How Many Weeks until the End?

Wendell W. Frerichs

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1995

Issue: Revelation and Apocalyptic (Vol. 15, No 2, Spring, 1995)

Which future is ours then: an end to human life on earth or an ongoing, nearly eternal life? Right now, Christians do not seem to be very prominent in the discussion. Science and eastern religions have taken over. But is it really so that we have nothing to contribute to either the fatalistic or the optimistic assessment of humanity’s future? If we do not think the Bible should be used to prepare charts for the end-time, are we reduced to silence? This essay promises no time chart or definitive word about the end times, but it does invite you to look at one biblical text: chapter 9 of the book of Daniel.

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