by Donald Cantrell

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Considering the End of Times (1 of 5)
Series: The End of the World
Donald Cantrell
Matthew 24:3

I - Interesting Questions Concerning the End
II - Imploding Conditions Concerning the End
III - Intriguing Illustrations Concerning the End

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Theme: ‘‘What the bible says about the end’’


We live in an age of the unknown, which defines every age, but we can only speak for our age, and one pressing question concerning the unknown is this; do we know anything about the end of time.

The End

The Danish philosopher, Kierkegaard, tells a parable of a theater where a variety show is proceeding. Each show is more fantastic than the last, and is applauded by the audience. Suddenly the manager comes forward. He apologizes for the interruption, but the theater is on fire, and he begs his patrons to leave in an orderly fashion. The audience thinks this is the most amusing turn of the evening, and cheer thunderously. The manager again implores them to leave the burning building, and he is again applauded vigorously. At last he can do no more. The fire raced through the whole building and the fun-loving audience with it.

‘‘And so,’’ concluded Kierkegaard, ‘‘will our age, I sometimes think, go down in fiery destruction to the applause of a crowded house of cheering spectators.’’

There was a movie that was released in June of 2012, ‘‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’’. The filmed cost 10 million and earned 9.6 million, so most of the audience has never heard of this film, which received mixed reviews. The plot of the film was that there was an asteroid headed towards earth and the mission to stop this catastrophe had miserably failed; and the asteroid would be hitting the earth in three weeks time. The main character of the film ‘‘Dodge Peterson’’ and his wife ‘‘Linda’’ are traveling in their car when they hear the news and Linda does not like Dodge’s response to the news and f ...

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