End Times: Are You Ready?

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Will the world end this weekend? The Bible says not even the angels know the day or hour of Jesus’ return. But amid speculation that’s been around for centuries, there are certain timeless truths to which all Christians can cling.

First, we need to be sure we have put our trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. “The fact of the matter is… we are all a heartbeat away from eternity,” said Will Graham, grandson of Billy Graham, when asked about recent “doomsday” predictions.

“Whether you stand before God on May 21, or whether you stand before Him 50 years from now, is irrelevant in the scope of eternity,” Graham added. “The important thing isn’t when you stand before God; it’s where you stand with God.”

Our new Internet evangelism site, PeaceWithGod.net, is a tool you can use to settle the question of your own salvation and to share with unbelieving friends and loved ones.

Also, through the years, both Billy and Franklin Graham have written or preached sound, Biblical messages about the Second Coming of Jesus. If you have questions, want to learn more, or would like to pass along a link to someone you love, please use the resources on this page and across the site.

Q: I read a blog on the Internet the other day that claimed Jesus was going to come back to earth on a certain date. How did they know?

Jesus said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark 13:32).
Read more of Billy Graham’s answer »

Q: Do you think Christ will come again and the world will end in 2011 or 2012?

Just before He ascended into heaven, Jesus told His disciples, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set” (Acts 1:7).
Read more of Billy Graham’s answer »

Q: What is the “rapture,” and when does it occur??

There are many Christians who believe that the second coming of Jesus Christ will be in two phases.
Read more of Billy Graham’s answer »

Q: I know I’m supposed to look forward to Jesus’ second coming, but I don’t. Is it a mistake for me to feel like this?

“Yes,” says Billy Graham. “It is a mistake for you to feel this way, because Christ’s second coming will be a time of blessing and joy for all who know Him.”
Read the rest of Billy Graham’s answer »

Watch as Billy Graham talks about the rapture of the church (Nashville, July 1979):

Christ Our Coming Judge

The Second Coming of Christ will usher in the Day of Judgment, when the risen Lord Jesus separates the wicked from the righteous.
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What Difference Should it Make?

When we live in expectation of Jesus’ return, it changes us.
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10 Marks of Expectant Living

The study of prophecy provides a compelling motivation for living the Christian life.
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God’s Plan for History

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Forgiven Through His Death

Everything needed to accomplish our salvation was taken care of when Jesus died on the cross.
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The Precious Blood of Christ

All too little is said these days about the blood of Christ.
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It’s Our Hour

The employees of BGEA were treated to a special devotional time with Bible teacher Kay Arthur, who spoke about the urgency of the times.
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Sheep and Goats

When Jesus was asked to describe His second coming, He answered first with warnings, second with stories, and finally with a plain statement about “when the Son of Man comes in is glory.”
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Reaching Family Members

How to make the transition from fruitcake to eternity.
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He Shall Wipe Away Every Tear

We grieve the loss of loved ones, but not as those who have no hope.
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The Virgins and the Bridegroom: Awaiting Jesus’ Return

Christians of every generation have been interested in the return of Jesus Christ to the earth. And no surprise: the second coming of Christ has been the hope of the church in every age.
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Are You Ready for the End?

Almost every headline, television news report and radio bulletin these days proclaims one essential truth: The modern world is in chaos, and no one has a realistic solution.
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Proclaiming Christ’s Return

“I have felt for a long time that the church has long neglected prophetic truth and, as a result, has failed to carry out God’s revealed program not only for the church itself but has failed to tell the world of God’s plan for the future,” says Billy Graham.
Read the article from Decision magazine »

How Then Should We Live?

Skip Hetzig writes, “Christians have been looking for Jesus’ Second Coming ever since He left the first time. We have always longed for the time when our Savior will come from heaven and make everything right once again on the earth. I hope you’re looking for it because Paul says at the end of 2 Timothy that there is a crown awaiting all of those who are longing for His appearing. Are you longing for it? Do you get up in the morning thinking, This could be the day?”
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Signs of Christ’s Return: As In the Days of Noah

“As we watch the downward spiral of our society today, we realize that a powder keg is ready to explode,” says Chuck Smith. “Something has got to change.”
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Is Jesus Really Coming?

“People ask me, ‘Do you really believe that Jesus Christ is going to come back to this earth again?’” writes Billy Graham. “Yes, I do. The Bible teaches that Jesus is coming again. And I don’t see any other hope, because we’re heading toward a catastrophe in our world.”
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Come Quickly, Lord Jesus

Franklin Graham points out that after His death and resurrection, Jesus ascended into the heavens, while disciples stood awestruck and attending angels made this promise: “This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11, NASB).
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End Times 101: The Basics of the Second Coming

The second coming of Jesus (and the subsequent upheaval of all that we know and understand) is an incredibly complex area of the faith.
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The Hope of a Returning Savior

“We know He is coming soon,” says Anne Graham Lotz. “He just has not arrived yet. Hope wakes us up and keeps us awake. In light of the vision of His glory, be faithful to watch!”
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4 Comments

  1. Nancy says:

    I am so thanful to the Lord for Dr. Billy Graham

  2. bianca says:

    Thank yu for this

  3. Henry Odukho says:

    I know out there we have false prophets just as in the time of Elijah, but we also have the true prophets whom the world does not accept & instead listen to false prophets whom they accuse taking the account of all other prophets in the same blame. Don’t loose heart Jesus is coming back & we are true witnesses for this truth which he has spoken to other true servants.Believe & take a step of faith and you will escape the coming judgement..

  4. pastor dan says:

    i want to thank you for this page on the end times it is a real blessing.