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The end of the world? PDF
Saturday, 17 April 2010 00:00

altSo far this year the Earth has suffered four major earthquakes and a massive volcanic eruption.  The weather has been the worst for decades in many parts of the world.  Wars continue to be waged around the globe.  There is famine, plague, the continuing AIDS epidemic, the re-emergence of tuberculosis and other “disappeared” diseases.  Is the end of the world nigh?

In 2010 so far there have been major earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Turkey and China.  The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull  erupted recently, this week pumping a cloud of volcanic dust and glass particles into the skies over northern Europe which has brought the airline industry to a halt.  The weather this winter in many parts of the world has been catastrophic: the rain in Spain has been the worst in living memory; snow and ice in northern Europe the worst for over three decades.  Conversely, because the Gulf Stream shifted, Vancouver in Canada didn’t have enough snow for the Winter Olympics.  Huge parts of the Third World continue to be devasted by famine, drought and disease.

Maybe the Bible has correctly predicted the end of the World.  In his Gospel, Luke, quoting Jesus, wrItes:

“When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."
Then he [Jesus] said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”

Luke 21: 9-11 (New International Version)

Sleep well!

©  Paul Whitelock



Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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