I remember reading the New Testament years ago. It was perhaps my first time through it or the first time I paid attention to Matthew 24 when I had the thought – this is real. We are not preparing for the Lord’s return figuratively or so far in the distant it is abstract. No, this is a real event that is approaching and I need to be ready.
Verse 24 is a particular warning that there will come a time when “insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Now, if the very elect can be deceived that gives great pause to someone a bit below their level. How then, can one such as I be not deceived? Here are a few of my personal thoughts on the matter.
The point is, this is an anticipated and real event that is approaching. We have been warned so that we can prepare.
Preparing for the Lord’s Return
by Elder D. Todd Christofferson