There are a number of people or groups of people from Nostradamus to the Mayan’s to the 2012 Society are predicting that the world is going to end or at least change drastically on December 21, 2012. Some have predictions of how it will all happen, others are sketchy on the details but sure of the date.
Matthew 24:36 says “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” knows when the world will end. Please notice that not even the Son of God knows the day or the hour.
That said, I wouldn’t blame God for ending this world of chaos. Murder is rampant, all crime is out of control; and the biggest problem is that those committing those crimes have no conscience at all. I can understand stealing because you have no food, or clothes to wear, etc.; but people are stealing just to have something they can’t afford and don’t necessarily even need, just to have it.
According to numerous sources, approximately 84-86% of Americans believe in God or a “higher power”. Does that mean that all these crimes are being committed by the other 14-16% of the population? Not so much.
And what happened to our morals in this world? Hollywood and Las Vegas make Sodom and Gommorah look like Disneyland; and they are not alone, it’s worldwide. Remember, God destroyed Sodom and Gommorah.
As wonderful and helpful as the internet can be, it’s also a storage house for sin. Consider these search results, readily available to anyone with internet access:
Word searched Number of results
Sex 2.04 billion
XXX 1.13 billion
Porn 1.29 billion
I think you get the point. Granted some of those sites are legitimate none pornographic sites, but that’s 5,426,000,000 sites using just five searches. All within the reach of your children, and mostly for free.
What about divorce, adultery, rape, child porn and heaven knows what else; and I’m not talking about the internet. And I apologize if I am sounding all high and mighty, as the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 1:15 says “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”
So I have two questions. First, why does our Lord continue to allow all this to continue? And second, how long before He decides He’s had enough? I know that God is a loving, forgiving and patient God, and I am glad He is, but how long oh Lord, how long?
In closing, I wouldn’t get nervous about 12/21/2012, if indeed that is the day, there is nothing we can do about it, except get our houses in order, pray and wait. What will be, will be. Besides, if you truly believe in God, repent of your sins and do your best to live as Jesus taught us, then heaven is just that much closer. As John 3:16 says…“For God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
Live your life as though it was being video taped for your mother.