2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 (NKJV)The Great Apostasy: “Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin[b] is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God[c] in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
The great falling away (defection, apostasy, apostate, forsaking) is a time when people (including those who ARE SAVED) will “fall away” or forsake their belief in the truth (Jesus Christ). They will be deceived by the Antichrist. They will worship him when he shows himself as God.
Who will those people be who fall away and how can we make sure it isn’t us? Some of us are being deceived right now. I was almost seduced by the current events in politics and what is happening with the election that I almost participated in it. I was vexed in my spirit about my involvement and straddling the fence. But God sent me three people to confirm that I should have nothing to do with it. Whew Jesus! That was a close call. I almost had blood on my hands. It’s easy to be deceived. If it were possible, the very elect would be deceived.
We can’t afford any close calls this season people of God. We are either hot or cold. There are some things people of God can’t touch or go near. We have to be firm in what we believe or we will be in the group that falls away- and to fall away is to live an eternal death in hell. Jesus! Help us! Dr.J.