The end times are a time of GREAT deception.
The end times are also a time of GREAT change.
But, in addition, the end times are also a time when MANY stories are told in order to better ease the population into this time of deception and change.
ALL end times stories share a few features which mark them as nothing more than end times stories of man.
1- ALL end times storytelling will put forth a GOOD REASON the deception and change are taking place.
This is even more important IF the changes are unpopular–as they most often are.
2- ALL the GOOD REASONS in the end times stories will sound REASONABLE.
However, that which may sound REASONABLE to man may be an abomination to God.
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
3- ALL end times stories will attempt to lead the listener/reader to the conclusion that whatever the story is about is a foregone conclusion and cannot be altered by whether the reader agrees with the changes or not.
So the listener/reader should give up, go along with the rest of humanity and “make the best of things.”
Some end times stories make “Give-up-it-is-inevitable” the focus of the story; some end times stories only plant the seed of inevitability in the reader’s awareness.
Even those stories which seem to support a contrary point of view will admit that they do not have a very popular/strong/logical position on whatever issue is being discussed.
Eventually, those storytellers who tell contrary stories–often leading the oppositioin with very public, very defiant words–will eventually “give in” and advise their readers/listeners/followers on ways to “make the best of it.”
4- ALL end times stories will further the end times plans of men as detailed in the Bible–a book most men no longer believe.
Particularly the end times plans of men as described in great detail in the Book of Revelation.
5- Regardless of the many men who do not believe the Bible, ALL end times stories will challenge the Word of God.
Doesn’t that seem unusual?
These are five characteristics of ALL end times stories.
DOES the reader start out WANTING to believe the many stories he is told?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“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
“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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 5, 2020.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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