According to one very popular YouTube video, the world will end on July 29. As reported by the Daily Mail, the attached YouTube video from the YouTube channel titled End Times Prophecies has swelled to more than 5.2 million views since it was uploaded two weeks ago to the video-sharing platform. Even Christians who literally don’t believe the world will end on July 29 — and Christians shouldn’t believe July 29th is Armageddon Day and the Second Coming of Christ, seeing as though the Bible says no man (nor the angels or Jesus) know when the earth and heaven will pass away — might feel good about Scripture being preached.
After all, like the Apostle Paul said to the Philippians — whether folks preach Christ out of selfish ambition (if only the man from Tarsus could’ve imagined YouTube pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll ads in those ancient times) or to cause more problems — the important thing is that Christ is preached, right? Well, not so fast.
Yes, the viral YouTube video contains plenty of Scripture — along with lots of Revelation verses accompanied by shaky, earthquake mimicking footage that makes viewers want to look away before they have seizures. There’s nice and rudimentary footage that brings Armageddon and tribulation days to life, as reported by Bible Hub, in ways that make Christians fervently pray Michael Bay would take on the project as a CGI-filled sci-fi epic action film to show them who is boss in the realm of filmmaking.
However, despite all the Bible verses gained in the below video, titled “Why The World Will End Surely on 29 July 2016? Shocking Facts,” the problem with the video is the main Scripture skipped over therein — whereby no one actually knows when the end of the world will occur.
Such a glaring error may unfortunately cause folks to throw the baby out with the bathwater. It has been done by certain folks who might visit churches, run into some hypocritical Christians who rail against homosexuality while all the while hiding their own sins of adultery close to the vest — and declare the whole human lot a lie, along with the Bible lessons taught.
No wonder Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” song resonated with so many people — Christians and non-believers alike. As reported by Genius, Hozier adeptly noted how holier-than-thou folks can sit on their high horses, looking down upon other sinners while hiding their own secrets in the stables.
“That’s a fine looking high horse
What you got in the stable?”
The unfortunate finding of people sometimes seeking solace in churches for help with deemed sinful habits — like masturbation and the like — at times turns into an opportunity for mocking.
“I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife.”
And therefore leads them to assume the whole lot of doctrine is hogwash.
“I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies.”
Such could be the outcome of such popular videos, that likely seek to convert followers by using the real and powerful and true words of God — but couple them with the “strange fire” of absolutes and claims that the Earth’s poles shifting on July 29th will for sure cause the world to end.
Of course there’s room for true prophets and prophecies, as noted in the Bible — but also warnings about testing spirits to see if they really are from God. As noted by Bible Hub, there are those whose motivation in speaking about heavenly things isn’t for monetary reasons alone — but because they are truly sent by God.
“For we are not like so many others, who peddle of the word of God for profit.”
If continued prophecy is wrong — and “End Times Propechies” is always wrong, notes USA Today — you have to wonder if that person is truly a prophet.
Besides their “Why The World Will End Surely on 29 July 2016? Shocking Facts” video, which is up to 5.2 million views, other videos like “Why WORLD Will End Certainly on 29 July 2016?” and “END TIME SIGNS: The World Will End on 29 July 2016” and “The Real Reason Why The End Times on 29 July 2016. Shocking NEWS” have amassed a boatload of views on YouTube.