Now I’m no Quincy.
However, I can clue you in as to the 3 greatest causes of death at the end of the age.
The first one is:
1. Seeing other Christians die.
Matt 24:9 says,
“Then they will hand you over to tribulation and they will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations, on account of My name.
And then many will fall away, and they will betray one another, and they will hate one another.”
At the mere sight of this, all those that are sitting on the fence, and those that are lukewarm, will be heading for the hills when they see this. (And probably muttering under the breath, “I never signed up for this!”)
2. Lying wonders performed by the False Prophet.
(Revelation 13:13) And he works great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth before men.
(Revelation 13:14) And he deceives my own people who dwell on the earth by the signs which were given to him to do before the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and came to life.
This event, calling fire down out of heaven, I reckon will deceive over a BILLION people!
And number 3, and the most heart wrenching:
3. Refusing Love (2 Thess 2:9-12)
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And because of this, God will send them a strong delusion, in order for them to believe the lie, 12 so that they all might be damned who did not believe the truth, but delighted in unrighteousness.
What a terrible thing to die for–refusing love!
Not for sins committed! All of our sins have already been atoned for, on the cross. But people perish at the end of the age, for refusing love!
Makes for an interesting study.