Will there ever be an end of the world? The modern science gives an affirmative answer to this question. But for the first time the concept of the inevitable end of the world was created not by scientists, but by ancient religions. From the depths we hear the voices that warn humanity about the possible tragic end of our planet. The problem of the end of the world, which came to us as a religious idea, has become in our time a scientific concept, which has not yet been refuted.
It is difficult to say what the natural causes and the natural form of the end of the world will be, whether it will be a disaster associated with a terrible nuclear war, or a disaster caused by the collision of our planet with some cosmic body or another planet, or maybe it will be a gradual destruction of the usual forms of life, for whatever reason, for example, due to the cooling of the Earth or due to atmospheric changes. It is impossible to foresee all variants of the end of the world.
Church shows us not the senseless end of the physical world, but its great end, which is the beginning of a new life. And if the science, where there is no place for God, says that the end of the world is the end of the event within the meaning of absolute destruction, the Church sees it quite differently. According to the teachings of the Church, the end of the world will not be to the destruction and elimination, but its complete transformation and upgrading.
Let’s look at the signs of the end of the world, which are stated by the Church. One of the signs is that the gospel itself will be spread and preached everywhere. The second sign is that there will be more evil forces in the world, wickedness in people will be multiplied and the love will grow cold. The other sign is that on the eve of the end of the world there will be terrible wars, in which humanity may not survive. All the earth will be embraced by terrible earthquakes, famines, and epidemics.
One more characteristic feature should be mentioned as well – the fact that the spiritual level of most people will fall significantly. People would tie to the physical pleasures and give up any spiritual development.
After that, according to the Church, a sign of the Second Coming will be the sign of the cross. People who will still be living on earth will change instantly, the world will change, and at the same time there will be general resurrection of the dead, where they are raised in a modified and special form.
It is hard to imagine all of these really happening, as it is beyond ordinary ideas. But Church states that the Second Coming will come upon the earth, and then the last Judgment will happen, which will restore the trampled humanity justice and the world.
Will there ever be an end of the world? The modern science gives an affirmative answer to this question. But for the first time the concept of the inevitable end of the world was created not by scientists, but by ancient religions. From the depths we hear the voices that warn humanity about the possible tragic end of our planet.