Professor Stephen Hawking made headlines again. He turned prophet this time predicting the end of the world.
The end of the world is near so screamed the news article.
He is partially right. The end of the world is near and always near according to the Holy Bible. There are many scriptures in the Bible that put fallen men on notice this will be the case.
Professor Hawking’s assertion was that population explosion with unsustainable energy consumption would lead to the end of the world. By 2600, it would be so bad with electricity consumption that the Earth would glow red-hot.
However, God will one day bring in a massive depopulation program the world has yet to see. It shouldn’t surprise anyone as it had been done before in the past when the Lord ended the previous world with a great global flood leaving only eight survivors to repopulate this world.
Revelation 6:8: And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Revelation 6:14: And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 8:8: And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
Revelation 8:9: And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
Revelation 9:13: And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Revelation 9:14: Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
Revelation 9:15: And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
Revelation 9:16: And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
Revelation 9:17: And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
Revelation 9:18: By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
Revelation 14:17: And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
Revelation 14:18: And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
Revelation 14:19: And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
Revelation 14:20: And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
Revelation 16:16: And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Revelation 16:17: And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
Revelation 16:18: And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Revelation 16:19: And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Revelation 16:20: And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
Unfortunately, Professor Hawking’s theory would fail the test. While the world population heads south, this would not save the world either. Global cooling won’t be the case. It will still end but this is not the end for God’s people.
2 Peter 3:10: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2 Peter 3:11: Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2 Peter 3:12: Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2 Peter 3:13: Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Just when you think that would be the last time the world would end where this good professor’s theory has been disproved, the world will end one more time after the 1000 years Kingdom Age.
Revelation 20:7: And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Revelation 20:8: And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Revelation 20:9: And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
Revelation 20:10: And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The God of creation has a penchant to end the world. This happened in the past and will happen again in the future. Ending the world and renewing it is like a change of garment as far as the Lord is concerned.
Psalms 102:25: Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Psalms 102:26: They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Psalms 104:1: Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Psalms 104:2: Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Psalms 104:3: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Psalms 104:5: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
Psalms 104:6: Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
Hebrews 1:10: And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
Hebrews 1:11: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
Hebrews 1:12: And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
Isaiah 51:6: Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
So when God feels the world is getting too filthy, He will send the world to the laundry for a spin like the days of old.
Genesis 1:2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
2 Peter 3:5: For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2 Peter 3:6: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
This time however, the world will be purified with fire in the dryer.
The bleak future of the world painted by the good Professor and the solution he offered to invent ground based satellites controlled nano-spaceship travelling at a quarter of the speed of light to reach Alpha Centauri might be man’s hope for survival. Such fanciful thinking will be absorbed like gospel truth to the world.
But Bible believers know better.
Revelation 21:1: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Revelation 22:5: And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Are you the privileged ones counted to have a future in the eternal world order?
Isaiah 8:20: To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
1 Timothy 6:20: O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
Trust the God of the Holy Bible for survival and not some false prophets’ vain imagination.