We live in increasingly perilous times. Anti-Christian ideas and practices are invading our culture. We all recognize it. The increase in deceit and violence alone is hard to ignore. 

But Jesus did not leave us ignorant of what to expect or how to deal with it.

In this first part, we will look at Jesus’ words in depth and outline exactly what He was saying. What did He mean when He told the disciples that “nation would rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom”? Clearly He wasn’t talking about their time as Rome had no contenders then. That whole section was for us. It was written so we could accurately identify these problems when they occurred.