As far as the unbelieving world’s understanding is concerned, Christianity is a gospel of crisis: It boldly proclaims that this world’s days are numbered. Every cemetery testifies that our days on this planet are indeed numbered. The Bible teaches that life is only a vapor that appears for a moment and then vanishes (James 4:14).
There is another sense, however, in which the world-system will end: there will be an end of history and the end of a world that has been dominated by evil. Jesus will come again and set up His kingdom of righteousness and social justice, and hatred, greed, jealousy, war, and death will no longer exist.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day