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Why do some people get all wrapped up in trying to predict the end of the world? We've always experienced wars and natural disasters, and we always will. All those prophecies about the end of the world are just nonsense, in my opinion.


You’re right—up to a point. Throughout history some people have claimed to know exactly when the world was going to come to an end—and they were clearly wrong. Jesus said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Matthew 24:36).

But there is one prophecy about the future that I urge you not to ignore or dismiss as nonsense—and that is the one spoken by Jesus. Jesus warned that someday this world as we know it will come to an end—not because of a war or natural disaster, but because God will intervene and bring it to an end. The future is in God’s hands, and He alone will bring an end to the world.

And when He does, all the evils of this world will be destroyed and Jesus Christ will come again to rule over a new world in perfect peace and justice. We can barely imagine this, but it gives us hope for a better world. As the Bible says, “In keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).

Don’t worry about those who falsely claim to know when the world will come to an end. Instead, put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. He alone gives us hope for the future and strength for our lives right now. Make Him the foundation of your life—beginning today.

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  1. Bubby knight says:

    I’m very happy I took the time to read through this instead of going on Facebook and being brainwashed with all of the scare tactics of whomever. Billy Graham, thank you.

  2. Maria Surbakti says:

    I trust my love, Jesus Christ, in all my life because I know in all my life HE never leaves me alone to face the world. Thank you, Mr. Graham. Lord Jesus Christ be with you in everything, especially in your ministries.

  3. Patricia Duncan says:

    Thank you for these questions/ answers. I know Whom I have believed and Jesus is my Lord and Savior. By answering these questions, you spread hope for anyone who puts their trust in the Lord and also those who do not know Jesus, I pray they come to Him now.

  4. Randy Waller says:

    Thank you for the words.

  5. Charleen M Wilkes says:

    Please excuse my ignorance, but if there is going to be a new heaven and new earth, what will happen to all our loved ones already in the “old” heaven? I realize that we don’t have all the answers, but didn’t know if you know if it says anything about that in the Bible. I haven’t found anything on that, but still reading and studying God’s Word! Thank you for ALL that you have done to bring countless people to know and follow Jesus Christ! The world wouldn’t be the same without you, your son, and all of your wonderful family! See you in Heaven, my brother in Christ!

    1. Lauren says:

      The Bible says there will be a new heaven and earth in 2 Peter 3:13.