Lesson One:
Are We Living In the Last Days?

WITH ALL THAT IS HAPPENING in the world (political uncertainty, economic instability, natural disasters, and change in morals) we are faced with the fact that our world is on a collision course with monumental disaster.  The question that demands an answer is:  "Are we living in the end times?"

What does the Bible say? Are we living in the end times?

The first voice we have concerning the end times in the New Testament is Jesus'. He began his public ministry preaching:

�The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." (Mark 1:15)

What did he mean? Jesus made it clear that the end of the world had now come, God's kingdom is ready to be revealed, and it is time to prepare through repentance and belief in the message he preached.

The author of Hebrews also wrote:

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds." (Hebrews 1:1-2)

The author made it clear that the end times were in his day and Jesus is His final voice to mankind.

The Apostle Peter also confirms that Jesus ushered in the last days for our benefit.:

"Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you." (1 Peter 1:20)

Peter also wrote that the last of the last days was close at hand:

"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer." (1 Peter 4:7)

The Apostle John wrote to his people that it is the last time and in these times a proliferation of Antichrist�s would rise up, confirming our entrance into the end times:

"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." (1 John 2:18)

The witness of Scripture is that, Yes! we are living in the end times and have been for over 2,000 years since the day that Jesus the Messiah appeared in a human body.

When we ask, "Are we living in the end times?," the question by most is, "Are we living in the last days of the end times.?"

We will look at this question in lesson two.

Hold fast till Christ returns!