For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
Did you know that man now has the ability to destroy all the people on this earth? Consider this, when Jesus made this prophecy, the weapons of warfare of His day were swords and spears. But now, with nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, it is possible to wipe out everyone on planet earth. Unfortunately, most would die in minutes.