THE BLENDING OF CHURCH AND STATE
The poor, deceived American church-goers are being set up for an end times fall. But, the vast majority would not have it any other way.
“The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”
The Bible says that the end times is a time of great deception–and this is demonstrated no better than in the apostate churches.
So, how are the apostates being set up?
Several ways. Here are just a few.
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
—2 Corinthians 4:4
- The pew-sitters are fed a constant media diet about the “godless government.” Their reaction is: We need to get a god back into government. The Bible says that the government and the church will be one and they will both bow down to a god–the prince of this world: Satan.
- The media ceaselessly promotes fears of Islam and “Muslim terrorists;” these are preparing Americans for something which will war against Islam–and will be far worse.
- Americans are fed a steady entertainment/media smorgasbord of stories demonstrating that the USA is “turning its back on God.” News Flash: the USA long ago turned its back on God Almighty–if ever it did more than merely give him lip service.
A Mixing of Church and State that Atheists Can’t Stop – The Corporate Media (Satan’s Mouthpiece) is relentlessly fretting over the state “taking religion out of the public square” or some such nonsense. (Notice that they NEVER use the words “Jesus Christ” when they do their fretting.)
In the very near future, the Bible warns that the church and state will be one–and it will be under the control of the man of sin while worshiping the dragon. The entire earth–minus a few of the saints who are still alive–will worship the dragon (Satan).
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
—Revelation 13:4, 7-8
All of those people who claim they want more of “god” in the government will be getting their wishes. Some have secretly worked to achieve what will be an end times nightmare; others will have been deceived in following along. There will be one church, one state, and it will all be the same for the entire world: one big beast system celebrating the dragon and the man of sin–with the World’s Most Christian Nation™ leading the cheers.
It matters not that the people will be deceived into believing they worship God Almighty. God’s Word commands believers to “Take heed” and be not deceived.
The Bible also warns believers to “Watch.” Jesus sounded many warnings as well.
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
Yes, there are those in the churches who are deceived–but the churches are also full of deceivers.
End Times Apostasy: Counterfeit Christians have Infiltrated the Churches
In the end, it matters not whether one is deceived or deceiving. Both end up in the same place.
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
END TIMES PREPARATION
1 – IF the reader is still in a church, beware of imposters.
“But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. “
—2 Timothy 3:13
2- So many desire a list of things they should do. So here’s a list of the things to prepare for what’s coming.
- Pray for wisdom.
- Pray for discernment.
- Pray for the lost.
- Be obedient.
- Share the gospel.
- Perhaps most importantly: pray not to be deceived.
- Concentrate on the GOSPEL–not some man-created sinner’s prayer or man-created altar call. It is not you or your ritual which does the saving–it is God in His grace and mercy. And God saves using the gospel message.
“But we preach Christ crucified”
—1 Corinthians 1:23
“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
—1 Corinthians 1:21
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how 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 15:1-4 – (h/t:B)
[Parts of this article originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 19, 2014 and in Christmas 2014: Christmas in America.]
- The Many Layers of End Times Deception: Deception in the Church
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- False Watchmen, Merchants of Fear and Antichrist Deceivers
- The Nature of Spiritual Deception
- Work Out Your Own Salvation with Fear and Trembling
- Separating from the World: END TIMES SURVIVAL
- MAN OF SIN: The Man of Sin is Coming
- Persecution of the Saints: The Fear and the Pit and the Snare
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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