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A world without end: the concept of the church
There are various religious teachings regarding the end of the world and when it shall be. Some people claim that the end is unknown to man as it will come suddenly when many maybe unprepared. In the past, some people had predicted or prophesied that the world would end but it never did and there is a recent claim that the world would end, according to the Mayan Calendar, by December 2012.
Some Christian sects believe that this world as we know it today will come to an end someday and that will be the return of Christ. It is certain that not all Christian sects share this view as some of them believe that God would not destroy the earth which he created but instead evil would be removed from the earth and peace will be restored on earth.
There are various views on the end of the world but what gave rise to this article is a comment made by a Catholic lecturer. The man asked, “Is it not same church that said ‘the world will end someday’ also say in their prayers ‘as it was in the beginning shall and forever be a world without end.’”
It is obvious that some churches pray that way and same churches teach that the world will end one day. Then one may begin to wonder how they would reconcile their prayer and their belief about the end of the world.
How will a world without end come to an end? That is the concept of the church.