World News and Trends: Entertainment media anticipates the great turmoil of the last days

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Authors like Nostradamus during the Middle Ages have predicted perilous times for the last days of this age of man. Later Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, wrote a book describing The Last Man on earth. It's long been a staple of science fiction, and modern movies like Cloverfield and television series and books such as The World Without Us also address this surprisingly popular theme.

Alan Weisman, author of the book The World Without Us, stated: "I show how beautiful things could get—and how quickly—if we [the human race] weren't around. How things revert to wilderness, almost like the Garden of Eden" (Time, Jan. 17, 2008).

These so-called apocalyptic visions are far from accurate in terms of God's plan and purpose for humanity. True, many tragic events will take place between now and the second coming of Jesus Christ. But the God who cannot lie has promised in His Holy Word to save humanity from itself and cut short the coming "days of vengeance" (Luke 21:22) to ensure human survival (Matthew 24:21-22). To learn more, request or download our free booklets Are We Living in the Time of the End? and What Is Your Destiny? (Source: Time magazine.)