Bible: Matthew 24:3-14
Signs of the End of the Age
24:3 As 1 he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things 2 happen? And what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 24:4 Jesus answered them, 3 “Watch out 4 that no one misleads you. 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ 5 and they will mislead many. 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come. 6 24:7 For nation will rise up in arms 7 against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines 8 and earthquakes 9 in various places. 24:8 All 10 these things are the beginning of birth pains.
Persecution of Disciples
24:9 “Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations 11 because of my name. 12 24:10 Then many will be led into sin, 13 and they will betray one another and hate one another. 24:11 And many false prophets will appear and deceive 14 many, 24:12 and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. 24:13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved. 15 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, 16 and then the end will come.