Is the end of the earth’s time near at hand? Things in the world look pretty bleak right now, but is the end at hand? Jesus tells us, But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36) No one knows, certainly if Jesus did not know, no one here knows. But, it is certain the end is near for some of us, for on any given day roughly 313,000 people on earth will breathe their last.