Will there be a great revival or influx of new Christians as we approach the end of the world as we know it?
Mt 24:10 – Many will fall away. – ESV
Many will turn away from the faith. – NIV
2 Tim 3:5 – Having a form of godliness, but denying its power. – NKJV
1 Tim 4:1 – Some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.
2 Tim 4:3-4 – The time will come when they will not put up with sound doctrine, but will get teachers to tell them what they want to hear.
2 Pt 2:1-3 – False teachers will come, exploiting with deceptive words.
“Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.” (Mt 13:30)
Wheat and weeds both grow together until the harvest.
“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.” (Mt 13:40)
The weeds are burned at the end, when separated.
“and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mt 13:50)
Both good and bad Christians will be gathered into a dragnet. They are not separated until the end.
Mt 25:1-13 – Wise and foolish virgins together until the end – vs. 10
Mt 25:31-46 – Sheep and goats separated at the end.
“The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.” (Rev 9:20-21)
No widespread repentance at the end.
“The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in agony.” (Rev 16:20)
Widespread antipathy toward God.
Therefore, there is no Biblical basis for predictions of great revival of Christians, nor any great influx of people into Christianity prior to the end of the world as we know it.