I have been asked to give a few words on how I feel about *The End of the World.* This article is solely my opinion and no one else. I understand people may or may not disagree and that is ok, that’s what makes us human and what makes life interesting. So here goes…..
I personally feel that it’s all hogwash hyped up by the media to cause panic so they can cater to their agenda. What that agenda is I have no idea, but it has been my experience that when the media hypes things up so much there is usually a reason behind it that we find out about later. (And usually we don’t like that reason) It seems to me that this is one way to make people think that we, as preppers, are crazy. In an interview with the Blaze, Phil Burns, in my honest opinion has represented exactly what preppers are.
What many might not realize is that there are subsets of preppers — subsets Burns said might have some similarities to the prepper movement as a whole but that have different intentions: there are survivalists, doomsday preppers and conspiratorial preppers.
But the majority who consider themselves preppers — if they would even think to give themselves the formal designation — subscribe to a philosophy that is nothing like those of the more extreme variety that have been featured lately on reality TV shows and by those getting ready for the Mayan apocalypse.
“To us in particular, preparedness is about living a self-reliant lifestyle . . . It’s about, in a disaster situation, having a philosophy that is not “sit around and wait for FEMA to show up”. Preppers come together, help each other out and make sure everyone is provided for.”
It’s this community aspect — taking care of one’s self and family and then the community, in that order — that Burns said sets them apart from survivalists.
“We don’t have an isolation mentality,” he said, unlike the survivalist with whom the majority of preppers are confused.
Believing them all to be cut from the same cloth, Burns said, comes from ignorance. It’s sort of like seeing someone two-step and seeing someone tango. As Burns put it, they’re both dancing but if you don’t know the nuances of each dance, you might consider them the same thing.
I am a Christian woman and I know at this point many of you will roll your eyes and stop reading the article. I would like to say this, I am sane! :) My beliefs are in Jesus Christ and his Father and it is because of these beliefs that I feel 12/21/12 is bologna. I am not going to try to convert you because your beliefs are yours and I would not want you to try to change my beliefs. Rather I am going to share a few things I believe about the end of the world. Below are some of the scriptural signs that we are close to the end, non believers please bare with me, my point is coming soon.
Signs that we are close to the end;
√ It is said that in the last days there will be scoffers, walking for their own lusts. 2 peter 3-4
√ For Nation shall rise against nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom and there shall be famine and pestilences and earthquakes in divers places. Matthew 24:7
√ And ye shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars; see that ye not be troubled; for all these things shall come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6
√ And He looked up and saw the rich man casting his riches to the treasury. Luke 21 1-38 (Have you heard of this one before? Does it sound a lot like the rich paying more taxes than the more? That is my interpretation , but that does not mean that that is what it means)
√ For then there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall there ever be. Matthew 24:21
√ And there shall be times in the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. Luke 21:25
√ Little Children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now, there are many antichrist; whereby we know it is the last time. 1 John 2:18
√ And it shall come to pass afterward, I will pour out my spirit upon the flesh; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Joel 2:28-32
√ But the natural man recieveth not the things of the Spirit of God: For they are foolishness unto Him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Corinthians 2:14
√ For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
Those are a few of the signs listed in the bible in regards to what will happen before the *end of the world* takes place. As you can see by the check marks, they have all happened or are happening as we speak. HOWEVER, the one thing that gets to me when people speak of these things is that they rarely state that these things have been happening for a very long time. Not just in the last 10-20 years.
Signs that have not been fulfilled:
- And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captives by all nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Luke 21:24
- And he causeth all, great and small, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or on their forehead. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that have the mark, or the mark of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17
This is what the bible says about the end of the world and WHEN it will happen:
- But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angel of heaven, but my Father only. Matthew 24-36
- Watch therefore, ye know not what hour your Lord come. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour that ye think not, the Son of Man Cometh. Matthew 24: 42-44
So based on these facts, that is why I believe that 12-21-12 will not happen and that no one can tell us exactly when the world will end. If I am wrong then I will just be dead, but lets hope I am not wrong. :) In the meantime I have no plans to let the media get me worked up or upset over THEIR beliefs.
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