It is not a new thing even among unbelievers that we are heading toward a final count down before judgment. Among believers, we are to be preparing for the second coming of Jesus Christ. But among the world, those believing in science, for them, the universe will one day return to its original state at which time human life as we know it will perish.
However, regardless of how we are viewing the world, the reality we share is that the world will one day come to an end, but when we speak of the world, we are to understand we are talking about our human system of government and the way we live our lives, and not the planet earth itself according to the bible.
In the mind of science, the planet and our universe will one day implode destroying life on earth. And again, regardless of how we are viewing the end of the world, we are sharing with unbelievers a common story, and that common story is that we are heading for judgment.
Unbelievers may not see this coming end as God’s judgment against a sinful world because, in their minds, there is no God, but how foolish is it for them to think this. And because they have rejected the truth, they are failing to realize that the end of the world by and through natural disasters are the hand of God.
Nevertheless, among believers in Jesus Christ our soon coming King, we know the hand of God is revealed through the works of his hands, and that the condemnation spoken of in John 3:17 is dealing with the reality of human rejection of Jesus Christ.
The scripture reads in John 3:17-18, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
God did not send Jesus into the world to condemn the world because he cares for the people on the earth. God instead sent Jesus into the world to save the world, but the scripture has also revealed that only those believing in the authority of Jesus shall be saved. The unbelieving will not be saved, and the reason they will perish is that they have rejected the direction of Jesus Christ.
This is why the scripture reads, “He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already” The unbelieving man has condemned himself, and the reason and how he has condemned himself it’s because he is rejecting the direction of God through Jesus Christ on how to prepare that he might escape God’s wrath revealed through his created work.