What will the world be like before Jesus returns to earth? (just from these two verses)
And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many. You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end."
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God is giving the world a chance to show what man can do without God. But the first man, Adam, already has shown what man will do without God. Man without God will bring sin and death. That will never change, no matter who promises change.
Jesus is not trying to conquer the world today, He is calling men and women out of the world. He is rescuing people from a world that will be destroyed by fire just like Noah's world was destroyed by water.
Today, will you remove your trust and hope from a dying world? Will you stop trusting in yourself? Will you admit that both you and your world are lost from God and dead in sin? Will you run to the one Man who was punished for every sin in the world? Will you receive Him as payment for your sin and take the gift of eternal life in Christ?
I hope so. Come to Jesus.
For me to live is Christ.