It seems a good while since we’ve had a good old-fashioned “end of the world” prediction, but that’s what we got yesterday. However, this time the script was written a little differently, wasn’t it? This warning didn’t come through the predictions of some wacky cult group. Strangely, this one was served up for us because of the activities of the elite scientific community, of all people.
This “is this the end of the world?” question was raised in connection with yesterday’s startup of the Large Hadron Collider at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or Cern, outside Geneva. What is a Collider? I’m not exactly sure. But it’s something to do with getting very small things to collide at very high speeds. Sure it all sounds like harmless fun, but as we all know…that could cause blackholes… which could start sucking in the world all around it… and thus the end of the world!!
Most scientists assure us that such fears are unfounded even as the Collider continues smashing protons together over coming weeks and months. They simply hope to grab a piece of the primordial fire, forces and particles that may have existed a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. Assuming that’s the way it all happened, of course…
It’s hard to know what to say about a world where our brightest and shiniest seem to be missing the key ingredient for understanding both ends of world history… and therefore fundamentally misunderstand everything of ultimate importance in between! It’s all in God’s hands. Always was, always will be. In the beginning was…God. If you don’t go back that far, you simply haven’t gone back far enough. And ‘the end of the world as we know it’ will also be brought about by… God. And if you’re not prepared for meeting him… well, that’s a massive collision up ahead you really do want to seriously rethink. Which means coming to terms with Jesus, the one who called himself the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End (see Revelation 21:6), the who makes sense of all world history, past, present and future.
Hebrews 9:27-28 warns of the ultimate collision and how to prepare for it …
27Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,28so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Thanks for the blog. This news item seems to be getting people talking, so it is good to have a way of pointing people to the gospel through news items and everyday events. I read another article by a Christian physicist at http://creationontheweb.com/content/view/6025/which was interesting also, but a little more technical.