The End Is Near

Well, maybe not

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The End Is Near

Molly Grabiel, reporter

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A recent conspiracy left people on the internet shaken or at least considering the possibility that we are living in the end of days. Most are aware of the tragic events regarding hurricane Harvey and Irma ripping through the southern parts of The United States. And the destructive earthquake with a magnitude 8.1 quake in Mexico that sadly killed approximately 61 people. People on the internet are looking at these events and wandering if they are merely coincidence.

The solar eclipse happened on the 21st, Hurricane Harvey began on the 25th, and flooding began of the 26th. If you were to type 21, 25, 26 you would get the following Bible verse: “Luke 21:25-26, there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”  To sum it up, it mentions the tossing and roaring of the sea represented as the hurricane and the signs in the sun, moon and stars is referencing the eclipse. Is this a coincidence?

If that’s not convincing, see Matthew 24:6 which says, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” This may be referencing the conflict with North Korea.  It is also said that, “The devil seeks to distract mankind from understanding the signs and closeness of Jesus’ coming”(“second coming of Jesus Christ” Second coming of Jesus Christ | Bibleinfo.com www.bibleinfo.com/en/topics/second-comming-jesus.)

Father Todd, priest at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, said there are many other things to come before the end. “[it’s] not going to happen. There are certain things in the faith that have to happen first.” He is referring to in the Bible’s inference that the Jews are to be converted to Christianity. 

“The end of the world is not coming. The end of humans might be, but not Earth…Earth will always win,”  says comedian barber Greg Bach. 

If tomorrow is your last day, would you be happy with how you would be remembered by other people? Live in the present and live your life to the fullest.  This could be nothing more than just another conspiracy, but it does make you stop and think.  

“The end is always near, typically far closer than we ever realize, perhaps no more than an inch in front of our noses. All you can do about it is to choose to live in the now, reveling in each moment. As in the Book of Job, a man’s days are like ‘the snapping of straw.’ Once we acknowledge our mortality and place a little faith in God every day becomes a gift,” said English teacher William Van Lannen.