The bible distinguishes between the “end of the world” and the destruction of the planet and humankind. The clear statements enable all who study the Bible to quickly realize that we are discussing the end of the corrupt rulership, systems of control, commerce and religion, and those who make it happen.
The “end of the world” is the end of wickedness, turning good to bad, principles to problems, honesty and faith things to be kept to ourselves.
When is this change going to happen?
Jesus left a clear sign of the things that will take place just before the change in world rulership. Matthew 24: 7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another.8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress.
In the parallel account in Luke 21: 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.11 There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.
We continue to experience the escalation of these events and problems and they are now global.
What are the people like? 2 Timothy chapter 3 speaks of a drastic moral decline during a period described as the Last Days. To understand why these must be the last days look at Revelation 11: 18 But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”
Without that interjection humans will ruin the earth. So we need answers to some serious questions:
- Who is going to bring these ones to ruin?
- How is this going to happen?
- Can we trust the messenger?
- How much longer do we have to wait? and
- What comes next?
The answers to these questions are contained in the Bible and it is the right time to begin to dig deep into this book that has guided so many honest people over the centuries.
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