At no time in history has man possessed more
knowledge than today, (Dan 12:4). Consequently, things have never been more confusing for
someone seeking the truth. At the same time that mankind is trying to keep up with the
information overload a revived interest in spirituality is spawning and nurturing a
plethora of false doctrines and religions, (2 Tim 3:13), a large percentage of which label
and market themselves as Christianity. An ecumenical brotherhood has risen out of an
unbiblical tolerance, acceptance, (2 John 7-11), and even embracing of these gospels and
doctrines of men, (Col 2:8). Indeed the only gospel and doctrine the world adamantly
refuses to tolerate without perversion is that of the Bible and our Lord Jesus Christ, (2
Peter 2:1-2). Clearly we're living in those days Paul warned us about in which man would
not put up with sound doctrine but would instead promote doctrines of men, (2 Tim 4:3-4).
When asked specifically about the signs of His return Jesus first response was to warn
of deception, (Matt 24:4), and before completing His reply He warned of it twice more,
(Matt 24:5,11). The deception is to be so great in the last days that if it were possible
it would fool even the very elect, (Matt 24:24). Punctuating the pervasiveness of the
apostasy and delusion just prior to His return, Jesus questions if when He comes again He
will find faith on the earth, (Luke 18:8). Through the Bible God provides us with much
insight into the last days. Jesus gave us many indicators Himself. Jesus' coming is to be
as a thief in the night, (1 Thes 5:2), and no one but God knows when that day and hour is,
(Mark 13:32). For this reason the general consensus among most calling themselves
Christian is that we should go about our lives without expecting or looking for the Lord's
return. Here we have a classic example of a misunderstanding of scriptures, for if we go
one verse further we find that not knowing the day and hour is exactly why we are
commanded to take heed, watch and pray, (Mark 13:33). Yes, we are clearly told it is
useless to involve ourselves in "date setting", (1 Thes 5:1-2), and we are to
continue with our day-to-day lives while waiting for His return, (1 Thes 4:11-12).
Dont ignore that we are also told Jesus return is imminent and that we're
always to be looking for it as our blessed hope, (Titus 2:12-13). This has been made clear
to the Christian since the New Testament church began, but is especially apropos today as
we see more prophecies coming true and know that day is near, (Matt 24:33). Mark 13:37;
"And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch."
You see, it is with good reason that we have been made aware of these things. Paul
tells us that those who follow Jesus are not children of darkness that this day should
overtake them as a thief, but rather we are children of light and should not be caught
sleeping, (1 Thes 5:4-8). We should be anxiously anticipating his return, (Luke 12:35-40,
Phil 3:20, 1 Thes 1:10, Heb 9:28, etc.), looking to heaven, knowing that our redemption
draws nigh, (Luke 21:28). We need to study God's word and grow in our understanding as
that is how we come to know the truth which "sets us free," as Jesus promised
us, (John 8:31-32). Nearly 27% of the Bible is prophecy, telling us about the future from
when it was written. Most of that is now history, but the proven flawless accuracy of
those prophecies should convince us to heed what remains to be fulfilled. It is by the
Bible's accuracy, consistency and detail that we know this book could only be the inspired
word of God, so we will dedicate an appropriate amount of space to prophecy. Jesus rebuked
the men on the road to Emmaus for not paying attention to what the prophets had foretold,
(Luke 24:25-27), just as he criticized the Pharisees and Sadducees for not discerning the
signs of their times, (Matt 16:1-4), and the people in general, (Luke 12:54-57). God did
not waste space in his message to us, so everything in the Bible is intended for us to
study, learn and instruct from, as well as for use in correcting and
rebuking false doctrines, (2 Tim 3:16).
Many who call themselves Christian today are either at best carnal, or at worst deluded
and following false teachers into the anti-Christ's one world church, all in the name of a
false Christ, (2 Cor 11:3-4). In other words they are at very least tolerating, if not
contributing to and participating in this false church we are warned about, (John 5:43).
We are living in the last days before Christ's return, when false prophets are prolific,
(2 Tim 3:13). We are responsible for knowing this, and are to tell all those we can the
truth, (2 Tim 4:2), even though the Bible also tells us the truth will not be well
received by man and we can expect persecution and rejection for our efforts (2 Tim 3:12).
When discussing issues of the Bible with others, one comes to expect disagreement on
nearly every point. Randomly select a dozen "Christians" to discuss these things
and you're almost certain to walk away with 12 different "interpretations". Not
having the conviction of their belief to contend for it, the same 12 are likely to
"agree to disagree" and still embrace each other as fellow Christians. Claiming
there is only one truth which must be sincerely and completely believed in order to
receive the free gift of salvation is considered today to be closed minded and audacious.
It is the absolute unwillingness to compromise and confident, unwavering conviction of
Christians who are indwelt by, and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit, (1 John
5:19-20), which offends both the world and the "lukewarm"
"Christians", (Rev 3:15-17). This often results in the persecution Jesus told us
we could expect if we sincerely follow him, (Mark 13:13).
Men, with Satan's encouragement, (2 Cor 4:3-4), have been from the very beginning of
the New Testament church, twisting and distorting God's word in an attempt to make it more
palatable to them. They have also been introducing and implementing their own doctrines
and rules which restructure the local church. In their unbiblical church system they have
created for themselves positions of perceived authority, setting themselves up as
intermediaries between God and man, (1 Tim 2:5-6). Regardless of whether they admit or
even realize it they become the de facto head of their local assembly, thereby usurping a
role which belongs exclusively to Jesus, (Col 1:18), (Eph 1:22-23). In fact denominational
organizations insert entire hierarchies between the believers and Christ.
One day soon there will be a one-world government overseeing and dictating to today's
national governments the same way that Washington D.C. currently rules the individual
states, (Rev 13:7). There are many reasons that this will be allowed to occur, but
briefly, it will be seen by the world as necessary for civil, judicial, economic and even
spiritual reasons. At the pinnacle of this new power structure will be a universally
accepted and respected charismatic individual, (Rev 13:4). Overwhelmingly the world,
including even the "Christian" churches, will choose to not only believe in and
follow this man, who eventually sets himself up as god (2 Thes 2:4), but also worship him,
(Rev 13:8). Surprisingly many of the churches recognize some of the signs that are
unfolding before them, yet they are utterly oblivious to the inroads Satan has made into
their very infrastructure. For nearly 2,000 years Satan has been helping grievous wolves
creep in "unawares," (Matt 7:15, Acts 20:29-30, Gal 2:4, Jude 4), and now the
fabric of these churches is replete with them. Truth be told, most of these churches have
foundations built with perversions of scriptures and false doctrines, the purpose of which
is to complicate God's message to us thereby confusing their members, (James 3:14-16).
Bewildered followers are then lead to believe they cannot learn God's truth for
themselves, (2 Cor 11:3-4). By relying on these unnecessary and unbiblical church leaders
for interpretation and guidance, followers are basically giving them artistic and
editorial license over God's word, and they often take full advantage, (Eph 4:14).
While many of these deceivers do so knowingly for profit and power (Rom 16:18), most of
them have complete conviction in what they teach, for they themselves have been utterly
deceived, (2 Tim 3:13). Much more is going on here than is apparent. Satan has had his
hand in orchestrating all of these false teachings, from the subtle to the extreme, and
has done all he can to establish, encourage and support systems which train "would
be" Christians to follow men, (2 Cor 11:13-15). He does this by providing spiritual
reinforcement for the lies these leaders want to believe, (1 Tim 4:1-2), and hiding the
truth from them, (2 Cor 4:3-4). They in turn give their followers messages their
"itching ears" want to hear, (2 Tim 4:3-4), denying the need for repentance and
accountability in favor of a more marketable message of universal acceptance and
tolerance. People are seeking false teachings based on experience rather than God's word,
(2 Thes 2:9-10), and are following the false signs and wonders without checking them
against the Bible to see if they are of Satan or God. In these last days it is Satan who
is putting on a show, (Rev 13:13-14, Matt 24:24), and as prophesied, he is doing it to an
anxious and eager audience, (2 Cor 11:4). It is not really hard to imagine worldly
churches following the antichrist, considering Satan, who aspires to be God, (Isaiah
14:14), is "the god of this world" already, (2 Cor 4:4). Since Satans rule
will be through the antichrist, people are being trained through these false church
systems to follow men in spiritual matters, rather than answering directly to, and
building a relationship with Christ, (Eph 4:14-15). With nearly two millennia of practice,
people will be more than ready when the man they are called upon to follow is the
antichrist himself instead of their Pastor, Bishop or Pope.
This barely scratches the surface of what is going on in these interesting times in
which we live, setting the stage for the antichrist's temporary reign, (2 Thes 2:1-12).
First comes the rapture of the church, (1 Thes 5:9), which could occur anytime, but as
long as Jesus tarries, we shall continue to add to this web site to help those who have
eyes to see, to see and those who have ears to hear, to hear.