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When is the world going to come to an end? I know scientists say it'll probably be millions of years from now, but what if we end up destroying ourselves instead? That's a real possibility, in my opinion.


A:

Only God knows when the present world will come to an end — and only God will bring it about. Wars and disasters may continue to shake civilization (as they have in the past), but ultimately God is in control, and He alone has the power to intervene and destroy the whole world.

And someday He will, because He wants to bring about a new and perfect world! Our world is imperfect and riddled with all sorts of evils, and no matter how hard we try, we’ll never completely overcome them. But this isn’t the way God meant for the world to be. When God created it, it was good and free from all evil. The Bible says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).

But then sin entered the world, and with it came death and sickness and every other kind of evil. We see this all around us today. But someday God will intervene; Christ will return, and the whole world will be restored to what it once was: perfect and good. The Bible says that “everything will be destroyed. … But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:11, 13).

Are you ready for that day? Even if Christ’s coming is delayed, are you ready to meet life’s problems with His help? Are you ready to meet Him when you die? Don’t make the mistake of ignoring Christ, but put your life into His hands today.

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4 Comments

  1. michele thompson says:

    I have been baptized but I always feel it isn’t enough and i talk with the lord but I don’t read the bible. What can I do more of to get closer to the lord? I try to read the bible but it goes from one story to the next. what do I do?

    1. BGEA says:

      Reading the Bible and praying are great ways to get closer to God. Here’s an article on that topic: http://goingfarther.net/basics-of-christianity/discipleship/

      We understand how it can be difficult to read and understand the Bible, but maybe these tips can help:

      Reading the Bible
      The Bible is God’s Word to us. It’s His message of love and forgiveness, and shows us how we can have eternal life. It can also answer questions you have as you strive to live a life that pleases Him. That’s why Christians should try to read the Bible daily.

      Here are some suggestions:
      • First, read one chapter from the Gospel of John each day. This will help you understand the basics of the Gospel. (Books of the Bible are typically listed in the front of the Bible.)
      • Second, read Acts, the exciting story of how Jesus Christ’s first disciples told others about how He died and rose again.
      • Third, read the letters that Christ’s apostles wrote to His first followers — all who were new in their faith. These letters are the book of Romans through the book of 3 John.
      • Fourth, go back and read one of the other three gospels: Matthew, Mark or Luke.

      Understanding the Bible
      You might not understand everything you read in the Bible, but don’t let that discourage you. The Bible tells us what God is like and offers us wisdom. As you read it, ask yourself:

      • What does this passage mean?
      • What is God saying to me in this passage?
      • How can I apply this to my own life?

      As you read your Bible regularly, you will begin to understand more of it. Here are 4 more ways to get more out of your reading:
      1. Read the Psalms, the Old Testament book of worship, to enrich your devotion to God.
      2. Read Proverbs to gain wisdom and strengthen your relationship with others.
      3. Pray for understanding. The Holy Spirit can help you, and you will begin to see life from God’s perspective.
      4. Talk to others about what you’re learning. Try to attend a small group Bible study.

  2. bonnyfasr says:

    Inspiration words and amen

  3. Randy Fletcher says:

    God bless you.