Life is a dangerous endeavor.  And Christ tells us that things will get worse.  We can expect heretical teachers.  Stick to one question— is this person directing listeners to Jesus?  If so, pray for that individual.  If not, get out.

We can expect calamity.  Christians will suffer the most.  “Voice of the Martyrs” contends that more Christ-followers have been killed for their faith in the last century than all previous centuries combined.  Even America suffers from increasing anger toward Christians.

Don’t give up.  Jesus equipped his followers with farsighted courage.  He said, “But he who stands firm to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).  All things, big and small, flow out of the purpose of God and serve his good will.  Though the world may collapse, the work of Christ will endure.

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