“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” – Luke 21:34-36
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. – Matthew 24:12-14
As Chuck hurried from the office, John’s gaze drifted back to the television. John could not believe what he was seeing. Live on television, his recently dead best friend of 30 years was struggling through the crowd of press, disheveled, pale and filthy, his once luxurious suit matted with leaked fluids and mud. Brian Nintz looked terrified, but definitely, clearly alive.