Apostacy

Signs of the end of the age 6 – Apostasy

“Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the day of the Lord) will not come unless the apostasy comes first”, 2 Thessalonians 2: 3.

The Thessalonian Church had been disturbed by a message or letter falsely claiming to have come from Paul. It made out that the gathering of the believers to be with Christ had already taken place. The Thessalonian’s faith had been shaken by the report that they had been left behind. To assure the church that such teaching was nonsense Paul describes two events that will precede the day when our Lord comes for His own. One is the revealing of the man of sin. The other is a falling away from the truth. Continue reading

Re Branding Christianity

Last August the BBC web site carried a report under the heading, ‘Dutch rethink Christianity for a doubtful world’. The report opened with a statement by a pastor of the PKN* church in the Netherlands, “Make the most of life on earth, because it will probably be the only one you will get”. It then went on to relay a number of similar quotes from other clergy to deny the divinity of Christ, the resurrection and almost everything else the church has traditionally believed. Continue reading