Is the End Near?
Series Crosstalk America
Dr. Michael Youssef is the founder and president of Leading the Way and founding pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA. He's the author of multiple books including The Third Jihad, Jesus, Jihad and Peace, Never Give Up, Hope for This Present Crisis and his newly released book, Is the End Near?
Dr. Youssef began by noting that a lot of people have heard the cries of the end of the world from non-believers or about Christ's second coming from believers, with some even predicting dates. The problem is that at such times there were no signs so those listening who've heard this before got burned and turned a deaf ear to all of this.
Dr. Youssef hopes that believers won't become jaded, but rather will look at this subject from fresh eyes. After all, Jesus told us what would happen before His return. Below are some questions that Dr. Youssef addressed concerning the "labor pains" that we're seeing today and how we should be living in the meantime. After all, there are some things happening today that never happened before. For example:
Wars and rumors of wars and how so many nations are beholden to China.
Are things going to get better or is there more to come? At the present time on the world's stage we're seeing anarchy, food supply issues and apostasy from the faith. Such issues are all happening at the same time.
The two questions asked of Jesus in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24). Are they about two distinct events?
What comprises true security in a collapsing world?
The lesson to be learned from the parable of the ten virgins.
Listeners supplemented the content of this program with some interesting questions of their own.
|Oct 25, 2022