Could The END be pointing to the death of the church? Let's examine.
ENDURING TO THE END: GOING THROUGH THE TRIBULATION?
Mt 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the SIGN of thy coming, and of the END of the world?
Mt 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mt 24:5 For many shall come in MY NAME, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mt 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the END <5056> is not yet.
Mt 24:13 But he that shall ENDURE <5278> unto the END <5056>, the same shall be SAVED.
Heb 12:7 If ye ENDURE <5278> chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Heb 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the END <5056>.
Re 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the END <5056>, to him will I give power over the nations:
Da 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the TIME OF THE END>: because it is yet for a time appointed.
Mt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the END <5056> come.
SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN: TRIBULATION?
Mt 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign <4592> from thee.
Mt 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign <4592> be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
Mt 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Joh 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign <4592> shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
Joh 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Joh 2:21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN: SALVATION OF THE BODY?
Lu 11:30 For as Jonas was a sign <4592> unto the Ninevites, so shall the son of man be to this generation.
Lu 11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching <2782> of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
1Pe 3:19 By which also he (Christ) went and preached <2784> unto the spirits in prison;
THE END: AFTER THE TRIBULATION?
Mt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be SAVED: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Mt 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Mt 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Jer 32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
Mt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
THE END: DEATH OF THE CHURCH?
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the END <5056> be of them that obey not the gospel of God
Heb 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose END <5056> is to be burned.
2Co 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose END <5056> shall be according to their works.
Am 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The END is come upon MY PEOPLE of ISRAEL; I will not again pass by them any more.
Jer 51:13 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine END <07093> is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.
La 4:18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our END <07093> is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end <07093> is come.
Eze 7:2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of ISRAEL; An END <07093>, the END is come upon the four corners of the land.
Eze 7:3 Now is the END <07093> come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
Eze 7:6 An END <07093> is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
THE END: AN APPOINTED TIME?
Da 8:17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the END <07093> shall be the vision.
Da 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the TIME APPOINTED the END <07093> shall be.
Da 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the TIME of the END <07093>: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an APPOINTED TIME, but at the END <07093> it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Mt 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
Lu 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Lu 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
THE END: REVELATION OF CHRIST?
Lu 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the DAY when the Son of man is <revealed>.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that DAY shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Am 8:11 Behold, the DAYS come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a FAMINE in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
Lu 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find FAITH on the earth?
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken OUT OF THE WAY.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after (according to, against…) the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
The Bible appears to be equating the END with the spiritual revelation of Christ after the tribulation was cut short. The END came at the appointed time and seems to be directed primarily on the NAME of Christ (the collective, invisible church) as God has ceased to use the body to evangelize the world.