As I’m recognized by dozens of people daily as “that wordsmith from cghm.org” (some use my official title, “the Great Pontificator“), I’m often asked if I believe we’re living in the Biblical end times. To slightly modify the words of Reverend Lovejoy, “[long] answer ‘yes’ with an ‘if,’ [short] answer ‘no’ with a ‘but…'”
The Bible states that the end times will occur with much tribulation in the world, like global war and horrific natural disasters. Events of this nature are undoubtedly occurring; the problem is that such events have been occurring for thousands of years. One could very easily have made an argument for the end of the world during the early 1940s, among plenty of other possible times (the Dark Ages, for instance). Though the pace of these events appears to the current perceiver to be hastening, I would only consider this period of time as the beginning of the end if Iran nukes Israel or the conflict between Christians and Muslims escalates quickly and unabatedly (and the latter does not appear possible, thankfully).
So my answer is “no,” but that’s not to say it’s not possible. It is said that no man knows the hour of Christ’s return (Matthew 24:36), and for that reason all the current predictors of Armageddon seem only to be delaying it further. It will come when it’s good and ready. In the meantime, repent, because the end is near!