Topic: End of the Age
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; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (I Timothy 4:1-3 KJV)
Jesus warned us that there will be many false teachers and prophets who will wear sheep clothes. As we are seeing what is going on the world today, especially in the United States of America, most popular churches are making millions of dollars by broadcasting their church services through Satellite TV and radio. Even some of small churches are getting impact with hundreds of people each week. Why? Many people hear the messages about what they want to hear and what they want to celebrate in the church (such as Christmas, Easter, Ash Wednesday).
As a result, many professing Christians are turning their faiths to doctrines of Satan. Satan has been succeeded to deceive people from God over many years through the pagan holidays—Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. If we study our Christian church forefathers in the second through fourth century, these holidays arrived from the paganism tradition by Roman Catholic Church. Even many today’s popular preachers are trying to teach us with using the same method of teachings as our Christian church forefathers did.
Paul warned us this deception will come to our generation. I had been in deception situation before and it was really hurt by one of Fredericksburg churches, which I worked for. Director of the church almost destroyed my life as well as other people’s life.
Satan wants to destroy us (ff. John 10:10a), to pull us away from our Eternal Father. He will do whatever necessary to succeed his goal, even using preachers. But we have tools to guard against the itching ear messages. We have the Bible, which it explains what’s going on the world today and we have chance to prepare to battle against the darkness. We also have the free access to God through His Son, Jesus Christ, who is wiling to help us in the midst of the battleground. If we have Jesus Christ in our lives, Satan cannot defeat us. His angels are going to loose this battle, because we have the Truth and Revelation from Jesus Christ.