Behold the Man: A Biblical Narrative of the Last Days of Jesus Christ is free today on Kindle. Happy Easter!
Here’s the the back cover text:
“The Passion of Jesus Christ is the greatest tragedy and triumph in history. I have never found anything to compare with it. This book began over three decades ago as a study of the events surrounding the Passion—the last week of the mortal life of Jesus Christ, as found in the New Testament.
“In 1986, I began to piece together the enormous puzzle of the Passion as told in the gospels. The testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John each provide unique details about the events leading to Jesus’ death. My goal in writing this book was to: (1) identify the unique details from each of the accounts relating to the Passion; (2) to unify that material; and (3) to present it in an easy-to-read, narrative or story format.
“The source for this book is simply the Authorized King James Version of the New Testament. While completely based on scripture, I have updated the punctuation and paragraphing in the text, altered some capitalization and pronouns, and added quotation marks where appropriate. I have also added conjunctive or transitional words, without setting them off in brackets, and deleted some words, to help the flow of the narrative.”
You can download your free Kindle copy here. I hope you have a wonderful day.
I’ve listed here a few yes-or-no questions about the last days and Christ’s Second Coming based on Matthew chapter 24 and other scriptures. How many questions would you say deserve a yes?
The yeses are a strong indication of how close we are getting to the actual winding up scene. I’ll let you be your own judge, but I think it’s safe to say were getting really close. What does that mean in terms of days, months, and years? I don’t know. But I do know this: Now is the time to get ready.
- Are you hearing of wars and rumors of wars? (Matthew 24:5–6.)
- Are there famines, earthquakes, pestilences, tempests, and waves themselves heaving beyond their bounds (tsunamis) in various places? (Matthew 24:7; Doctrine and Covenants 88:89.)
- Have false Christs and false prophets appeared, deceiving people, including the very elect? (Matthew 24:5, 11, 23, 24.)
- Are the saints hated in all nations for His name’s sake? (Matthew 24:9.)
- Are there many who are offended, betraying one another, and hating one another? (Matthew 24:10.)
- Does iniquity abound? (Matthew 24:12.)
- Has the love of many waxed cold? (Matthew 24:12.)
- Has the gospel been preached in all the world as a witness? (Matthew 24:14.)
- Has the “abomination of desolation” appeared—the pollution of the holy temple and likely the setting up of an idol therein? (Daniel 11:31; Daniel 12:11; Matthew 24:15.)
- Has a great tribulation appeared, “such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time”? (Matthew 24:15.)
- Are there signs in the heavens? (Luke 21:11.)
- Has the sun been darkened, the moon refused to give her light, and the stars fallen from heaven? (Matthew 24:29).
- Has the earth reeled to and fro as a drunken man? (D&C 45:48; 88:87.)
- Has the antichrist, the Son of Perdition, been revealed? (2 Thessalonians 2:14.)
- Have the angels sounded their trumpets for all the world to hear? (Matthew 24:31.)
- Has the sign of the coming of the Son of Man appeared? (Matthew 24:27, 30.)
I give about half of these questions a yes, and believe in my heart that the other half could happen pretty quickly, as a “thief in the night” (2 Peter 3:10; Doctrine and Covenants 45:19).
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. (Mark 13:32–37.)