Civilization has existed on this planet for around 6,000 years. The industrial and modern technological civilization has been going on for about the last 250 years, and we've been a spacefaring civilization for barely 50 years. Only twelve men from Earth have visited another heavenly body, and just a handful of robotic spacecraft have gone out to explore the outer solar system: Pioneer, Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, and New Horizons.
Conservative estimates place the number of galaxies in the universe at over 125 billion. The average number of stars in a galaxy is a hundred or so billion. Extra-solar planets are now being regularly discovered (217 at the time of this posting), with the ability to detect rocky, terrestrial-like planets orbiting around other stars just a few years away.
All the matter that we can "see" via visible light, IR, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays, radio and everything in-between in the universe makes up only 4% of the universe's mass. The remainder is made up of 23% Cold Dark Matter and 73% Dark Energy. We know the dark stuff is out there because we can see its gravitational effect on galactic rotation and via gravitational lensing.
Amongst the stuff we can see are galaxies colliding and tearing each other apart, monster black holes sitting at the hearts of galaxies, and a pulsating star careening through space leaving a trail of star- and planet-forming debris in its wake.
The universe has been cooking along for 13.7 billion years, constantly expanding with bits of it crashing into each other, and exploding, and collapsing, and producing just massively wonderful and puzzling things no matter which way you look in the sky. Almost everything you see in a Hubble deep-field image is a galaxy. There is so much out there that we're only now getting the tools and technology to see and begin to understand.
So there's all this wonder, this huge, colossal, UNIVERSE of wonder and mystery to see and explore, and we're only fifty years into stepping out into space, and so after waiting over 13 BILLION years to get here, God is going to say "That's it! I'm done, time for the Rapture, close it all down."
If that's the case, then what was the frickin' point of putting hundreds of billions of galaxies out there? Am I hearing that 6000 years of mostly subsistence-level civilization and 12 men on the moon is a fitting way to cap off 13.7 billion years of history? Why the grandeur? Why the dark matter and dark energy? Why make us curious? Why let us just start to seriously look and explore and understand and then shut everything down?
It doesn't make any sense.
So the universe, the whole, entire universe is now going to be terminated because everything God wanted to accomplish with His creation has now culminated with events on planet Earth?
Physically speaking, the earth and its civilization are irrelevant to the universe. We're on a chunk of rock orbiting a yellow dwarf star on the outer edge of a medium-sized galaxy that's part of a Local Group of galaxies that collects together a few of those hundred or so billion. Out beyond about a hundred light years from the Sun there is no evidence of our human existence in this universe (and what evidence there is is only the faint and fading electromagnetic signals of radio and television, the latter of which has only traveled about 70 light years).
If the earth was destroyed or depopulated tomorrow, via nuclear holocaust, or genetically engineered plague, or 500 mile wide asteroid crashing into the planet, the universe wouldn't notice. At all.
If humanity had never come into existence, the universe wouldn't have noticed. At all.
So how can it possibly be suggested that it's nearly time for the entire universe to come to an end because of events that are occurring somewhere that are totally irrelevant to it? Events that have never had any effect on it?
Again, it doesn't make sense.
Millenia from now, when humanity has escaped our planet and our solar system, our descendants will discover, and explore, and begin to really understand things like the singularity at the heart of a black hole and the dark energy that is driving the galaxies apart. They'll populate nearby star systems, then spread into the galaxy, then other galaxies. Tens, hundreds, or thousands of millenia from now humanity will have had its effect on the galaxy, and we will have made a difference, for good and for ill, in the universe. And only then, maybe, would it be time to start thinking about the end of history.