By David Sproule
Without looking, do you know what the last
word in the Bible is? If not, what would you guess?
No, it is not, “The End”! If it helps, it is also the
last word in the books of First Corinthians, Roman
Galatians, Second Peter and Jude. God closes His
inspired revelation with this word-“Amen.” Think
The English word “amen” comes from the
Greek word amen, which appears 152 times in the
Greek New Testament. It is translated “amen” 50
times, and most of the other occurrences are
translated “verily” (KJV/ASV), “assuredly” (NKJV) or
“truly” (NASB/ESV). The word “amen” simply means,
“so be it.” It acknowledges that which is certain and
So, the last word in your Bible is “Amen.” The
Bible tells of God’s amazing love and the grace that
He extends toward us through our Lord Jesus Christ.
He promises to save us from our sins and give us
eternal victory in heaven. How else would you end
such a book? “So be it!
If you are not a Christian obey the gospel to
become a Christian,
- Hear the gospel (Romans 10:17),
- Believe in Jesus (John 8:24),
- Repent of sins (Acts 17:30),
- Confess faith in Jesus (Romans 10:9-10), and be
- Baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Romans 6:1-6).
- Share the gospel with others (Matthew 28:19-20).