Ponders Baptist Church - online
ready always to give an answer to every man that asks
Is this the end?

No. The end of time will be known by the return of Jesus Christ.
Although there will be false messiahs deceiving many, the return
of the true Messiah will be easily recognizable:

Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the
desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers;
believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east,
and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming
of the Son of man be.

Is this then, the beginning of the end?

Yes. The process of restoring Paradise began at the first coming of
Messiah two thousand years ago as the prophets foretold. As the
Apostle John said:

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that
antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists;
whereby we know that it is the last time.

That was then. What about now?

The Apostle Paul reminded the church at Thessalonica that there
would come a great apostasy, or falling away, before the end of
time and the gathering of saints.

Have you noticed any apostasy? Have you noticed that churches
are closing?

This would seem to be that time.