Insights into the Apostasy
Most Christians are at least faintly familiar with the great ‘falling away’ prophesied in 2 Thessalonians 2:3,10-12. This is provided they didn’t buy the lie presented by their pastor that the ‘falling away’ actually means ‘catching away’ or rapture. This intentional mistranslation of the greek word ‘apostasia’ in 2Thess.2:3 actually contributes to the apostasy.
Lots of groups out there are pointing fingers at others to identify them as the apostate church, when in fact, they themselves may be part of the apostate church. Satan is just being used as an instrument in the hands of God to bring about the strong delusion which will cause this falling away. To deceive a large portion of the Christian church into embracing the antichrist as their savior, he must accomplish four major things:
1) Satan must disguise the true identity and nature of the Antichrist and False Prophet from the apostasizing church and the world at large. I believe this will be done by setting up a decoy for each of these two men to take the rap and satisfy a church that has no discernment (once they have accounted for an antichrist, they will be looking for a Christ--see Bill Clinton the Decoy Antichrist ) . This is not a minor detail that he began working on yesterday. There are many facets involved and I have documented much of it in this website. For instance, it was necessary for him to corrupt scriptures around 2000 years ago; then have these manuscripts resurface as modern bible versions which are used by his false prophets to aid them in their lying explanations of Bible prophecies. These prophecy teachers have been able to give the church the wrong clues , which will cause them to misidetify the Antichrist. Just one example (possibly the most important) is the teaching that the Antichrist will make a treaty with Israel for 7 years and then break it. (this is not scriptural---for documentation please see Dispensationalism and the King James Bible ).
2) Satan must disguise the identity of the Whore of Babylon spoken of in Revelation 17. This is the whore church headquartered in Rome, which the falling Protestant Church is assimilating itself into as I write. The Ecumenical Movement is obviously one of the main bridges built for this unity and there is much documentation out there about this subject. I have found many acts of complicity on the behalf of these leaders in protestant dispensationalism. Fifth columns like LaHaye, Van Impe, Lindsey, Swindoll, Jeffrey , etc. will not speak a word against the false doctrines and the many hypocritical activities of the Roman Catholic Church. On the contrary, they endorse it every chance they get. There has been a false tribulatuion scheduled complete with decoys for the Antichrist, false prophet, Mystery Babylon, Battle of Armageddon, even a decoy mark of the Beast. All of this is slated to take place just before the real tribulation begins. The Vatican has taken steps to insure that it is blameless at this time. A straw man was set up that will take their place. Dispensationalists like Grant Jeffrey, Joseph Chambers and others have been trying to convince us that the city being rebuilt by Saddam Hussein on the site of the ancient Babylon is the same one prophesied in Revelation. Nothing could be further from the truth and these guys do not seem to use much scripture when presenting their case. This Mother of Harlots can be none other than Rome (Rev. 17:9), the city on seven hills . Only those who want to be deceived on this point will be. I look for this straw man city in Iraq to be bombed and destroyed in the near future, possibly during World War 3 (the false Armageddon). At this time, they will shout “Babylon the Great is fallen…” While I believe that there is a clear distinction showing a religious Babylon (Rome—Rev. 17) and an economic Babylon (America—Rev. 18), Jeffrey, Charles Dyer, Joseph Chambers and others seem to conveniently bundle it all in one package.
3) The Devil will disguise the identity of the Image of the Beast and the Mark of the Beast. While I have my suspicions on what the true Image of the Beast is, I am not positive. Alexander Hislop gives a good argument in his book The Two Babylons that it is the Virgin Mary. The Mark of the Beast is most likely an integrated chip that will be placed under the skin. A large group of the dispensationalist crowd wants you to believe the mark is a tattoo, possibly invisible, placed on the right hand or forehead. I wonder why they are so insistent? Most of the posttrib researchers believe it will be the chip, which is consistent with the King James Translation of Revelation 13:16. My thesis calls for Bill Clinton to demand all citizens to be positively identified with an invisible tattoo after he declares martial law, which will undoubtedly be mistaken for the real mark.
4) Satan must disguise the identity of the apostate church from itself. This is relatively simple. In reference to the church of Laodicea (the lukewarm church) Jesus said in Revelation 3:17 “Because thou sayest , I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” I believe this is the apostate church described here as well as in 2 Thess. 2:10-11 which received not the love of the truth—so God sent them a strong delusion—he used his instrument Satan to accomplish this. If the church of Laodicea could be convinced that it was the church of Philadelphia, it would not seek repentence, because it does not think it needs to repent. The church of Philadelphia receives no rebukes, just kind loving words from the saviour. In 1830, it first appeared in print in the Morning Watch that the church of Philadelphia is raptured before the tribulation and Laodicea appears during the tribulation. A structured set of lies was set up to reinforce each other. “You cannot be here during the tribulation because Philadelphia is raptured prior to it, you cannot be Laodicea because Laodicea manifests after the rapture. We cannot be in the tribulation because the rapture happens first.” While the dispensationalists are lost in this circular argument, like a dog chasing its tail, the apostasy machine is building a false scenario and will wake up the apostate church when it is too late to do anything about it.