Many verses in the Bible reveal that life on earth, as we know it, will not continue forever. There is coming a day when God will step back into our realm and supernaturally conclude His plan for the ages.
The Bible is very descriptive about the last days. For example, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the next event on God’s prophetic calendar will be the Rapture (Latin for “catching away”) of the true church. It will be signaled by a shout and the sound of a trumpet. Graves will yield the bodies of deceased believers and they, along with the living saints, will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
In the chaos that follows, a man empowered by the devil, referred to in the Bible as “the Beast,” will step forward as a major political leader with a message of hope for Israel and the world. He will perform miraculous events to blind the eyes of men from the coming judgment of God. In the middle of a seven year period called The Tribulation, he will break a covenant with Israel and claim to be God (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).
The terror of those seven years will end with the return of Jesus Christ to destroy wickedness in the earth and reign as King of kings for a thousand years. We are told that even with God Himself sitting on a literal, physical throne in Israel, the masses will reject Him. In the end, all who reject Him, from the beginning of time, will be judged and cast into the eternal lake of fire (Revelation 19:11-16, 20:10-15).
Now, the answer to the question, “What’s the world coming to?” Very simply, it is coming to an end. No one knows exactly when these final events will begin to unfold, but they will, and everyone should be prepared.
Preparation begins with realizing that you are at odds with our Creator because of your sin. You need a Savior! There is only one; His name is Jesus. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31).