Aug 4, 2014

The apostasy is underway -- no one is ready for what follows

I don't believe the great apostasy, the one mentioned in 2 Thessalonians, has come yet, nor will it come until the Antichrist reveals himself, but the stage is being set...set for the day when others in the name of Messiah will agree to betray and murder those faithful to Jesus Christ as their Savior.  We should be getting ready, yes?

By Michael Bresciani

It is impossible to cover every aspect of the second coming doctrine in a single article, but it suffices to say, that regardless of current events, economics, geopolitics or any other change across the globe everything is leading up to one major change.

What is that change?

"And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." (Rev 11: 15)

But, how do we get to this point?

Every prophecy of the Bible carries the nations all the way to the revealing of the antichrist, but before he is shown to the entire world one sweeping change affects the entire church. The church spoken of in scripture is neither exclusively Catholic nor Protestant and in fact, may include some of both and some people who are neither, but they are secure in their faith in Jesus Christ.

The church described in scripture is the called out body of people who are known to Christ and who have been connected to him by being born again. Regardless what they may call themselves or what sect, denomination or persuasion they are, if they know him and obey him they are the church.

Unfortunately, one of the most important prophecies of the bible clearly warns that when the church begins to apostate (fall away) from bible truths and true discipleship to Christ there is only one step left to the beginning of the worst period of time the world will ever see.

"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; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." (2 Th 2: 3-4)

The best way to describe the apostasy of the church is to let you see it for yourself. Check these links.

White House Invites Pastor of Southern Baptist Church Who Broke Ranks on Homosexuality to Reception With President

And To Which "god" Were Pope Francis, Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres Praying to at the Vatican in Rome?

National Cathedral to Offer Pulpit to Openly Transgender Priest for First Time Sunday

Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, announces his divorce

Presbyterians vote to allow same-sex marriage

This list is not comprehensive and this is only the tip of the iceberg.

The idea of all religions joining hands and becoming one throughout the world is also part of the apostasy.

Under the influence of liberalism the false unity of ecumenism and the bible slaughtering twists and turns of syncretism the last day's church is called the "whore." (Rev 17:16) The kingdom that is formed after the apostasy and led by the antichrist is called the "beast" – does either of these terms even remotely indicate that the world has chosen the right path for its illustrious future?

What follows the apostasy? – The Man!

Paul said the apostasy was first and right behind we will see the man who is to rule the earth for the last tragic seven years of time. He is a political, military, megalomaniacal genius of the highest order, but the world will love him. Hitler was an amateur compared to him because Satan pulls out all the stops to give him preeminence throughout the entire world.

Not only does he follow the apostasy, but he cannot enter the world scene without it. The secular world offers little resistance to their poster boy and the church is slipping into falsehood so fast it cannot stop him, nor does it want to, in fact, the apostate church will not even recognize him.
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