taught the Gospel by Revelation from God. (Gal. 1:12) He warned of those coming who would pervert the
told the saints not to believe them. (Gal. 1:7-9)
In the last days (our time) men would have a form of godliness (many churches)
but deny the power of revelation. (II Tim. 3:5)
Apostle Paul warned of an
apostasy to come before Israel could be gathered and before Christ's glory coming. (II Thess.
2:1-4; Rev. 13:4-6)--(The gathering
of Israel began in 1948 when the nation of Israel was
established. The church came down to our day totally apostatized.)
cried the warning for 3 years. He
said that after he was gone, wolves would enter the flock; men would come into the church
by baptism and some would be born among them who would preach and teach false doctrine to
draw away the people from the true light. (Acts 20:28-31)
The Church Was Prostituted
Within 40 Years After It Was Organized
"The Christian church was scarcely formed when, in different places, there started up
certain pretended reformers, who, not satisfied with the simplicity of that religion which
was taught by the Apostles, mediated changes of doctrine and worship, and set up a new
religion drawn from their own licentious imaginations."
Mosheim, p. 196, ch. 4
"Such was the moral state and character of the primitive churches. But they kept not
their glory. The gold soon became dim. Some deceivers were among those who corrupted the
mass. False teachers early introduced errors in doctrine. Believers grew cold and
lukewarm, and through the power of indwelling corruption and the temptation of the world
fell into many reprehensible sins. A vain and deceitful philosophy came near destroying
the church at Corinth...Among the seven promising
and excellent churches of Asia, there was scarce one that retained, at the end of
forty years, her original purity of doctrine and practice.
And yet it was the golden age of the church." (The Fall of Babylon, pp. 60-61)
Paul warned of the rise of the man
of sin. (II Thess. 1:1-11)
Satan will work through the man of sin with all manner of signs. (II Thess. 2:9; Rev. 13:13-15)
This evil spirit which was alive then, is to be alive
today, 2,000 years later.
Is there an institution in existence today that claims to have been
in existence from the time of Jesus Christ?
Apostle John testified that Jesus and the
kingdom of God will destroy this office of Satan (man of sin -- the beast and false
prophet). This is the destruction of the Image of Babylon
(the antichrist) at Christ's glory coming in the last days. (Rev.
19:20; Dan. 2:35, 44)
Isaiah warned the
earth would become defiled by the people because they transgressed the laws of Christ,
changed the ordinance, and broke the Everlasting Covenant. (Isaiah
What ordinance was changed?
What laws were transgressed?
The Ten Commandments
Everlasting Covenant was broken?
The promise some made in heaven to come on
earth and embrace the truth
--to hold truth above all things
--to love truth alone so much
that willingness to reject prejudice, ill-will, and anger toward our fellowman
has no power over thought and reason.
When this condition exists, it ultimately brings light and power from Heaven.
Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles (us) said we would be ever learning
(going to colleges to get degrees) and never be able to
come to the knowledge of the truth.
(II Tim. 3:1-7; Rom. 1:28-31)
Why? Because we--the Gentiles--have inherited
lies. (Jer. 16:19)