Prophecy Paradox, the Case for a First Century End Time
End Time Signs
the disciples an ordered list of signs so they could
watch for them and know exactly when He would
return in their End Time.
Predicted: The destruction of the temple
buildings, the sign of His second coming and the end
of the age in His own generation.
Disciples Wanted to Know When He Would Return:
to the temple buildings, Jesus said, "Do you see all
these things? Truly I say to you, not one
stone here shall be left upon another, which will
not be torn down." Desiring to know more, the
disciples asked, "when will these things be; and
what will be the sign of your coming, and the end
of the age?" (Mt.24:1-3; Mk.13:1-4; Lk.21:5-7)
disciples will be arrested and brought to trial and be
witnesses to the governors and kings who persecute
gospel will be preached throughout the world.
beginning of birth pangs will be: false messiahs,
wars, famines, earthquakes, and terrors and signs from
Lawlessness will increase. Christians will be hated.
Many will turn away from the faith and betray each
other. Many believers will be put to death. The one
who endures to the end will be saved.
Jerusalem will be laid desolate: The abomination that
causes desolation will stand in the holy place. It
will be dreadful. There will be great distress. They
would fall by the sword and be led captive into all
sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its
light, the stars will fall from the sky, the sea and
waves will roar, and men will be stricken with terror.
Son of Man will come in the clouds and send forth His
angels to gather His elect.
the above occurs to the generation to which Jesus is
Heaven and earth will pass away, but His words will
never pass away.
references to the end of the age:
Mt.10:17-23;16:27,28; 23:34 / Lk. 12:11,12; 17:24-37;
19:43,44 / Jn. 1:51; 5:28,29 / 1Thes.3:4; 4:13-17 /