Awfully long, but less than 100 years left? What gives you the sort of historical or spiritual perspective to judge that? Why not another 100,000 years? To believe that today's world is somehow new and shockingly different, and suddenly ready to fulfill all the prophecies, is to lack any sort of historical perspective and to indulge in a rather egotistical bout of navel-gazing.
We're not so different, and our world is not so different, from the world of the past 1,938 years, in terms of relation to Biblical prophecy.
Calm down. I think you are reading something into my post that I did not intend. I have not put a date on the Lord’s return at all. I didn’t even say it was close. All I did was to quote the writer of 1 John who said “it is the last days”. I wonder what kind of historical and spiritual perspective he had. BTW- do the words “For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come in the same way as a thief in the night.” have any meaning for you?