2012 - the movie that shot up to #1 spot when it was opened in the States! People love to see how the world is being destroyed but crossed their fingers that it won't happen in their life time.
The young ones said, "Hey, I am not married yet", "Wei, I don't want to die young", "Yo, I have not really enjoyed life just yet," and many other things in view of the coming disaster!
The idea of doomsday haS been in existence since who knows when! Thousands of years ago, a prophet by the name of Joel (from the Bible) predicted of the coming world disaster - which was then carried along into the New Testament where Jesus confirmed it. By then, there was no turning back, the world has been bombarded by doomsday prediction right until the present day. Hollywood added another dimension to it by coming out with various ways of earth's breaking apart.
The Bible has been most consistent when it come to earth's breaking apart. From the OT to the NT, it was saying the same thing without contradicting each other.
(Joel 3:14-15) Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
(Isa 13:9-10) See, the day of the LORD is coming --a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger-- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
(Mat 24:29-30) "Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
(Rev 9:1-2) The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.
There are some religious people who predicted dates that attached to doomsday. Jehovah Witnesses is the most frequent date predicters for Jesus' Second Coming and end of the world and every single time, they were wrong! And the recent 2012 would be another date to watch out for! Albert Einstein predicted (no one knows why) that when bees disappeared from the world, we would have 4 more years before the end! Strangely, by 2006, bees started to disappear in large areas of the world! Scary!
Jesus was asked about dates too whether at what time he would come again. Thank God Jesus did not tell us the date or else the world will shut down!
Because of the wrong predictions of dates leading to the end of the world, people today seem to relax and deep in their minds, they will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."
That saying above comes from a verse in the Bible (2 Peter 3:4).
If we will live beyond 2012 and I believe we will, then more people will get disillusioned.
Yes, we have to warn people of Doomsday but don't tell them dates. Just tell them be ready because it could be anytime! Maybe, even before 2012 - there I go again, dates!
(Mat 24:44) So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
(Mat 24:50) The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.