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“Do You Think The World Will End In 2012?”

            About a month ago our family decided spontaneously to go see a movie one night. Everyone was home together for the first time in several weeks and we wanted to do something as a family. So off to the movie we went.

            Before our feature film started, we were treated as usual, to a number of previews of upcoming movies. One preview in particular, caught my attention. It was for a movie I had not heard of called “2012.” In just a few moments of the preview I got the basic idea behind the film’s plot.

            In a nutshell the plot is something like this: the Mayans, an ancient people, now extinct were well known for their astronomy and calendar creation. Though they lived long ago, they formulated accurate calendars for periods long after their people became extinct. But the Mayan calendars abruptly end on December 21, 2012. According to Mayan belief, the world will enter some type of planetary chaos on that day that will bring the world as we know it to an end.

            Then the movie preview showed a few action scenes of buildings and monuments across the planet falling apart, and mixed in the usual drama of the hero trying to save his family, and…well, you get the idea.

            It looked like quite an action packed film!

            Then, just a few days later I was channel surfing one evening and I came across a show on the History Channel about Nostradamus, the 16th-century French apothecary who, some claim foresaw everything from the rise of Napoleon to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Can you guess what is coming next?

            Yes, that’s right, the show on the History Channel said that Nostradamus predicted that the world will come to a cataclysmic end in the year 2012.

            All of this got me thinking about some questions…Could the world really end on December 21, 2012? What does the Bible say about the end of the world? How do you prepare for the end?

            Jesus talked a lot about His coming again. In fact, each year we celebrate “Advent” a season of 4 Sundays leading up to Christmas. “Advent” is a word that means “coming.” Advent is a time for us to think about, and prepare for, the coming of Jesus Christ.

            This seems like a great time for a series ripped right out of a Hollywood movie script: “Will the world end in 2012? What the Bible really says.”

            If you are interested in learning about this subject, and what the Bible says to do to prepare for “the end” then come be part of our worship services each Sunday during Advent (which begins November 29, 2009).

            I’m looking forward to seeing what Jesus has to say about this subject. Won’t you join me?


One Response to ““Do You Think The World Will End In 2012?””

  1. Outstanding!
    We are all worthless sinners in word, thought and deed…….God a just God ahs to punish us BUT He did in His grace an incomparable act……He gave His only son Jesus to live a sinless life….die an ugly death to give us the free gift of eternal life and overcome our sin and death problem….He also promised us He would come again……..
    I am always shocked at how few of us will say this publically….we live in a crass world and all of us as sinners need to speak the Good News of Jesus salvation for us…………..without it we have no hope or ant Thanksgiving………

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