I am not a sandwich board wearing – yell at the the top of your lungs – the world is coming to an end kind of guy. That said, the bible is clear.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.” [Revelation 21:1]
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” [Mark 13:31]
Dr. Russel Moore posted an interesting article on his blog yesterday regarding a more personal view of the study of Eschatology (The Doctrine of End Times). I am with Dr. Moore on not breaking fellowship on questions of Eschatology. The one thing I come across that sets me off though is the abundance of people who “predict” the time of the end. It’s clear that they’ve never read their Bibles:
“32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven,nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.” [Mark 13:32-33]
Dr. Moore offers an insightful look at why, even though we may differ on our interpretation of the Scripture, every true follower of Christ should be excited about the second coming of our Lord. He summarizes:
“Eschatology ought to fire up your adrenal glands. When you think about that Eastern sky exploding you ought to feel the zeal to evangelize, to congregationalize, and to live in the gratitude that when the roll is called up yonder, you’ll be there.”
You can find the complete article here: