“At the time of the end…there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been”
–Daniel 11:40a, 12:1b
Since the beginning of time man has feared the end of time. This fear has become more prevalent in recent days. People have thought of all kinds of ways in which the world will end: Nuclear war, climate change, AIDS, the COVID virus or some other disease, or perhaps an invasion from another planet or galaxy. The list is endless. But God’s word has the answer for us. Funny how God seems to have the answers to life’s most important questions.
War, natural disasters, and disease all work to destroy life on this planet. But it won’t be people, an out-of-control madman, or some catastrophic natural disaster that will bring the end. It will be God who unleashes his wrath in righteous judgment. The fact of the matter is God began world history, and he will end it. But by God’s grace and mercy some will escape his wrath and enter eternal rest.