Posts Tagged ‘false apostles’
“One-World Religion”, Referring to the False Religion’s Influence Among the World’s Rulers and Influential People
HNewsWire: The one-world religion described in Revelation 17:1–18 as “the great harlot” will be part of the end-times scenario. The term harlot is used throughout the Old Testament as a metaphor for false religion. The actual identity and makeup of the religion have been debated for centuries and has resulted in a number of different views among Bible commentators and theologians. There are convincing arguments for the one world religion being Catholicism, Islam, the New Age movement, or some form of religion not even invented yet, and an internet search will produce many more possibilities and theories. There is no doubt that some sort of one-world religion under the false prophet will be a part of the end times, perhaps made up of a number of different religions, sects, and isms that are around today. Revelation 17:1–18 gives us several characteristics of the one-world religion.…Read More
Watchman: Satan’s Best Ambassadors Are Not Pimps Politicians or Power-Brokers, But Pastors…
Satan’s ambassadors are not pimps, politicians, or power-brokers, but pastors, bishops and phony theologians. His priests do not peddle a different religion, but a deadly perversion of the true one. His troops do not make a full-out frontal assault, but work as agents, sneaking into the opposing army. Satan’s tactics are studied, clever, predictable, effective. Therefore, we must always remain vigilant. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:15-16a). False doctrine weakens the future church, while sound doctrine strengthens the future church. Christians are responsible for both the present and the future of the faith. Jesus’s final commandment to his disciples included not only evangelizing and baptizing the nations, but also “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20a). In…Read More
How Divisiveness Has Destroy America, Bible Prophecy Famines, Pestilences
and Earthquakes… Revelation 4:1 introduces a section of Scripture that details “things which must be hereafter.” What follows are prophecies of the “end times.” We have not yet reached the tribulation, the revelation of the Antichrist, or other “end-time” events. What we do see is a “preparation” for those events. Jesus said that the last days would be preceded by several things: many false Christs would come, deceiving many; we would “hear of wars and rumors of wars”; and there would be an increase in “famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:5-8). Today’s news is full of false religions, warfare, and natural disasters. We know that events of the tribulation period will include all that Jesus predicted (Revelation 6:1-8); current events seem to be a build-up for greater trouble ahead. Paul…Read More
Satan Is Building His One World Religion. This Image Will Be Worship During the Great Tribulation. All False Prophets Are Building Platforms to Be Seen on Cable TV & Digital Platforms.
From Joel Osteen to Kenneth Copeland will be there, as well as the lost celebrities from Oprah to Celine Dion, and most of the Hollywood dead man walking crowd… I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained.–Revelation 6:9 The Bible says that persecution of Christians will escalate during a future period we call the Tribulation. During the Tribulation, millions of Christians will be slaughtered for their faith in Jesus Christ. You say, “I thought all Christians were going to be raptured before the Tribulation.” NO, the church will NOT be raptured before the final seven years of Earth’s history. But during those final seven years, many people who remain on the earth may come to faith in Christ. John said…Read More
Aids / HIV and Other STDS Are Part of God’s Judgment There is an epidemic
of HIV/Aids in the United States, and the reason you may not have heard about it because the CDC has suppressed the truth All sickness, from the common cold to cancer, is part of the curse, and we who live in a cursed world are subject to decay. So, yes, AIDS / HIV and other STDs (along with all other diseases) are part of God’s judgment in a cursed world. Romans 1:18-32 is an indictment of the heathen, idolatrous world. It starts with these words: “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men.” This passage teaches that the sin of homosexuality has its roots in a denial of God. It brings about shame, degradation, and a “due penalty.” Since STDs such as AIDS / HIV are attendant, for the most part, upon…Read More
Evangelicals Have Themselves to Blame for the Political Divide in the U.S.
Satan generally uses stealth and deception. The success of his plans depends on Christians not waking up to what is happening until it is too late to respond. Who’s to blame for these Divided States of America? Let’s explore, No matter what generational age group you talk to, the consensus from all respondents suggests this country is dangerously divided along political lines and hot-button issues. “The United States is not so united. A growing body of research points to deep disunity between Democrats and Republicans in policy preferences, values, and tolerance of the other side’s views. As early as 2010, social scientists conducted surveys that revealed that nearly half of all Republicans would be “somewhat or very unhappy” if their child married a Democrat and nearly one-third of surveyed Democrats had a similar response. These results represented an approximately 1,000…Read More
Signs of the False Prophet or the So-Called Man of God?
The false prophet of the end times is described in Revelation 13:11-15. He is also referred to as the “second beast” (Revelation 16:13, 19:20, 20:10). Together with the Antichrist and Satan, who empowers both of them, the false prophet is the third party in the unholy trinity. The apostle John describes this person and gives us clues to identifying him when he shows up. First, he comes out of the earth. This could mean he comes up from the pit of hell with all the demonic powers of hell at his command. It could also mean he comes from lowly circumstances, secret and unknown until he bursts on the world stage at the right hand of the Antichrist. He is depicted as having horns like a lamb, while speaking like a dragon. The horns on lambs are merely small bumps on their heads…Read More
False Apostles, Deceitful Workmen, Disguising Themselves as Apostles of Christ
Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). In this verse, believers are commanded to “test the spirits to see whether they are from God.” This same command is echoed in other parts of Scripture as well. For example, in 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 we find Paul exhorting the Christians to not “despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good.” These two passages are just a few of the many that warn Christians to test the message that people or spirits proclaim. This is true in all situations but most importantly when a person or spirit is claiming to speak for God. Christians are to be discerning hearers and readers of all messages. The reason for the admonition to “test…Read More
Benny Hinn’s Nephew Shares How Christians Can Fight ‘Damning and Abusive’ Prosperity Gospel
Most false doctrines (Prosperity Gospel) start with a nugget of biblical truth, but then that nugget is taken to unbiblical extremes. Entire false belief systems have been built on single verses of Scripture taken out of context. Costi Hinn, the nephew of popular televangelist and faith-healer Benny Hinn, has discussed the “damning and abusive” nature of the prosperity gospel and identified how Christians can combat the “health and wealth” theology presented by teachers like his uncle. During a recent episode of the The Gospel Coalition podcast, Costi Hinn, who rejected the teaching of his “Uncle Benny” after working alongside him for years, said that two natural outcomes of the prosperity gospel — which teaches that God rewards increases in faith with increases in health and/or wealth — are false hope and fear. “False hope and fear are probably the two biggest products,” he said.…Read More
Scripture Is Clear – Marketing Techniques, Light Shows, Great Music, and Phenomenal Entertainment May Pack Seats, but It Does Not Make a Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ
Here are some strengths of the regulative principle: It seeks to honor God and His Word. It keeps the focus on God-centered worship rather than man-pleasing activity. It effectively eliminates worldliness or elements with pagan roots that have been given a Christian flair. It consults the Bible, rather than popular opinion, for the final word on church questions. One weakness of the regulative principle is that it can easily become legalistic in its strict rejection of anything not found in the Bible. It can also place worship in a category saved only for corporate settings, rather than encourage it as a daily practice. It also does not account for many aspects of a worship service not dealt with in the Bible, such as length of services, instrument use, how much technology should be employed, and dozens of other cultural questions…Read More