The Bible tells us in some detail what signs will indicate that the end
is drawing near. The increase in warfare, tyranny and the rise of false
prophets are only some of these signs.
Signs of the End Times
People living as if God didn't exist
Genesis 6:1; Luke 17:26
Vacuum in world leadership
Psalm 2:1-3; Revelation 13:4-9
Explosion of knowledge and freedom of travel
Wars and rumours of wars
Widespread acceptance of immoral behaviour
Luke 17:26-30; 2 Peter 2:1-8
Increased demonic activity
1 Timothy 4:1-3
Widespread abandonment of the Christian faith
1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Evidence of breakdown in families
2 Timothy 3:1-3
Spirit of selfishness and materialism
2 Timothy 3:1-2
General disrespect for others
2 Timothy 3:2-4
People ridiculing God's word
2 Peter 3:2-4; Jude 17-18
Significant shifts in political power and influence
1: And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples
came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 2: And Jesus said
unto them, "See ye not all these things (the temple buildings)? verily I
say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that
shall not be thrown down." 3: And as he sat upon the mount of Olives,
the disciples came unto him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall
these things be? And what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the
end of the age?" 4: And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed
that no man deceive you." 5: "For many shall come in my name, saying, I
am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6: And ye shall hear of wars and
rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must
come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7: For nation shall rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and
pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8: All these are the
beginning of sorrows.
Characteristics: Deception. Wars and rumours of wars. Nations rising
against nations. Famines, pestilences and earthquakes in different
Jesus on the end times
WHAT JESUS SAID
WHERE TO FIND IT
Many False Christs will arise to deceive many.
There will be wars and rumours of wars, famines, pestilences and
Many Christians will be hated and martyred.
Many false prophets will deceive many "Christians".
The Gospel will still be preached to all the world.
Christians will see the abomination of desolation committed by the
AntiChrist; they are told to flee.
Many false prophets/teachers will deceive people.
A loud trumpet-blast will accompany Jesus' return. Everyone in the world
will know Jesus has returned.
All the dead will be raised from their graves.
The final judgment will reveal all secrets - even what people have
Jesus is preparing a beautiful place for his followers to live forever.
Immeasurable joy and blessings await believers in the next life.
End Time prophecies
WHAT IT DESCRIBES
Daniel provides a timeline of world history and end-time events in his
vision of the seventy sets of seven time periods, including The
Jesus tells his followers about the signs that will mark the end times
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Paul describes the resurrection at Jesus' second coming
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Paul describes the man of sin who will appear during the end times. It
is important to note that this passage speaks of a gathering of
Christians to meet the Lord (The Rapture), which cannot happen until the
AntiChrist is revealed.
2 Timothy 3:1-4
Paul offers a telling description of society during the last days
1 John 2:18-27
John warns us about the antichrist
John describes his eye-popping vision of what will occur during
the end times what the next world will be like, the antichrist and much
2 Thess 2: 1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not
soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor
by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ has already come. 3Let
no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except
there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the
son of perdition; 4Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is
called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple
of God, showing himself that he is God.