How will the World End?
The topic of how or when the world will end is something that is on the mind of a lot of people all over the globe now, and the trending of this subject grows each time a natural disaster happens, or a war, or an outbreak of disease like the recent Ebola outbreak. Just take a look at all the movies coming out of Hollywood with end of the world themes.
So what is the mainstream secular view as to how the world will end? Well, some believe the world will be brought to an end due to an asteroid smashing into earth. Some believe the sun, via a massive solar storm could wipe us out. Others believe it could be nuclear war, global warming, the rise of the robot, or even this weird 'planet x' theory. There are plenty of theories out there as to how the world will end. And some go even as far as setting specific dates for the world ending.
There are serious threats coming from many different places concerning the future of this world. But are any of them feasible theories as to how this world will end? They are certainly feasible, but the likelihood of them actually happening is another matter. So can we truly answer the question which is on the lips of many people around the world? Do we REALLY know how the world is going to end? Or can we only speculate as to the future of this world?
There is only ONE source of information which we can rely on to tell us the future - BIBLE PROPHECY!
What Does the Bible Say?
There is only one source we can rely on concerning the future of this world, and that is the Word of God. You see, God created this world and He knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10). But can we really trust the prophecies in the Bible? Well, you only need look at past prophecies to see that they are truly reliable and happen just as God said they would. So what does the Bible say concerning how the world will end?
Will it be a cataclysmic event? Is it something to concern us? Should we prepare?
The answer to all those three is a resounding YES! So what does Bible prophecy say concerning how this world will end? Let's take a look at some Bible verses concerning the end of the world:
Revelation 15:1 ...'And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.'
Revelation 16:1 ...'And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.'
THE PLAGUES: 1. Grievous Sores 2. Seas turn blood 3. Rivers turn blood 4. Sun to burn 5. Beast kingdom turns darkness 6. Support for beast kingdom 'dries up' 7. Massive earthquakes and hailstones
Matthew 24:27 ...'For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.'
1 Thessalonians 4:16 ...'For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.'
2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 ...'And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.'
Revelation 6:14-17 ...'And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?'
2 Peter 3:10 ...'But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.'
THE 'CATACLYSMIC' SECOND COMING: 1. Jesus returns with His angels from heaven 2. Great commotion in the skies 3. Mountains and islands move out of their place 4. A great resurrection of the dead believers
Isaiah 13:13 ...'Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.'
Isaiah 24:1 ...'Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.'
Jeremiah 4:23-26 ...'I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.'
Jeremiah 25:33 ...'And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.'
THE EARTH LAID WASTE: 1. The lost are destroyed at the second coming 2. The earth is laid waste and desolate
So how will the world end? This world as we know it will end when Jesus Christ returns at the second coming. At that time there will be great commotion such as has never been seen before. The lost are destroyed and the saints are taken to heaven to be with the Lord for all eternity. But this is not the complete end for this world, because after the saints have been with Jesus in heaven for the 1000 year millenium, then we return to this earth with New Jerusalem. The wicked are resurrected to receive their final judgment which is the lake of fire. The earth is renewed by that fire and the saints dwell on the new earth forever (2 Peter 3:13).
Please see our SECOND COMING OF JESUS website to learn much more about this end time event.
So now we know how the world will end, can we know WHEN it will end? Can we set any specific date for the end of the world? No, the Bible tells us that no one knows the DAY or the HOUR of Christ's return (Matthew 24:36). But the Bible also says that even though we cannot know the exact day or hour, we CAN know when the second coming is NEAR, EVEN AT THE DOOR! (Matthew 24:33). And as you will see from the rest of this website, the second coming of Christ Jesus is certainly 'NEAR'.
Now that we know how the world will end and what is coming, what is the one thing we need to do? We need to PREPARE. And how can we prepare for this end time event? By giving our lives to Christ Jesus and being His disciples.
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