The Falling Away and Christ’s Coming
Before the close of the first Christian century the Holy Spirit through the Apostle John wrote: “it is the last time; even now are there many antichrists, whereby we may know that it is the last time” 1 John 2:18; “many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1. There are many false prophets and antichrists in the world today. So have there been in every Christian century since the Apostle Paul and the Apostle John died. The early centuries were pretty dark ones spiritually. How about the years of Martin Luther or the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in England and Europe? The Children of God during those years had no ‘Bill of Rights’, and many of them were imprisoned and tortured. They did not have a million printing presses and millions of Bibles.
During those centuries the foundational doctrine of ‘Justification By Faith’ was recovered. Then later the truth of the ‘One Body’ and the ‘Blessed Hope’ of Titus 2:13. Now, today, here and there, a few persecuted servants of Christ, in the middle of the sectarianism that is wreaking havoc with Christians, who are opposed by religious leaders who are more interested in established traditions and denominational programs than in any desire to obey Ephesians 3:9, are trying to recover or uncover the most wonderful truth in all of the Bible…‘THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S WILL’ (Ephesians 1:9; Ephesians 1:15-18; Ephesians 5:26-28), which was hidden in God until the glorified LORD Jesus Christ, in heaven revealed it to and through the Apostle of the Gentiles, the Lord’s prisoner for the Gentiles, the Apostle Paul (Ephesians 3:1-4; Colossians 1:24-26; Romans 11:13).
This, in spite of the fact that there are more spiritual, faithful, intelligent Bible students in the world today than ever before, and although in many respects this is the brightest and most prosperous age ever known to man, there is an awful apostasy from the Faith on the earth, and last century we saw two of the bloodiest and most brutal wars in the history of the human race, with this century starting off no better.
So, whether we are Post-Millenarians, A-Millenarians, Pre-tribulation, Pre-Millenarians or Post-Tribulation Pre-Millenarians, it is wonderful to know that there is going to be on this earth a warless age, according to Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3. Also regardless of which of these ‘Millennial’ groups we belong to, we should know that WE ARE the Children of Light and the Day of the LORD should not overtake us as a thief in the night. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6).
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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