Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), the so-called "sleeping prophet", made a number of remarkably accurate predictions of the future. In 1934, Cayce predicted the beginning and end of World War II many years before it happened. He predicted the end of Communism, and that Russia would be born again. He also saw a strong religious movement coming out of Russia. A less plausible prediction, however, was that China will become the new "cradle of Christianity".
The arrival of Armageddon in 1999, followed by a new age and the Second Coming of Christ. He gave a trance "reading" which described a number of quite unimaginable natural catastrophes that would occur at the end of the 20th century. These included:
A shift in the world's axis around the year 2000, leading to: * Inundations of many coastal regions, caused by a drop in the landmass of about 30 feet combined with a melting of both polar ice caps, including: * The loss of much of England and Japan. * The flooding of northern Europe, which will happen very rapidly. * New land appearing off the east coast of North America, the so-called "rising of Atlantis". * The widespread destruction in Los Angeles, San Francisco and the destruction of Manhattan and disappearance of New York. * Volcanic eruptions in tropical regions and an increase in Pacific volcanic activity in the Pacific Rim. * A general warming of currently cool areas, and cooling of warm areas of the globe.
The rest of the world will also undergo wrenching change:
"The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea." (Northern Europe) "will be changed in the twinkling of an eye ... many of the battlefields (Cayce was speaking in 1941) will carry on their trade with one another." "The earth will be broken up in many places ... there will be open waters in the northern portion of Greenland ... new land in the Caribbean Sea ... South America will be shaken from the uppermost portion to the end ... and in the Antarctic off Tierra Del Fuego will be land and a strait with rushing waters."
Cayce's prophecies of geological upheaval hinge on the tilting of the earth's axis. He saw that the shift would take place by the year 2001, causing drastic changes in climate. The signal for the shift will be the "breaking up of some conditions in the South Sea (South Pacific), and those as apparent in the rising of that which is almost opposite it, or in the Mediterranean."
The climate reversals are clear: "... where there have been those (areas) of frigid or semitropical (nature) will become more tropical, and moss and fern will grow."
Cayce referred to Atlantis some 700 times in his readings, or predictions made while in the trance state, and predicted it would soon be rediscovered. It seems reasonable to assume that its reemergence would coincide with other dramatic earth changes. He referred particularly to the area around the Bahamian Isle of Bimini, which he saw as "the highest portion left above the waves of a once great continent." The sleeping prophet placed the sunken land mass between the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea. His readings indicate that the lost continent was destroyed by a series of man-made and natural cataclysms between 12,000 and 17,000 years ago.
Will we see a planetary catastrophe, Armageddon, the Last Judgment, or will we enter the Age of Aquarius? Will the Millennium bring the second coming of Christ? Is the year 2000 the end of Kali Yuga, the "Age of Misery" described by Indian sages? Will the earth's axis shift, sinking California and throwing the planet into utter turmoil? The answers depend on whom you ask.
But the Bible also says this 1,000-year rule of perfect peace and justice from a New Jerusalem comes only after horrendous destruction and great tribulation for humanity as the forces of evil, led by Satan's general, the Antichrist, face the armies of God, led by Christ, in the final battle, Armageddon.