What Does the Bible Say About How the World Will End?

by Jack Wellman on July 18, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

Does the Bible say how the world will end?  Does the Bible say that the world will end?  What is the “end” all about when the end is mentioned in the scriptures?

Does the Bible Say How the World Will End? 

The Bible actually says that the earth abides forever, so then how can the Bible also declare the end of all things?  You have seen the signs and placards that have sometimes declared “The end is near”.  But does the earth actually end?  The “end times” is more of a reference to the end of the age and not an actual end of the world or earth.  It certainly does not mean the end of mankind.  Jesus talked about the end of the age coming and that the end times would be like the days of Noah and like Sodom and Gomorrah (Luke 17:27-30).  That is much like 2 Timothy’s description of the end of times but not of time itself.  It is the end of the time of human self-rule.

Second Timothy 3:1-5 is a vivid description of what the end days will be like: “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”

The “end” is the end of the rule of Satan who is the god of this world.  The end is actually the end of the age and not the end of the world or the earth.  Second Corinthians 4:4 testifies to this fact: “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”  The “god of this age” who has “blinded the minds of unbelievers” is no less than Satan or the Devil who is ruling the earth as we speak.  Even so, he can only do what God’s sovereignty allows (Job 1).

So to say that the world will end is to lack understanding that it is really the end of the age and the age of Satan’s rule of this earth.  Satan has deceived the entire world except for those who are Christ’s (Rev 12:9).  The earth will abide forever (Psalm 78:69; Eccl 1:4) but there will be a new heaven and a new earth someday.  The old earth will go through purification by fire as Peter describes in 2 Peter 3:5-13:

“By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of the ungodly….But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.  Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be?…That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.”

So the old world will end and a new heaven and a new earth will come (Rev 21).  That is encouraging for those who are believers in Christ but it ought to be a fearful thing for those who are not believers and are not born-again.

Does the Bible Say That the World Will End? 

As we have read, the Bible never declares that the world will end.  It is only the old earth that will be gone and the old age; a new heaven and a new earth will exist but it will still be the earth in the same sense.  Most Bible scholars believe the end of the old earth as we know it today will be at the end of the millennium or after the thousand year reign of Christ and His saints on earth.  Then the New Jerusalem or actually heaven itself descends out of the sky and rests where Jerusalem is at the present time (Rev 21).   So we can say that heaven will be on earth because heaven is any place where God is.  And it will be 1,500 miles wide, with four sides and 1,500 miles high (Ezek 41:2-4).  It cannot even be imagined right now.  But first the earth will be melted and all the elements in it because at the end of the millennium, Satan will be loosed from his chains and will again deceive many who are on the earth.  But heaven will be untouchable forever because God is in it. Then there will be no need for the sun and the moon for God Himself will be the light.  And even the ocean will be gone for the kingdom will be all encompassing then.

What is the “End” All About When the End is Mentioned in the Scriptures?

The “end” of the world is really the end of the age of Satan’s rule.  His rule will end, and Christ’s reign will begin and His saints will rule with Him.  Those who are not Christ’s will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20).  No person who is a Christian will have to go through this judgment or through the coming Great Tribulation.  This judgment will be for those who have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior.  The unbelievers will be caste into the lake of fire.  Satan will eventually be tossed into the abyss, a type of bottomless pit and will never, ever again tempt or deceive people.  In fact, even death itself will be caste into the lake of fire and there will be no more death, no more tears, and no more sorrow.  But for those who end their life not believing in or professing faith in Jesus Christ, their state will never end.  Unfortunately they will be in torment forever and ever without end.

This is all the more reason for you, if you are not a believer in Jesus Christ right now, to confess your sins, admit your need for a Savior, and believe in Him as your Lord and Savior.  Then you too will live, without end, in joyful bliss and eternal happiness with the Lord.  And it will never end. This is what is known as eternal life.

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Mary Ausdahl April 17, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I always prefered to think…First/Last…Alpha/Omega… Beginning/Ending as End seems to fit ‘end of the world in an ominous sense’ rather than Ending as in ‘ending a book/ chapter and looking forward to the sequel/next chapter. I don’t know anything about Greek but it seems to me that if the 5 letters of Alpha mean beginning the 5 letters of Omega would mean ending…seems trite but I wonder what the translation really is? I could just be word-senitive(new disease:) Also prefer timeline to deadline:)

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Jack April 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Thank you so much for visiting the website Mary and for your comment. Great point. The Greek alphabet is different from the English one. If the English alphabet were used, it would be that “He is the A to Z” meaning that He is everything including everything between A to Z. The Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet and the Omega is the ending of the Greek alphabet. In fact our English word “alphabet” is from the first letter in the Greek alphabet, the word “Alpha.”

The fact is that the world will not end…but the end of the age will. There will be a new heaven and a new earth (renewed actually) and its mentioned in Revelation 21.

For more on a timeline about the end of the age, I suggest this reading: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/biblical-signs-of-the-second-coming-of-jesus-christ/

Maybe that will be more precise in a timeline fashion as it uses Scripture and Jesus Himself gives this prophecy about the end times. Its called “Biblical Signs of the Second Coming Of Jesus Christ.” Thank you Mary and please come back again soon.

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wonshim June 12, 2012 at 4:18 am

thanks you to all i have learn so many things and this will be my foot step forword to my lift path preparation is better than waiting the time

GOD bless you all

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Kacie July 11, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Wow this article really helped me out! But are you saying Christians will not go through the tribulation? Because there are those three theories. I guess what I am asking is do you believe in the rapture?

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Jack Wellman July 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Thank you Kacie. I am not even sure about whether the Great Tribulation or the Rapture is 100% certain…but I do know that God has not appointed us to wrath and know that God will have all believers in the Kingdom of Heaven someday….whether thru trials, tribulations or rapture. Kacie, please read the article below on the link provide for a more thorough response to your very important question. When I am asked whether I hold a postmillennial view, the amillennial view, or a premillennial view, I tell them that I am a panmilleniast – that is, I believe it will all pan out in the end.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-is-the-rapture-a-look-at-the-different-views/

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Lisa September 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Jack,
Actually, the Bible makes reference to Christians being persecuted during the Great Tribulation (being beheaded for the testimony they gave) and the beast makes war with them. It has been my personal belief that Christians will go through the Great Tribulation (at least some Christians).

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Karla July 24, 2012 at 4:14 am

So “the end of the world” isn’t true? What I understood from that was that “the end” meant the end of someones life. Like for example if I died today that was my “end” right? Everyone has there own end and when they say the world is going to end it really isn’t? Is judgement day true? Will god come and take his chosen ones and leave all sinners and non-believers here and let them go into the lake of fire? I’m confused…

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Jack Wellman July 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Thank you Karla for the comment and question. For those who die without placing their trust in Christ they must fact the Great White Throne Judgment in Revelation 20. For those who are born again, they will be with the Lord at their death. Yes, Judgment Day is true because the Bible is true and it speaks of this day. Yes, God will come for His chosen saved ones as Jesus said that “If I go (which He did), I will come again and take you back to be with me where I am.” For non-believers, yes, the Lake of Fire so this is all the more reason to share the gospel with family, friends, and even strangers who are not saved.

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Karla July 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I think we are all living in hell already… And each of us will die when it’s our turn to die hummanity will never end and god can’t really come and take his chosen ones… Why do people say the end of the world will be one December 21, 2012?

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Jack Wellman July 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Thank you Karla. You don’t believe in God? Jesus said that He would come back and take us back where He is. If you have not placed your trust in Christ to save you, then you have the real 20:12 as in Revelation to face. I don’t wish that on you Karla. This earth is no hell compared to the eternal one coming that is never ending. Jesus spoke more on hell than any other subject…so why don’t you believe in Him?

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juan July 24, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I have a strong belief in God and in Jesus Christ and I sure hope this is true. I speak to god nearly every night I go to bed. With that said, am I wrong for not believing in the church do to the way of society today? I believe that someone can praise the lord in there own ways. Am I wrong for this?

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Jack Wellman July 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Juan, thank you sir for your comment. Do you not believe that Jesus said that He would build His church and that we are all members of the Body of Christ? How can you be a lone ranger Christian when there are none in the New Testament. In fact, the manner of church discipline was where Paul said, “Deliver such as one to Satan.” and that is outside of the church where there is no protection. Satan is said to be a pirate looking to take single sailors ships and make their life a shipwreck. Read Romans 12 and 1 Cor. 13 and see if you can be a single Christian member alone. We are all members of the Body of Christ. I beg you to read “What Does the Bible Say About Church Membership?” at:http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-church-membership-and-attendance/

You must realize that someday Jesus will come again for the Bride of Christ, the church but to some He will say these tragic words in Matthew 7:23 “Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”

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Karla July 26, 2012 at 3:37 am

Well I never said I don’t believe in God but now that I think of it where’s the proof there was a god and devil? I do in fact believe theres a good and a bad but no now that I think of it god was an alien. I know, I sound stupid but those are my beliefs.

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Jack Wellman July 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm

No, Karla, it doesn’t sound stupid at all. I just want you to know that you are always welcome here and I apologize for assuming you don’t believe in God. I am sorry for that. Your beliefs are important to us and you will always be welcome here my friend. Thank you.

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Roger wilson July 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Well i am realy not sure wat to say,i just know that we do have a god that loves us very much.And i do beleave in him i am a new beleaver i was raised in church but i chose to run from god with drugs And alcoholand take All The wrong paths All My life but it seams like god was allways in My head even when i high now i am 48 And wasted most of My life on All these stupid thing one day on feb 6 2006 i just got tierd of liveing The way i was.but now i dont want to run from him no more i am trying to learn And grow not saying i have not sliped a bunch of times please pray that god will realy move in My live because i realy need him

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Jack Wellman July 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

Roger, it is never too late to make a difference. Many of the most effective men that God has used became Christians late in their life. Since God has appointed our number of days you know that He can still use you. One of the greatest things any believer can do is to share the gospel with the lost. Search in the search box for witnessing and evangelism and see how you might be able to be used by God powerfully.

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Mary July 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Hi Jack , I just ran across your website ! I wanted to know your views about church. I really do believe in god but i haven’t found a good church i can go to . i haven’t went in about 3 years. And i praise god by myself, pray and keep him in my life . Is it bad that i don’t go ??

Thank you so much for you time.
-Mary

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Jack Wellman July 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Hi Mary. Let me ask you something. Can you fulfill the commands given in Romans 12 or 1 Cor 13 by yourself? All the letters in the New Testament were written to churches, not lone ranger Christians. Satan is said to be like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour wrote Peter. He looks for stragglers and single bodies, just like a lion. Lions will not attack a pack or herd…they look for the one be themselves. There is no protection outside of the Body of Christ, the Church. We are said to be many members, not a single, cutoff member. Read this article at:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-church-membership-and-attendance/

about church membership. Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against His church and why would He say that if the church was not needed. Satan is like a pirate sailing the seas looking for lone sailors to take and destroy. The fact is that when Paul said that members of the church were put out for disciplinary reasons, they were “delivered unto Satan.”

A sobering thought. Read Matthew 7:21-23 and see if you might not want to hear Jesus tell you this someday.

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Roger wilson August 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

I have been going to The same church for 6 years but last sunday i was told that i need to call in advance before i brought My son My boy has speacal needs he has s.p.and sometimes a hand full but we do not have.a problem going untill thay chnged pastors that was My home And i liked going but it feels like it hurts now because i liked that church am i wroung wat do u think is it right for them to do that

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Jack Wellman August 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Hello Mr. Wilson, I would try talking to your pastor again and tell him exactly what you told me in this message. If it doesn’t change, you may have to find another church that can treat you both better. It is wrong for them to do that but maybe the new pastor is not used to s.p. children but maybe he should be told that you may have to change churches if they can’t help you. I know it hurts but talk to the new pastor…and if that’s doesn’t help, change churches. We receive all children but if they disrupt services, we give them a radio receiever so the parents and the s.p. children can hear the sermon from another room without disturbing services. If you boy disturbs the church services, that is a problem and I can see why they might have a problem with him. Does this help? Thank you for your question Mr. Wilson.

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Courtney August 7, 2012 at 12:43 am

I am so glad I have found this website! I have been stressing and worrying so much about the end of the world every since I’ve had my daughter I have just been scared about going through hell on earth I’ve heard people say I will have to choose the mark of the beast 666 and if I don’t the anti Christ or whoever will torture my child in front of me and other horror stories but reading this page has relieved me of some of my worries because I truely do not believe God would allow that to happen. An I look forward to a new heaven and new earth. This world we live in is full of ugliness

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sherry October 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I enjoyed reading your comments and the ones of those who visited your site. I guess I want to say I am struggling with man’s sometime interpretation and my own thinking. I have been in church all my life and I go faithfully(out of habit maybe) I read my bible and enjoy it, but when I go to church I feel worse than when I walked in. There is the idea of HR(Holiness Radar) The minister spends a lot of time talking about who is not holy and and who is not. Sunday, the minister said “Christ will not return in our lifetime.” I felt as if he ripped the hope out of some people. I am praying, fasting, reading. What does a person like me do?

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Jack Wellman October 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Hi Sherry. I believe that men have no business interpreting the Bible. We should be letting the Bible interpret itself. I am a pastor and I know that we are seeking to grow in holiness and your minister has no business saying who is and who is not holy. The fact is that if you have placed your trust in Christ, you already ARE holy. We are called saints from the word sanctified.

1 Cor 1:30 says, “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.” And, Romans 8:1 says “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” And yet more, in 1 Corinthians 1:2 “To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ–their Lord and ours.”

1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

Your pastor needs to look at the saints of God as God Himself sees them…already justified, sanctified, blameless, and holy. That is straight from the Bible and no interpretation needed. I hope this helps give you peace of mind. You pastor can not look into a person’s heart and make that judgment but God sees the heart & if you are saved, then you are made holy by Jesus’ shed blood.

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Chevelle January 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Wow you are so right that men have no business interpreting the Bible, and we should let the Bible should interpret itself.That statement clicked for me!

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Jack Wellman January 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm

What a kind comment Chevelle. I can not take credit for that comment. I don’t remember which teacher told me that but it stick to the sticky side of my brain! LOL

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shyness October 27, 2012 at 1:02 am

I believe our ancestors along time ago ,lost site of his true words and meaning and turned them to their advantage. some where down the line, i believe mankind have been steered wronged…n all we have now to go on is wat we,ve been taught bye tha ones before us.. how will we ever know,wat tha truth is ,livin in such a deceitful,foul,untrustful world.. but thats jus my opinion.

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alicia October 30, 2012 at 12:59 am

I go to church about once maybe twice a year.I’ve been saved followed by Baptism but I don’t live my life right. I mean drugs .alcohol. I’ve been with my boyfriend about 5years and we don’t plan on getting married anytime soon.which I know is a sin..I want to go to Heaven so bad.I pray believe in God.but I’m just scared if I died today I’m not sure I would go to Heaven:(

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Jack Wellman October 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Hello Alicia. You do not have to live in fear but if you only attend church twice a year (at Easter & Christmas I presume?) then you will never have much peace of mind being disconnected from the Body of Christ (the church) and you will possibly feel this way for most of your life. No one needs to live a lone ranger Christian life. Don’t marry this boyfriend either if he is not a Christian for that will only bring you more fear of mind for he might drag you away from God. If you want to be sure you are saved and get rid of your fear, click on the link at the top of this webpage called Come to Jesus and you can find out how you can be born again, after you repent from your sins, confess Jesus as Lord and put your trust in Christ to save you.

By the way, no one is saved by baptism…no one. Jesus alone saves us (Acts 4:12) and you must confess Christ as Lord (Rom 10:9-13). Then you can be sure you will go to heaven…not from a fear of going to hell, but a joyful heart of wanting to obey Jesus’ commands. Then join a local church. There were no Christians in the New Testament church that did not have a church home.

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Rainey Salgado November 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hello i was just wondering what the difference was between a baptist church and a christian church??? if i go to a baptist church am i wrong???

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Jack Wellman November 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Hello Rainey. I see no problem at all. I cut my Bible-teeth in a Southern Baptist church but pastor a different denomination today and I see no problems with either of these churches. I would go to the one you feel most comfortable in for God is in these I feel. The differences are miniscule. They both believe and teach the same biblical doctrines (Rom 10:9-13, Act 4:12, Acts 16:30-31, 1 John 1:9, 2 Cor 5:21 etc.) so there is no problem with either…certainly the Baptist church is solid, although we realize there is no perfect church, otherwise I certainly couldn’t join it! LOL

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Chelsea November 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

So your saying if we don’t attend church then we don’t go to heaven?? Lol I used to attend church, go to church camp, and I’ve been baptized but I quit going to church because our pastor left. Please help!!! :)

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Jack Wellman November 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Hello Chelsea. No, I am not saying nor did I ever say that church attendance saves anyone but neither does baptism. Let me say that if you quit going to church following the example of a man, then you were not following the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ. Christ is the Head of the church and without being in His body, the body is dead, so look at the New Testament churches. There was not one single lone ranger Christian in the entire church. I hope you can find a good church home but Jesus is the head of the church, not the pastor and if you are looking for a perfect church, it doesn’t exist and if you find one, I can’t join it, I’d ruin it! Thanks Chelsea. I hope this helps you my friend.

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Chelsea November 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Well the new pastor diddnt speak good englishso it was very hard to understand him and its the only church of christ within a 60 mile radius.

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Jack Wellman November 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

My apologies Chelsea. I know that you have no choice and so there are many fine Christian pastors who have sermons on You Tube and on their websites. Among the most theologically sound are Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Charles Stanley, John Piper, John Mac Arthur, and Charles Swindoll. Are there other church denominations other than the “Church of Christ” in your area? Thanks so much for your comment. There may be no other option for you and so I apologize for assuming there was. I am sorry.

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Chelsea November 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

There are a number of catholic churches but no others. So I can listen to sermons on the internet on sundays and ill be ok even though I’m not in an actual church?

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Jack Wellman November 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

You may not feel comfortable in a Catholic church, that is up to you and if you only have that one choice (the Church of Christ), then you are not at fault. Hey, maybe you could assemble some Christian friends and start your own Bible Study…most churches come from House Churches anyway. What I do like Chelsea is your desire to know more about God or you would not even care about attending one. This is a sure sign that the Holy Spirit is active in you for you are wanting to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and that’s so refreshing! Wish I had you in the church I pastor at! :)

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Chelsea November 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

That would be awesome I’m in south texas though and not sure where you reside. One more question!! Lol. I wanted to have my children baptized but I was told that they have a “free ticket” and it wouldn’t be necesary. Is this true?

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Jack Wellman November 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I have heard this before Chelsea, but no one gets to heaven on their parents coattails so by all means, get them soundly saved FIRST and then baptism comes second. I thank God that you are a godly mother who wants their children to inherit eternal life. What joy to see such a godly woman of faith like you!

Click on this resource called “Come to Jesus” to see how they might be saved and after they understand these Scriptures, then they can get baptized. I am so glad you came today.

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Ruth November 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hello, Pastor Wellman!

If you do not believe that the earth will cease to exist, how do you explain the verses from Revelation 6:12-17? It says (a prophesy): “…the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. …”
Also, similar words are written in Isaiah 34:4 and Isaiah 13:6-13. “…and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger.” Let us not forget that God is Love (1-John 4:16) but He is also a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29)! Therefore, the Great Tribulation is also 100% sure based on what we read in the Bible. It is only if we are redeemed in the Blood of Christ and if we walk in His light that we have nothing to worry about, no matter what happens to us on this earth. “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28). This world is only temporary, and the worst thing anyone can do to us is to kill us. But even that’s not so bad, because we have a sure goal ahead of us–ETERNAL Life with CHRIST our LORD!!! I sincerely hope this is an encouragement to those who read it, not the opposite…It’s a great encouragement for me, even though this earth will pass away soon!

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murray November 27, 2012 at 12:20 am

In Matthew 24;29 is the same event spoken of in 2 Peter 3 10
This earth is going to pass away. I personaly do not believe that the millenium is on this earth, because of who is going to be there and there is a assumtion that when the scriptures speaks of the earth not passing away it is actualy speaking of the new earth and the new heavens. when Satan is loosed from the bottomless pit he and his demons encircle new jerusalem and God reaches out of heaven and kills him and cast the devil to eternal hell.

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murray November 29, 2012 at 8:47 am

Jack I don’t understand why you have not mentioned Matthew 24;30-31 and 2 Peter 3;10 both are very descriptive. In order to understan we need all of scripture to do that. I know there are those that think this world is going to be recycled to me this rediculuos.

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Joel Mennie December 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

Thanks so much for this really thorough and through provoking post.

It really inspired and help me to write my response to the same questions, particularly in light of the Mayan Calendar coming to an end. If anyone is interested they can read in here: http://www.bible-reflections.net/news/what-does-the-bible-say-about-the-end-of-the-world/3034/

What continues to stagger me is that only the Father – not even the Son, or the angels – know when Jesus will come again. Just when you think you ‘get’ how the Trinity operates you’re caused to think again!

Thanks so much again.

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Ruth December 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I just wanted to reply to what you said about the Son not knowing when Jesus will come again. How I believe it is that Jesus (the Son) did not know when He would be coming back to Earth while He was a human living on Earth. Once He ascended to Heaven, He knows when it will be. These are just my thoughts that I wanted to share :)
Blessings!

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Margaret August 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

I was raised and baptized and confirmed Anglican. When I married I converted to Roman Catholic. I am not happy with the church and have not been going. Can Igo back to the Anglican Church without being Baptized again. I miss going to church. I really enjoy you site. Thanking you in advance. Margaret.

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Jack Wellman August 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Margaret, I so admire and thank God for you that you care enough about the Lord to return to the sheepfold. I don’t see why you shouldn’t be able to go back. Call the pastor right away, tell him just what you told me. As a pastor myself, you would be welcome with open arms at the church I pastor t. I too miss church when I can’t go…(Got flooded out last Sunday) and when I don’t go, I feel so empty and that I have missed so much. May God richly bless your walk with God Margaret.

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Akinwunmi October 14, 2013 at 6:36 am

Our lord Jesus Christ is full of wisdom speaking in parables and so often times the disciples don’t find it easy to understand Christ. Unless you ask for wisdom and the leading of The Lord it will be extremely difficult to rely on ordinary human interpretation to get answers to things of the scriptures. Therefore if the bible does not talk about destruction of the world, why then do we fing it difficult to situate the meaning of end time.

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ILoveJesus December 15, 2013 at 2:34 am

Hello Jack, I am curious to know what is the difference between Christians and Jehovah witness?
I am a born again Christian. Ever since I got baptized I have been closer with Jesus spiritually and my eyes have been more open.
I want even a better relationship with Jesus and I want to be able to have visions or dreams, but how can that happen? I keep praying.
I had a really scary dream a few months ago, I was in my room and everything was in exact order, it felt so real. Even my mirrors were in the right place and my radio was playing in my dream and in actual life. In my nightmare I was mumbling with a scary creepy voice and I had yellow eyes. I was looking in the mirror and trying to cut my hair with my fingers. I then went to my bed to lay down and was praying and saying,”In the name of Jesus, please wake me up.” I woke up from my nightmare and I was immobile for a few minutes, my heart was racing and I felt re leaf. I then prayed and thanked Jesus for me waking up.
Why do you think I had that nightmare?
When I was younger I also have seen scary figures before I was baptized and was a little girl.
I am not scared anymore because I know that Jesus is by my side.

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Jack Wellman December 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hello my friend and thank you for your comment and question. The main differences between Christianity and Jehovah’s Witnesses are that they have the wrong Jesus. Close scrutiny of their doctrinal position on such subjects as the Deity of Jesus, Salvation, the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, the Atonement, etc., shows beyond a doubt that they do not hold to orthodox Christian positions on these subjects. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe Jesus is Michael the archangel, the highest created being. This contradicts many Scriptures which clearly declare Jesus to be God (John 1:1,14; 8:58; 10:30). Jehovah’s Witnesses believe salvation is obtained by a combination of faith, good works, and obedience. This contradicts countless Scriptures which declare salvation to be received by faith (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the Trinity, believing Jesus to be a created being and the Holy Spirit to essentially be the power of God. Jehovah’s Witnesses hold to a ransom theory of the atonement, in which Jesus’ death paid only for what mankind lost when Adam sinned – namely, the right to perfect life on earth. Thus, they believe in a faith + works arrangement, where sin and death are freely atoned for by Christ, but physical perfection is attained through personal effort, coupled with faith in Christ.

How do the Jehovah’s Witnesses justify these unbiblical doctrines? (1) They claim that the church has, over the centuries, corrupted the Bible, and (2) They have re-translated the Bible in what they call the New World Translation. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society altered the text of the Bible to make it fit their false doctrine – rather than basing their doctrine on what the Bible teaches. The New World Translation has gone through numerous editions, as the Jehovah’s Witnesses discover more and more Scriptures that contradict their doctrines.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are readily shown to be a cult that is only loosely based upon Scripture. The Watchtower bases its beliefs and doctrines on the original and expanded teachings of Charles Taze Russell, Judge Joseph Franklin Rutherford, and their successors. The Governing Body of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is the only body in the cult that claims authority to interpret Scripture. In other words, what the Governing Body says concerning any Scriptural passage is viewed as the last word, and independent thinking is strongly discouraged. This is in direct opposition of Paul’s admonition to Timothy (and to us as well) to study to show yourself approved of God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of God. This admonition, found in 2 Timothy 2:15, is a clear instruction from God to each of His individual children in the Body of Christ to be like the Berean Christians and search the Scriptures daily to see if the things they are being taught line up with what His Word has to say on the subject.

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ILoveJesus December 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm

@Jack, thank you so much for the fast reply. God is amazing, I felt really sick yesterday and I prayed and now my temperature is back to normal and my headache went away, glory to Jesus.
Yes, now I have more knowledge about the truth, thank you and God bless.

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Mr A Cotton January 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

Well God has already destroyed the World once by water,and He set His Bow in the sky has a promise he would not do this again.
The next time He will destroy the World is by Fire but,this time it will be for good. By this I mean Judgement Day.
The Earth will still be there because Jesus says on the Sermon on Mount the Meek shall inherit the Earth.
I think about this more or less every day,and I just have a feeling it`s not far off. This makes me think what his God waiting for.
Has you know Jack there is no church near me just a Catholic one and the Church of England.
This is making me feel really down.
The Holy Spirit is keeping me up,or otherwise I would give up which I know is a sin.
This cross is getting far too heavy for me to carry,and I want to know what Jesus meant “Come to Me All you that are Overburdened” How do you do this?

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Jack Wellman January 20, 2014 at 9:29 am

Anthony, I am so sorry my friend you are so isolated. There are many, like John Mac Arthur, who have sermons on the Internet, although I realize that this is not the same thing as being there. As for carrying your cross, we all have crosses to carry and they get heavy for us all at times. I believe we must tell God that we cannot carry this burden by ourselves and to have Him share the load. Jesus said to take on His yoke, which is were two animals share the burden of the plow or wagon together.

Make the conscious choice to trust that God not only can but will use this situation for good, even if the ways he will do that are not immediately apparent to me. Use your helplessness as a chance to become other-focused: reach out to friends and family and let them know how much they are loved and needed by email or comments on this website, tell others how much their expertise is appreciated, think of new ways to serve God’s family even if you can’t walk very well, etc. Constantly look for ways in which this situation when you get out of your home. It might ultimately lead others closer to God. Order and pass out Bible tracts (wayofthemaster.com are the best). Finally, in terms of the emotional pain, unite it with Christ’s sufferings on the Cross, i.e. remind yourself that God knows what it is to suffer, and embrace the fact that the suffering you’re experiencing can be offered as a sacrifice to God and the sacrifice of praise during suffering or lonliness is a valuable sacrifice to God indeed…and pray for us here and others.

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