Don’t worry, December 21, 2012 has passed, and we are all still here. Worrying that the world will end is another natural part of being human. The Myans didn’t really worry about it as much as Hollywood does. But to many religions, it is something that is going to happen at any time. Early Christians assumed the end would end very soon, probably within their lifetime. The apostille Paul warned “now it is high time to awake out of sleep ; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11) Jesus reportedly said, “he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).
Most religions predict the end of the world is coming soon. For 2000 years, Christians have been predicting the imminent demise of civilization. Scripture proclaims that the present age—the society as we know it today—will terminate in unimaginable destruction and violence that will climax with the return of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament Bible, more than 300 verses refer to the end of times.
When Jesus’ disciples asked about the end of the world (Matthew 24:3) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? He responded by listing several warning signs. The first would be massive religious deception, including religious teachers who, while claiming to represent Him, would not follow His teachings but would deceive many through a counterfeit Christianity. He also said there would be many wars and other conflicts between nations and ethnic groups. He also spoke of famines,massive disease epidemics and earthquakes.
All of these predicted events occur regularly throughout history, and have been used to scare people into believing the will soon be judged. In the 1960s and 1970s, preachers around the world told us the nuclear arms race was a sure sign of the end of times. They were almost right, but now that the risk of nuclear winter has diminished, now the faithful are looking for new demons. The fact that we are still here is proof that God does not exist. He said he’d return and end the world and He did not.
So, why are there so many predictions of the end of the world? We have a natural fear of death and destruction, and people make up these dooms-day predictions to play on everyone’s fears. Just Google “end of the world” and you will find billions of pages, and thousands of websites that predict the end is coming very soon. Some will predict it is happening any day.
The earth has been orbiting the son, and life evolving on this planet for billions of years. It is quite illogical to think it will end any time soon. Believers are told to turn off their brain, and never use logic when reading the Bible or listening to their religious leaders. SO many preachers and websites will site the increase in natural disasters, such as earthquakes. New is faster so many people seem to think more natural disasters are occurring. But, look at the historical statistics, and disasters like earthquakes happen all the time. For billions of years. Here is the plot of major earthquakes since the 1700s.
It does not look like the end of the world is near. People made up these end of the world stories when they made up the rest of their religion. We created God, His stories, and His myths. How can I be su sure? Not one end of the world prediction has ever come true! Why people created God, and continue to believe these myths is fascinating. My bood Why Adam and Eve Created God brings this story to light. Its natural to think about the end of the world, but read my book, and you enjoy our world more and worry about it less.