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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. 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. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. Matthew 24:9, 10 Jesus had spoken of signs of His coming in the church, in the world, and in nature. He had spoken of false Christs, of wars and rumors of war, of famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. These are the foreshadowing of Christ’s return, the...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew 24:11 God eternally appoints the Son to be the Christ, the great Servant of Jehovah, the great Prophet who reveals the Father through the preaching of the Word. John speaks of Him in Revelation 6:2 as a white horse and its rider who go forth conquering and to conquer. He is given a crown, for He already has attained the victory and is exalted at the...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew 24:12. It is significant that in the twentieth century remarkable changes have taken place, inventions and discoveries have been made, which stagger the imagination. Horse and buggy have been replaced by the automobile. When the first auto made its appearance it was commonly thought that this would never be serviceable, because there would not be sufficient gasoline to fill the need. Today, cars have become an indispensable means of transportation for every family. Steam locomotives have...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13 There may be a question in our minds whether this encouragement and warning should actually be included under the signs of the times. Taken entirely by itself, it would seem out of place, yet the fact remains that this assurance that the faithful will be saved is a sign that God guarantees to us the safety and salvation of His church even unto the end. The very fact of God’s preservation of His elect...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. 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. Matthew 24:14. We have had occasion before to point out the importance of the preaching of the gospel in the new dispensation as one of the signs of Christ’s coming. Jesus spoke of false Christs and of false prophets, warning us of their cunning deception and that their strong influence is leading many astray. The implication always was that we should maintain the truth,...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. 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. Matthew 24:30 At the end of the ages, when God’s church is ready for glory and God’s counsel in regard to the wicked is fully carried out, Christ will appear in all His majesty and glory. Every eye will see Him as King of kings and Lord...

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