We invite you to a study of the booklet titled "What Is This World Coming To?" available for a free download or purchase from our bookstore.
The booklet begins by listing various promises from the Bible that depict a hopeful future where weapons are transformed into tools of life, the earth flourishes, and God's will is done on earth.
However, the observations from the last few decades imply that that both the developments in society and natural phenomena are presently quite disheartening, with events like disintegration of the family unit, rise in homelessness, mass shootings, political unrest, economic crises, the COVID-19 pandemic, global warming, and all their associated controversies. It is very significant that since World War I, the world has been undergoing significant changes, leading to the end of an era. The 20th and the beginning of 21st century are marked by wars, political upheavals, economic downturns, and societal shifts.
We then transition to the biblical prophecies that appear to align very well with current events where many of today's headlines were predicted in the Bible nearly 2,000 years ago. The prophecies from Daniel 12:1 and 4 are highlighted, which talk about a time of unprecedented trouble, increased knowledge, and the deliverance of Israel. The 20th century is described as the "century of insanity" with wars, political strife, and other calamities.
Yet, amidst the chaos and challenges of the world, there is a profound sense of optimism and hope for the future. It's the Kingdom of Christ, depicted as a time when the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord, where there will be no more crime, violence, sickness, or crippling diseases. The world will witness a transformation where swords will be turned into plowshares, and nations will no longer engage in war, where economic security is a given, justice prevails, and the age-old sufferings are things of the past. The culmination of these prophecies is a world where "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain." (Rev. 21:4)