I keep running into people who tell me that end-times theology doesn’t matter.
Here’s why it matters to me:
- The clearer my understanding of end times gets, the easier it gets to understand Scripture. Like it or not, a lot of Bible passages point to end-times events, and the better I understand the Scriptural perspective of end times, the clearer those passages get.
- As Christians, we are called to wait for Jesus to return and set up the kingdom of God on earth.
Speaking of this second point, I had this conversation with another Christian recently:
Me: I like to point to Christ as the answer when someone tells me they want to see social injustices like racism eliminated.
Him (interrupting): Well, that‘ll never happen.
Me: Actually, it will, when Jesus returns.
Him: Oh, well … yeah, I guess so.
This stuff makes a difference!