Flashcards in M 13 Quote Cards Deck (37):
"If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.
It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!"
Let no one on the housetop go down or enter the house to take anything out.
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
Pray that this will not take place in winter,
And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!'"
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
"Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back-whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately,
"But in those days, following that distress, "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now-and never to be equaled again.
the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
"Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?"
Many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and will deceive many.
"Do you see all these great buildings?" replied Jesus. "Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."
"When you see 'the abomination that causes desolation' standing where it does not belong-let the reader understand-then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Jesus said to them: "Watch out that no one deceives you.
"You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.
"At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.
So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak.
Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Messiah!' or, 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it.
Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door.