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It Is the Liberal Apocalypse – Watch Out for Mayans and Zombies!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly heard that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. If you haven’t started making preparations for the inevitable end, there’s no shortage of places to find suggestions for the last hurrah!

My Name is Randy (CC)

Of course NASA took some time out of their busy schedule of improving American relations with Muslims to claim that the end is not near. Obviously, they missed the definitive statements by the CDC about the impending zombie apocalypse. Maybe that just proves that agencies within the government really aren’t talking to each other, and conspiring against the public. But maybe that’s intentional, to get us off the track when it comes to their plans.

Even the Republicans in Congress are showing signs that they know the world is going to end. After all, why else would they abandon the voters’ mandate to reduce governmental spending and keep the Bush taxes intact with a political game of chicken with the Democrats? I’m telling you folks! As REM put it, “it’s the end of the world as we know it!”

* Thanks to Eye Desert and our show on The 405 Radio.

Is this the week the world economy bites it?

Ok, I know.. I haven’t written an honest-to-goodness analysis piece in awhile – but now.. the world is ending and I’ve noticed that no one else was writing about it.. well not just this moment ..

We’ve been hearing that EU is going to crash any day now, that Americans are over-leveraged and as Conservatives we know all about the looming debt crisis.

Today, Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos will be asking for new legislation that would impose losses on anyone who had been foolish enough to invest in the country. This provision would be triggered if no agreement could be reached in debt negotiations that will start on Wednesday. Papademos said, “The talks are not straightforward, because they aim at a voluntary restructuring of public debt, and to achieve a number of objectives simultaneously, objectives that involve trade-offs”

Of course that doesn’t mean the collapse of the Greek banking system (yet) which would lead to the fall of the EU (but not now) and then an eventual collapse of the global economy and life as we know it (if it were really happening). Nope, not that – not just this minute.

What about that middle east and Asia thing? @Zerohedge announced that the Oil Minister of India (one of the hottest new economies in the world) is now preparing for “all eventualities over Iran oil supplies”. And now, somehow, a middle-eastern country is about to run out of .. petroleum products. Nothing to see here, please move along.

The international community has its issues and apparently the United States is also on the precipice of catastrophe. The New York Times reminds us that “Few Cities Have regained Lost Jobs“, Reddit is going on strike, Palin would vote for Gingrich (in South Carolina), the unemployment rate is only getting better because more people have decided to quit looking for work and Colbert is being taken seriously by a major news outlet – you get the point.

So the world sucks, it’s 2012 so the whole Mayan calendar thing is coming, and we’re faced with the prospect of another 4 years of Barack Obama – who wouldn’t build a bunker, trim the hedges to create clear lines of fire and stock up a 50 year supply of that crappy astronaut ice cream  to weather the storm? Who?!

There is an economic storm brewing. The mainstream media needs you to keep trucking along so they can keep a steady stream of viable sponsors paying their bills. The politicians in power need you to believe things are stable so you’ll re-elect them and banks need you to think that it’s just fine to keep borrowing and spending your way to happiness. So don’t worry, be happy.

So who do you believe? Is Greece finally on the edge, will Iran prove a tipping point for Asian and European markets, will America’s debt-to-GDP ratio finally render the world’s largest economy defunct – or as Obama has told us, are things improving? Perhaps you should make sure your food store is stocked, you have cash, gold, chickens or whatever because after all, Rocks from Mars are Falling on Morocco – and if that’s not a indicator of the apocalypse.. what is?

Will They Ever Learn?

It’s May 21, 2011.  The end of the world was supposed to start today.  Someone forgot to tell God.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, here’s the short version.  Several years ago, a man named Harold Camping made a prediction that Judgment Day would start on May 21, 2011 with the Rapture of believers.  The world would then be judged over the course of the next five months, when, God would finally just say that He’s had it and destroy the whole planet.

Well, since I’m here to write this, and since there’s no major earthquakes happening anywhere in the world at this moment, it is safe to say that Mr. Camping was wrong, yet again.  I don’t feel sorry for him; I feel sorry for all those who believed him.  You see, he’s made predictions before and gullible people keep buying into it and sending money to his ministry.  Over the course of the last few years, Family Radio has raised about $100 million off of the fears of these people.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am a Bible believing Evangelical Christian.  I do believe in the Rapture and in a literal tribulation, culminating in the literal return of Jesus Christ to rule from David’s throne for a thousand years.  I also believe that we don’t know when this is going to happen.  We are told to live our lives in expectation of Christ’s return at any moment, but also to live as if His coming is way past our natural life span.

Harold Camping isn’t alone.  Over the course of history, there have been many such predictions.  Some of the predictions were made by charlatans, but most were made by sincere individuals who really believed what they were saying.  Surely by now one would think they’d learn their lesson.  They should stick to more ambiguous words like “soon” to describe Jesus’ coming instead of trying to divine from codes or some other such logical construct information from the Bible that just wasn’t provided.  To do anything differently, like Mr. Camping has done, makes all Christians look like idiots for their beliefs.

The liberal, secular world already consider Evangelicals to be fools, so it’s horrible when someone adds fuel to the fire and cause atheists from around the world to have parties to mock believers and the believers’ God.  Those people already hate people of faith, so things like this make it easier for them to claim how “right” they are about this and about the existence of God.  Preachers and teachers should know better.

If they don’t, let this serve to remind them.  Isaiah 55:8-9 puts it like this:

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the LORD.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

In other words, these people in authority need to quit trying to guess what God’s going to do because God’s thoughts are so far beyond us that we, as human beings, can never come close to grasping them.

For the rest of us out there, it’s imperative that we not get caught up in the hype of some person’s theory.  Now that Camping has been proven wrong (again), another person will spring up with a new date.  Some, actually, already have, but they’re much more obscure and less reported on individuals and dates.  Next year, 2012, will also be chalk full of dates, some already known, some to be revealed soon.  True believers need to stay grounded and stay true to our beliefs.

One day, this world will end.  We don’t know when.  We can’t know when.  The only thing scripture is clear on is that we will know the season by the signs.  This is the season, but no one knows how long this season is.  The job of believers is to work while it’s day (John 9:4). That means we are to be occupiers of this world, spreading the Good News until the day he calls us home, either individually or collectively.

Until that happens, each of us has a life to live and things to do while we’re here.  Let’s live each day like it’s our last but also plan on being around for each and every day after that.