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When you see the banks opening their vaults and front doors and giving away all their money, then you can be pretty sure that doomsday is near. That will be the same day you see pineapples and watermelons growing on the elm trees. It will be the same day the car dealers start giving away free cars, the supermarkets start giving away all their groceries, and the landlords stop charging rent.
As a Christian, I agree with the above post, but beyond that, I really would not want to know when the end of the world is coming. I would rather live my days in happy, ignorant bliss.
To those who ascribe to Christian teachings found in the Bible, Jesus Christ said in Mathew 24:36, ""No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.' (New International Version (©1984)). It doesn't say we won't know the general time, though, at the close of this present age, often referred to by believers as the '"end time" or "last days" of this age.
In Matthew 24:22, Jesus said, "If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened."(New International Version (©1984)).
Now, if one doesn't hold to these teachings, then they may not believe in any doomsday scenario. Alternatively, they may believe in a doomsday or apocalypse and their views and beliefs may have absolutely nothing in common with the beliefs of Christians or other religions that hold to the above teachings in the Bible.
Entitled to their own beliefs, they may set a particular date as this poster has done and strongly believe in it. Therefore, rigorous study is the course of action to take to probe whether a belief is true and accurate - or not. It's up to each of us individually to do this for ourselves. We shouldn't take the word of any man or woman, but prove all things through research, study, and through prayer if one in fact does believe even in prayer.
Isn't the whole point of doomsday that we will not know when it will be? I think the idea that certain dates have significance because they are unusual is a silly one. After all, we did not die on 12-12-12 or 12-21-12, so why would this be any different?
I don't anticipate a true apocalypse on any date, ever, but that does not mean we won't face continued natural disasters around the globe. A cataclysmic event is always possible, but this is not due to a necessarily cosmic or divine or predicted will/prophecy, etc.
Nature always poses a threat to life on earth, but we're still here. And we've been here a long time.
First of all, we don't even know if there will ever be a "doomsday." This is simply beyond our ability to know in a factual way. Second, even if there really is going to be one we have absolutely no way of identifying the day on which it will happen.
What makes you pick the date that you picked? All days are different from other days.
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