Articles about the end of the world

There are a lot of films centred on Apoloclyptic events, but what does the Bible say on such things?
What things grab us? What are the signs for the end of the world? Persecution, the Abomination, the trumpet call of God, a separating day...

[2] Things that grab our attention and the disciples

Jesus’ disciples were feasting their eyes on the beautiful Temple. That may not grab our attention, but Jesus says: “Do you see all these THINGS? I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another…”
Notice, He describes them as just ‘things’!
How many things in the world grab our attention, and worse still, how many things steal our heart…

[4] “Oh no, my life’s falling apart”

How did the British people feel in 1939, when the Nazis started their onslaught? They had every right to say: “my life’s falling apart!” At times in our lives we may feel that the whole world is crashing down around us. How do we cope at such times? I can remember that sinking feeling when the Falklands crisis started. We had just become a nation at war. How was this all going to work out? I wondered whether other nations were going to be drawn into the conflict…

[5] Persecuted: Fighting against the current

When we look at how Jesus describes the time leading up to the end of the world – with all the persecution it can all seem very scary! All that I considered as being stable, and dependable is being ripped away. All those things I hold as being fair, and noble, and honest, are just uprooted and destroyed. Where is true justice when I am handed over to be persecuted and put to death purely for being a Christian, and for doing good! Where is the fairness in being hated, just because I believe in Jesus? What happened to God′s help…

[8] Trumpet call of God

Trumpets were used for at least 6 different reasons in the Old Testament, and each one is relevant to the second coming of Christ:
[1] It is time to meet God for a very solemn occasion…
[2] It is time to meet together as a joyful community…
[3] It is time to go into battle…
[4] Trumpets in worship…
And more…

[9] The Day of the Lord is to be a separating day

“two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.” Matthew 24:40
It was also a separating day when Noah and his family went into the Ark and got spared, but all the others were destroyed.
What hideous crimes were they doing to warrant such action?
Jesus tells us that they were eating, and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage.
Surely these are everyday things?…