Thursday, December 1, 2011


"Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning. " ( Mk 13:35)

     Every couple of years someone announces the discovery of a coded message in the Scriptures that tells when the end of the world is going to happen.
     Usually, it's going to happen very soon....and sometimes there's even a specific date. I can be sure of one thing: There is absolutely no truth in any of these claims, no matter how sincere those who make them may be. How can I be so sure of that?
     First of all, Scriptures is not filled with "secrets" that are in some sort of code. Second, Jesus was clear about his question of "when" the end of the world will happen. In the first part of chapter 13 of Mark's Gospel (the verses that immediately precede this week's reflection), Jesus talks about the destruction of Jerusalem (which took place in 70 A.D.) and also about the end of history. Peter, James, John and Andrew were with him, and they ask him when this will happen. Jesus responds: "Of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father."
     Jesus says that he himself, as a human being, doesn't know. It's clear as clear can be: No one on earth knows when the world will end.
     According to scientific calculations, the earth will be habitable for a billion more years. It could well be that we are only in the early stages of God's plan.
     Now, that gives me a different perspective. source: 

My reflection: It is very clear in the bible that even Jesus don't know when the world ends. And why there are so many church leaders who taught their members that the world will end. Some even make a cult and be together in one place to wait for that time. That is why I am very thankful and grateful that I know the bible and read it often. Because only the Bible will lead you and guide you the right way. People from all walks of life wrote something and published their books with their idea about anything and if we don't have  the basic foundation like knowing what is written in the Bible we are easily get lost and believe differently. It was not only in the past decade that I started to read the bible. And I am thankful that I did. God is good all the time!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Mary, I agree with your comments that only God knows the timing of this world's end and that by spending time reading His word (the Bible) often, is the only way to know His truth and get to know Him and His teachings better.

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