We are living in perilous times. Stories of war, terrorism, economic turmoil, political revolution, disease, earthquakes, and other natural disasters top the news headlines every day.
All of it and more stokes fear and unrest in our hearts. Like every generation, ours wonders if these are the last days of planet earth and if the return of Jesus Christ is imminent.
Are we living in the last chapter of world history? The Bible’s answer is yes, but not for the reasons you might think. All of the New Testament writers agree that the “last days” began with the coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, into the world (Hebrews 1:1-2). Whether these are the final days of the last days is another question altogether.