Wouldn't it be nice to know that when Jesus comes, you will be ready, looking for Him? Wouldn't it be nice to know, as close as possible, when Jesus will return? You know you would be ready for that day, wouldn't you? Especially if what is revealed in the Christian Bible about God and Jesus Christ is true.
It is the purpose of this book to provide some possible road signs to events the Bible says will take place very shortly. Events important to the planet. Events important to you. Toward this purpose, it is assumed and believed throughout the rest of this book, GOD IS, has revealed Himself to man, and has purpose in His actions.
Now if you do not believe in God, or any Supreme Being, then your reasons must be sound ones to you. Otherwise, you would not believe He does not exist. At least you believe something. That is a kind of faith, albeit somewhat negative.
If you don't believe in a purposeful God, then you believe the Universe came about by chance. You must then believe the Universe came into being without purpose, and is drifting through time aimlessly.
If you don't believe in God, and your mind is settled, and you have no doubts, fine. If, in your mind, there is the least shred of possibility, there is a purposeful God, you should keep an open mind and continue to question and seek. It would be better to believe there is a purposeful God, and there not be, than to not believe in God when He Is. Wouldn't it?
Since this book is based on belief in the One purposeful God, maybe He would tell us what is going to happen to the world, and thus ourselves. Of course, no one in the world, including ourselves, can predict or foresee, with absolute accuracy, the future, or even the daily events of our lives. God can!
In the Christian Bible He has revealed much of Himself and His plans. He also reveals much of Himself through His creations. Sometimes He reveals things directly to men. God could tell you exactly what will happen to you, couldn't He? He might. But, for the most part, He makes us live our lives and find out ourselves.
I wish God would personally tell me exactly what to do, each moment of the day. God doesn't seem to speak loud enough. Maybe we have difficulty hearing. Instead, we must learn of Him through study, prayer, and thoughtful reflections about the world around us.
In God's wisdom He makes us live day to day, learning how things work. We have to use our minds, and think out the course of our lives. We have to make our best guesses, put forth our best labor, and hope for the best. God can fix all our problems, and He will, in His best time.
In the book of Isaiah, God says, "Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them." The Bible also says, "Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, . . ." (Isaiah 42:9; Isaiah 46:9,10)