Watch OutMatthew 24:3-14, Hebrews 11:25-26 Throughout history many have claimed to know the time of the Lord’s second coming Prophets Authors Jehovah’s Witness Evangelicals
Harold Camping One of over two hundred recorded cases of this heresy to date So what does the bible really say about the end times?
Matthew 24 3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
There will be deceivers Be careful of their claims Wars and rumors of war Do not be alarmed The end is still to come
His first prediction of the end of the world failed in 1994… Harold Camping owns 55 radio stations and advertised on 6000 billboards in the USA. May 21, 2011: Judgment day He has been telling everyone to leave every church on earth and listen to him alone.
7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Nation against nation Famines and earthquakes The beginnings of birth pains There is still plenty of time
9“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
Handed over / persecuted because of Christ Turning from the faith Betrayal of the faithful Schism in the church world wide False prophets will deceive many Love for the Lord will grow cold Ministry / service will grow cold world wide
13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Romans 11 25I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. 26And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. 27And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”
Our responsibility is to… “stand firm to the end” “be saved” Be ready at every moment since you don’t know the time The end will not come till the Gospel is preached to all the world
Watch out that no one deceives you 4 See to it that you are not alarmed 6 These are the beginning of birth pains 8 He who stands firm will be saved 13 When the Gospel is preached to the world then the end will come 14
Your responsibility is to… “stand firm” and “be saved” Since you don’t know the time, be ready! Do not be worried or alarmed because the time is not the important thing The important thing is… How is your relationship with God?