- Rex Morgan
The End is Near!
A number of prophets are claiming the world will end next Saturday (23 Sept)! You can google this to see their names and predictions.
Maybe it will seem like the end of the world to either Bill English or Jacinda Ardern if the voting goes badly for them, but when will be the end according to Bible prophecy?
In fact the Bible nowhere gives us a date for the end. Rather, it affirms that no one knows the date! (Matt 24:36). But this hasn't stopped scores of "prophets" (beginning with the Essenes in 66AD) claiming they had the biblical inside knowledge and citing a date.
When Daniel asked for the explanation of the prophecies God had given him, God answered (Dan 7:17-18) :"The four great beasts are four kings that shall rise from the earth. But the holy people of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it for ever." What a succinct summary of human history, past, present and future, in just two sentences! Mankind has tried multiple forms of governments and kingdoms in the course of history, but all have failed dismally in solving world problems. But God's Kingdom will be established, and will solve all those problems forever!
Those two verses are a summary of all of Bible prophecy. They confirm we don't need to know the exact date of the end of the world. As long as we are counted among God's people we don't have to worry. God is in control, and He will work all things out.