In 2 Timothy 3:1-4 it states:
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God….”
And Timothy goes on to list more of the problems of his times … which we can all pretty much agree … are the problems of our times at well.
When we became born again believers we were called to Kingdom business.
We may or may not be looking the end of the world in the face but that essentially doesn’t matter because no matter how much longer the earth remains… we have all been called to do Kingdom business.
What we are doing in the here and now will be what we are judged for in the by and by. And the by and by is going to come sooner or later for all of us.
I’m pretty sure that as Nazi Germany was attacking countries and gathering Jews across Europe, they felt this had to be the end of the world. It certainly looked like the end of theirs.
It is said that 6 million people were annihilated in Poland alone, one of the few countries that had always been open to the Jewish population. I might add it is said 3 of the 6 million who died were Christians trying to protect the Jews but that is often forgotten or put in the last sentence of the article.
Jesus’ disciples felt the end was imminent.
The years surrounding the year 1000 were filled with predictions about the imminent return of Christ - to the point where Christians didn’t plant crops for the next year, buildings weren’t repaired and the details of daily life were ignored.