Are we living in the “end times”?
B. Hodge, Biblical Authority Ministries, May 26, 2020
In the book of Daniel, there are passages discussing the time of the end (e.g., Daniel 8:17-26; 12:4-9). This is but a precursor of the Bible passages that discuss the end times.
In the New Testament, the Bible pinpoints the beginning of the end times. The "last days" began just under 2,000 years ago (Acts 2:17 confirming the instigation of the end times from the prophet Joel in Joel 2:28-32), Hebrews 1:2 [“last days”], and James 5:3 [“last days”]).
Another passage alluding to the end times is 2 Timothy 3:1-4, where Timothy is told to avoid those people infiltrating in these “last days” whose heart is not focused on Christ and the fruits of the Spirit. There will be more on the day of judgment/last day in Days 16 and 18.