Deception in the End Times: Danger of Being Deceived by Men
In Matthew 24, Jesus responded to the questions that the disciples asked of Him pertaining to “what would be the sign of his coming and the end of the world” with a warning that deception would be prevalent in the earth, especially religious deception. His words warned us of the danger of being deceived by men. This being the case, we need to understand what to look for and also we should be aware of how we can be deceived.
“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:3-5).
What the Bible Says about Homosexuality: The Bible and Same Sex Marriage
Is Homosexuality a Sin?
By Betty Miller
What does the Bible say about same sex marriage and homosexuality? When the Supreme Court of the United States declared that same-sex marriage (a homosexual union) was a constitutional right in America, it was a shock to all Bible believing Christians. It was not only an assault against a foundational doctrine of the church worldwide, but it also placed the church in the USA in a position of how they are to react to this new law in a Christian manner. First of all, every Christian must always side with the Word of God when the subject of sin comes up and the Bible defines what constitutes sin. We must never violate our conscience on any matter.
Laws of the State v. Laws of God
Since the Bible states God created male and female and He is the One Who ordained marriage, then He alone has the right to define what a marriage is. Any court or government that rules differently is now opposing the Word of God. This ruling to God’s people is like the same ruling that permitted abortions in our nation back in 1973 when Roe V. Wade declared that states could not ban abortions because it was unconstitutional. Therefore, abortions became legal. However, just because certain things are legal by the government standards, it does not make them legal by God’s standards. We must now pray and work toward reversing the same sex marriage law, just as we are working to reverse the pro-abortion law. We are to be “salt” and “light” to the world so that our culture and society and nation can be blessed, instead of suffering the curses that come in the form of judgments on our nation. And they will surely come upon us because of our national sins and because the Word of God is clear that we reap what we sow. The only way to avert judgment is to repent and turn from our sin and return to God. God wants to use His people to bring about a revival in our nation and restore us to righteousness.
As Christians we are taught to obey the law of our governments, except when they go against the laws of God (Romans 13). When things are required of us that defile our conscience and our Bible beliefs, then we must be willing to stand for those beliefs and bear the consequences for refusing to yield to what the Bible calls sin. This is suffering for Christ.
Deception in the End Times: Revelation and End Times Interpretations
There are many different interpretations regarding the End Times spoken of in the Bible. The book of Revelation is an important book regarding the future, but one must have the proper biblical method of interpretation and a relationship with Christ in order to understand it.
Decoding the Book of Revelation
Revelation is a coded book. It was written for Christians so that only they could understand it and those that were not in the faith would not be able to understand it. When John, the apostle, penned this revelation of Jesus Christ, the Christians of that day were under great persecution and therefore their lives could have been more endangered by what John wrote, therefore much of the book is written in symbolic language. Those who do not have the Holy Spirit are bewildered by the imagery in this book of the Bible. Even as Christians we have difficulty when approaching Revelation.
How do we understand its code? The Bible interprets itself,