TheAmerican Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #1057

"The Great Falling Away, The Great Apostasy"

The spurious messiah, who is Satan, the son of perdition,
is coming to this earth as Jesus Christ
and he will have all power to perform signs and wonders and flashy miracles in the sight of men.

He will be spectacular to say the least and most people will not recognize him as Satan
but will rather believe he is truly the Messiah returned.

The problem is he is the religious "beast" of Rev. 13 and in their ignorance
Christians all over the world will forsake the true Christ and begin to worship him!

That is the great falling away, the great apostasy
which occurs when the son of perdition make his appearance, i.e. is revealed.

You see, no one would worship the beast if they knew he was the beast, would they?
Of course not!

They will believe he is really Jesus because of his powers and miracles
and because they do not know the scriptures
which reveal the fact that there is a false Christ,
who comes to earth first, who looks like and will claim to be Jesus.

They still perceive Satan as a bad dude with horns,
a red suit with a tail, and a pitch fork in his hand! Not!

Yes, little do they know that they shall soon actually see that which they are expecting.
They will soon see "Jesus" coming in the clouds with a host of angels
and with great power and signs and performing great miracles in the sight of men.

The problem is that this first Jesus will be doing the work of Satan! Why?
Because he will be Satan, the Dragon, the Beast, disguised as an angel of light.

2 Cor. 11:14
"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed [disguised] into an angel of light."

2 Thes. 2:9
          Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

You stick to the Word of God and keep His commandments. Period!

Jesus said in Mat. 24 & Mark 13 that when you see this abomination, the "desolator",
standing in the holy place where he ought not,
then get away from him and stay away from him!
It doesn't matter if he can snap his fingers and call lightning down from the sky
or "take people up" in his high-tech saucers, i.e. his "flying wheels"
(See Ezek. chapters 1 & 10).

Are you beginning to get the picture of the magnitude of this event?

The question regarding the day Jesus Christ returns
and when we gather back to Him has now been settled once and for all!

In his first letter to the Thessalonians Paul told us
that the Second Advent will occur at the LAST TRUMP,
at which time we who are alive and remain in the flesh
will be changed into our spiritual bodies to meet the Lord Jesus Christ
and all the saints who have gone on before us,
i.e. our deceased loved ones who are with Him right now
and will be returning with Him as Paul explained in 1 Thes. 4:13-18.

Apparently though, there was some confusion over the definition of the word "LAST"!
Can something be last and yet happen at any moment before something else?
Of course not, because then the "something else" would be last!
So the apostle Paul, authorized by the Lord Jesus Christ,
made it real clear in his second letter to the Thessalonians
with a simple solid statement of fact as to what MUST happen first,
BEFORE Jesus Christ returns at the Last Trump!

In 2 Thes. 2:3-4 he says, "Let no man deceive you by any means."
No man means no preacher, teacher, visionary, commentator, friend or foe,
whether male or female, or whether dead or alive!

Paul continues... "For that day", the day the Lord returns,
"shall NOT come, except there come a falling away first,
and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
[4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God,
or that is worshipped;
so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

So before Jesus Christ returns,
Satan will be cast to this earth along with his angels
according to Rev. 12:7-9 and he will appear as the Messiah
with "all power and signs and lying wonders (2 Thes. 2:9)",
performing miracles "in the sight of men (Rev. 13:13)"
and deceive the whole world into believing he is God, i.e. Jesus Christ.

You SEE, if you do not KNOW that the false messiah comes FIRST,
which is part of having the "seal of God" in your forehead (Rev. 9:4),
no one will convince you after the fact that Jesus Christ has not returned
and you will surely worship the abomination of desolation, the abominable one,
the wicked one, the beast, the dragon, that old serpent, Satan himself.

But, now you do know, don't you?

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