December 16, 2012
By Keith Bunn Jr.
Well if any one of the things I've heard that's going to happen on 12/21/12, aka, Doomsday this will be my last blog posting. Mayan calender ending, earthquakes, alien invasions, earth colliding with planet X, dog storms, polar shifts, and last, but not least, zombies. Cripe, I don't even know why we even bought Christmas gifts this year. I'm not even going to be able to open them.
Really?! This is what I believe...
"Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told you in advance. So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them. For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone." - Jesus Christ, Book of Matthew 24:23 - 24:36 -
There have been so many times the end of the world has been predicted and every one of them have been false, so why would this be any different? With that being said, what does all this have to do with our finances? Simple, we should not let fear be a factor in our decision making process, especial when it comes to our finances. When we make decisions based on fear, we make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes are more costly than the things we're afraid of. So don't stop paying down your debts, don't stop saving money for retirement, and don't stop teaching your children how to handle money. In other words, keep living your life as if nothing was going to happen. Because as the scripture states above, "...that day and hour no one knows" when the end of the world will happen and when it does, you can't take your money with you anyways.
If all the talk about the end of the world coming has made you afraid, then you need to talk to someone about it. A pastor or counselor are perfect places to start. Because the bible also states "For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsel there is safety." - Proverbs 24:6 KJV -. I personally don't believe that the end of the world is this week. We're still making plans for Christmas, for January, etc... so talk to someone if you're afraid. This time of year is suppose to be a happy time filled with family and friends.
1) Have you ever made a financial decision based on fear?
2) If you have, do you regret that decision?
3) Has all this talk about the end of the world made you afraid?
4) Have you talked to someone about it, a pastor or counselor?
5) What are your plans for 2013?
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