Gloom & Doom, But There Is Hope!

Posted by AJ Huffman |

Did anyone else besides me watch the special on ABC last night, entitled "Earth 2100".  It was an ABC news special, meant to be a fictional account of what the next 90  years would be like, if we continued doing what we are doing to the planet.  Here is what the website for the show had to say about it...

"It's an idea that most of us would rather not face -- that within the next century,life as we know it could come to an endOur civilization could crumble, leaving only traces of modern human existence behind.

It seems outlandish, extreme -- even impossible. But according to cutting edge scientific research, it is a very real possibility. And unless we make drastic changes now, it could very well happen.

Experts have a stark warning: that unless we change course, the "perfect storm" of population growth, dwindling resourcesand climate change has the potential to converge in the next century with catastrophic results.

Watch "Earth 2100," a two-hour television event, Tuesday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET.

In order to plan for the worst, we must anticipate it. In that spirit, guided by some of the world's experts, ABC News' "Earth 2100," hosted by Bob Woodruff, will journey through the next century and explore what might be our worst-case scenario."

I will admit, I watched it just to see what it was all about.  And I agree that we have to do more to save the planet.  But during that two hour television show there was no mention at all of Hope.  I have a Hope, no matter how bad this world will get.  That hope is Jesus Christ.  The Bible says that the world will get worse.  There will be wars, rumors of wars, etc.  The Bible states in...

2nd Timothy 3: 1-5, 7 "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they  have denied its power; always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
 If that doesn't sound like the world today, I don't know what does.  But I do know I have Hope, I can hold my head up high, no matter what the devil throws at me, cause I'm a child of the King.  And He is coming back soon, to gather His own.  And I won't have to worry about this old world any longer.  Jesus is coming, people get ready.  Are you ready?


dean said...

i missed that, although a number of folks tweeted it. we are caled to be stewards of God's creation, and we do indeed have a responsibility to care for what He has entrusted to us. our stewardship of everything He's given us... not just the earthbut everything and everyone in it, is part of our witness.

there are,unfortunately, many people who believe, and would have everyone else believe that "saving the planet" is the ultimate goal, and the only thing, or at least the most important thing. they fail to realize than when God is through with all this, no amount of "cap and trade" hybrid vehicles or legislated environmentalism is going to put that day off.

we have a lot of work to do helping people understand what the truly important thing in life is all about.