Here is the evidence, laid out by the apostle to the Gentiles:
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
When you turn your TV on; on Sunday morning to the false teachers preaching in their million dollar arenas, to their 20,000+ congregation, that is MORE of a sign that the end is near, than ANY hurricane, earthquake, wild fire, wars etc etc.
Folks Matthew 24 is NOT our mail. Jesus Christ was speaking to Israel about the prophetic time clock concerning THEM, not us.
The dispensation we are currently in was a MYSTERY (Romans 16:25-26); (Ephesians 3:2-5); HID IN GOD (Ephesians 3:9) this mystery was REVEALED to your Apostle Paul, to make known to all nations the obedience of faith (Romans 16:25).
We live in a sin cursed world, there has always been famine, there has always been tornadoes, there has always been earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, death, destruction, mayhem, war, violence etc.
The adversary has drove a wedge into a thing called a “family” because of sin, once the family is broken you begin to see 2 Timothy 3 taking shape, we are seeing a world that has no love for God, and only love for self.
The events spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24 will happen someday, they are just not happening today.
A day is coming when TRUE believers will be removed from this earth, and only apostasy will remain and run wild. Once TRUE believers are removed from the earth, the following Sunday, (sadly) the church doors will still be open, and may churches will still be in business, still preaching their “other gospel” to lost hell bound congregation.
The events of Matthew 24:4-14 is during the tribulation period, the tribulation is the “time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) trouble” (see Genesis 32:28 & Jeremiah 30:7).
“People are looking to earthly phenomenons as signs of the coming of Christ, when your apostle says you should be looking at the state of mankind” (2 Timothy 3).
Wake up people, the churches are in apostasy!!
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences CONTRARY TO THE DOCTRINE WHICH YE HAVE LEARNED; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17).
“For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:18).
The DOCTRINE that these Romans had learned was the doctrine Paul preached. TODAY the church has moved away from Pauline truth. Paul tells us in verse 18 who these people are serving, that pull away from Pauline truth—“Their own belly”.