This article discusses the topic of the great tribulation (Matthew 24), what are its characteristics and when it will come. Among other things, Christians will face great pressure because of persecution. The article also discusses the signs of the times.
Is Matthew 24 written to help us predict the return of Christ? This article considers the passage, and explains that the signs of the times are given not so much to help us predict when Christ will return, but to remind us that Christ has not yet come.
Among the signs of the times leading up to the return of Christ is the is the sign of apostasy and unfaithfulness among the people of God. This article goes into some detail on the scriptural concept of apostasy, considering also whether there will be a period of "great apostasy" before the end. The author then considers the implcations of the sign of apostasy for the church's calling today.
One of the signs of the times leading up to the return of Christ is the preaching of the gospel to the nations. In connection with this, Romans 11 says, "And so all Israel will be saved." How are we to understand this language of "all Israel" being saved? This article searches for the answer by first reviewing some Old Testament promises regarding the restoration and salvation of Israel.
One of the signs of the times is the preaching of the gospel. To appreciate the importance of this, the article first looks at the Old Testament anticipation of the universal preaching of the gospel, then considers the New Testament fulfillment of the promise of universal preaching. From there, the author expresses the great responsibility of the church today to preach the Word.
What are the "signs of the times"? This article explains that these are the events that mark off the present era of history as one that is leading up to the return of Christ, the day of the Lord. There are characteristics to these signs as well as ways to identify them. The author also presents some mistaken views of these signs.