Christianity teaches that this world will end with the coming of a new heaven and anew earth of righteousness, justice, and peace.
Time is considered cyclical and not linear.
I grew up in a Christian tradition called Dispensationalism. Although we shied away from predicting specific dates, we sang and preached and even made scary movies about the coming “Rapture,” Great Tribulation, coming of the Antichrist, and eventually the Second Coming
The end of the world will be a parochial little affair, unnoticed in the universe at large.
Since the beginning of time people have predicted the end of time.
I am not canceling the May 21 taping session on “The Seminary of the Future.”
Secular humanists don’t believe the universe has a sell-by date.
In the Catholic Faith, we teach that the Lord Jesus, as he said, is coming back to earth on a day that nobody knows.
The idea that anyone would pay attention to someone who thinks he or she can calculate a divinely-instigated end of the world by reading texts in either the book of David or the book of Revelation is both ludicrous and crazy.
I am pretty confident that the world will still be here after May 21st.
According to modern astrophysics, the world will end when our sun runs out of hydrogen, its primary solar fuel.