WHEN WILL THE WORLD END? For me most likely sometime in the next ten to twenty years. Ten years ago my oncologist said twenty years more. Am hoping advances in medication have kept that figure in mind, but only if I have at least half a mind and am not a burden. Besides we can’t predict the future. I could have been hit by a car or a falling star any time was made by my then doctor.
Some are predicting the end any day now, but that has been going since the end of time. The first Christians believed Jesus was going to return in their life-time and when that didn’t happen theology had to shift.
The Millerites, pre-cursors of the Seventh Day Adventists, lead by 19th century William Miller, a Baptist preacher, proposed that Jesuswould return to the earth during the year 1844. According to Wiki-pedia ” a more specific date, that of October 22, 1844, was preached by Samuel S. Snow. Although thousands of followers, some of whom had given away all of their possessions, waited expectantly, Jesus did not appear as expected on the appointed day and as a result October 22, 1844, became known as the Great Disappointment. ”
And remember the predictions surrounding the transition from 1999 to 2000?
That this world will end, I know, when I do not know. I make no further predictions, but concentrate instead on living here now with grace and gratitude. What are your thoughts. Care, share, grow strong.
Image: Time Magazine.