburb with his wife of many years.
He wishes it to be known that, like everyone else on the planet, he has no qualifications for writing about the Great Beyond. Popes, savants, poets, archimandrites etc are all reduced to guessing what goes on in God's mind.