Are we living in the end times?



There are people who say that we are currently in the end times? I am talking about the time of the great tribulation and God's wrath upon the earth.

I'm not so sure this is the case, yet anyways. I mean, there ARE signs all around us that we could be living in the end times. Just read the news and watch how movies are being handled now. However, I am not convinced we are living in THE end times.

What do you think?

I think we are living in the era that precedes the return of the Lord - but the actual "end times" as in the tribulation? No, I don't think so. I do believe that the Lord could come back, any moment, and certainly in our lifetime. Is Timothy not on point, here?

2 Timothy 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith. 9 But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also.

Our world is ready for His return, no doubt. It shows no signs of getting better, only worse - so I can't imagine that it will do anything but continue to spiral into more sin and moral decay.

Hello Jim,

I don't believe we are in the time of the great tribulation. If so, the entire world would be aware and recognize a global government power. I do believe however that we are in times of tribulation and persecution. The world is becoming more and more unstable in terms of economy, military, education and politics. Even in the United States, each president brings new vision and direction and we are divided on every issue.

It's getting closer day by day, but make no mistake... the world will know when the Lord's bowls are about to drop. Every knee shall bow and and every tongue will confess that Jesus is the Lord God Almighty!