End of the world? What does this mean?
This is a KJV Bible study guide.
Far too many have been deceived into believing that this earth and it's inhabitants will be destroyed soon; much fear is spread and taken advantage of. The following verses say otherwise. God/Christ will set up His eternal kingdom here on earth.
Psalm 145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
The word “world” in the above verse means what? See word #G165 in a Strong's concordance; ahee-ohn' (or eon as we say or spell it); from the same as; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):—age, course, eternal, (for) ever(-more), (n-)ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). It doesn't mean the earth and it's inhabitants.
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (See Revelation 5:9-10 also.)
A few of the many pertinent verses follow: Psalm 9:7-12, Psalm 37:9 & 11, Psalm 145:13, Psalm 146:10; Jeremiah 23:5; Ezekiel 18:23 & 32; Micah 4:7; Zechariah 8:3, Zechariah 14:3-4 & 9 & 16-17; Matthew 5:5; Luke 1:32-33; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Peter 5:11; 2 Peter 1:11, 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1.
His kingdom, which will be on this earth, is eternal. Everything and everyone that is evil will be gone forever; there will be no tears in the eternity (see Revelation 21:4).