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Christianity: Is the World Ending in 2012?

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Background

According to Christianity, the world is suppose to come to an end in 2012.

"As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear..." - Matthew 13:40-51 (KJV)

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External Links

End of the world on Christian Science Monitor (csmonitor.com)
A look at armageddon on History.com
Doomsday 2012 the Nostradamus prophecy on umcssa.org
Is the world going to end on Dec 21 2012? (thevoicemagazine.com)
 

Arguments For


Word of God.

A computer software program says that armageddon will arrive in 2012 (thesop.org)

Arguments Against


Science.

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User Comments & Opinion

 
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The world is doomed. Party like it's 2010! - thorie 0
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Yes! I do think it is going to end. If you really think that it is ending you should do the following.

1) Apply to as many Credit Cards that you can.

2) Apply to as many Bank loans as you can (avoid loan sharks until its closer to the end day).

and start spending. By the end of the world, you would have enjoyed all material pleasure that money can buy and would just end up in Heaven afterwards.

If the world does not end, your life would end and you would be going to heaven too. - myleow 0

5 Voted No

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They're crazy! - supercaliforniaroll vote up image vote down image +2
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Too unrealistic. I know some christians who don't even believe it and have a different interpretation of the passages in the bible. But I'm not a believer anyways. - thorie (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
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Christian now believe May-21-2011 not 2012. - bestbuy2 (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
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I don't think the world is going to end. I try to be optimistic in life! - jennyhooah (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
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Like many things, the bible can be interpreted in many ways. End of this world may not mean the end of the earths existence or the destruction of the human race, but could mean the end of our way of thinking and interpretation of our physical surrounding. Such change could be brought out from a scientific discovery that defies our current logic making our brains "think outside the box" which could lead to an exponential flood of new knowledge. The greek word Apocalypse is used and interpreted as and end of the earth destruction word, but literally means "lifting of the veil" or "revelation" [source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse]. I interpret the verse stated above like so, You are to call out to your friends and family and decide on those who oppress you and relinquish them from learning the greater intelligence from which they are not worthy to receive, and as the enlightened one ascend into the higher depths of knowledge the unworthy are outcast. The bible is almost literally a metaphor, Jesus to - _fraz_ (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
 
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