TPM’s William Dankenbring’s 2012 Speculation is Wrong

“Orthodox” 16th Century Representation of the “Apocalypse”


William Dankenbring, a self-appointed “apostle” who has a history of inaccurate prophetic speculation, and who runs Triumph Prophetic Ministries, posted the following:

The final day of the Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, and Mayans consider this date as the end of time and possibly the end of the world at which point human history could come to a close…

According to Archbishop Usher’s chronology, Adam and Eve were created in 4,004 B.C. Adam and Eve disobeyed God (sinned and cut themselves off from God) in the Garden of Eden exactly seven years after they were created according to the book of Jubilees which would be year 3,997 B.C.
According to ancient Biblical interpretation, God has given mankind 6,000 years to live on the earth, before the Kingdom of God will arrive – a thousand years for each of the six days of creation (see II Peter 3:8-10)

“Is God Adding 15 Years Till the Coming of the Messiah?” . Counting from Creation in 4,004 B.C., the year 2012 is fifteen years from 1997. Is this then, a year of transition, beginning the transition to the end of this age and the world of tomorrow?

If the Isaiah 38 prophecy about Hezekiah’s added fifteen years refers is based on the 6,000 year period which started from the year of Adam and Eve’s transgression in 3997 B.C., then 15 years added to 2004 A.D. would bring us to 2019 A.D. – exactly seven years from now!

This would make Daniel’s seventieth week, or the final week of years of this age, to be from 2012 to 2019! This means the final Great Tribulation is scheduled to begin THIS VERY YEAR! This year is very likely the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week prophecy!…

With these things in mind, it is very interesting to me that the Mayan calendar does say that the calendar of time ends on December 21, 2012 which is the winter solstice this very year.

Basically, William Dankenbring has tended in the past to rely on the incorrect calculations of James Ussher (normally spelling is not Usher) to determine when the 6,000 years ends (for details about Ussher’s errors, see Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?).  Since the end did not come 6,000 years after Ussher’s date, William Dankenbring at first essentially declared we were living in overtime.  Now he claims because God granted Hezekiah 15 additional years, that God’s 6,000 plan for humankind to rule itself is 6015 years.  Plus he believes that the Great Tribulation should start around the end of 2012–it cannot and will not.

William Dankenbring was once a writer for the old Worldwide Church of God.  His tendency towards inaccurate and outrageous speculations distanced him from that church and he has been on his own for some time continuing to make inaccurate speculations.  Of course, he has had some many start of the Great Tribulation and return of Jesus dates, that he may accidentally get it right once.

Although he, James Malm (an independent whose inaccurate prophetic speculative dates have also proven wrong), and others suggest otherwise the Great Tribulation will not begin this year.   It will not begin prior to 2015 and most likely later than that.


Enough of the scriptural signs are simply not there yet.   As far as some specific signs, for one the Europeans are not ready for their King of the North role yet and it is not possible that they will be any time next year either. Matthew 24:14 has still not been fulfilled completely (related to gospel proclamation) and the end cannot come until it has been. We have also not seen the type of wars, famines, and pestilences that Jesus described in Matthew 24:4-8 yet–and those need to happen more PRIOR to the start of the Great Tribulation. Nor have we seen a deal (apparently a peace deal) related to the one in Daniel 9:27.

People need to search the scriptures (cf. Acts 17:11), for if they do, they will realize that there is no possibility that the Great Tribulation can begin in 2012.  Nor did God add 15 years to the 6,000 years as William Dankenbring is currently suggesting.

Perhaps he, James Malm, and others should read and study my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect.  Not only does it have a detailed chronology on the 6,000, thus far world events have aligned with at least 22 biblically-based predictions in it–and it also teaches that the Great Tribulation will not start nor will the world end in 2012.  And it will be right about that.

Some articles of related interest, which contain many scriptures to search to verify what I am saying, include the following:

Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Teachings of Triumph Prophetic Ministries William Dankenbring’s ministry–incorrectly speculates on various dates and holds to some odd doctrines.
Error-Ridden James Malm Not Doing an Elijah Work James Malm is an ‘independent’ who misunderstands and often improperly maligns.
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory.
Why Be Concerned About False and Heretical Leaders? There have been many false leaders–here is some of why you should be concerned about them.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2018 or 2019?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This link also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, world events have aligned with at least 21 predictions in the book and many more will to come to pass.  Those who purchase the book at the website receive a lengthy bonus report documenting world events that aligned with the book.
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (English Kindle edition).  This is the 2nd edition of the book, released in January 2012, and includes a summary of many of the predictions that world events have aligned with since the book originally came out in September 2009.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta 2012 libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache. 2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Kindle Edition)
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 21 já começaram a acontecer.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Brazilian Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel.  Edição em português do Brasil. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 21 já começaram a acontecer.

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