Jesus No.1 End of World Warning: Do Not Be Deceived by False Christs

From Matthew 24; King James Bible;

Temple Destruction Foretold
(Mark 13:1-9; Luke 21:5-9)

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

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 thy coming, and of the end of the world?

(Notice Jesus does answer as one would expect, and start with a list of end-time events, but simply starts with a stark warning of being deceived by false ‘Christs’!)

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

False Christs

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And 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. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Witnessing to All Nations
(Mark 13:10-13; Luke 21:10-19)

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

The Abomination of Desolation
(Mark 13:14-23; Luke 21:20-24)

15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before.

The Return of the Son of Man
(Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-28)

26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The lesson of the Fig Tree
(Mark 13:28-31; Luke 21:29-33)

32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Be Ready at Any Hour
(Genesis 6:1-7; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 12:35-48)

36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Just When You Thought Things Were Tough

Wow… I was blown away by the story of these girls. Just when we think things are bad we see how many young folk often have to deal with much worse. Look at how they don’t let their conditions affect them. An inspiration to all mothers and fathers with children with rare conditions, people who need some get-up-and-go to use what God gave them and kids with other conditions who need some inspiration everywhere. These two were actually born with hearts outside their bodies – I had no idea such a condition existed and they were not even expected to live!

From the videos it appears that these folk are Christians too, and love the Lord despite their difficult predicaments. More reasons why we should always thank God for what we have – not complain about what we have not got – and I can say that as I’ve been guilt of that one for sure. Hope this inspires you!

What Happens When A Real Christian Is Faced With The Ultimate Decision

This girl is amazing and put everything and everyone before herself. This is what Christ came to model and she actually did it for real! Perhaps she was a  little naive to make the quick trip across a border that ended up costing her her life, or perhaps not, since her death will be for sure honoured by our Father in heaven and who’s courage has inspired us all and is helping to prepare Christian hearts for what may or may not be coming. I have to say it again – this girl is truly amazing – watch this video report and see just how giving she was aiding the needy, and then how incredibly tough she was when everything turned very dark and she was face with speaking just words that were a matter life or death – according to a male co-hostage had more courage than he did. I think this must be what a real woman looks like.

Should ransoms be paid for hostages?

I used to think that paying ransoms to evil people for hostages had to be wrong and as Obama said in this video would only make things worse – that had to be the wise decision as it’s all about numbers right – causing as few casualties as possible?

The Bible is clear that life is so precious that Jesus would have died to redeem just ONE person – one lost sheep in the parable he gave us. Of course it’s a fact that paying money to hostage takers will make things worse in the short term at least, but does that mean we shouldn’t pay? So what did our Father do when He needed to pay a ransom on our behalf, knowing that none of us would not stop sinning and none of us are without sin?

Well as I watched this video report this morning it occurred to me that not only did Jesus Christ pay the most expensive ransom ever paid and was willing to do it for one sinner, more importantly in relationship to this video, he paid it to a group of hostage takers – knowing full well this would not solve the problem of evil and even on earth in it’s current state and even encourage evil people who ‘got away with it once’ in crucifying God to feel they can get away with it again – and again, at least in the short term until Christ comes again to defeat his earthly enemies.

Of course I could be wrong on this but this deed that Jesus did and the ‘fee’ he paid of giving up his (God’s) earthly life, knowing that this would not solve the problem short term since as the onlookers to Jesus said (paraphrase); “he should take Himself off the cross if he is the son of God!” (of course He could but chose not to).

Feel free to comment with your opinions either way on the matter but these thoughts came to me today. We have seen what would Jesus do and from His actions it appears that a life is always worth paying for, no matter what the ransom price.

The founding Fathers Did Not Want Christianity in Schools or Politics. Really?

We often hear it said that the founding fathers were against Christianity – or that it wasn’t high on their moral agenda. But on examination we find this like so many other re-writings of history recently is false. It’s true Jesus was a-political, and there is good reason they wanted to keep the old British style church rule and heavy hand out of politics – but real Bible based – Jesus style Christianity?.. this was definitely on their minds as imperfect men as they were. Let’s look at just one of the father’s statements below of his views on real, unadulterated religion, the love of God and the Bible.


Benjamin Rush

The Gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules for just conduct in every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all situations! . . . My only hope of salvation is in the infinite tran¬scendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the Cross. Noth¬ing but His blood will wash away my sins [Acts 22:16]. I rely exclusively upon it. Come, Lord Jesus! Come quickly!

I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament.

By renouncing the Bible, philosophers swing from their moorings upon all moral subjects… It is the only correct map of the human heart that ever has been published.

The greatest discoveries in science have been made by Christian philosophers and . . . there is the most knowledge in those countries where there is the most Christianity.

The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.

The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effective means of limiting Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools.

Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and… in proportion as mankind adopt its principles and obey its precepts, they will be wise and happy.

The Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world.

The Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life… The Bible… should be read in our schools in preference to all other books because it contains the greatest portion of that kind of knowledge which is calculated to produce private and public happiness.

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Read more on the founding fathers and faith here.