The End of the World


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I just read an article stating that some scientists believe there are rogue black holes in our galaxy. Really! Now we’ve got world-eating black holes drifting through space, and they just might slip up on us when we least expect it. It seems that every other day there is some new news story detailing how earth may be destroyed at any moment by being sucked into a black hole, pummeled by a massive asteroid, or irradiated by massive solar flares. If you are a person who is perpetually paranoid, things aren’t looking too good for you right now.

I tend not to panic over the latest and greatest would-be threats to our nation and world. Of course, news outlets generate a lot of attention by spending time on these dire threats. Add to that the myriad of movies showing the human race being devastated by super volcanoes, melting polar ice caps, and even a zombie apocalypse. Even the Weather Channel, that once benign purveyor of forecasts has such ominous shows such as “It Could Happen Tomorrow,” “Deadliest Space Weather,” and “Forecasting the End.”

I do know that this world will come to an end at some point, and it could be sooner rather than later. I don’t get this from CNN, my local movie theater or even the Weather Channel. I get this from the Bible, which is for me the ultimate source of truth.

As Jesus speaks of cataclysmic events that are to come, He makes it clear that this world will at some point come to an end. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

There are quite a few people preparing for various doomsday scenarios. There’s even a few TV shows on it. Although it is smart to be prepared for life’s emergencies, the preparation we need for the world’s end is not a well-stocked bomb shelter. We need a personal relationship with the One who will be with us until the end and beyond that into eternity. That One is Jesus. If you don’t know Him, then you are truly not prepared for the end of the world.

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