“Tell us…[ask his disciples] what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
[For the rest of the story, use the DOOR.]
“See to it…[says Jesus] that no one misleads you. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But these are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of my name. And at that time many will fall away and will deliver up one another. And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many. And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
“But the one that endures to the end, he shall be saved…”
–Mt. 23: 3 – 13
Not a pretty forecast.
Not unfamiliar difficulties.