Good day to the World we live in today. If there is a planet that needs rehab in these times, then it is certainly Earth. Everything seems to be in disarray.
Human beings, the prime occupants of Earth are undergoing a metamorphosis caused by the influx of diseases and ailments. Sexuality has become subjected to one’s personal desire and opinion. Now we have gays and lesbians, bestials and even though who give their bodies to spirits.
There is so much hatred in the world. Everyone is jealous of his neighbour. All our actions are to benefit us regardless of the consequences to our neighbours. Wars, rebellion, blackmail, slander, embezzlement, cheating, killing, etc. are but a few of the vices that have coloured this planet. Man seeks man to devour. Politics has become the means to “authoritatively” and “legally” benefit you at the expense of others. Preachers and religious leaders cannot be fully trusted. They preach one thing and practise the other. They use their churches as business ventures, using their bibles and religious manuals to confuse the public. Married couples that confessed their love before all and sundry have turned their marital home to boxing and wrestling rings. Husbands cannot stick to their wives. And they give one flimsy excuse or the other. Wives have become mannequins that have to be dressed up with the most modern clothes and jewellery. They have become investments that don’t accrue any interest. Because the interest they were supposed to give their husbands, they don’t. There is no love in this world. Father sleeping with his daughter, brothers killing each other, just name it.
All our resources are slowly getting extinct. The Green Forest is giving way to High-rise buildings, galamsey, etc. Money is finishing because there is economic recession. Human resource is dying because of the above listed reasons. Water bodies have been heavily polluted that they can’t be called water bodies again. The air is so polluted with toxic gases from our factories and even homes. There is nothing quality any more. Everything original has been given a technological touch, be it in the use of chemicals, or in the use of computers and electronics.
The world is in disarray. If the world was under control some time in history, then we can say that this world is so out of control. Everything seems to be coming to an end: An end of everything; land, plants, water, animals, man. But why won’t it? If the world was so under control before, then why is there so much chaos?
From the religious point of view, we hear Christians talking about the end of the world, judgement and the Second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Somehow, many religions believe that the world is coming to an end. Below are few words selected from certain websites indicating the views of some religions on the end of the world.
Belief in Doomsday is one of the fundamentals and pillars of faith. It is the day when everyone is to get recompense and punishment for one’s work and has to go to heaven or hell according to one’s deeds. As for the knowledge of the time of Qiyamah (End of the World) , it has not been given to any angel or Prophet. Nobody besides Allah knows when the final hour is. –[http://www.inter-islam.org/faith/Majorsigns.html]
The Buddha taught that nothing in this world or even the world itself is permanent. All existence, including the universe, the planets, life, civilisations are subject to constant change. The world may come to an end, but it does not happen overnight in the manner taught by many religions. According to Buddhism, the end comes about slowly with small changes taking place every moment, every minute. [http://path2awakening.blogspot.com/2009/07/end-of-world-buddhists-view.html]
history naka-ima (“middle present”), which repeatedly appears in the Imperial edicts of the 8th century. According to this point of view, the present moment is the very center in the middle of all conceivable times. In order to participate directly in the eternal development of the world, it is required of Shintoists to live fully each moment of life, making it as worthy as possible. [http://www.religionfacts.com/shinto/index.htm]
The Age of Kali for the Hindu is the natural ending of the world in the fourth age . It is one of a series of changes, each of which marks the end of one cycle and the beginning of another creation. The central figure in the story is Vishnu, the preserver God, into whose self the world is absorbed before being born again. Vishnu has already saved humanity on a number of occasions, symbolically appearing as a savior in many different forms. Vishnu incarnates in 10 avatars, of which there have been 9, the last three have been: 7. Rama 8. Khishna 9. Buddha It is said that He will appear again , as Kalki ‘the avenger’, riding a white horse , destined to destroy the present world (the corrupt age of the goddess Kali) and to take humanity to a different, higher plane (the golden age of Krita). [http://www.greatdreams.com/sacred/age_kali.htm]
Well, as we can see, some believe, some do not. This article is not to dissect the end of the world and the signs thereof. It’s just a courtesy call
If we were to vote, then those who believe the world is coming to an end are more than those who don’t believe(my own opinion. It is debatable though) I believe it. Because the bible told me so. Yes! I believe in the bible because I have seen the realities of Jesus in my life and in this world.
If the world came to an end today, do you have hope of living again? We Christians believe that there is life after death. Those who live their lives in obedience to God will be in heaven.
As the story of the world goes to its final pages, I can only advise you to choose how you want to end. There are so many alternatives because there are so many religions and practises. But I present to you the one true way to exit this life in full confidence of Eternal joy and peace: JESUS. I can speak of him because not only have I heard of him, I have heard from him, seen His manifestations and felt His presence. I have seen Jesus, by how He manifested himself to me and to fellow Christians. I can confidently say that Jesus is the best way to exit this life.
It takes only the creator who made the earth perfect and safe to create a paradise so perfect and safe for His children.
Certainly, this generation of Humans cannot all live in Heaven. Else heaven will be the worst!!! That is why God must select those who make it to heaven. And He will take those who have Jesus living in them.
Believe in Jesus, you and your household and be saved!!!!