In 1950, Fortune magazine interviewed some of the most successful businessmen in America about their expectations for the future. David Sarnoff, who was the head of Radio Corporation of America, was asked what things would be like in America in 1980. Sarnoff responded, "By 1980 trains and ships will refuel themselves. Homes will have atomic generators, and the mail will be transported by guided missiles." Sarnoff was no fool. He and his family came to America with nothing, and he rose to control one of the largest companies in the world. Yet he didn’t really understand what would happen in the future.
We live in a day when there is great interest about the future. People are looking for someone who can explain what’s coming next. Sadly they are finding a lot of misleading answers. There is so much confusion and false doctrine regarding prophecy. False teachers attempt to set dates and predict Christ’s Second Coming. False religions twist the events prophesied in Scripture to support their own claims.
When the disciples asked Jesus when He would return, He answered, "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power" (Acts 1:7). Instead He instructed them to go and be witnesses to the world while they watched for His return. God’s plan for you today is not for you to focus on every detail or question regarding the end times, but for you to be sharing the gospel with others.
The future does not trouble those whose eyes are looking for the return of Jesus Christ.
“And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
Matthew 24:4-6 NKJV