The world as we know it will only come to an end in God’s time and in God’s way—and only when He intervenes to usher in a perfect world of peace and righteousness. As the Bible says, “But, according to His promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells” (2 Pet. 3:13).
This doesn’t mean natural disasters won’t continue until then (just as they always have), or that wars and injustices will cease—not until Christ comes again. In fact, the Bible indicates that one of the signs of Christ’s approaching return will be renewed violence upon the earth—such as we are seeing today. The Bible says, “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled … the end is still to come” (Mark 13:7).