THE COMING OF THE SON OF GOD TO SEEK US
If we obey his words we will be saved. Let's be good. 3 When Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him in private and said, "Tell us, when will these things take place? And what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of time?" 4 Jesus replied, "Be careful that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, saying: 'I am the Christ!' and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but don't be afraid. It is necessary for such things to happen, but it is not the end yet. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many places. 8 All this will be the beginning of the pains. 9 "Then they will deliver you up to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my sake. 10 At that time, many will be scandalized, betray and hate one another, 11 and numerous false prophets will arise and deceive many. 12 Due to the increase of wickedness, the love of many will grow cold, 13 but whoever endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come. 15 "So, when you see 'the terrible sacrilege,' of which the prophet Daniel spoke, in the Holy Place - whoever reads, understand - 16 Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Whoever is on the roof of your house does not go down to take anything from it. 18 Whoever is in the field do not come back for his cloak. 19 How terrible those days will be for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your escape will not happen in winter or on Saturday. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as there has never been from the beginning of the world until now, nor will there ever be. 22 If those days were not cut short, no one would survive; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 If, then, someone says: 'Look, here is the Christ!' or: 'There he is!', don't believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will appear who will perform great signs and wonders to, if possible, deceive even the elect. 25 See I warned you in advance. 26 "So, if anyone says, 'He is there, in the desert!', don't go out; or, 'There he is, inside the house!', don't believe him. 27 For as the lightning flashes from the east and shows itself in the west, so will the coming of the Son of man be. 28 Wherever there is a corpse, there the vultures will gather.29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days " 'the sun will darken, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the celestial powers will be shaken'. 30 "Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and all the nations of the earth will mourn and see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send out 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.