Last Days

by | Jul 4, 2008

What are your thoughts on Cal Thomas’ analysis of Barak Obama? It sounds real bad to me. Are we living in the last days?


Dear Clara,

My estimation of Sen. Obama is markedly similar to Cal Thomas’s. Sen. Obama is certainly not a man I want as our president.

As for the last days, according to the Hebrew writer (1:2), God spoke to us through Jesus in the “last days.” Pentecost took place in “the last days” (Acts 2:17). According to 1 John 2:18, John was writing in “the last hour.” John wrote the letter of 1 John somewhere around 90-100 A.D. So we’ve been in the “last hour” for about 1900 years.

The language of “last days” and “last hour” in Scripture, therefore, does not designate a special set of days just prior to Jesus’ second coming. Rather, it denotes the entire span of time from Jesus’ first coming until His second coming.  How long that is, we don’t know. But we are to be ready at all times for Jesus’ return.

Dr. Phil