Saturday, September 13, 2008

Are we nearing the end?

Has anyone else noticed that natural disasters seem to be on the rise? Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes have all made the news recently. Are they increasing in frequency? How about armed conflicts? How about the state of our world, in general? The Bible talks about wars and rumors of wars, and an increase in natural disasters as a sign that the end is approaching.

I noticed that for two weeks in a row, my pastor indicated his belief that the return of Christ would be in our children's lifetime. Of course no one knows the hour when He will come back, but He did tell us to take note of the signs.

Many past generations of Christians believed that Jesus would come back in their lifetime, but of course He did not. Is this another false alarm? Or are these "birth pains" as the Bible calls them, indicating the time is drawing closer?

So what do you think? Post a comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts. If you believe we're nearing the end, why do you believe so? If you don't think the time is approaching, what signs would make you think twice? If you're a Christian in a country other than the U.S., do you believe that talk of the end times is an American thing, or have you or some you know thought about this recently?

1 comments:

violasororia November 8, 2008 at 3:54 AM  

It's hard to tell whether there really are more natural disasters than usual. What is easy to notice is that we have access to a whole lot more information than our forefathers did. It's pretty possible that we are just hearing about more of what has always gone on in the world.

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