2 Thess 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
What could possibly lead to Christians falling away from God? Surely we can discern the lies of the devil.
The falling away will come through gradual deception, a twisting of the truth, a subtle lie. A lie that that must be progressively woven into and impact every facet of the Christian world. This type of deception requires a high level of intervention. Throughout history this type of change has generally taken place forcefully under dominant powers such as Babylon, Greece, Rome, Nazi Germany, Communism or through war and revolutions.
But forceful powers have never destroyed Christianity, in fact the very opposite has taken place. Christianity thrives under persecution.
But now we live under a world power that is very different, one that is very subtle, like a leopard, almost hidden, infiltrating our living rooms, schools and lives through the education system, the media, entertainment industry and most recently through the Internet. One that will slowly fulfill Isaiah 5:20
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
This beast power began to exert authority under the advent of the industrial revolution and birthed the evil theory of evolution which has led to the subjugation and death of many cultures. Slavery, communism and wars all followed and continue with increasing intensity, but the greatest evil is the hidden onslaught of lies and misinformation against the ultimate prize, the Church.
The church has been attacked from within through false leaders & prophets and false doctrine & teachings and from without through the ongoing indoctrination of the media. That which is Christian is increasingly declared wrong and that which is wrong in God’s sight is considered right. And the Christians have slowly began to believe the lies. Where the church once stood as a light on a hill, it is increasingly mirroring this fallen world in thought, attitude and action.
Eventually the church will become so compromised and adulterated that the Spirit of God will leave the Body of Christ and the church will go into spiritual captivity. In the near future we will see the following:
1. A powerful spiritual revival
2. The 1st stage of this falling away when many Christian denominations will join together with other faiths in a world interfaith body. Supposedly for unity, peace or some other ‘useful goal’ it really is the first stage of the falling away. This body will eventually persecute the church.
3. The hidden world power of this age will gain increasing authority over humanity,changing beliefs through misinformation, false science and evil laws, continually impoverishing and oppressing the people. The most likely form of govt to be communism or something similar.
The only antidote to this prophesied falling away is to spend time with God. Pray, read the Word, fast, have fellowship with small groups of genuine believers. Do not follow the masses and avoid the hype.