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Is the world ending?

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A popular verse that's brought up is Luke 21, where it describes how the world will end, such as "there will be signs in the sun, moon and stars" and "nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea". A popular verse that's brought up is Luke 21, where it describes how the world will end, such as "there will be signs in the sun, moon and stars" and "nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea".
While hurricane Harvey, Irma, the solar eclipse, and many wildfires might have some people worried, a professor of philosophy and religion at Ohio Northern University says the Bible is not helpful in predicting when the world will end. While hurricane Harvey, Irma, the solar eclipse, and many wildfires might have some people worried, a professor of philosophy and religion at Ohio Northern University says the Bible is not helpful in predicting when the world will end.

Is Hurricane Irma the start of the end of the world? Are the recent natural disasters a sign of the apocalypse? 

Well fear not, the world is not ending, just yet...

A popular verse that's brought up is Luke 21, where it describes how the world will end, such as "there will be signs in the sun, moon and stars" and "nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea".

While Hurricane Harvey, Irma, the solar eclipse, and many wildfires might have some people worried, a professor of philosophy and religion at Ohio Northern University says the Bible is not helpful in predicting when the world will end, simply because the Bible doesn't necessarily state things that will happen in the future, it's simply a historical interpretation.

"Those passages are certainly there but to interpret those passages that made sense in the ancient world as applying to the modern world is a feat of speculation that is very problematic. Every generation Christians since Paul has had some group who interpret those passages about their present reality and thus far they all have been wrong," says Person. 

Person says there is no way of telling when the world is going to end, and when it does we won't see it coming, but we'll definitely know it's happening. 

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