When is the Last Day?

When is the Last Day? That is a good question and deserves an honest answer. In Mt. 24:3 “…the disciples came to Him privately, saying, Tell us, ‘When shall these things be, and what shall be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?'” (Note on the word “age” in the verse just quoted: The King James Version translates the Greek word “aeon” as “world” whereas Greek lexicons translates it “age”, meaning “an unbroken age, perpetuity of time”. In fact “aeon” transliterates directly into English as “aeon” or “eon” (look both words up in your English dictionary) from which we have a popular expression…”I haven’t seen him for eons (of time)!” They are saying in effect, “I haven’t seen him for ages.” The world will not end when Jesus comes back; the age will. “Age” is the correct translation for “aeon”.)
Then Jesus gives his reply starting in the next verse. Note the high lighted parts:
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.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Jesus concludes the answer in verses 29-31 with his coming at the end of the age:
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 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.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Jesus concludes his answer to “when is the end of the age” by giving the signs of his Second Coming to planet Earth. This is the END OF THE AGE! Other time expressions occur in the Bible like the “last times”, the “last time”, the “latter days”, the “latter day”, the “last days” (you will recall Acts 2:17 “in the last days, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh…”) and here under discussion, the “last day”.

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