- Religion and Philosophy
Is the world going to end on December 21, 2012?
Don't go building that bomb shelter just yet.
There are a lot of scary things going on in the world right now. There are fires burning all over the country and it feels like the world is on fire. The midwest is in a drought that they are comparing to the Dust Bowl of the Dirty Thirties, where I live it's been over 100 degrees nearly every day for weeks. Solar storms are at a peak, and the ice sheet over Greenland melted recently for goodness sakes! What in the world is going on here?
So we go online and search for an answer. What we get as results are "zombie apocolypse!", "Nostradamus was right!" and my favorite is, "Mayan's predict the world will end in 2012!" Then we turn on the TV and History Channel is talking about the 2012 predictions and Ancient Aliens and other scary stuff, the news is talking about the weather (which is terrible), NASA is giving out solar storm reports and Ron Paul fans are screaming "Revolution!" and it feels like the world is crumbling around us. We can't help but be scared.
My daughters (13 and 11) are asking me if it's the end times that they learned about in church and I feel so sad for where we are today in America and the world. So I'm going to share with you, what I shared with my daughters.
No, the world will not end on December 21, 2012...
I know that for a fact. A fact I got from God. I know there will be people who scoff, but I get a lot of valuable information from God and He's provided me many tangible things also, but I won't get into that today. I'm a science minded person, I'm logical and naturally pessimistic, so I'm not your average Bible Thumper but experience has taught me there is someone out there designing this life for us and that someone responds to prayer.
So one night I was laying in bed late at night and watching the History Channel talk about the end of the world and I got scared. I kept thinking about my kids and how I want to watch them grow up, how I want to meet my grandchildren, how grateful I am for my life and how I want it to continue. So I closed my eyes and said a prayer asking God for comfort and to ease my fears and I heard the little voice in my head say, "Turn the channel." So I kind of thought, "Duh" - That's God telling me how to ease my fears, quit listening to this crap. So I changed the channel - click - commercial - click - commercial - click - commercial -click - then the next channel was some guy and he said, "the world is not going to end in 2012!"
It was one of those tele-evengalist guys and he was talking about how the world will not end in 2012 and he backed it up with the book of Revelation and he talked a bit bout the evils of this world and how we need to do our best to fix them before it really IS too late, but no, the world is not going to end on December 21st 2012. Prophesy needs to be fulfilled before the end, and NO ONE will know the date. The end will come like a thief in the night. We will not know ahead of time.
My heart started racing. That was one of the most direct answers to prayer I have ever had in my life. Heck, it was almost like I Googled God and typed into God Google, "Will the world end in 2012" and the answer was "No!" Too bad all answers to prayer aren't that direct!
So I decided to write this out for all who Google that very question to perhaps comfort you like God comforted me. And we can get into the nitty gritty of global warming, zombie apocalypse, Ron Paul, the Mayan Calendar and revolution on another day in another hub.