What are the end times?
Here's the answer:
In the Bible, God tells us that the earth we live on will not last. People are sinners, and because God is perfect, He can’t let that continue forever.
One day, Jesus will come back and take everyone who believes in Him to heaven. We don’t know exactly when that will happen, but God does! Many Christians believe that Jesus will come back to get Christians before what we call the “end times” begin.
The Bible talks a lot about what will happen in the end times. They will last about seven years, and a lot of bad and scary things will happen. Satan will send someone powerful to the earth, called the Antichrist, who will try to trick people and keep them from believing in God. For Christians, there’s no reason to be scared about any of this. We will get to be in heaven with Jesus. There will be a lot of people left on earth who will come to believe in Jesus too, but they will need to stay until they die and go to heaven or until the end times are over.
At the end of seven years, Jesus Himself will rule the world in peace for 1000 years. Then God will create a new heaven and new earth. On this new earth, there won’t be sin any more. No one will get sad or sick, no one will die, and there won’t be any sin. And the best part is, God will be right there with everyone who ever believed in Him. So instead of being afraid of the end times, we can be excited and look forward to all these things!
"The Lord himself will come down from heaven. We will hear a loud command. We will hear the voice of the leader of the angels. We will hear a blast from God’s trumpet. Many who believe in Christ will have died already. They will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them. We will be taken up in the clouds. We will meet the Lord in the air. And we will be with him forever" (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17).
"[God said,] I will create new heavens and a new earth. The things that have happened before will not be remembered. They will not even enter your minds" (Isaiah 65:17).