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Believers should not worry

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Priest Isaiah White

Both believers and non–believers are pre-occupied with the end of the world. In pop culture, this is reflected in doomsday movies and television series. In politics, it is seen in the growing disillusionment and despair of the electorate.

In economic terms, it is reflected in a multi-billion–dollar apocalypse–survival industry. Our world is shuddering with conflicts in different parts of the world, plagues and infectious diseases, cyber warfare, and the proliferation of destructive chemical and biological and nuclear weapons (Mark 13:7-9).

The global economy is hanging by a thread, and the foundations of morality are collapsing like a suspension bridge.

The question to this generation should be; should we be worried about the end times or not? If we should, who should be worried? Who should not? Why?

How world religions and different worldviews have responded to these questions is evident in our particular attitudes and lifestyles concerning the message and reality of the end times.

The Bible, however, teaches that no one knows the exact date of the end of this world (Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:32; Acts 1:7). To others the end times cause anxiety and depression.

It is easy to look at today’s world and feel troubled. Many Christians are plagued with worry, fear and doubt. There is a natural sense of fatalism and defeat as we look at the turbulent times around us. But remember, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). The Bible says, “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe” (Proverbs 29:25).

Our Lord does not want us to live in anguish or anxiety. Instead, this is a moment to remember who is in charge! Perhaps for you, today is the day to trust God.

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