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This sad and violent world is precisely the world into which the Savior was born. Jesus didn't inhabit a sanitized version of reality, but lived in this world as it was and is, a world where innocents are senselessly slaughtered (Matthew 2:16-18) and where human life is treated as cheap (Luke 23:13-25).
Okay, we're one day closer to the end of the world than we were yesterday. But whether doomsday is weeks or millennia away, the Christian message remains the same.
The Mayan apocalypse -- predicted for December 21 -- is looming large. How are we to think Christianly about this?
Russia is in the grip of an apocalyptic fever. The New York Times reports that Russians across the nation’s nine time zones are in the grip of a mass hysteria of sorts -- and it’s all about the end of the world.
Tragically, at various times during church history (and even in our own time), many professing Christians have speculated about the day or time of His return and have given the church a collective black-eye for it. The end of the world on such-and-such a date? Been there, done that.
After numerous failed doomsday predictions, Family Radio founder Harold Camping issued an apology to listeners and said that he had no plans to ever again predict the end of the world.
Harold Camping said he was wrong to predict Christ's return and confessed that, after decades of misleading his followers, he regrets his misdeeds.
December 21, 2012, is the last day listed on what is known as the Mayan "long count calendar." That calendar marks what the Maya -- a now non-existent civilization -- regarded as the end of the present cycle of creation.
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