Is it the end of the world as we know it?

Friday, April 10, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Bible in lap (black-and-white)One biblical scholar says we may be very close to "the last days” that Paul writes about in II Timothy.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in profound and perhaps permanent ways, according to biblical apologist Alex McFarland.

"A lot of people, myself included, we're concerned that the civil liberties we enjoyed … for two centuries-plus are never exactly going to be the same," he says.

The government has already banned in-person worship services, and leaders have called for a one-world government as economies crumble and movements are rigidly controlled.

"History has been culminating for some time, but maybe if I could coin a phrase, we might say … we are in the last of the last days," McFarland offers.

McFarland

He recently wrote about "10 Signs We May Be Near the End of History," and how he says some markers are in place that might not have been there any other time someone has suggested Christ's return was imminent.

"Three big things to look at right now that are different: There is the nation of Israel in their land, there is the wiring of the planet and digital footprints that we are leaving everywhere, [and] there's the global abandonment of belief in objective morality," McFarland lists.

So he says there has never been a better time to get right with God.

"Talk to the Lord today. Jesus is as close by as a prayer," the apologist asserts.

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