By   •   July 8, 2009   •   Topics:


If we are living in the last days and the world is going to come to an end before long (as I believe), then why should we bother having children or saving money for our retirement? In other words, why bother preparing for the future if there isn't going to be any future?


If we knew for certain exactly when Christ was going to come again, and when this present world would come to an end—then yes, what you say might make sense.

But we don’t know—and that is the way God intended it to be. When Jesus’ disciples asked Him when He would return to establish His kingdom, He answered by warning them not to be fooled by anyone who claimed to know the answer. Then He 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).

Why is this? One reason, I believe, is because if we did know, we might be tempted to stop doing the work God wants us to do. In one of His parables, Jesus commended the servant who kept on working while his master was away. Then He added, “It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns” (Luke 12:43). May that be true of us.

At the same time, Christ’s promise is clear: Some day He will come again in glory and power, and all the evil and rebellion and injustice of this present world will come to an end. That day is closer now than it has ever been before. Are you ready for that day? Make sure of your commitment to Christ—and make sure as well that if He does come during your lifetime, He will find you working and living for Him.

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  1. Tina says:

    When you have faith in God it helps to overcome your fears and Let God.

  2. Julie Shea says:

    Very informative.

  3. Keri williams says:

    I know Jesus but am still scared!

  4. John says:

    My future is with Jesus Christ. That’s the real future

  5. Shirley anne says:


  6. Gigi says:

    I am not a fan of most “TV ministers” but my mother was an ordained (at Life Bible College in Los Angeles) Christian minister, and she felt Billy Graham was the real deal and I do too. Thank you for your dad and now your ministry. I hope to meet you in Heaven some day. God bless you.

  7. Ayuba Jama'a says:

    That’s true about Jesus’s return. Jesus is coming soon. Men of God, please pray for me and my family to be raptured.

  8. Kim says:

    😢 scared

    1. Rodney Short says:

      Isaiah 26:3 He will keep you in perfect peace. When your mind is stayed on Him. Because you trust Him.

  9. Albera Kambestad says:

    Can we PRAY our children and grandchildren are SAVED?

  10. Albera Kambestad says:

    I have fear that I don’t know for sure that I am saved.

    1. BGEA says:

      You can know right now that you are saved. Will you take a moment to look at this article on how to be sure of your salvation? It may help put your mind at ease. We have also sent your message to our team so we can respond via email.

    2. Sabrina says:

      Once you are saved, you will always be saved.