Is There a Light at The End of The Tunnel? A Comparative Study Between Religious and Secular Prophecies Upon the Dawning of The New Millennium. People believe that the year 2000 brings worldwide devastation. They are preparing themselves for Y2K, apocalypse, and the second coming of Christ. People are taken in on a huge hype that the year 2000 will be the end of the world for everyone. Some people believe that the pending year 2000 bug will wreak havoc on society and view the event as the end of the world as we currently know it.
They expect that vital services will be disrupted and lead to an economic breakdown. Senate members predict that the Y2K bug will affect everyone in someway. They say that major sectors of the economy will be at risk. These sectors are public utilities, telecommunications, transportation, commerce, small business, and national security. They also believe that they will affect importers of oil and coal. Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut says that health care is at the worst risk right now.
He says that, “As much as 80-90% of our doctors’ offices are not compliant. 64% of hospitals still have serious problems with the Y2K issues,” (Senate Y2K Report Wendy Griffith). The senate also believes that they will affect Medicare, power companies, banks, and stocks. People now believe that they must remove their money from the banks. This is true, but most of them are waiting until the end of the year to do this.
If everyone goes to the bank simultaneously to remove their money, then they will cause an automatic depression. The banks do not have all of the money in the bank at the times that people will want their money. If everyone takes their money out of the banks at the same time, then all the money that is in the government, overseas, and in stocks will be taken away at such a rapid pace that it will cause a depression. There are ways to avoid this problem, but people must begin to prepare for it and stop worrying about it. People are not doing enough to prepare for the problems of Y2K, but they are spending too much time trying to do other things such as, complain about it, try to make money off it, or just dismiss it. Dismissing this problem is impossible if it is going to cause a worldwide shutdown.
There are people though that have offered ways to prevent having to face this problem. Some solutions that they offer are survival domes that cost 7000 dollars and will protect you from all of the problems outside the dome. There are glass bubbles that they can purchase to live in that offer the same protection as the dome. Other people offer sensible solutions such as stock up on canned foods, water, generators, gas, and things that are necessary for survival. Web sites offer survival guides to help prepare for the new millennium.
Most people are appearing to avoid preparing for the new millennium and in turn they are trying to make money off it. They sell products that will save people from total destruction and offer books, magazine, videos, and guides that will prepare one for the Y2K bug. Everyone is on either the world is going to end band wagon or they are trying to make a million off it. Their are other views on this Y2K problem. Religious people predict that the year 2000 will bring us a time of rebuilding ourselves into a better nation. They believe that God has a plan for us and that if the computers are going to shutdown, then they are shutting down for a reason.
God has a solution for everything that we get into and he is always there watching over us and leading us in the right path. Religious people believe that, most religious people believe, the world is going to continue as it was with no problems, while others, such as Jerry Fawell, believe that in the year 2000 we will face God’s wrath. He preached that we will be faced with the coming of a vengeful god that is planning to wreak havoc on a nation of nonbelievers. People have been predicting this since the year 60 and it has never come true. People should not fear this prophecy because God said that we should show no fear.
If we are to face God’s wrath, then we should have the belief that we believe and that God will take us to heaven. We should we feel no wrath. There have been many predictions from both secularist and religious sides. Both believe that the new millennium will bring devastation and an end to the world. They also both believe that there is a chance that the world may be better due to this problem. The main question of both groups is how is this going to affect them and how are they going to get out of it.
Their main problem is that most people go by here say and do not do the research to find out what is really going on. There have been many predictions that people have made for the new millennium who have been making predictions their whole life. The only problem with this is that these people have usually been wrong. The bible’s predictions were always right but no one knows what or when the second coming is so they should not fear that. Religious prophecies that were not in the bible have usually been wrong.
There have been preachers that have made predictions many, many times and they were usually wrong. One such person was Preacher William Miller who predicted that the year 1844 would be the year of the second coming but that didn’t come true. So, they shouldn’t take Jerry Fawell’s prediction seriously. Neither should be any other.
Right now people should begin to put their faith into Christ and not into computers. People have put God on the back burner and made him their second priority. This is not what you can call religious. These are the people who on judgement day will face the wrath of God. Why we are sitting here worrying about such trivial things such as Y2K, we could be praying and putting our faith into Christ.
This is the main solution to all of our problems. Forget all of the predictions of the new millennium and begin to worry about where you are going to be religiously when these problems occur. The question of is there a light at the end of the tunnel is a question that the person can only answer. It all depends on how one looks at it. Secularist believe that the world is going to be hell at the beginning of the new millennium and they doubt that it is going to get any better. Religious people believe that God is on their side and they have no reason not to have a better life next millennium.
They believe that secularists are the ones who have to have fear, for they are the ones who do not believe in God so they will face the consequences. I believe that the world as we know it will get better in the years to come. We have always had times where we had problems, but we always came out on top of things. If we put our faith into God and not into computers then we should have no problems concerning the future. People need to stop worrying about Y2K and stop trying to fool people and make money off those who believe that Y2K will cause a problem and start to believe in God. The world will go on and so shall we, if we believe it and pray to God for it.
We should not have fear for the new millennium. We can comfort ourselves with the knowledge that the end of the world has been predicted before, many, many times before. So far the doomsday prophets have had a perfect score, they have never been right. Just remember that god said, “I will supply all your needs,” (Phillipians 4:19), “Cast all your cares on me,” (1 Peter 5:7), “I have not given you the spirit of fear,” (II Timothy 1:7), and “I will never leave you or forsake you,” (Hebrews 13:5). That means that God will give us a way to survive, he will take all your stress and problems, he has given you no reason to fear anything, and he will always be there and never leave you since you put your faith in him.
So, go in God into the next millennium, it may be the only way to go into it.