On Saturday, October 17, 2009, one of the first 2012 Survival Conferences will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona. This twelve hour conference, led by Cody Lundin (pictured here), will enable participants to prepare for the coming end of the world as we know it. Cody, the author of two best-selling books on survival and preparedness, 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes, is preparing people for the catastrophic end of the modern world on December 21, 2012--the end of the Mayan astronomical calendar. 2012 Survival Conferences might be compared to dispensational Bible conferences; they both get people worked up about the end of the world while neglecting the far more important truth that God has already appointed death to every person--and then the judgment. How one escapes the just judgment of a holy God is a far more important survival question than how one endures natural or supernatural catastrophes in this present world. With that in mind, and recognizing the tendency for those with little or no eternal perspective to fret over cataclysmic world events, I offer my personal tribute to the impending 2012 hysteria.
AN ODE TO 2012
2012 is coming toward us really fast;
And it prompts me to give you this forecast.
When you look with dread toward events on that date;
You tend to ignore the truth of your personal fate.
It is the individual soul who gives an account to God;
So one ought be very careful how this life is daily trod.
There is no guarantee that you'll be given another breath,
For this reason it's wise you prepare this day for death.
Certain it is that without faith in Christ you will never please
The Righteous Judge whom your sinful self could never appease.
So before you get worked up over events in a forthcoming year;
It should be remembered that it's the Creator whom you should fear.
But once a sinner finds rest through trusting God's gracious cross,
There'll be no more fretting over this world's speculative dross.
In His Grace,
P.S. Cody looks like he could double as a 50 year old SBC youth director. :)