Despite efforts by NASA to dispel the Mayan calendar-based prediction the world will end Dec. 21, fears of a coming "doomsday" prevail.
From the United States to as far away as Shanghai, authorities are receiving emergency calls from panicked citizen fearing "the end."
"I have received letters from young people who say they are contemplating suicide. I've received a few from mothers who say they're planning to kill their children and themselves," David Morrison, a NASA scientist who answers letters from the public, said.
"One touching letter (said) simply, 'My best friend is my little dog, please tell me when I should put her to sleep so she won't suffer in the apocalypse,'" he recalled.
How can Christians respond to the rising fears in many people about this day? Regent University professor Cornelius Bekker, offers his insight, on Christian World News, Dec. 7.