As the world around us continues to change, those who have been students of the Bible are recognizing some of the events predicted. I am not a scholar of end times, so I won’t teach it. Like in anything else, for you and me, there is a need to take the time to read and go before and after the verses. Check the notes and scriptures noted to look up as you read. Truth is there, but the need is also there for due diligence. Many people are lost in the world’s confusion and the enemy’s lies. Know what the Bible says so you can help others find their way to truth and salvation if necessary, and recognize and accept the love God is always ready to offer.
Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”
Signs of the End of the Age
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. – Matthew 24:1-14 (ESV)