Thursday, December 20, 2012

Is Tomorrow Really the End of the World?

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Will the world end tomorrow? Only God knows the answer!
Today is December 20 (as of writing), the day before the Nostradamus-predicted and media-hyped "doomsday" on December 21. I know this end of the world issue has flocked social media so much. Now, even a Youtube video is linking the "doomsday" to Park Jae-Sang aka Psy's smash hit "Gangnam Style", which already has more than 988 million hits as of writing (unfortunately, the video was deleted)! So you may ask? Will the world end by tomorrow?

Here's my honest answer: I DON'T KNOW! Now you're getting confused, uh? Actually I am hoping that the world will not end tomorrow, but I'm not the one who can stop it. The Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 24:35-36, "Heaven and earth will pass away... But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son (that's Jesus), but ONLY the Father (which is God)." Emphasizing the word "only", it's our Lord God who has sole total control over what's going to happen tomorrow. The only thing that is sure about "doomsday" is that Jesus will return like a thief (Matthew 24:42-44). For those who don't get it, Jesus is not and will never become a thief, because He doesn't sin. It only means that the Lord will return by surprise.

So what should we do? Firstly, don't believe on the rumors, as told by the Lord in Matthew 25:4. We should not be deceived by the false predictions. Secondly, "...keep watch (Matthew 24:42a)." I'll just remind you again that God is in control of everything. Simply, be on guard, for you'll never know when He will come. And lastly, hold on to the only thing that will never pass away, God's Word, the Bible (Matthew 24:35b). Read your Bibles so that you will not anticipate Christ's return in fear, but in faith. To wrap it up, I'll share the thing that I will do if the world ends: Worship God for all He has done. Again, only God knows when "doomsday" will come. It may be tomorrow; it may be not. Does that mean we'll not worship Him because we don't have an idea when? No! It actually means that we should worship Him every day of our lives.

PS: I don't know why people call it "doomsday", but it's better to call that day Worship Day.

Another PS: If you're reading this by December 22 or later, you can shout "I survived thanks to the Lord God Almighty!"

PS no. 3: For more on what to expect come Jesus' second coming, you should read the book of Revelation.

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