Bible: Matthew 24:5-14

24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ 1  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. 2  24:7 For nation will rise up in arms 3  against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines 4  and earthquakes 5  in various places. 24:8 All 6  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 7  because of my name. 8  24:10 Then many will be led into sin, 9  and they will betray one another and hate one another. 24:11 And many false prophets will appear and deceive 10  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. 11  24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, 12  and then the end will come.

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