Russia: World Will NOT End this Month
Written By: Travis Buhler | Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Here we go again - more predictions of the end of the world. At least this time it isn't Christians who are ridiculed for the microscopic few who thought it would happen in October of last year. This time it is the non-Christians who will have egg on their face come December 22nd. How do I know this? The Russians told me. This is from the New York Times' Ellen Barry.
"Last week, Russia's government decided to put an end to the doomsday talk. Its minister of emergency situations said Friday that he had access to 'methods of monitoring what is occurring on the planet Earth,' and that he could say with confidence that the world was not going to end in December. He acknowledged, however, that Russians were still vulnerable to 'blizzards, ice storms, tornadoes, floods, trouble with transportation and food supply, breakdowns in heat, electricity and water supply.'"
I am waiting for the US Department of Homeland Security to release their findings since I am sure they have better apocalypse measuring devices, and I know that they aren't afraid to release their findings since only less than a year ago they released an official statement on how to prepare for zombies. Perhaps they feel that the Russian statement is all that is needed to pacify the fears of those Americans who take the Mayan calendar "doomsday talk" seriously.
Or perhaps the DHS has other conclusions.
For those who haven't heard, ancient Mayan calendars and other ancient texts predict that the end of the world or something globally significant will occur during the Winter Solstice. Many Russians take this threat seriously, hence the need for the Russian government to pacify those preparing for the end.
My question for the Russians is this: How do they know?
Even with the latest geological and astrological measuring devices, can they predict the end of the world? They can't even predict major earthquakes. How would they know the warning signs of an apocalypse since the last time one happened was during Noah's day? How do they know that the end of the world can be measured scientifically?
The answer to all of these is they cannot. They cannot accurately predict when the world will end and they definitely cannot predict that the world will NOT end during a certain time period.
Your question for me may be: How do YOU know?
Because I am a Christian, and a Christian's basis regarding what is going to happen is the Bible. In the Bible, Jesus, the Son of God, said that the Day of Judgment will come as a thief in the night - you cannot predict it. You can only be ready for it.
While the Mayans, those who believe them, or even those like Harold Camping are wrong in trying to predict the end of the world, it is equally erroneous to predict that the end of the world will not come during a certain time frame.
Why is this wrong? I already said above that it is because it cannot be predicted. Another reason is because it betrays a disbelief that the world as we know it will come to an end and that God will judge every person someday. The Bible is very clear in this regard. Anyone, including an official government department, who denies the Lord's coming and tries to calm men's hearts that it is not coming is teaching error. We must all be prepared to meet our God. If you say you believe in the God of the Bible, then this should be taken very seriously.
Are you prepared for the end of the world come December 21st? I advise you to be prepared today! I advise you according to the words of Jesus to be prepared after the Winter solstice. Peter the Apostle said that God is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" for "the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night."
Repentance means to change your heart from sin to faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God didn't command us to stockpile supplies. He also didn't tell us to stockpile holy works of obedience and church attendance "brownie-points". The one thing God commands all men in this world to do is repent.
Travis Buhler is the Editor of the US Journal and the Eau Claire Journal. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.