The End of the World
Throughout the Bible, there is a great deal of time spent on the end of the world. When Jesus left this world, we were told that someday he would return. This is a moment that all Christians are to anticipate and prepare for. What exactly that looks like is largely a mystery that Christians have often debated.
Some believe that Jesus will come back to establish a kingdom here on earth for a period of time. Others believe that the world will be instantaneously destroyed. ALL Christians agree that however it turns out, having a saving faith in Jesus Christ is the most important thing.
At Lifebridge, we talk often about the return of Jesus Christ, but we try not to get consumed with speculating and looking for signs. We believe that on that day, the only thing that will matter is whether you know Jesus Christ, so we try to spend our energies and efforts on spreading the message of Jesus Christ so that more and more people will know him.
We do believe that when Christ comes, that will be the end of the world. There are no indications in Scripture to suggest that anybody will have a second chance or an additional period of time in which to make things right. There is urgency for all people to believe now, today, because Jesus Christ could come back at any moment. God will welcome those who believe into heaven for all eternity. Those who do not believe will be eternally separated from God in hell. That urgency and that reality compel us to share Jesus with as many as we can.