Why the world will never end:
Ever since the first caveman stuck his head outside his hole, peered up into a night sky, and saw a comet streaking across the heavens, we humans have always felt and many of us have believed that this world is going to end someday, if not someday soon. As a consequence, many have tried to predict when this proverbial “end of the world” would occur. But it has not happened. And it will never happen. Nevertheless and once again, “end-of-the-world” ranting and ravings are parading across our paths. Harold Camping, president of the Family Radio Network, is the latest “prophet” of this ultimate doom.
Not surprising, the media went “gaga” over Camping’s failed prediction of May 21, 2011. Some reporters no doubt, were motivated by this opportunity to further mock and discredit Christianity. But Camping didn’t give up. He recalculated and reset his date to October 21, 2011. The media pounced on this date, as well, but not as hard. It also failed. But (as of this writing) we still have the next date, December 21, 2012 date to contend with—based on calculations from the Mayan calendar. If you are unaware of this predicted and soon-coming apocalypse, rent the movie—appropriately titled, 2012. Unfortunately, all humankind, throughout the ages, has paid and is paying a horrendous price for our multi-centuries-old trail of false-and-failed, end-of-the-world predictions.
Nonetheless, many today are wondering if “our time,” could really be it? The correct, biblical, and historical answer, as we shall soon see, is, “No!” The reason is: the one thing all end-of-the-world doomsayers have in common and will always have in common is they are simply: “failed prophets of a false premise.”
Contrary to what most of us have been told and taught, the Bible—the most published and read book in the world—proclaims that our world is “without end.” This truth is contained within the biblical phrase “from the beginning of the world . . . . throughout all ages, world without end, Amen” (Eph. 3:9, 21 KJV, and many more). This verse is the source of the well-known doxology of the Church, the Gloria Patri:
- Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen
Many other biblical scriptures support this truth (see for instance: Eccl. 1:4; Psa. 78:69; 93:1 96:10; 104:5; 119:90). Fact is, the only antidote for all “end-of-the-world” ranting and ravings is the realization of these two historically defensible and scriptural revelations: 1) Our world is without end. 2) The perfect ending for the world came right on time. continue reading…
1 The Perfect Ending for the World by John Noe
2 The Day and the Hour: Christianity’s Perennial Fascination with Predicting the End of the World by Francis X. Gumerlock
3 A History of the End of the World by Jonathan Kirsch
4 When Time Shall Be No More by Paul Boyer