December 21, 2012 – It’s Not the End of the World

November 22, 2012 by

Planet Earth
Happy Thanksgiving!

One of MANY things I'm thankful for this year is the world is NOT going to end on December 21, 2012.

Most preppers, including me, aren't concerned with next month's pending date with doomsday. Besides, how would one prep for the actual end of the world, other than getting ready to meet your maker?

If you watch shows like Doomsday Preppers, please recognize the producers' primary aim is to get more viewers, not educate them. Naturally, they tend to magnify the sensational and edit out the mundane.

So if you're new to prepping, let's first clear up one big misconception based on that "end of the world" and "doomsday" terminology. Preppers are preparing for TEOTWAWKI, or "The End Of The World As We Know It," not the actual end of the world.

In other words, preparing to survive and even thrive after a personal, local, regional or even global catastrophe directly affects us. Think: loss of a job, tornado, hurricane or EMP.

But if planet Earth suddenly disappears? Game over.

Thankfully, that's not going to happen. At least not next month.

For those of a scientific mindset, NASA itself has already presented a compelling case why the Mayan calendar date of December 21, 2012 holds no special significance to the state of our planet.

As a Christian, I have an even better reason not to concern myself with December 21, 2012.

According to scripture, the actual end of the world won't happen for at least another 1,007 years based on the still-to-come 7-year tribulation period and 1,000 year millenial reign of Christ to follow before this world will dissolve with fervent heat.

So this Thanksgiving I haven't the least concern in the world about December 21, 2012, except perhaps wrapping up my Christmas shopping by then.

Instead, I'd like to express how I am forever thankful for my Saviour, Jesus Christ. My family. My health. And every new day the good Lord gives me to prepare a more secure future for my family.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving as well.