PART III The Seduction, The Great Falling Away

Now we beseech you brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and by our gathering together unto Him, that you not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, neither by spirit nor by word nor by letter, as from us, as though that the day of Christ had come. Let no man deceive you by any means; for that Day shall not come except there be a falling away first
— 2 Thessalonians. 2:1-3

It’s not the falling away but the GREAT falling away.  That doesn’t mean that people are going to fall out of church even though that can be a part. The falling away is from the Truth. We are witnessing this happen right before our eyes.  Satan is a deceiver and seducer and wow, has he deceived and seduced many.  So what we have today is a church full of religious but lost people.  These who fall away believe in the gospel but it is another gospel.  They believe in Jesus but it is another Jesus.  Paul warned the Galatians of this very thing. "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.   As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed " Galatians 1:8, 9. He also warned the Corinthians of another Jesus, gospel and spirit. “For if he that cometh preached another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him” 2 Corinthians 11:4. 
 
The falling away groups definition of love is forget the doctrines and everybody just get along and love one another.  That sounds real spiritual but what about sin and what about Truth (Doctrines)?  I will tell you the truth about doctrines in a minute but let’s talk about sin.  I just completed a 7 year in-depth study on pornography and the affect it has had is worse than any drug on the street.  I have over 500 pages that detail how porn is destroying our society. What does that have to do with the great falling away?  In recent years I have seen some frightening changes in attitude in the body of Christ, particularly in the area of sexuality.
 
With the birth of the Internet, I have seen droves of young people captured by pornography and the attitudes that accompany it. The falling away has begun first in an attitude that is opposed to clear teaching in God's Word.  Many young people I have counseled with don't see anything wrong with sleeping around or homosexuality. They believe their views on sexuality have nothing to do with faith in Christ. They believe love includes accepting everyone regardless of their sexual preference. The truth is that this type of love and acceptance is naive and is easily taken advantage of by evil. A friend shared a story about a girl who grew up with her grandchildren who was like a family member.  She went to college and now says she is a lesbian and a child of God and that God accepts her the way she is.  What?  The hidden destruction in such attitudes is not often seen until it is too late. 
 

Remember that large group in Matthew 7:21-23, who called Jesus Lord.  They had preached in his name, cast out demons and had done many wonderful works, all in the name of Jesus.  “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 MANY will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”  No doubt that large group followed another Jesus, gospel and spirit!      
 
Churches large and small are going door to door taking surveys asking lost people what they can change in their church services in order for them to attend their church.  What?  Why would you ask a lost person that question?  It’s been going on for 2 decades now and what we have is churches full of religious but lost people.  I hate it when I hear supposedly Christians say things like, “let’s just forget doctrine and love one another.  That sounds real spiritual but that is one great deception.  I always told our church that doctrines divide us and doctrines unite us.  Doctrines are Truths in the Word of God.  The Truth of God, of Jesus, of Holy Spirit, of Salvation, of Sin, of Heaven, of Hell, etc. cannot be ignored.  Now I’m not going to fall out with a brother because they believe the church is going through the tribulation and I don’t, they speak in tongues and I don’t.  The great falling away is from the true faith and that falling away has already begun.  
 
Now you can understand how there will be an ecumenical (One Church) in the Great Tribulation.  That’s right, in the Tribulation, church will go on as usual after the rapture like nothing has happened.  But it will be superficial Christians not the real thing. They will be primed for the Anti-Christ and the great religious leader, the False Prophet. The one world religion is in the making today and will be alive and well in the Tribulation, churches will be full but true Christians will be in glory!  God Bless!!