Deception Inside and Outside the Church
In the end-times the Church will lose its doctrinal authority. Ergo, false teachings will be prevalent in the world.The religious deception is a sign of church downfall.
2 Timothy 4:3. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
We born again Christians are passing through the most astonishing era of history, in which many false religions and soul destroying hellish doctrines are surrounding everywhere we live.
There is a rise of hedonism, Paganism and other false worldviews causing a serious attack against the true Christian faith. The dark clouds of great apostasy are gathering for the final explosion of Daniel's Seventieth week.
The Prophet and disciple of Jesus Christ, St. John gave us a clear understanding about the teachings of a coming Spiritual deception in the form of ancient Arianism through Holy scriptures. 1 John 4:2-3
This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.
This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. In the above-mentioned verses, St. John teaches the mystery of incarnation of Jesus Christ.
Verse 2 explains the identity of a true believer. He is true believer who says that Jesus has born from a virgin by the supernatural intervention of Holy Spirit, the third member of Holy Trinity. Verse 3 identifies the unbeliever with his false faith. The unbeliever is completely ignorant of the doctrine of Christ's incarnation. Also they do not accept Jesus as their personal Saviour.
The Bible says "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made."(John 1:3).
This scripture shows that Jesus is the creator of the universe, mankind and the things of nature. In the 21st century many religions do not acknowledge Jesus as Saviour of the world.
They have rejected the atoning sacrifice of our Lord as the Lamb of God. For example, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and many other religions are not accepting Jesus as Saviour for the remission of their sins.
Jesus and all His disciples warned the Church. Jesus said that "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."(Matthew 7:15).
The apostasy will also come within the Church. Many leaders are self appointed Pastor's and Shepherd's. The leaders who spread false doctrines are the " ferocious wolves ". Beware of false teachers!
Dr. David Jeremiah said, "The person behind the deception is none other than the enemy of our souls, Satan himself. Since the very beginning, when he tempted Eve, one of his primary weapons has been deceit. He came to Eve as the serpent, a subtle deceiver.
Revelation 12:9 speaks of him as "The great dragon was hurled downâ?"that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him." We can also discern the true Shepherd's through their teachings about the incarnation of Christ and deity of our Lord Jesus. Our Saviour advised us "by their fruit you will recognize them."(Matthew 7:20).
If someone is not providing teaching based on Jesus Christâ??s theology then he is proving himself false. Satan and his minions have corrupted the minds of those people who listen to his deceptive ideas so as to continue their hell-based schemes. In relation to the end-time situation it is prophesized by our Lord Jesus Christ that "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow coldâ?¦."(Matthew 24:12). Like St. Peter, we must accept Jesus as the Son of the Living God and experience the citizenship of heaven kingdom while living on this planet earth (Mathew 16:13-18).
Let us love the True teachings of Holy Bible rather than following false and traditional principles which are ungodly in their essence.
What do you think about Jesus is He a mere human or a perfect man and perfect God?
What kind of teachings do you receive from your pastor or shepherd? Which kind of fruits do we need to discern the personality of a Prophet, Pastor and deacon?
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life"(John 14:6).Did you check your inner fidelity with our Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ?
Jesus we thank you for letting us know that you are the only way, the living truth to enter into the heavenly Kingdom. Amen.