Wednesday, March 18, 2020

When the World Ends

A drawback to our instant information age is exposure to fake news and bad news, and often a combination of both. There is anthropogenic climate change, fears that the Apophis asteroid will destroy the world in 2029, exaggerated reports of an asteroid that missed us by a long shot, the Wuhan Coronavirus, earthquakes, and more. Guess we don't need to worry about global warming.


With all that is happening in the world, people are wondering if the end times are upon us. We can give it some serious thought.
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People have wondered many times if the world was ending. I lived through the Cold War, and to listen to many songs, they were about fear of nuclear annihilation. 

In addition to concerns about nature, add the way people are acting: atheists are becoming increasingly obstreperous,


people using political leverage to seize power, the rise in the murder of unborn children, random acts of violence, fanatical evolutionism — it is no surprise that people are wondering if the world is coming to an end very soon. Especially Bible-believing Christians. 

Yes, the world will end. Despite feral environmentalists, we are not our own saviors because the Creator has a plan. (Once again, don't get me wrong, I am not saying we can trash the planet; we are God's stewards and must treat it with care.) One good thing about doomsday scares and the wickedness of others is that it prompts us to not only look at end times prophecy, but to see if we are ready for the Lord's return. (Never mind those date-setting grifters.) More than that, to make certain we are ready to meet him face-to-face, because it will happen one way or another. As for the end of the world, I agree with the advice to plan for the long haul, but also be ready for his return to happen at any moment.
A global pandemic, natural disasters, global warming, immorality, persecution – what is happening to Planet Earth?
Any event that knocks society off its equilibrium is bound to raise the anxiety level of people. Some Christians are especially prone to wonder if the words of Jesus about the end times are starting to be fulfilled:
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