By Britt GilletteEnd Times Bible Prophecy
What are the signs of the end times?
It's important to know so we can explain to others why Christians believe what we believe.
As Peter says:
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." 1 Peter 3:15 (NLT) Unfortunately, too many Christians are unable to explain why they believe we're in the last days when the opportunity presents itself.
One argument in particular seems to catch today's Christians off guard.
Peter forewarned us of this argument: "Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, 'What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.'" 2 Peter 3:3-4 (NLT) The particular version I hear most often is, "Sure, you think Jesus is coming, but so have previous generations."
The implication is that our generation will pass without the Second Coming just as those previous generations passed without His Coming.
Aside from being illogical, this assertion flies in the face of plain observation as well as mountains of irrefutable evidence.
A Sign of the End?
Is the prevalence of Peter's end time skeptic argument in-and-of itself a sign of the end times?
But let's take a second look at what he said: "They will say, 'What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.'" 2 Peter 3:4 (NLT) Sound familiar?
How many times have you heard someone say, "It's the same now as it's always been" or at least something along those lines?
Probably a lot.
But is it?
Is it really the same?
When non-believers tell you there are no signs of the end times which are unique to our time, you need to be prepared to set the record straight.
Below are at least seven signs of the end times. More: http://www.bible-prophecy-today.com/2010/08/7-signs-of-end-times.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BibleProphecyToday+%28Bible+Prophecy+Today%29