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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. Sallie Lemmons says:

    No one knows when we will be raptured. All the signs are pointing to this event. We need to be prepared and ready for it could happen at any moment.

  2. Samson Satapati says:

    Thank you so much pastor Billy Graham. I am really happy to speak to you in this way. You are my inspiration in the ministry and I’m really refreshed by your admirable answers about end times.

  3. Pamela Hotsinpiller says:

    Some people just want to be “right”.
    I am so glad I have learned to trust God completely.
    I so LOVE that He is total control.

  4. Shirley Nicholson says:

    Thank you pastor Graham for your promising words. I too believe that no one can predict the day or time but we can wait patiently up in the Lord while He prepares a place for all of us.

    My brother saw you preach in the 1970s on a California beach. He came back home full of peace and you in his heart. A few years later he does in an accident. One day several months later my mother went to lunch with a friend at a Chinese restaurant and after received a fortune cookie that read “fear not for he is alright.” We have watched your ministry through the years as a family – God bless you 🙂

  5. Stephen K Smith says:

    Would Christ not have bore the sign of the anti Christ from the crown of thorns he wore upon his head? Not depicted last supper