This is not meant to strike fear in the Christian's heart. This is meant to show that in order for us to be brought home, we need to be in complete devastation as a universe. Each person must have the chance to experience God, and we must fight through the battles of the world for the one most high!
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-5) http://end-times-prophecy.com/blog/?p=3287