The End of the World

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

— Matthew 24:37

We are told in Scripture that just as there was a deluge of wrath in the days of Noah, so there is also a deluge of wrath coming at the end of time. The Lord is going to destroy the world, though not again by water, for He has promised, “while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease” (Genesis 8:22).

But there is a day coming when the earth will no longer remain; when God will at last drop the curtain upon the great drama of the ages and will bring to a resounding conclusion the story of mankind—not with water, but with fire, “and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat” (2 Peter 3:10). The Lord will destroy the world with fire.

There are many who believe that day is near. We do not know the day or the hour when it shall be, but certainly the cup of iniquity in the modern world is filled almost to full, if not overflowing. When it is, there will come another deluge of wrath.

Then every eye shall see Him, both the living and the dead, the sheep and the goats, the saved and the lost. We shall all see Him in that great day, which shall dawn like any other day. People will be going about their business, most of them completely absorbed in the things of this world, most of them giving no thought to the things of Jesus Christ or to His gracious offer of salvation to those who will trust in Him.

Question to ponder:
What other parallels can you think of between our time and the time of Noah?