The subject of the end times remains one of the most contentious in Christendom. Many past and present men of God have predicted the end and even set specific dates to it, only to be disappointed for leading their followers astray and usually labeled cults after this fiasco. But given the veracity of the scripture on this topic, and in light of the signs that are so prevalent in our time, could we be staring the ends times in the face? Nathan Kiwere writes.
The very mention of the words ‘end times’ often sends chills down the spines of many people. It is an inconvenient reminder that this world, and therefore humanity, is not here in perpetuity after all. But the real fear in the hearts and minds of many is not so much the end but the uncertainty about what happens to them after the end.
Where do we go from here? There is no shortage of scriptures that clearly talk about the signs of the end times, both in the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible. Speaking of the end times in Matthew 24:32-33, Jesus said, “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it (the end) is near, right at the door.” In Mark 13, Jesus privately tells Peter, James, John, and Andrew of events and conditions that will lead to the end of the age. He tells them of many future events, some of which would happen in their lifetimes. Yet, none of them realized it would take many centuries before the prophecy would run its course.
For instance, Jesus said in Mark 13:8, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.” Nearly all the above signs have and continue to happen. However, the one thing that
stands out during our time is what was prophesized in the book of Daniel 12:4: “But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” This article focuses on the increase of knowledge as a sign of the end times.
There is no doubt that enlightenment in nearly all facades of life in this post-modern age has become the defining difference between then and now. Read Full Article in the August issue of GoodNews paper and also see what people say about this subject.