The churches are in the middle of a storm.
The storm has already overtaken the churches and the church-goers. The pathetic thing about the situation: neither appear to know they are already encompassed.
Deceivers keep church-goers distracted by pointing outside the church walls to homosexuality and the sins of the world–all the while worshiping idols and declaring that a “storm is coming.”
The Bible paints a picture of what the end times will look like. The Bible also paints a picture of what the end times churches will look like.
IF the reader is a church-goer, neither picture is particularly encouraging.
But the church-goer cannot say: “We didn’t know. We weren’t warned.”
Just because the church-goers are deceived, it does not mean they haven’t been warned. To the contrary, the warnings have fallen on deaf ears.
Keeping in mind that the churches are NOT the Church (the bride of Christ, the body of Christ, the Church of Jesus Christ), here are a sampling of what the Bible says about the end times churches.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”
—1 Timothy 4:1-2
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
—2 Timothy 3:1-5
“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
—2 Timothy 4:3-4
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
—2 Timothy 3:12-13
Has the reader suffered persecution, perhaps at the hands of a church or members of a church? Perhaps for wanting to cling to what the Bible says instead of what men insist it says?
IF the reader has not, maybe the reader needs to give diligence to make his calling and election sure.
“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:”
—2 Peter 1:10
Jesus declared (Matthew 7:20-21) on the number of people trying to get into heaven who believe they are doing the will of God. But unfortunately, these people are deceived and Jesus says “I do not know you.”
From the activities the deceived people give Jesus as evidence of their sincere conversion, the deceived people are church-goers.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
What evidence do these lost give Jesus in a desperate attempt to gain entrance to heaven?
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”
THREE QUICK QUESTIONS
Who is prophesying in the name of Jesus?
The world or the deceived hanging out in the churches?
Who is casting out devils in the name of Jesus: the world or the church-goers?
Finally, who is claiming many wonderful works in the name of Jesus?
The world or the condemned denizens of the churches?
Those people crying “Lord, Lord” have been living lives which LOOKED good to the world, but whose hearts were not in the right place. And God knows the heart.
“Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.”
Oh, and if the church-goer believes that Jesus will “let him off the hook” because he was deceived by his pastor? Jesus has already addressed that excuse.
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
The deceived and the deceivers BOTH end up in the same place.
WHEAT AND TARES
Remember the parable of the wheat and tares? Jesus used it to illustrate what the typical church would be like: a mixture of those who believed on Jesus and those who were only playing the part (for whatever reason).
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Jesus explained the parable later to His disciples.
“Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
The tares look like the wheat: until it’s time for Jesus to start making judgments on who’s in and who’s out.
The reader may protest that the parable declares that the field is the world. And the reader would be right. And, in the times in which we live, what do the churches reflect more than that world?
Jesus declared that He will “gather all things out of His kingdom that offend.”
THE END TIMES CHURCH OF THE DRAGON
Finally, the Bible warns of the churches at the very end: they are ALL worshiping the dragon (Satan) and hunting down the true believers of Jesus Christ.
The people in the dragon’s church will believe they are worshiping God and Jesus. But because they are deceived, they don’t know the difference. The churches have been worshiping idols of their own construction for so long, they believe they are doing good!
They are worshiping in churches which LOOK like Christianity (the lamb), but they spew the doctrines of the dragon (the dragon).
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, 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.”
These are, for the most part, the people who populate today’s churches.
These are the people crying “Lord, Lord.”
Still, IF the reader desires to change and come to Jesus, there may still be time to come out of the storm that has enveloped the churches.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
“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:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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