How Does The Bible Say The World Will End

The Bible is the most influential book in human history and has long captivated readers seeking spiritual guidance and revelation. Every Christian should desire to know what the Bible says about the end of the world and how it will happen so as to prepare for the eventuality. Revelations in the Bible about the end of the world are not easily understood, but many believers accept them as true.

In the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, Jesus revealed the exact end of the world through a series of visions. According to these visions, the world will soon come to a dramatic end when the four horsemen of the apocalypse arrive on the scene. Jesus revealed that they would be followed by seven years of tribulation and judgment before God finally delivers his ultimate punishment.

In his book “What Does The Bible Say About The End Of The World?”, revered Bible scholar John MacArthur explains that the book of Revelation describes the end of this world being met by God’s judgment, wrath,and torment for the unrighteous. The judgments come in the form of seven trumpeters, seven trumpets, and seven seals. The trumpets will bring hail, fire, and blood. The seals will bring earthquakes, cosmic disturbances, and a supernatural darkness. MacArthur argues that these judgments will gradually reduce humanity to near extinction.

Theologians are divided on the specifics of the way the world will end. According to one prominent Christian theologian, the ‘millennial rapture’ will occur: believers in Jesus will be raptured, or taken into heaven, before the things of this world are wiped out. Another group of theologians contends that the events described in Revelation are to be taken symbolically and that the world will end with a great cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil.

Everyone has their own opinion concerning when and how the world will end. Some believe that Armageddon will be literal, a massive war on the earth featuring a great gathering of nations gathered in opposition to the Judeo-Christian God. Others believe the “tribulation” spoken of in Revelation will be brought about by natural disasters such as floods, tsunamis and earthquakes.

Regardless of the exact details of how the world will end, all Bible scholars agree on one point: believers in Jesus must prepare for this time by living righteously and diligently seeking the Kingdom of Heaven. Believers must be ready and willing to accept the second coming of Jesus and the heavenly judgment that follows.

Practical Preparations:

Believers must prepare for the end of the world by gathering basic supplies like food, water, and emergency supplies; getting out of debt; and having a plan of action should the events in Revelations begin to unfold.

Organizing a group of believers to pray and support one another during this tumultuous time is another way to prepare for the end of the world. Believers can begin to form these “prayer support networks” now and begin to develop these relationships of support.

Engaging in prophetic literature and Bible reading is also an important way to prepare. The prophecies in the book of Revelation must be studied and sound interpretations regarding them must be developed and discussed. Similarly, Revelation must be accurately applied to life, and the Christian walk should reflect the principles found in this book, so as to bring one closer to Christ, and be ready and prepared when He returns.

Expressions Of Faith:

For many believers, preparing for the end of the world involves expressing one’s faith in a way that conveys to God that one is ready to accept whatever comes in the time of Judgment Day. There are many ways to express such faith, including frequent worship services, intense prayer practices, and simply living according to God’s commandments.

Spreading the word of God through proclamation and evangelism should also happen in order to bring as many people to faith in Jesus Christ as possible in order to prepare them for Judgment Day. Doing acts of charity and kindness, responding with grace in difficult and challenging situations, and standing firm for biblical truth are all ways to demonstrate and live out one’s faith.

Surrendering to God’s Plan:

Ultimately, the Bible calls all believers to surrender to God’s perfect plan and accept the inevitable end of the world. This can be challenging at times, but believers must remember that God knows far better than humans, and that He will ultimately bring good out of evil.

Spending time in God’s Word, developing a relationship with Jesus, and being obedient to His will can help believers surrender more confidently to His plan. Despite the unknowns and uncertainties, these are the practical steps believers must take as they prepare for the end of the world.

The Power Of Acceptance:

Though the events surrounding the end of the world can be frightening and disconcerting, accepting them as God’s plan and trusting His wisdom can bring peace and comfort to the believer. Turning away from creation and looking expectantly toward Christ can also bring solace and encouragement in the face of an unknown future.

The Bible encourages believers to commit their lives to God and trust His perfect will and plan. Accepting a difficult fate of the world can be hard, but ultimately it is the most powerful way to prepare for the end of the world.

Living a Spiritual Life:

A spiritual lifestyle can also help prepare believers for the end of the world. To live this out, believers must focus on developing a powerful relationship with God. This includes regular prayer, Bible study, worship, listening to God, and continually submitting to Him.

Spending time in God’s presence and communing with Him through prayer, music, and other activities will help reinforce one’s faith and commitment to Him. This will bring a level of comfort and assurance as one prepares for the end of the world.

Living a spiritual life also involves being honest in one’s thoughts and actions and demonstrating Godly behavior in all areas of life. This means being an example of faith, hope, and love to the outside world, no matter what the circumstances are.


The Bible warns that no one knows the exact time of the world’s end. However, the Bible is full of clues as to what will happen and what practical steps believers can take to prepare for it. Preparing spiritually and spreading the Word of God will help make believers ready to accept the will of God, no matter what.

Marcos Reyna is a Christian author and speaker. He is dedicated to helping create disciples of Christ through spreading the power of the gospel to others. He has written several books and articles on a variety of theological topics, including matters of faith, worship, biblical studies, practical ethics, and social justice. A trained theologian and devotee of spiritual writing, Marcos has a mission to spread Christian love everywhere. He lives with his family in Nashville, TN where he spends his days encouraging others to seek Christ's grace in all things.

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