Rand Windburn, “The Abomination of Desolation: Past, Present or Future? Matthew 24:1-15 Examined,” page 12:
deceivers will attempt to deceive you, false prophets will do their utmost to mislead you, worldwide wars will rage, either in your community or in a community near yours. You may very likely experience hunger, diseases, and the devastation of your home by earthquake and other natural disasters. And last, but not least, you will have to contend with the arch enemy of Jesus Christ and His Church, the Antichrist, whose identity will be a mystery to most, for he will be loved by the world and false Christians. And, oh yes, few will believe when you insist he is the mystery Man of Sin.’
Does this sound like a Gospel which would attract the throngs? In fact, it is this Gospel which tends to your persecution.