Paul shared in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (NKJV Strong’s) “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, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
Notice the phrase “falling away.”
The latter portion after falling away is regarding what the Lord Jesus spoke of regarding Daniel’s prophesy (see Daniel 11:31, Daniel 12:11, and Matthew 24:15) about the “abomination of desolation.”
But that’s not what we want to focus on.
The “falling away” has everything to do with people that may have once been faithful to Christ have “defected from the truth” and returned to satan.
It’s important to point out that some of them never were in the Body of Christ to begin with, but gave appearances that they were true believers.
Notice what John said in his first epistle.
1 John 2:18-19 (NKJV Strong’s) “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.”
Just as in John’s day, the same is occurring before our eyes.
They came in but they weren’t of us.
Look at what Jude said.
Jude 1:3-4 (NKJV Strong’s) “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Some, not all of these people that occupy church buildings today, are doing the same thing.
The true believers hold fast to the traditions of the Word of God passed down from generation to generation. They know better than to betray the Lord and defect to the side of satan.
Those that have defected from the truth have twisted the Scriptures and they’ve allowed that which is an abomination before the Lord to have a sanctuary for LGBT’s abominable sin.
However, we’re also seeing that they were sitting on this for quite some time. They were waiting for this meeting to unveil their stance to introduce same sex weddings in the facility.
To solve this problem, just leave the true organization to perform same sex weddings else where. But that’s too easy.
Why leave a place that validates true marriages between one male and one female?
They need to perform same sex weddings in their facility for one purpose.
Same sex unions under the hijacking of marriage is only for the purpose of validating homosexuality as not a sin.
To do it any place else wouldn’t validate same sex weddings.
Only those that are deceived will buy this lie from satan and his children (see John 8:44).
But there’s a lot of professed believers and a lot of those that once were true believers that now have changed their minds. By accepting this deception and strong delusion, they are now enemies of the cross of Christ.
This deception is occurring at a rapid place, and many will capitulate because the will to stand for the truth wanes and weakens. They seek to wear down those that stand for the truth. And when you refuse to capitulate and surrender the true teachings of the Scriptures, you will be vilified.
True believers are deemed the villain.
Read Isaiah 5:20.
Even when Scripture clearly prohibits these activities, now, Baptists are permitting same sex weddings be performed in their houses of worship.
The sanctuary dedicated for the holy work of God is now a place where the unholy work of satan is permitted.
Two things took place.
Either they started out righteous and made a turn away for the worst or they were never in the Body to begin with.
However, regarding Baptists, by permitting same sex weddings be performed in their house of worship facility, it appears that they were once in the truth of the Scriptures, and then they’ve defected from the truth.
Once, they were true to Christ.
Now they’ve turned away from the Lord.
This is just another end time signal to us that the Day of the Lord is approaching very fast. Sadly, the danger is ignored and that’s because of what Peter said in his second epistle.
2 Peter 3:1-4 (NKJV Strong’s) “Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior,
knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
In other words, since the Lord Jesus tarries, let’s do wickedness.
Jesus warned of this.
Matthew 24:42-51 (NKJV Strong’s) “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.
But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
And that’s the thing that people in the house of the Lord must never do.
Since the Lord delays His coming, the Baptists and others are saying in their hearts, “let us do as we wish.”
Therefore, the Lord of His assembly of called out ones warns each and everyone of us.
Let’s not be found sleeping, drunk, and ill prepared as the five foolish virgins in Matthew 25.
“Be sober, and be vigilant.”
“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
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