The horrifying world-destroying conflagration
Has started to appear everywhere.
Before long,
It will burn up the human world completely.

Hymn, November 25, 1950


Oh, how fierce is the fire of judgment!
When it comes,
Though you may look up to heaven
And pray to God,
It will be too late.

Hymn, December 23, 1950


How terrifying is the end of days!
The heavens will roar, the earth shake
And the thunder rumble.

Hymn, December 23, 1950


When the heavens tremble
And the earth’s axis shakes,
You can do nothing
But to rely on the power of God.
That is the only thing you can do.

Hymn, December 23, 1950


In the end of days,
The heavens will be shattered
And the earth will be split open.
You, the members, will watch it silently.

Hymn, September 25, 1952


By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

2 Peter 3:7–14


Published in Glory, no. 17, June 1, 2021

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