Saturday, May 10, 2014

End of world???

7 Signs of the End of the World

Fiery MeteorThere’s much talk about the world ending in our day. And why not? With the increase of weapons of mass destruction and the potential of them falling into the wrong hands ~ and then being used?! ~ of course, that’s one way the world (as we know it) might cease to exist.
And the world came to an end once before.
It happened in the days of a person named Noah who ultimately was rescued from a cataclysmic Flood. You’ve heard the story, haven’t you? It isn’t just a myth.
Indeed, Noah was a person who really lived. And we know it for sure because the perfect Man, Jesus (who could never tell a lie), talked about him: “And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days of the Son of Man.” (Luke 17:26) With the phrase “in the days of the Son of Man,” our Lord was referring to that period of human history at the end of the age that will culminate with His return to earth.
And the Bible offers clues as to when it’ll all take place. I’ve highlighted a few of them in the following list (which others might you add?)…
7 Signs of the End of the World:
1. People will be going about their business as usual. (Luke 17:27a28)
2. There will be an increase in and access to knowledge. (Daniel 12:4)
3. There will be a sense of unawareness as to what’s about to happen. (Luke 17:27a28)
4. There will be mockers dismissing the possibility of Christ’s return. (2 Peter 3:3-4)
5. There will be a significant rise in crime and law-breaking. (Matthew 24:12)
6. There will be the appearance of false charismatic personalities, religions and Messiahs. (Matthew 24:51124)
7. The Jewish people/nation will again exist in their Middle Eastern homeland. (Matthew 24:32-33)