Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Sad and Certain Fate

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, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

Of all of the events that happen in the last days, the rise of deception seems to be the most fearful.  Earthquakes, disasters, wickedness, and other like events tend to bring fear that often draws men to God. Deception, however, is not effective unless the deceived cannot perceive the ruse.  In other words, most do not discern they are being deceived until it is too late.  Like a fish to a lure or a turkey to a call, many are being drawn to something appealing that has spiritual death attached to it.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14

Paul warned of this deception as did John, Peter, Jude, and even Jesus.  There would be so much false teaching that it would draw many away to follow after unbiblical teaching.  This would be so prevalent as to make the love of many wax cold and cause there to be a falling away from truth.  While this has been a topic on this blog before, it is worth noting again as the lies and demonic doctrines proliferate.  Jesus was so concerned about this that it was always the first point He made when talking about the last days.  Not only was it His first point, but He closed each discourse on the last days with a warning to not be deceived as well.  "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (Mt 24:24)."   

Let's look at some of the deception that is running rampant in "Christian " circles over the last few weeks.  On June 23rd hundreds of folks gathered in the woods of Eastern North Carolina for the Wild Goose Festival.  What sane Christian would attend any festival with a name that is the Celtic equivalent for the Holy Spirit.  What a blasphemous name!  Yet, this festival billed for liberal Christians was nothing more than a revised pagan festival. 
Wild Goose Festival 2011: Justice, Spirituality And The Arts (VIDEO)

Not only are some mixing pagan philosophies from long ago with Christianity, there are those trying to unite Christ with other false ideologies and prophets.  These are sure sign that the world is being prepared for the rise of the false prophet and mystery Babylon, the last days one world religion.
Muslims Will Be United With Christians to Strive Against Atheists and Darwin | God Discussion
The Interfaith Alliance” and Islam, followup. | Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry  

We also know that God and His word are unchanging as the prophet Malachi reveals.  "For I am the LORD, I change not;... (Malachi 3:6a)  As mentioned many times before, any action that brought judgment on mankind in the past will bring judgment again.  So why are many "preachers" sanctioning things in the name of God when it is clear that they are actually being led by the god of this world?  

All of this deception is just the tip of the iceberg.  This post deals mostly with religious deception. Yet, the treachery is spreading in the guise of one government, subtle media programming, and a whole host of other forms that are just too long to list.  However, those promoting deception are the ones most duped.  They are but mere puppets on the string of a fallen angel and his many wicked cohorts.  As surely as Christ defeated them already at Calvary, they have a sad and certain end.  It is a sad and certain fate as well for any man or woman who will not call on the Lord to save them from this last days smokescreen barrage. 

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 19:20
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Revelation 20:10
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:14-15

1 comment:

  1. It's almost as if life is a game about who are you going to believe? Deception is everywhere and the devil works at it daily. His main job description is Deceiver. He is famous for deceiving the WHOLE WORLD.
    That's a BIG job and he's good at it.
    If we know there is a professional, invisible deceiver roaming around then it gives us all the more reason as christians to stick our noses in the Bible, the only Sure Truth on the planet, and keep them in there.We should be brainwashing ourselves daily with His word, or in other words washing our brain with the water of His word.
    Good Post John,