A fallacy: Pastor says come 2013, the world will come to an end.

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In all my experiences as an invited guest in Pentecostal Church services, todays own gave me more worry than any one i have attended in the past. It is not the content of the message nor the proceedings, but the fallacy i felt the message carried. The pastor said and i quote, “come the year 2013, the entire world will end.”

If you can still remember, there were predictions that this year, 2012, is an apocalyptic year, meaning that we are facing the end of the world in 2012. Today another pastor has come forth to speak of “apocalypse” while still in 2012. Before we get deep into the topic, let us first explain what apocalypse means.

Apocalypse can be define as a vision or revelation that is only disclosed to privileged persons. The Holy Bible is the main source for apocalyptic testimonies that were usually received through dream or a vision.

Visions such as those received by the prophet Daniel and the Apostle John are examples of apocalyptic visions which are attested to in the books of Daniel and Revelation in the Bible. The visions do refer to the end of the days including the coming of Christ, the rise of Antichrist, Armageddon, and the judgment of God which is probably why the word apocalypse is used to describe the end of the world.

If you believe like i do that the Bible is the inspired word of God, you can’t possibly believe that the world will suddenly end in 2013.

The apocalypse 2013 might be the beginning of the end of days, some cataclysms might happen, Christ might come, but the Bible says that there will be many signs some that have not yet happened, before the world comes to end.

I kept asking myself, “Why 2013?”

The Bible says the Lord will come like a thief, and Jesus warned that we should be ready because he will come at an hour when we do not expect him. Therefore, nobody really knows exactly when everything will go down.

Studying the prophecies that are disclosed in the Bible will help us to recognize the signs of the end of days.

The most important thing is that you are ready to meet the Lord and to join him during the Rapture. Nobody on this earth can tell you exactly when that will be.

Share your opinion – Do you think that a 2013 apocalypse is possible?

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  • If God could reveal of the year of his coming to me, it means that God could also reveal my year of death. This is the verification test for this class of predictions.which one is lighter in your mine: to have the knowledge of the day Jesus would come or to know the day only you will die.