<402414> Matthew 24:14 ? ?And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come?; <451125>Romans 11:25, 26 ? ?a hardening in part hath befallen Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in; and so all Israel shall be saved?; <662004>Revelation 20:4-6 ? ?And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.?
<510123> Colossians 1:23 ? ?the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven.? Paul?s phrase here and the apparent reference in <402414>Matthew 24:14 to A. D. 70 as the time of the end, should restrain theorizers from insisting that the Second Coming of Christ cannot occur until this text has been fulfilled with literal completeness (Broadus).
(b) There will be a corresponding development of evil, either extensive or intensive, whose true character shall be manifest not only in deceiving many professed followers of Christ and in persecuting true believers, but in constituting a personal Antichrist as its representative and object of worship. This rapid growth shall continue until the millennium, during which evil, in the person of its chief, shall be temporarily restrained.
<401330> Matthew 13:30, 38 ? ?Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reaper; Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn?the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one?; 24:5, 11, 12, 24 ? ?For many shall come in my name, saying, I ant the Christ; and shall lead many astray?And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray. And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold?For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.?
<422112> Luke 21:12 ? ?But before all these things, they shall lay their hands on you, and shall persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name?s sake?;
<530203> 2 Thess. 2:3, 4, 7, 8. ? ?it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, getting himself forth as God?For
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