Your questions answered

Your questions answered

You ask Elim experts the questions. This month, it’s Pastor Andrew Fadoju of Elim Christian Fellowship, Worthing.

How should we respond to fears about the end of the world?

Fear that the world will end is part of the normal human experience.

Most religions have a doctrine about the end of time, though different from the biblical narrative.

In secular culture, anxieties about the future create deep-rooted fear, especially when the possibilities of those fears start to become real.

People fear nuclear war, climate change, pandemics and artificial intelligence.

And the continual erosion of religious belief panics those with no faith in God.

Followers of Jesus should trust that history is shaped by God and that nothing in our world surprises him.

God has never been caught napping, because the God of the Bible neither slumbers nor sleeps.

Psalms tells us that “the earth belongs to God and everything in it”.

We know that history will conclude when God decides, so rather than live in fear of the state of the world, we should galvanise ourselves to do the mission that Jesus gave us.

As we teach others to obey the commands he has given us, Jesus promises he will be with us always, to the very end of the age.

So don’t fear the future – be mission ready.


Read the whole article in context in the June 2024 issue of Direction Magazine.

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Direction is the official monthly publication of the Elim Pentecostal Churches in the UK, and is packed with all Elim's latest news, inspiration, vision and teaching. Find the latest edition and many back issues of Direction here.


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