2012 Apocalypse?: Predictions and Prophecies

One day our world will end, a coming apocalypse, but it will not be on December 21, 2012?

In The Movie 2012, state December 21, 2012 is the day. I do like that the movie 2012 does get you to think about the possibilities of the end of the world happening soon, but do we know if it going to happen for sure on December 21, 2012?

Simple answer, we don’t, but we are given clues that possibility that day is approaching fast.

In the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 24 the Disciples ask Jesus how they will know when the end is near:

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? Jesus answered them saying, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.-the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Matthew 24:3b-4a; 36; 44b.

So safe to say from a Christian perspective is that whenever a ‘prophet’ or anyone else claims to know the exact date or time that the world is going to end, you can rest assured that that will not be the day or time. There might be incidents of trouble, disaster or tribulation. But such is life on the planet Earth. Looking at the current world situation, we may face unprecedented challenges for liberty, freedom, and survival on a global scale in the years preceding and following 2012.

The Fact is, this current age will end, at a time and in a manner that will catch most people by surprise. After a short period of great distress on Earth, marked by wars, tyranny, apostasy in the churches, persecution of the faithful, and natural disasters, Christ will return in glory to judge the living and the dead, and to establish his Kingdom. Warnings from Christ and the Apostles, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, Revelations 6 and elsewhere in the New Testament, give believers sufficient notice of what is to come.

Although mankind must pass through great tribulation before the Return of Christ, the Scriptures provide abundant evidence that there will be people alive on Earth when Christ returns. The relevant verses are: Matthew 24:13; Matthew 24:39-41; Matthew 28:20; Mark 13:13; Luke 18:8; Luke 21:17-19; Luke 21:36; 1 Corinthians 15:51; and 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:17.

If mankind were destined to become extinct before the Return of Christ, none of these verses would make sense. In other words, there will not be an “extinction-level event” before the Return of Christ, even though few people will have kept the Faith. What the Scriptures state, the Nicene Creed confirms: Christ “shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead.”

It is not for us to publicize a date for the Return of Christ, or to attempt to force His hand by setting up our own Armageddon. All that we are to do ­ and it is quite sufficient ­ is to pray the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy Kingdom come; thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven,” be faithful and to live in accordance to God’s will. Christ told us how to live in this way, and His teachings do not change, however near or far we are from the end of the age. As He said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)

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Stanley G. Mihajlov is a father of five and loves sharing with others on how to live dependent on Jesus and independent from the World. Get the Free Book Survival Stockpiling Secrets and follow him at his survival newsletter. Learn About the Top Ten Survival Gear

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