One of the things you have to give Christians credit for is their persistence, because it was that same persistence that has led to its being the number one religion in the world today. Even today they maintain that same level of persistence to the point of absurdity when faced with contradictory ideas, facts, and logical argumentation contrary to their beliefs. Christianity should get the academy award for lying for the past two thousand plus years and that would even extend to about six thousand if you add the lies perpetuated in the Old Testament as fact. The sheer number of Christian sects are not only a testament to the contradictory beliefs among Christians themselves but also a testament to the lies and manipulation of their belief system to try to accommodate modern day scientific discoveries to the contrary.
The most persistent of these liars are the fundamentalists, they don't care what evidence you can provide to the contrary they stick to the literal interpretation of the scriptures. They don't care how ridiculous or absurd a literal interpretation of the entire bible is; they cling to faith as if it were a lifeline that kept them from falling into the abyss of mount Everest. The Catholics in my opinion are in fact the wiliest of the lot, if you were to search for answers to what most consider contradictions in the scriptures you would see that their theology has found many unique ways to answer for these contradictions. Some are not contradictions but rather incorrect interpretation of the text itself according to your catholic theologian, or they attribute these contradictions to allegories or metaphors which in the telling are meant to convey a deeper meaning or truth. Moral or spiritual lessons are conveyed through the telling of mythical tales (lies) believed to be factual by the fundamentalist.
Matthew 24:6-14 gives a list of events that Jesus said his follower should look out for just before the end shall come. In short the list is as follows: wars, famine, pestilence, earthquakes in divers places, and false prophets shall abound as well. Assuming these were the words of Jesus which I personally highly doubt it (since I don't believe Jesus ever existed in the first place) nothing that has been mentioned in this list has not happened throughout our history and even before man ever evolved on this planet. Natural disasters have existed on this planet for all 4.5 billion years of this earths existence. This planet has been bombarded by meteors, had many earthquakes, tornadoes, typhoons, monsoons, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, and whatever other natural disasters you can think of. The fictional Jesus is not saying nothing new here.
Since the dawn of mans existence there have always been wars and with the advancement of societies those wars have increased as greedy and corrupt rulers fight for territory, power, and the expansion of their kingdoms. There were false prophets before Jesus supposedly came on the scene, there are plenty of ancient religions based on myths that contained so called god men who came to Earth to rescue this poor degenerate humanity of ours. Famine is nothing new it is still a problem today in some countries more than others, pestilence was always a problem until the invention of antibiotics and the advancement of medicine. From 1347-1350 AD it is estimated that the black plague that swept through Europe managed to wipe out 1/3 of the population, by definition this indeed was a pestilence of biblical proportion. You can read all about it here: http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/fleas/bdeath/bdeath.html
And finally, the last thing Jesus supposedly said would mark the end of times was: Matthew 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 come.' Christians can argue that the gospel has not reached every nation and all peoples yet and that is what is delaying the coming of the Lord. But seriously, how ludicrous is that? There have been nations that have heard that gospel and just outright refuse to accept it, not to mention those little known tribes that inhabit the Amazon and other dark regions of the world. The so called sign of the times are evidence of nothing my dear fundie and the idea of a dead man who resurrected and rose to heaven to come back at some undetermined time in our history is nothing short of insane.