Thursday, March 18, 2010

Is this the END of the world?

There’s a very real fascination with the future. The best selling “Left Behind” book series captivated believer and non-believer alike with the very real possibility that SUDDENLY planes would lose pilots, cars their drivers and parents would be snatched up right before the stunned eyes of teenage children. Yet these were only well written novels...stories...fables. It couldn’t really happen, could it?

In the past weeks, the earth’s rumblings have seemed to garner more than a passing bit of attention. There was the Haitian earthquake, the earthquake in Chile, another in Turkey. This past week we even experienced a 4.4 trembler here in Southern California. Is all this rattling and rolling, death and destruction trying to tell us something?

Did you see the movie, “2012”? I didn’t...frankly I wasn’t sure it was going to be all that good. However the written teaser caught my attention, “Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists and governments. '2012' is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world...”

Is everything going to end in 2012? Well, I got to thinking about Jesus’ words, “Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Famines and earthquakes will occur in various places. This is nothing compared to what is coming.” (Matthew 24:7-8) Quite possibly, this is it! Shoot, there’s more fighting, more famines, more freaky happenings than EVER before!

Join me this weekend at The Crossing where we will discuss the question, “Is this the END of the world?” I would very definitely encourage you to bring someone with you.

Do not miss this weekend!

Tim Celek
Lead Pastor
The Crossing