By now, most people have heard that the world is going to end on Saturday. The Bible guarantees it! Or so this guy* would have us believe.
My thoughts? Meh. If it ends, I’m quite comfortable with the state of my soul. The things that are bothering me today would no longer bother me, which would be a nice change of pace. My aging body would be replaced by a perfect eternal one. Having a body that doesn’t huff and puff after chasing one fly ball, I would finally be fit enough to play as a starter in Heaven’s pro baseball league. Not getting to see the Captain America movie I’ve dreamed of since childhood is a bit of a bummer, but I figure Heaven would make up for that as well. The prospect of seeing Heaven on Saturday without that bothersome death part would be very cool, but I’m not exactly holding my breath.
If it doesn’t end, well, I’m happy with the current state of life and I’ll enjoy living it out for the foreseeable future. I suspect the fruits of this particular ministry will dwindle a bit without the threat of imminent destruction hovering over new converts. I’m honestly curious where you go from there. You’re terrified of the end of the world, so you do whatever is being taught to accept Christ. Then the world doesn’t end as expected. Is that connection that was created strong enough to sustain a relationship? I’d hope so, but our society has lulled us into forgetting everything about fifteen minutes after it happens, so I guess we’ll see. I really don’t know what they are teaching beyond the end of the world bit.
I just hope they paid for those billboards up front.
*It seems he also predicted the end of the world in 1994. An 0-1 average isn’t good but you have to give him credit for getting back up on that particular horse so quickly. You’d think this would be a one-strike-and-you’re-out situation. I guess not.