Nuclear End-Time Apocalypse?

By Curtis Rittenour
Posted March 21, 2017

During his recent trip to Asia, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson raised awareness of the nuclear threat posed by North Korea by refusing to meet with diplomats to discuss a peaceful solution. His reasoning was that North Korea is clearly and openly committed to continuing its program and is not interested in reducing its nuclear capabilities. According to experts, North Korea will have long range nuclear missiles that could reach the United States by 2026.

The United States has been a part of peace talks with North Korea for years, but these negotiations and even sanctions seem to have been to no avail, as evidenced by continued testing of missiles. Although nuclear warfare is not likely an imminent threat to the United States, countries like South Korea and Japan are much more concerned. So, the question many people are asking in Asia and now in the United States is, How close are we to nuclear war and possible annihilation?

We live in a time of unprecedented uncertainty and fear. Jesus told us that at the end of time “men’s hearts [would be] failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth” (Luke 21:26). However, in the context of Jesus’ conversation, the end of our world as we know it will be determined not by rogue nations seeking power and supremacy, but by Christ’s second coming that will usher His eternal kingdom of peace.

In the biblical account of the end of the world, we see four angels holding back the winds of strife until God’s work is finished (Revelation 7:1–3). This reassuring picture encourages us with hope for the future. It also reminds us that we need to be alert to what God is doing and ready to cooperate with His plan to share salvation with others. His desire is for us to participate in sharing His message of peace and hope.

In the midst of these uncertain times, God’s Word is clear that when we keep our trust in Him, He will fill our hearts with perfect peace here and now (Isaiah 26:3). You can find more answers to the quest for true and lasting peace by clicking here.
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