Apostasy Spawns the Antichrist
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us” – (I Jn.2:18,19).
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” – (2 Thes.2:3).
In these scriptures God is giving us great truths for these end times. God tells us that in the end times there will be a falling away from the Christian faith and it’s doctrines. This apostasy will precede the great and dreadful day of the Lord’s wrath known as the great tribulation and the revealing of Antichrist. God shows us that there will be widespread apostasy that will spawn the coming of this man of sin. The stage is being set right now and this apostasy will be headed up in a particular person – the Antichrist-Beast. The apostasy of today will culminate with the Beast and the apostate church of the tribulation in (Rev.17).
Today there is widespread apostasy. Many are not preaching the true gospel and are denying the central doctrines of our Christian faith. Some are teaching that Christ is only a man and not God in human flesh. That He did not rise from the dead, that salvation is not through His shed blood, and that He is not coming again. They deny the scriptures are the Word of God. This apostasy of denying Christ will climax in the receiving of Antichrist. When you reject God’s truth, you will receive the Devil’s lie – when you reject Christ you get Antichrist. Falling away from the faith means an unfaithful spiritual harlot. Christ and his true church and Antichrist and his false church.
The greatest ‘us’ verse in the Bible is when
God warned us about apostate antichrists in (I Jn.2:18,19).
Verse 19 has ‘us’ in it five times and shows
Antichrist as an apostate Christian
Surely God was giving us a clue that the
Look for Antichrist to be member of a local
apostate church in the
Antichrist is a Christian deceiver – no matter how charming he is and no matter how golden tongued his oratory. “…and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an Antichrist” – (2 Jn.3,7). Anyone who denies the incarnation and the unique birth is a deceiver and an Antichrist. That’s why in (vs.3) we see the virgin title of Christ – ‘The Son of the Father.’ God was putting emphasis on this great foundation truth of the Christian faith, that the incarnate Son of the living God is the person whom the Father has been pleased to reveal Himself to men. The person known as Jesus Christ ‘is come in the flesh’ – he was a true human being. The incarnation will be jettisoned only by those who love not the truth and an Antichrist. Jesus Christ is God in human flesh – He is the ‘Lord’ Jesus Christ.
Antichrist is not a European or an Israeli
Jew or a Mideast Moslem, he is the president of the
The Antichrist, who will be the emperor of
There are many ministers that are false, deceiving ministers of Satan – “For such are false apostles (like Judas), deceitful workers transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness… - (2 Cor.11:13-15). These ministers of Satan have degrees from Bible colleges but have never been transformed and changed and born again into a new creature in Christ. They have never been changed from the character of a sinner to a Godly character by the indwelling Holy Spirit. These are the false teachers and apostates that fill so many antichrist church pulpits today. The Devil’s ministers in the Devil’s churches – deceivers.
Peter warned us of these apostate false teachers who bring in damnable heresies and cause whole denominations to fall away from the faith. “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction . And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of” – (2 Pet.2:1,2). Antichrist’s sidekick will be one of these antichrist apostate Christian ministers teaching these deadly heresies. He is called the False Prophet and will preach and promote the greatest heresy of all – that Antichrist is Christ. Yes, Antichrist will hide in one of these apostate antichrist Churches. Don’t be deceived – be saved.
God’s Word shows you apostasy and Antichrist
in the same verse – (2 Thes.2:3) -“Except
there came a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of
perdition.” God is showing us that
apostasy spawns the Antichrist. Look for him deceiving inside a professing
church pretending to be a Christian. His church will preach a false, perverted
gospel, an accursed gospel – a gospel that doesn’t save anyone. A man- pleasing gospel, not a God-pleasing gospel. “I marvel that ye are so soon removed
from him that called you into the grace
of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of
Christ” – (Gal.1:6,7). Antichrist
will be found in a
Yes, the great tribulation wrath of God shall not come except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Soon the Antichrist will be revealed. O, how close the rapture and the translation of the saints must be. When Antichrist comes into power he will build up a worldwide apostate antichrist church. Unity and united will be his theme and heresy will be the glue that unites them. Revelation 17 describes this apostate church in the Tribulation. The true church will be raptured up before the Tribulation begins. God calls this apostate church the Mother of Harlots and the great whore because she practices spiritual fornication, which is idolatry. The apostate world church welcomes the Antichrist because she rejected Christ. Antichrist uses this apostate church to unite and control the masses of people both body and soul. The church yields to this arrangement in order to gain political preference and power. Apostasy spawns the Antichrist.
Are you saved and born again by the Lord Jesus? Have you become a new creature in Christ with a new heart and a new spirit within you? Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I say unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). Born again describes what happens when you’re truly saved. You become a child of God the Father, the greatest Daddy in the universe. You’re saved by grace through faith and not by your own works. Repent of your sins and by faith believe on Christ in your heart for forgiveness of sins. God so loved you that He gave His only begotten Son for you on the cross as atonement for sin. Do not spurn the Son of God and the only way of salvation. If you reject God’s truth in Christ, God will send you strong delusion to believe the lie of Antichrist. “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believe not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” – (2 Thes.2:11,12).
Become a saint of God by faith in Christ
And become a member of God’s true church
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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