Christ’s final block of teaching that he gave on the Mount of Olives includes several warnings about coming “deceivers” and “false prophets” intent on misleading the saints, warnings reiterated and expanded in the writings of the apostles. And his discourse began with stern warnings to “beware lest anyone deceive you.”Continue reading “Howling Imposters”
The Church has been plagued with deceivers and apostasy, just as predicted in the New Testament.
The New Testament warns disciples about several things that will characterize the period between Christ’s first and second comings, ones that will intensify as the end approaches. They include an army of deceivers, deception, apostasy, the rise of a horrific malevolent figure, and Satan’s final assault on the church.Continue reading “PREDICTED EVENTS”
TWO FINAL EVENTS
The New Testament warns several times of coming deceivers and apostasy in the days prior to the return of Jesus.
The Apostle Paul described two things that must occur before the “Day of the Lord” when Jesus will gather his elect – the “apostasy” and the “revelation of the man of lawlessness.” And in his second letter to the Thessalonians, the two events are inextricably linked, for the goal of the “lawless one” is to deceive believers.Continue reading “TWO FINAL EVENTS”
THE GREAT FALLING AWAY
The New Testament warns of the coming “apostasy” that will occur prior to the arrival of the “day of the Lord.”
To the Thessalonians, Paul explained that the “day of the Lord” will NOT commence until the “apostasy” occurs and the “man of lawlessness” is revealed, two events that are inextricably linked. And in his statement, Paul reiterated the warning found elsewhere in the New Testament about the “falling away” of many from the faith in the “last days.”Continue reading “THE GREAT FALLING AWAY”