Editorial: The Cover

FFF 7:10 (Oct 1961)

Editorial: The Cover

But Where Will it All End?

The front cover of this volume pictured a rocket ready to launch.

Vaster power, more involved mechanisms, more intricate devices, more intense thinking, calculations in the most frightening proportions, are already being coordinated that will result in cataclysmic “progress” and events never thought possible a few years ago.

In the city of Vancouver one evening, I was asking the Lord to put me in contact with some weary soul. I went to a restaurant for supper. The place was full, so I was asked to share a table with an intelligent looking man. He was representative for a well known aircraft company and travelled the world as a special technician. He was weary all right, and as we talked of eternal things he told me in strictest confidence, though unwisely, of a device that was already on the drawing boards of his company. It was simply frightening… and that was three years ago!

His worry was just this, “Where will it all end?” I opened the Bible and was able to show him that … “the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up … Nevertheless we (who are saved) according to His promise look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

To the Christian it will end at a new beginning. For the unsaved it will end in the fearful and eternal protraction of the second death.

Reader, where will it all end for you? If you are a Christian, “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved what manner of persons ought (we) to be in all holy conversation and godliness?”

If unsaved, “The Lord … is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

The day will come and God will say “This far and no farther” and man will have to withdraw his defiling footstep from the gateway to the stars and the Lord, who knows their number and calls them all by their names, will take a hand again in the affairs of the nations.

How will it be with you then, on that great day?