That was the question asked by Jesus’ disciples. “What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?” Jesus spoke about this at length, but broadly speaking He kept His comments to four main categories:
. Religious apostasy - “Christian” churches will be teaching things directly in opposition to the teachings of Jesus.
. Persecution of the Christian Church along with the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus throughout the world.
. Continual conflict and wars around the world.
. Disturbances in the natural order; unnatural weather, earthquakes and strange ocean currents.
Paul speaks of an increased love of self and a lack of love for others as another indication of Christ’s impending arrival. Anti social and anti family attitudes will be ubiquitous. There will be much spirituality but little love for or adherence to Jesus' teaching.
We're also told that we can know Jesus arrival is just around the corner because, “People will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, they will gather around themselves teachers who tell them exactly what they want to hear.”
We're told that there will be a mass exodus from the Church that coincides with a huge rise in atheism that is matched by a huge rise in homosexuality.
With sardonic wit, Jesus points out that many can predict the weather by interpreting atmospheric signs but they can not predict His coming by watching the fulfilment of prophetic signs.
‘Be prepared. I will come suddenly, in the blink of an eye.’