The End Times

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The Bible                            St. Michael

There are so many references in the Bible about the end times, that we have narrowed the number down to a few which seem pertinent to our own time and the nearness of the end of our era.

The Book of Daniel, Chapter 12, verse 1:
At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who
has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of
trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation
till that time; but at that time your people shall be
delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in
the book.

Matthew: Chapter 24, verses 21-22:
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not
been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and
never will be.

And if those days had not been shortened, no human being
would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days
will be shortened.

[These two verses from Matthew seem to
correlate with Daniel 12:1.]

Apocalypse: Chapter 12, verses 7-12:
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting
against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
but they were defeated and there was no longer any place
for them in heaven.

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient
serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver
of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and
his angels were thrown down with him.

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the
salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the
authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our
brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and
night before our God.

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and
by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their
lives even unto death.

Rejoice then, O heaven and you that dwell therein! But woe
to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to
you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is
short!”
Luke: Chapter 23, verses 26-31

And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of
Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on
him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.

And there followed him a great multitude of the people,
and of women who bewailed and lamented him.

But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem,
do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your
children.

For behold, the days are coming when they will say,
‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore,
and the breasts that never gave suck!’

Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’;
and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’

For if they do this when the wood is green, what will
happen when it is dry?”

[These passages seem very appropos to
our times of abortion and birth control]