Jesus’ words in Matthew Chapter 24 shows that the end times will involve the following

  • Wars and rumors of wars
  • Nation rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom
  • Famines and earthquakes
  • False prophets coming in Jesus’ name
  • Many people being deceived by false prophets
  • False prophets performing signs and wonders
  • Persecution of true believers
  • People’s love of God decreasing
  • The gospel preached in the whole world
  • The “abomination of desolation” (a world leader who makes himself out to be God)
  • Great tribulation
  • Alterations in the sun, moon, stars
  • Jesus’ true followers gathered to Him
  • Jesus’ return
  • Jesus’ judgment of people on earth

Regarding the “rapture,” the event where Christ’s true followers are caught up to meet him in the air, some main texts for that are: Matthew 24:31, Mark 13:27, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1Thessalonians 4:16-17, and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4.

Also, it should be pointed out how the last days will be characterized. We are told:

“There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” (2Timothy 3:1-4)

The “end times” is  on the return of Jesus Christ and His judgment of humanity and the world. Therefore, actually knowing him is the most important thing to understand about the end times. Start your investigation by reading the book of “John”.