“4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:4-8
One only has to see what is happening around the world to know that we are living in times such as Jesus talked about in the above scripture.
People are claiming to be messiah, and their followers are being tattooed with the numbers 666, stating that this number is a positive symbol of their group’s messianic leader.
The Bible is clear that Jesus Christ is the ONLY Messiah. He is the ONLY One that can save people from their sins.
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:17&18
The Bible also makes it clear that whoever takes the number or the mark of the antichrist will drink of the wine of the wrath of God (Rev. 14:9-10). It is clear that once a person has taken the number of the beast, they have sealed their fate and will spend eternity in hell. (Rev. 14:11)
In Matthew 24 and Revelation 14, Jesus made it plain that there would be false christs and false prophets arising to pull people away from Him; but He also said:
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30
Jesus will come again, the Bible makes that clear; and when He does, the whole earth will see Him. The Messiah will not be some person that only a small group of people know about. The whole world will know when He arrives.
“Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold he is in the desert, go not forth, behold, he is in the secret chambers, believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:26-27