The end of the world?

OK, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, for some, but the world will be coming to an end on May 21, 2011.  Yes, in a little over 100 days the world, as we know it, shall come to an end and Jesus will be returning. (I’m being sarcastic.) How do I know this to be true? (even though the Bible CLEARLY says that nobody knows the day and time.) Well, on my way to work yesterday, on Rt. 66, I ran into a CARAVAN of RV’s that were proclaiming the end of the world! As many of you know I live right outside of Washington DC, and yesterday was the national prayer breakfast.  So I imagine that these vans were on their way downtown to make “an appearance”. (I don’t think they were invited.)

In case you can’t read the Van it says; “Have you heard the awesome news? The end of the world is almost here!” and “The Bible Guarantees it!” it also has the year 2012 crossed out with a red line. Well, I have a lot of problems with a “ministry” (I am using that term really really loosely here) like this one.  Not only for the gross misinterpretation of scripture, but it also gives Jesus followers around the world an even more narrow minded reputation than we already have. And, on on May 22nd, when we are all still here, what then? Sorry? My bad? You can read more about these people and their “ministry” at familyradio.com

So, I’m gonna start a little countdown here on the TOB blog and then on May 22nd, 2011 I am going to try to make contact with this ministry to see what they say.  Stay tuned!

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/28199562@N02/ tony babcock

    I have to agree with you on this one brother. I see this as a ploy, gimmick, or a tactic to TRY and get people to believe. I feel the time would be better spent by this ministry getting people to believe that God can change lives and restore hope! Show the people what God has done in your life and how he has changed you. They will know us by our actions not our words. There is a lot of prophecy that has yet to be completed before the return is to happen. Jesus said it in his own words that we no not the day or hour. It would be like a thief in the night. It is something to be always ready for, but we can not control when it is going to happen or take place. Jesus made a strong case to live our lives as if it was going to happen everyday.

    What I have a problem with is the fear that it installs into people who are not believers. There should be no fear associated with the return of Jesus. It is something that should be celebrated. I have trouble thinking that God would approve of people being brought to him with fear being the primary motivator instead of love. My salvation story is filled with people who loved me when I could not love myself. People whose lives I saw changed and transformed. They were examples of inner peace and joy when I was filled with chaos and turmoil. They were a real light on a hill. I wanted what they had. I see a van like the one pictured and there is nothing there that is attracting. All I see is promotion.

  • The Ordained Barista

    Tony,
    I am right there with you! I think a better way, than to trick or scare people, would be to SERVE people! It seems to be the way that Christ did it? I think there is a big difference between spiritual honesty and fear!