The End Times Intrigue

For 2,000 years people have wondered about the events of the end times and when Jesus will return. Terms such as millennium, tribulation, 666, and antichrist are used in the media and the supermarket tabloids, but questions remain:

There are four different views of end-times events, but all share some key points:

Jesus said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
—Matthew 24:36

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
—Matthew 24:12-13

What Jesus Taught about the End

Jesus promised his disciples that he would come again. Before his return there would be:

“Birth Pains” (Events before the “signs” of the end)

The Signs of the End

(Matthew 24-25; Mark 13; Luke 21)

What Paul Taught about the End

1] The Lord will descend.

2] The dead in Christ will rise first.

3] The living will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord and be with him forever.

4] Don’t believe those who say the Day of the Lord has already come.

5] The Day of the Lord will be preceded by:

• Rebellion

• The revelation of the man of lawlessness who will:

• Oppose and exalt himself over God

• Set himself up in God’s temple

• Proclaim to be God

• Be revealed when the one holding him back is taken out of the way

• Be accompanied by satanic, counterfeit miracles

• Deceive those who do not love the truth

6] When Jesus comes, the man of lawlessness will be overthrown and destroyed.

(1 Thessalonians 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 2)