"The Last Days" is a project by Nathan Kitchen to visualize the end of the world.

It combines several storylines from the Bible…

…that twist and converge during certain events.

It might not be the most heartening flowchart you’ve ever seen…

…then again, its cartooned, inked style isn’t all that intimidating, is it?

…then again, its cartooned, inked style isn’t all that intimidating, is it?

…then again, its cartooned, inked style isn’t all that intimidating, is it?

Flowchart: How The World Ends

The Bible has plenty of prophecies regarding the end of the world. One designer condensed them into a surprisingly lighthearted infographic.

The Bible’s prophecies on the end of the world are the sort of things you don’t hear about so much these days at church. The ancient threats of fire and brimstone have largely gone the way of Latin, and today’s sermons across many mainstream Christian denominations tend to focus on a more come-as-you-are philosophy. Forgiveness. Salvation. Faith alone saves.

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Nathan Kitchen is a member of the Christadelphians, “a group of Bible students who endeavour to remain faithful to the truth preached by the apostles.” He’s also, clearly, a talented graphic artist, who created this pretty intense walkthrough of "The End of Days." It’s the end of the world, as told through the Bible’s various points of view--the darkest, most vague parts of the Bible, like Revelations, that could give any Sunday School student nightmares.

I’m no theologian, so I’m not sure if Kitchen captured every nuance of trumpet and smitten flesh, but I do love the scope of this image--the way four simultaneous perspectives share in the same story. Kitchen’s adorable sketches, like of Gog being buried (no one knows who Gog is, but apparently he really pissed off God), give the most depressing topic in religion a fairly comforting spin.

But a word of warning: Even to those who survive the Rapture, it doesn’t look like that desert castle in the sky has cable or Internet access. And don’t even think you’ll get 4G up there.

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[Hat tip: I Love Charts]

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  • piecesparts

    Next time post the picture at a high enough resolution to read the fine text.

  • HaywoodJ

     Ignorance on this scale is nearly unapproachable.  If you take the time and actually read the bible critically, you'll soon find that these blocks of texts used to concoct this sketch are entirely unrelated and when they are related (in particular New Testament references back to the Old Testament) they are anachronistic therefore the author had at his leisure the ability to "copy and paste" at will.  It proves nothing other than said author read the text he used to write his own.  Hardly a feat and wholly explainable. 

    Though, cool to look at, this sketch insults your intelligence and only serves to further distort the, already, distorted minds. 

    Said it!

  • Jasperfishead

    I would just be happy if the author knew that it was the book of Revelation - singular, just one vision that John was given, not many.

  • jaxsilver

    I don't know who you are and what your credentials are, but I have read the bible and am somewhat familiar with the text and a majority of the graphic is correct in how it fits together, it is not a "copy and paste" at will, some definite thought has gone into it. The problem with something like this is that it takes an unraveling of the whole of the Bible and consequently can't be properly represented in a graphic like this.

    That being said it is a well presented graphic that showcases something rarely tackled. Enjoy it for its design, I don't think the purpose is to convert or force ideas on anyone. This insults my intelligence and distorts my mind no more or less than a graphic on the Hindi belief of heaven. Just because I don't agree with it doesn't mean it doesn't accurately presents the belief of the person who created it.