I have always found eschatology very interesting, in fact, it was eschatology that drew me to the truth of Christianity. At the time though, I was studying SDA eschatology which has some big differences than Baptist. Scripture has a LOT to say about the end times, meaning the period of time shortly before Jesus’ return. In some places it talks about peace and more or less a “sneaking up” of Christ’s return. The Bible talks about Jesus returning like a thief in the night with no man knowing the time. It says people will be marrying and giving in marriage; which to me means business as usual. In other places it talks of great violence and strife, family member against family member, turmoil in society and Jesus said there will be wars and rumors of wars, and he gave many other signs to look for in society as well. But, he also said these things are the BEGINNING of the end.
The Bible also tells things about the state of things leading up to the rise to power of the Anti-Christ. It also speaks of Gog and Magog which many believe are China and Russia and them coming against Israel at Armageddon…
There is much that leads me to believe that we are in end times, but I wonder what type of leadership we will have in America. Pro Christian/Pro Israel or anti- Christian/anti-Israel.