The Apostasy

The more we see the introduction of the many ways people choose to incorporate sin into their lives and the out right rebellion of that which is holy and of God it is easy to see we are moving briskly to the falling away of those who had previously claimed christianity. We are taught by scripture when it all comes to a head the man of sin will be revealed who is the son of perdition (hell). We must stay close to our Lord and Saviour, for He is our only hope. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-6) 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 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; 4 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, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

Witchcraft is fast becoming a highly popular practice among the young as they look to this as a truth, but it is sadly taking them further and further from the truth found only in Christ! There are so many avenues and false teaching’s around today with new up and coming religions that although they seem harmless are taking many away from the good news of the gospel. Some teachings have been around for many generations as there were in Jesus day when we see Him going into the synagogue to teach and not listen to their doctrines for He knew of their false teachings and traditions (Colossians 2:8-10) 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.

We are getting closer and closer to the time before Christ returns and the following passages read as though they could be taken from the front page of todays newspaper’s!! (2 Timothy 3:1-7) 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledg e of the truth.

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