3 (NIV) As Jesus was
sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him
privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what
will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the
age?” 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the
Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and
rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such
things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be famines and earthquakes in various
places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.”