Saturday, January 07, 2012


2012 - For many, this will be a year of fear and anxiety. Pagan religions have predicted the end of the world this year. Should you be worried? Should you be afraid? Should we give any credence to it at all? What does it mean?

The Mayan’s calendar “ends” on December 21, 2012. Maybe they ran out of room on the carving rock. Perhaps they figured someone else would make a new rock calendar when the time came. Perhaps they had something else in mind.

The fact of the matter is, that as a believer, we do not have to worry about ancient pagan prophesies about the end of the world. We only need to be concerned with God’s word.

If a person is not saved, they do need be worried, not so much about ancient pagan prophesies, but about the end of the world, or at least, the end of their own person world (their life).

(Intro from my New Year's Sermon, "Good Advice for a New Year" based on Philippians 4:6-8. You can read the sermon notes here or listen to the full sermon as preached on January 1, 2012, here.)


Thad P said...

I think the Mayans just needed a bigger rock to finish their calendar.

But I am amazed at the apocalypticism of many otherwise irreligious people, especially those who don't take Christ as their Savior.

Rick Boyne said...

Well, a calendar is only good for so long. If you didn't know any thing about our culture, you'd think we thought the world was ending every December 31st!

I'm praying that this will at least get people THINKING about their own mortality and will lead them to the Lord...