For the first time in history, Jesus Christ’s chilling prophecy that before His return, humankind would be able to bring about self-extermination became a grim reality.
In one of Jesus Christ’s last days with His disciples before His impending crucifixion, they asked Him about when He would return as He had promised: “Tell us, when will these things be? And what willbe the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).
He proceeded to give a lengthy prophecy recorded for us in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. He foretold several major trends, starting with religious deception that would permeate the world.
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars,” He continued. “See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:6-8).
He went on to describe persecution of His true followers even as the message of the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God would be spread to the world—“and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:9-14). Read the rest here