The last couple of Popes have been worried that George W. Bush could be the Antichrist. Fidel Castro is worried Bush could set off WWIII. Bush himself is worried that Iran, once nuclear, will destroy Israel, launching WWIII. The Mayan calendar is set to end on December 21, 2012.
Technology is at the point where a chip implanted into people could become the "mark of the beast." In the Book of Revelations, it says "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Could "number of his name" refer to the number of the "man," and not the "beast?" In that case, the number of your name could be your social security number.
Throughout history, people have been afraid of the end of the world, and have often expected and anticipated it. It hasn't happened yet. But right now, in 2007, with so many different variables seeming to come together, could this really be it? Jesus said no man would know the true date of the end. Could he have meant, "A lot of people will disregard the signs pointing to the widely-anticipated date, which will indeed mark the end"?
Maybe Tom Cruise has the right idea in building his $10 million bunker.If you enjoyed this post, I'd be delighted to have you as a subscriber to my RSS feed.