Most people don’t seem to feel comfortable talking or thinking about it very much, but it does seem apparent that it is on the minds of people more and more as time goes on. That is: When are we going to run out of time? Or are we heading toward what some call “Armageddon”?
For quite a while now, the possible end of the world has been a very popular movie theme and book subject … and indeed somewhat of a worry to people all over the world—at least some of the time.
While that often happens because of entertainment, sometimes it’s due to the reality of what’s going on around the world—devastating and bizarre weather, violent religious and political protests, governments being surprisingly overthrown and wars dragging on for years with no peace in sight.
So what’s going to happen? And when? And what impact, you may well ask, will it have on me, on my family, on my country, on the world? And what will I do?
For some people, the answer is, “Whatever!” For others, “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it—I don’t want to worry, I just want to live!”
For still others, it’s “eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow it all might end!”
And then some might say, “You never know what will happen, so don’t waste your time thinking about it!”
But ignorance, avoidance, apathy or fatalism won’t make the question go away, and it won’t make life any easier.
The fact is, the world is in serious trouble, trouble that was foretold very clearly and specifically 2,000 years ago! There was a time when the followers of Jesus Christ asked Him directly, “What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” What He then described in Matthew 24 can be seen today—the signs that are prophesied as evidence that “the end” may well be in sight.
But, in addition, one of the things Jesus said to be on the lookout for has to do with you.
“Take heed to yourselves,” He said, “lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:34-36).
The more we see around us, the more we need to be looking at ourselves—looking to see where we are in relationship to God based on what He teaches—not what men teach, but what He teaches in His Word.
We hope that we can help you in that regard. Be sure to explore our website—and be sure to prove, or attempt to disprove, that what we write and say is in agreement with what the Bible has to say.
The end of this age is approaching. Preparation, not ignorance, will make all the difference for you!
For Life, Hope & Truth, I’m David Evans.