"Are We Living in The Last Days?" Pamphlet Amazingly Accurate

by Darlinda McDonald

In 1989, Bill Rudge wrote, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, the Are We Living in the Last Days? pamphlet. At that time, many people said he was crazy because they could not imagine the fulfillment of Revelation occurring in our lifetime. A recent reading of the pamphlet, however, proved that what God revealed to Bill so many years ago is amazingly accurate.

From the increase of out-of-control weather conditions, sexual immorality, occultism and the persecution of true believers in Christ around the world to the move towards a unified global society and the growing apostate church, this pamphlet expresses in detail what to expect. Excerpts of Bill’s prophetic article written in 1989 follow.

I believe you and I are living at the most exciting time in the history of the world. We are about to witness the fulfillment of what the prophets foretold thousands of years ago. I realize some of these signs have occurred throughout history and many people wrongly concluded they were “the generation,” but never before in history have we seen such an increase in both intensity and frequency of these indications. No other generation has had the potential, the way our generation does, to see the fulfillment of Revelation.

Signs of the Times

Throughout the world we are seeing bizarre, record-breaking weather conditions –– some of history’s fiercest hurricanes, tornados, volcanoes, fires, floods, and mud slides. Nature seems out of control and is getting more extreme. It is heading in the direction Revelation indicates will occur during the Tribulation period, testifying that some cataclysmic global events are on the near horizon.

There are earthquakes in diverse places, famines, and wars and rumors of wars [beginning of birth pains, Matthew 24:6-9]. Increasing pollution of water, land, and air, as well as widespread plagues and pestilence.

Revelation indicates that people in the last days, during the Tribulation, won’t repent of four things: 1) Sorcery –– that means occultism and demonic phenomena will be very prominent; 2) Sexual Immorality –– that means a world given over to lust and every sexual perversion imaginable; 3) Murders –– that means we will be living in a very violent world –– ethnic conflict, terrorism, hijackings, kidnappings, bombings, assassinations, senseless homicides, serial killers, mass murders, abortion, robbery, assault, and riots; and 4) Thefts/Lies –– that means deceit and corruption will be widespread.

Another “sign of the times” is Israel. For 2,500 years there was no independent nation of Israel. Yet the prophets foretold that events in the last days would focus in and around the tiny nation of Israel.

Unified Global Society

I have been saying for over 10 years [back in the 1970s] that we were heading for a unified global society with a one-world monetary system, and a one-world religion. Most people said, “It will never happen.” But we are rapidly heading to a global society and the mark of the beast.

Everyone thought the world was too divided and there was no way to break down national, social, racial, cultural, political, economic, and religious barriers. But we are seeing things occur on the world scene creating the establishment of a unified global society.

Many of the world’s political and religious leaders are saying, “We are not merely dealing with national crises, we are facing global catastrophes unless we unite for the common good of the world!” However, the expected golden era of peace, prosperity, and unity, will become the darkest hour earth will ever know.


The potential for persecution of believers in Christ is quickly developing and will reach its consummation with the Antichrist who will persecute and martyr those who do not take his mark or worship his image. If we are going to have a New World Order and a global society under the reign of Antichrist, then those who will not cooperate must either be converted, silenced, or eliminated. And that is exactly what Scripture indicates is going to happen.

Steps are being set up which will eventually result in the persecution and possible martyrdom of believers in Christ who refuse to compromise and conform. The violence in the media is desensitizing young people and adults to accept it as a normal way of life. Biblical beliefs are being undermined, both in the secular world and by many supposed Christian leaders. Christians and Jews are being labeled as the world’s troublemakers. Love and unity is the only good; division is evil. Therefore, Christians who refuse to unite with this New World Order –– for the common good and salvation of our planet –– are divisive and evil and are the real Antichrist.

The Second Coming of Christ

Jesus is coming back. There is no doubt about it. But He is not coming back as a servant like He did the first time. Jesus is returning in great power and glory, as the King of kings and Lord of lords, to defeat the Antichrist, False Prophet, and Satan, as well as to establish His millennial kingdom and eternity.

Those who are ready for His appearing and are saying, “Come, Lord Jesus” do not have to be afraid or intimidated by what is coming on the world scene. We are more than conquerors through Christ; we are overcomers; we are to occupy till He comes. One of the most important admonitions concerning the Lord’s return is that of endurance: “be faithful,” “hold on,” “overcome,” “persevere,” “stand firm to the end”….

I am not fearful, I am excited. I am not discouraged, I am overjoyed. And you should be excited about living at the most thrilling time in the history of the world. All the prophets looked forward to this time, to the culmination of these events. And you and I, I am convinced, are living in that generation.

“Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).