Choice 1 – The Savior Taught About Future Events

1. Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:4 contains questions that the Savior’s disciples asked Him. Verses 5–20 contain the answer the Savior gave to their first question regarding the destruction of the temple, and verses 21–55 contain His answer to their other questions concerning His Second Coming and the destruction of the wicked. Read Joseph Smith—Matthew. Then fill in the following chart. After each

Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (JS-M 1:5-20)
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ (JS-M 1:21-55)
Events to Occur
Many shall come in my name and deceive.
They will deliver you up to be afflicted, kill you, and you will be hated of all nations for my name’s sake
Many will be offended, betray, and hate one another
False prophets will arise
The love of many will wax cold
22 False Christs will arise and deceive
23 Wars and rumors of wars
25 Ye will be deceived and lied to
26 The coming of the Son of Man will be as the light of the morning covering the whole earth
27 the elect will be gathered from the four quarters of the earth
29 Nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom, famines, pestilence, earthquakes in divers places.
30 the love of man shall wax cold
31 Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world
32 The abomination of desolation be fulfilled
 33 Sun will be darkened, moon shall not give light, stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Promises to the Righteous
Remain steadfast and ye will be saved
When you see the desolation you will stand in a holy place
36 They shall see the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven in power and glory.
37 Whoso treasureth the word will not be deceived. He will send His angels.
39 when we see the signs we will know it is near
48 You will be ready
50 He shall make believers ruler over all goods
2.  Study 1 Nephi 22:16–22; Doctrine and Covenants 97:22, 25. Then write a statement that would give hope to a person who worries about the Second Coming.

That as long as you’re righteous and obedient and follow the prophet the Lord will guide you. He also will prepare you to lead you for the trials to whatever the world decides to go. The righteous people don’t need to fear and He will be with us. God gives us hope and tells us to be happy because He will save us; if we follow Him in everything that He commands us we shall escape from all wickedness.
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