The Seduction, The Great Falling Away
This is message number 3 of the end time signs that are not always talked about in prophecy.
1. The Scattering/Shattering of The Holy Peoples Power.
2. The Sealed Words Unveiled.
3. The Seduction, The Great Falling Away.
3. The seduction, great falling away. “Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition" 2 Thess. 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. 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 even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed." Galatians 1:8, 9. He also warned the Corinthians of another Jesus, gospel and spirit. “For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!” 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 completed a 7-year in-depth study on pornography and the affect it has 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 who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
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!!