According to both the CDC (www.cdc.gov ) and the US Census bureau (www.census.gov), roughly 2.4 million people die each year in the United States. Simple math suggests that around 6,575 people will die today. That is an ugly thought. There is a reason that people search all over the world for understanding about life’s purpose. It is short, fragile, and for some it may seem meaningless.
What happens then when someone predicts that all will come to an end today? People will respond one of two ways. I observed last night on the evening news, a news caster mocking the fear of the end. Yet there are others that will spend today in great fear wondering if the end is near, what last thing would they want to accomplish?
The truth is that today is the end for those 6,575 people in America that will never again breathe breath in this life. Each of us faces an uncertain end. Death can come at any moment. The Bible says that each one will die, and then follows the judgment (Heb 9:27).
Predictions about the end have come and gone over time. I have only lived for a little over 40 years, and I have heard my share in that time.
What matters then? There are numerous passages from scripture that I could offer, but one stands out. “To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts,” (Heb 3:15 KJV).
No one knows the day or hour of his demise and the greatest concern is to respond to God’s call today to salvation through the death and resurrection of HIS SON, in our place for our sins.
Next year or next month, there will be another prediction of the end of time; but you may die today. Do not put off the call of GOD to salvation.
Acts 4:10 & 12, “…that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead,… Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (KJV)