Recognizing Deception and Apostasy

Written by Dene McGriff


Inrepparttar “last days”repparttar 143134 greatest deception ever perpetrated on mankind will beguile mankind, including Christians. One great nation, headed byrepparttar 143135 antichrist, will subduerepparttar 143136 nations ofrepparttar 143137 earth and dominaterepparttar 143138 world. People will think himrepparttar 143139 Savior,repparttar 143140 man withrepparttar 143141 answer torepparttar 143142 world’s complex problems, andrepparttar 143143 great peacemaker in an exceedingly dangerous world cowed byrepparttar 143144 specter of terrorism and economic collapse. He will dorepparttar 143145 unthinkable and make a pact with Israel to make peace inrepparttar 143146 Middle East. One man, who claims to be a Christian and appears to be a wonderful person and great leader, comes to power withrepparttar 143147 backing ofrepparttar 143148 Church only to later turn onrepparttar 143149 church and Israel inrepparttar 143150 worst persecutionrepparttar 143151 world has ever seen. Although seen by Daniel 2,600 years ago, andrepparttar 143152 Apostle John nearly 2,000 years ago, this could very well happen in our lifetime.

The Bible speaks of a period of deception, and tribulation

Antichrist and the Gog-MaGog War

Written by Doug Krieger

Prophecy as usual—this is not!

Swirling amidstrepparttar confusion inrepparttar 143133 Middle East and amidst those inrepparttar 143134 media, think tanks, and Left-Behind-oriented prophecy buffs is a plethora of disjointed and ever-changing analyses and strategic conclusions/confusions which becloudrepparttar 143135 real issues playing out inrepparttar 143136 unfolding apocalyptic drama they interpret. Events twist and turn, but history’s inexorable march to finality confoundsrepparttar 143137 skeptic, thwartsrepparttar 143138 agnostic, and befuddlesrepparttar 143139 wise in his own conceits.

Yes, this is an eschatological compass which takes its cue fromrepparttar 143140 Book, but it’s not what you’d expect, not at all. Of Samuel Huntington’s major civilizations which encompassrepparttar 143141 globe, there are but three that militate against each other: Western, Chinese, and Islamic. All three, accordingrepparttar 143142 Bible (and this is not a wild eyed conjecture, but a calculated hermeneutic of Scripture) were forecast to clash “inrepparttar 143143 latter days” by Hebrew prophets Isaiah, Zechariah, Daniel and Ezekiel, and were substantiated by New Testament counterparts; namely, Jesus, Paul, and John.

No, “events have not overtaken us” . . . nor do we rely upon their fickle interpretations to fitrepparttar 143144 Biblical account. Torepparttar 143145 contrary,repparttar 143146 Word of God stands unalterable, unchanging, persistent in its discernment; yet, dynamic inrepparttar 143147 manifestation “byrepparttar 143148 prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations” atrepparttar 143149 close of this age (Romans 16:26a).

The current realignment of nations inrepparttar 143150 Middle East, and for that matter, throughoutrepparttar 143151 earth, astounds and comforts, persuades and consolesrepparttar 143152 masses onrepparttar 143153 planet . . . while alerting Gentile World Powers (“to all nations”), their days are numbered, for “with evil intent” have they conspired against His purposes (Zechariah 1:15).

Syria, Iran (Persia), Magog, Tubal, Togarmah and Mesheck (Turkey or Magog), Egypt, Libya and Cush (Sudan) have, are and will conspire together as they facerepparttar 143154 Willful King ofrepparttar 143155 West. This is not Lord ofrepparttar 143156 Rings: This isrepparttar 143157 unfolding of those final Biblical conflicts . . . Gog and Magog, andrepparttar 143158 Campaign of Armageddon. Here,repparttar 143159 West’s final confrontation withrepparttar 143160 Kings ofrepparttar 143161 East overrepparttar 143162 “Hidden Treasures” reaches its vile and horrid termination . . . forrepparttar 143163 Antichrist/Beast, False Prophet and Image have sought to amassrepparttar 143164 wealth ofrepparttar 143165 nations, subdue all nations, and destroyrepparttar 143166 witness of both Israel andrepparttar 143167 Church.

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