The Bible tells us plainly that Jesus is God’s Son; He is Deity. “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Colossians 1:16)” During the first century, He lived, died and rose from the dead—a satisfactory substitute that would appease God the Father for our sins. Before He ascended back to heaven, He promised that He would return to earth at the end of this age.
The Bible makes it very clear that no one can know the day or hour that God will once again, supernaturally, intervene in the affairs of man, but He has described what the world will look like when Jesus returns: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)” “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)” But wait, these descriptions are true of our day; many have departed from the faith, and perilous times are even now upon us.
More specifically He tells us: “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (2 Timothy 3:2–5)” As I have said, nobody knows when the end will come, but who can deny that these characteristics sound like our world today?
Perhaps you think this is all a hoax, a master plan to deceive and steal away your pleasures, and make you accountable to God. It is important to note that something is not true because I believe it; nor is it untrue because you don’t. It behooves both of us to examine the evidence. To think that there is no knowledge beyond our own understanding, and nothing more powerful than feeble man, is foolish. What we observe in the universe, though not eternal, is very complex—its existence requires an eternal, all powerful God.