Evidences for the Last Days

Below is a list of some unprecedented evidences that we’re in what Scripture calls the “last days.” Note that the associated Scripture references are supportive, but do not always imply direct fulfillments.

  1. The rebirth of a united Israel and taking of Jerusalem (Isaiah 11:11–12; 66:7–8; Ezekiel 37:21–22; Zechariah 8:4–8)
  2. Unprecedented numbers of Jews coming to Messiah (Romans 11:25–27)
  3. Centrality of Israel and the Middle East in the world today (Ezekiel 38:1–23; Zechariah 12:2–3)
  4. A worldwide Islamic jihadist movement (Ezekiel 38:1–23)
  5. A united Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire (Daniel 2:36–43)
  6. The gospel has now reached every nation (Matthew 24:14)
  7. The capacity to destroy the world for the first time in human history (Matthew 24:6–8; Revelation 6–11, 16)
  8. Unprecedented and accelerating global environmental damage (Matthew 24:7–8; Luke 21:11)
  9. Exponential growth of information and technology (Daniel 12:4)
  10. A global computer network allowing unprecedented dimensions of communication and access to the full scope of human knowledge as well as personal information (Revelation 11:9–11)
  11. An interconnected one-world economy (Revelation 13:16–17)
  12. The technology of distraction: rapidly escalating violence and sexuality in films, video games, the internet, television, music, books, and comics
  13. The loss of moral absolutes (Isaiah 5:20; 2 Timothy 3:1–4)
  14. The development of bio-engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics (Revelation 13:13–15)
  15. Radical redefinition of sexuality, marriage, and the family
  16. Dramatic rise of intolerance and criticism of Christianity (1 Peter 4:12–19)
  17. An unprecedented degree of apostasy in the church (2 Timothy 4:3–4)
  18. An unprecedented number of false Christs (Matthew 24:5, 11, 24)

This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power … (2 Timothy 3:1–5a)