Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

This commentary has been through Advanced Checking.

The word list explains words with a *star by them.

Last part: Troubles for Christians

Mark chapter 13

The worst troubles

Verses 14-23

Here, Jesus described events immediately before his return.

Someone will make something that is very bad. We do not know what that thing will be. Daniel also wrote about it (Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:31 and Daniel 12:11). People will put that thing in Godís special place. Their purpose will be to destroy Godís special place.

When that happens, the worst troubles will begin. The Book of Revelation says that those troubles will continue for 42 months (Revelation 11:2-3). After that, God will *punish *Satan and all the bad people. And Jesus will return to rule the world (Revelation chapters 19 and 20).

But before Jesus returns, there will be false Christs. These people will say that they are Christ. And there will be false servants of God. These people will help the false Christs. Many people will believe them because of the powerful things that they will do. So Christians must be careful. John told us how to decide if someone comes from God (1 John 4:1-3). We must not choose teachers who say the wrong things about Jesus. We must know the things that the Bible really teaches. We must give our lives to God; and we must let the *Holy Spirit teach us.

Next part: We must prepare for Jesusí return

Index to this book: Index


© 2010, Wycliffe Associates (UK)

This publication is in EasyEnglish (1200 word vocabulary).

Visit our website: