Eschatology

 

 

1. When will the end of the world come?

 

 

 

I don’t know, but I can tell you that it is near because the apostle Peter says: “The end of all things is near” (1 Peter 4:7 - NIV).

Jesus Christ said that the end will come when the Gospel has been preached in the whole world; here are His words as they are written in the Gospel according to Matthew: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14). In the Gospel according to Mark we read: “And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations” (Mark 13:10 - NKJV). Therefore the end of the world will not come unless the Gospel is preached to all men first. By preaching the Gospel we hasten the coming of the day of God, as Peter says in His second epistle : “…. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God” (2 Peter 3:12). Therefore, let us continue to proclaim the Gospel of the grace of God to all men.

Brothers, I urge you not to be shaken in mind or troubled by those who periodically – either when a millennium is about to end or when a century is about to end or when a particular comet appears in the sky or when a solar eclipse occurs or when some other events occur – proclaim that the end of the world has come or is about to come. Their words are just profane and idle babblings, false predictions destined to fail, to their shame.

 

 

 

 

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