Make love as much as you like, drink and be silly, party all night and be hopeless; protest against all the corrupt governments of the world and bloated capitalism, pray and pray until you fall down dead; everything you must do from the beginning of this year to the end, you must indulge in the excess of it because the maker of the world-our planet earth- is tired and angry of his creation and has decided to wipe away the earth and everything thereof!
So do not underplay your pleasure because we are not sure of what awaits us after the decision of the owner of the earth when the earth would have been replaced or turned into what?
The year that many individuals and groups believe would mark the end of the world when there would be no sorrow anymore, and the earth would be taken over by a peaceful government. The world is still here with us and there is every possibility that the earth shall continue to be with us as long as we remain alive to give account of its very existence.
Right from the day of creation
In one of the stanzas of the poetic rendition of a prayer to God-The Lord’s Prayer-by the anchor of the Christian faith, Jesus Christ, he prayed in the book of the gospel of Luke 11:2-4;
‘…Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven…’
Perhaps that prayer by Jesus Christ on earth until he was murdered has since become the corner stone of his followers and the pillar for which their hope rest, that sooner, they would be embraced by a peaceful life on earth while the wicked worldly government would then ceased to exist. Was Jesus a dreamer?
It was a masterpiece poem or prayer said more than two thousand years ago, yet mankind is still run and governed by the wicked system he has allowed himself to be slave to. Or mankind has simply refused to differentiate between metaphor and reality of themselves.
From the US, the world was expected to end May 21, 2011 when a US Evangelical Christian Broadcaster, 89 year old Harold Camping, used his Christian Radio Network Family Station that the world would come to an end, and there would be sign of great Earthquake that would shake the earth sweeping true believers to heaven and leaving others behind to be taken over by some destruction within a matter of months. Harold was so certain about his prediction that he told Reuter that without any shadow of a doubt the prediction would come to pass.
The world has since then denounced Harold’s claim and regarded him as yet another doomsday prophets like many like him who had failed in their prediction that our earth would soon be consumed in destruction or be replaced by their aspiration. The aftermath of Harold’s prediction gave rise to protest against birth to capitalism all over the world starting from the United States of America as Europe and the US economies continue to slide down-hill making the poorest to suffer much poverty.
Evangelist Harold was not only one of those Christians with a prediction of a doomed and destroyed world or an earth; the destruction of the world has its history and great following even though many are beginning to see it as mere intellectual exercise to crawl into the true architect and design of an incomprehensive universe by a dare-devil creator who preferred to choose the art of secrecy and dumbfound many in their own self-created puzzle.
In 1877 for instance, the Jehovah Witness Sect wrote from the book: “Three Worlds and the Harvest of this World” Jehovah’s Witnesses and Prophetic Speculation; ‘The end of the world is nearer than most men suppose’. Subsequent prediction and speculation followed in 1889 when the Sect stated that;
“…We present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom
Of God has already begun…And the battle of the great
Day of God almighty [Revelation 16:14], which will end in A.D 1914
With the complete overthrow of the earth’s present rulership,
Is already started…”
Matthew 16: 28, 24: 34, Yeshua of Nazareth [Jesus Christ], when viewed literally seemed to have envisaged a world that would be doomed and be replaced by a peaceful existence. Jesus said;
“… There shall be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
In the other chapter and verse;
“… This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”
With the words of the master and son of God and the promised messiah of the world according to the Christian faith, one is forced to question the authenticity of the master’s admonitions, if it was not just mere philosophical postulation and a master in the highest peak of his craft to hold his followers and believers to a principled ransom to strive to do everything within the Kingdom or goodness that is within them to usher in a world or an earth that is dominated by peace and love; that there is no such Kingdom to be expected from anywhere above but from within us below.
And there is also the temptation to ask, why mankind should await a peaceful Kingdom they must pray and work hard to bring about when the architect of the world did not deem it fit to create such peaceful world and peaceful inhabitants in the first place?
With the various signs lined up in the Christian manual, the Bible, to enable them to know that the end is nigh, the followers of Jesus Christ have every reason to be apprehensive. Hear Timothy in 2 Timothy 3: 1-5:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be
lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to
parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control,
brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than
lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people
Nature will be abused:
Matthew 24:7;“There shall be famines and pestilences [strange diseases], and earthquakes in diverse places”
Religion will be widespread:
Matthew 24:5; “Many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
“As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be before the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:37
Matthew 24:37: “As the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark.”
Luke 17:28, 30, Jude 7, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot…Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed”, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire”
Increasing Stress, Confusion and Heart Disease:
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress
of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for
looking after those things that are coming upon the earth” Luke 21:25-26
“…destroy them that destroy the earth” Revelation 11:18.
“But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, even to the time of the
end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” Daniel 12:4.
In Matthew 24:6-7, “You will hear of wars and rumours of wars … For nation will
rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” Thessalonians 5:3, “When they say,‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them … And they shall not escape.”Revelation 11:18; “The nations were angry and your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged. And that you should reward your servants the prophets and the saints, and should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
Global Preaching of the Gospel:
“And this gospel [the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ] shall be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come” Matthew 24:14.
For the Christian, the doomsday will only come where there is rebellion against Christ and everything he stood for the emergence of the Antichrist
In Islam for example, the coming of the world will be visible when these signs begin to show themselves:
i. People will disobey their parents and disrespect them.
ii. Breach of trust.
iii.Singing, music, and dancing will become common.
Iv.Illiterate people will become leaders.
V.People will speak ill of their ancestors and the previous pious people.
VI. People of low means will begin to boast of high buildings.
Vii.Unworthy people will be given high posts.
Or could Mohammad and others like him be described as just visionary dreamers who dwelled in a world that would overtake their time and method of thinking?
True, these signs are with us-Religion rising to the peak of fraudulence, politics gone mad and the intellect dressed in waywardness- but the earth is ever waxing stronger, and instead of it being destroyed outright, it is being transformed.
Many years after, after many failed attempts to accurately predict the destruction of the earth, mankind is finally looking forward to seeing an earth that would finally succumb to the wishes of prophets, prophetesses, and soothsayers on December 2012. How true?
Many believe the destruction of the earth is only an intent born by conspiracy theorists to hold the world where it wants it and controls it. The belief is that the world should be under one rule and influence and everybody, political systems, and economies should abide by that single rule and the control should be in the hands of the very few elite and the wealthy, international bankers and secret societies. Or, if there is any truth in the collapse of the earth, these theorists should be able to control it by the world order it has created which the world must toe the line.
No one knows the emergence of these groups, societies or theorists, but many believe that it was formed in 1119 A.D with the Knight Templar. It was a period when European Knights were assigned to give protection to European travelers to and from the Middle East even though their special interest lie in the search of treasures rather than in the protection of the travelers.
The Knights search for treasures saw them being in possession of valuable items such as religious artifacts that saw them became so powerful and wedged their powers over the existing authority of monarchs and religious leaders and financial institutions.
The Society of the Knights Templar would be abolished by the Pope supported by King Philip IV of France, nevertheless, those who survived the abolition would go ahead to join other secret societies such as the Free Mason. Out of the Free Mason, an inner circle was given birth to. The Illuminati [The enlightened]. The founder, an occultist, Adam Weishaupt, his philosophy was a call to the world to have one government and religion that could control the world population. To this day, notable men and women of authority are said to belong to this group.
Many believe this so-to-speak-religious group original intention, besides creating a New World Order with a secret power of elite with a globalist agenda to rule the world through an authoritarian dictate thereby putting pay to sovereign nation states, is a plan to usher in the antichrist who would come and change the natural order of things thereby paving the way for the end-time.
The Christian prophesies, the Islamic belief in a world that would soon come to an end and the Illuminatirhetorical forming of a new world order and the coming of the antichrist; are all these a pointer that the world will actually come to an end and on December 2012?
Astronomers claimed in the early 1980s that planet X or the Nibiru was spotted in the outermost parts of the solar system and it is has been tracked by infrared observatories seen lurking around in the Kuiper Belt and at the moment, it is on a great speed to our planet and by the time it would be December 2012, the world should be ready for that long awaited doomsday.
Scientifically, on December 21, 2012, the earth will experience a powerful event that will take place within the depth of our planet causing a catastrophic change in the earth protective magnetic field. There will be a rapid reduction in the magnetic field strength and also the reversal of the magnetic pole. What this means is that, we will come face to face with large quantities of radiation blasting from the sun, and this reversal comes with the weakening in the earth’s ability to avert cosmic rays.
The effect of all this is that there would be social unrest, warfare, famine, economic collapse and communication and satellites will drop from orbit causing more chaos; and without GPS, airlines will also plough into the ground.
Some have used the ancient Mayan Prophecy to create an explosive way the earth would be destroyed come December, 2012. But this is not true; it is only a misunderstanding in the magnetic shift of the planet.
There is a difference between geomagnetic reversal and the Polar shift. The former is a change that occurs in the magnetic field of the earth where the magnetic north pole shifts to the South Polar Region and the South Magnetic Pole shifts to the North Polar Region. At the completion of this process, the compass would point towards Antarctica, rather than North Canada. On the other hand, Polar Shift is a less likely event that takes place only a few times in the changing timescale of the Solar System.
If this change does take place in December 2012, it will not be the first and it should not make humans to start having their blood rising. Venus, which rotates in an opposite direction to all other planets, was flipped upside down by some huge event such as a planetary collision. Uranus and other planets have suffered the same shifts.
Geochronologist, Brad Singer of the University of Wisconsin, has this to say about the shift on the planet that should put all of at rest; “The magnetic field is one of the most fundamental features of the Earth,” Singer said. “But it’s still one of the biggest enigmas in science. Why the flip happens is something people have been chasing for more than a hundred years.”
So, it really does not mean the world will come to an end anytime soon. And the ancient Mayan calendar, which the end of the world is sometimes based on because the circle of that calendar ends on December 22, 2012 does not mean the world will end then. The Mayan calendar circle is only just longer than the familiar 365-day circle.
With the many failed prophesies, misunderstanding of scientific evidence and the fact that none of us know when our planet earth would give in to destruction, perhaps, we should enjoy what there is that life has to offer with caution until that day because one begins to wonder if it is not a bad and poor artiste who would destroy what he had laboriously created. Unless the art is a bad one.
But, come to think of it, who really cares if the world comes to an end this minute or tonight with the political, economic and moral confusion that surround us presently?