What was Jesus’ response to the question at Matthew 24:3? “Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, ‘Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?‘”
What will be the sign?
First, “Jesus answered: ‘Watch out that no one deceives you.'” (Mt 24:4)
Mark recorded: “Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. ” (Mk 13:5-6)
And in Luke: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” (Lk 21:8-9)
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.” (Mt 24:9)
“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Mt 24:24)
False prophets will have counterfeit signs – reject them.