What are your thoughts on the end of the world? Many worry, others don't care, some think it is all science fiction, a few have geared-up to weather the storm. Many movies have been made about this topic. Here are just a few clips from some of these movies:
WARNING: Some of the clips contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
End Of The World #Trailer 2016
End Of The World Movies
WatchMojo rates the top ten in this clip.
#1 1964 Dr. Strangelove
#2 2011 Melancholia
#3 1998 Last Night
#4 1959 On the Beach
#5 2013 This is the End
#6 1983 The Day After
#7 2013 These Final Hours
#8 1988 Miracle Mile
#9 2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the Worlds
#10 2014 Interstellar
2000 Titan A.C.
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2012 The Cabin in the Woods
I don't know about you, but this doesn't look like a bright future and something to look forward to.
The scriptures give a different explanation of the end of the world. The end of the world is the destruction of the wicked.
And Jesus left them, and went upon the Mount of Olives. And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be which thou hast said concerning the destruction of the temple, and the Jews; and what is the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world, or the destruction of the wicked, which is the end of the world? Joseph Smith Matthew 1:4
The harvest is the end of the world, or the destruction of the wicked. . . As, therefore, the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world, or the destruction of the wicked. JST, Matthew 13:39,41.
The end of the world is a day to be looked upon with joy and anticipation. A time when mankind is set free. The only thing to fear is the condition of our hearts.
After explaining the reason for blogging, Denver started his blog with this post:
It is a misnomer to speak of the “kingdom of the Devil” because the description presumes something more organized than is the case. It is difficult to organize when fear, hatred and anger are the primary motivations. Love is a far more cohesive, creative and loyalty producing motivation. All that Satan does is designed to destroy itself, as well as all those who follow him. The Kingdom of Heaven contrasted with Hell
Here are a few excerpts from Denver's blog published this week:
The kingdom of God will “grind to dust” through persuasion, example and overcoming the world. If there is no need for financial, legal, administrative, or social assistance from the governments of men then the New Jerusalem can break free of man’s corrupt governments.
The way Zion will “grind to dust” the kingdoms of man will not be by force. The “kingdom of God” will progress “by faith & revolutionize the world, not by power, nor by might, but by pure intelligence.” (JS Papers Administrative Records, p. 157.)
Not all the wicked will be persuaded, and there will be violence because of corruption in the coming days. In the future, it will be with the gentiles as it was with the Nephites: the wicked will destroy the wicked:
But, behold, the judgments of God will overtake the wicked; and it is by the wicked that the wicked are punished; for it is the wicked that stir up the hearts of the children of men unto bloodshed. (Emphasis added.)
Modern revelation speaks of the coming distress among the wicked:
I have sworn in my wrath, and decreed wars upon the face of the earth, and the wicked shall slay the wicked, and fear shall come upon every man; (D&C 63:33, emphasis added.) All or Nothing, 6
The kingdoms of men will be ground to dust because all peaceful men will choose to live above their laws in Zion. There will be no commerce to be taxed, but only labor to feed and clothe one another. No legal agreements because people will honor their promises to one another. No police, no lawyers, courts or prisons. They will “deal justly with one another” never asking for mercy, or pardon for failure. To deal “justly” requires every citizen to hold themselves to the rigorous standard of “justice” instead of the lax standard of “mercy.” Even as they hold themselves to a standard of “justice,” they will show “mercy” and “forgiveness” and “charity” to others. “Justice” is only to be applied internally to make us deal fairly with others. Externally, every man expects to allow his neighbor the kindness and mercy he hopes the Lord will show to him in the day of judgment.
As the best of society gravitates to live in Zion, those who refuse to obey a higher standard will be left behind. They will become increasingly unproductive, unlawful, unkind, unmerciful, and ungovernable. Babylon will collapse into chaos. Zion will thrive. All or Nothing, 7-Conclusion
The end of the world looks very different looking through the two different sets of lenses.