End of the World!

Well, the world didn’t end today.

Maybe you didn’t hear, but some groups were predicting that due to the Mayan calendar, the world would end today: December 21, 2012.

Thousands of movements throughout history have predicted such things.

And it’s not just pagans:
  • Martin Luther thought the world would end before 1600.
  • The Adventist movement started when their founder predicted the Second Coming of Christ for 1843.
  • Lots of folks, Christians and non-Christians alike, thought the world would end as we know it in Y2K (12:01AM, January 1, 2000).
But Christ made it clear: “about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Matthew 24:36).

And Jesus tells us this so we’ll “live ready,” making every day matter.

The world didn’t end, so let’s find God’s purposes for us today…and tomorrow…and the next day…

Sources: Wikipedia;  Luther & End of the World;  End of World;   Christian Post

This is the last of this year's creative Christmas posts: Christmas Here and There.


  1. So glad we're still here!! Thanks for swinging by my blog today! Nice to meet you!!

    Georgie Emerson Vintage

  2. Amen and Amen! Merry Christmas :)

  3. Absolutely. Keep the oil burning ready for His arrival, whenever that might be!

  4. Amen to that !Hope you had a great Christmas Gail. Happy New Year !
    Gertrude @ A Chosen Remnant.

  5. great post. And yes yes yes to Him alone knowing the time and day and hour and us living fully each and every moment until then...Happy New Year....

  6. So glad they were wrong because the last week has been great and I would have hated to have missed it! Happy New Year!

  7. There is a lot of craziness around isn't there? Purpose is so important and needed. Thanks for linking with me :)


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