Are We Really Living In The End Times?

Are We Really Living In The End Times? March 7, 2019

Growing up, I was convinced that the book of Revelation was a road map to the end times. A unexpectedly challenging conversation with one of my professors opened my eyes to see just how wrong I had been.

We are living in the end times, he said, but we have been ever since Jesus walked out of the tomb. Our challenge as Christians isn’t to descipher secret codes, it’s to do the apocalyptic work of bringing the kingdom of God to earth just as it is in heaven.

That is how Revelation can be our guide, not to a far off future, but to life in the here and now.

It’s also a central theme of my new book, Unraptured.

Check out the video below then head over to Amazon to pre-order Unraptured today!

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  • Dylan

    Hello, I want to say thank you. I really like that you explain how the rapture is fairy modern concept and how the christian righ, is really trying to cause the end of the world. I am semi progressive christian, but modern in my thinking. I believe Jesus will return mit be like blink of eye. However, Jesus wants us to help people and reach out to others. We are call to serve, rather be serve. Thank you for the your thoughts.

  • epicurus

    I’ve been hearing the line that we are living in the end times since I was a kid in the 1970’s. Still nothing. Each new generation acts like they are the first to think we are in the end times. Since “times” is not specific, each generation gets away with making this claim without any consequences.

  • igor

    We have apparently been in End Times for at least 2000 years. Apocalyptic preaching was the basis of the message of John the Baptist, Jesus, Paul and (presumably) others. There are some nut-jobs in the US who look forward to a nuclear apocalypse soon. There are some in Iran who also look forward to an apocalypse when the 12th imam returns.

    Discussion about this cannot be sensible because, despite a zero track record, it has to happen only once. Given nobody knows the future, neither side can state the actual future.