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

24:9Then 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.

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