In Christianity, the end of the world is considered to be the second coming of Christ, during which the Last Judgment will take place and the fate of each person will be determined. The Lord Himself says in the Gospel that the exact date of the end of the world is unknown to anyone. However, there are several signs that the end is approaching.
In the gospel, Christ speaks of the signs of the end of the world (end of the world). Among the first signs of the apocalypse, the Lord names the appearance of false prophets. That is, those people who will call themselves gods, messiahs, preaching heretical views among the masses. Further, Christ says that before the end of the world there will be many different wars. People will completely stop loving each other, they will start killing. Bloodshed and death will begin to reign on earth.
One of the signs of the end of the world in Christianity is considered the beginning of severe persecutions against Christians, which will be carried out around the world.
In addition, before the end of the world, the gospel must be preached all over the world. The good news of Christ's coming into the world will have to spread to all remote corners of the planet.
In the Christian tradition, one of the signs of the end of the world is an increase in natural disasters. Solar eclipses, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, tsunamis, meteorite falls - all these can be signs of the end of the world. This means not just isolated cases, but widespread cataclysms.
According to the legend of the Christian Church, before the end of the world, the coming into the world of the Antichrist will come true, who will unite the whole world in his power. This will be a man possessed by Satan, who will raise massive persecutions against Christians and will blaspheme the name of Christ. The reign of the Antichrist on earth will be about three and a half years, and only then will the coming of Christ into the world follow. The appearance of the Antichrist is the last sign of the coming end of the world.
In the pious Christian tradition, there are signs that foreshadow the coming of the Antichrist, which are not mentioned in the Gospel. So, it is believed that when the Jews restore the Jerusalem temple, there will be the coming of the Antichrist. Christians also believe that in the year of the appearance of an illegitimate person possessed by Satan, the blessed fire will not descend, and the Iverskaya icon of the Mother of God will itself leave its location in one of the monasteries of the holy Mount Athos.