The Coming Delusion…Is Here Now

August 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM 2 comments

Paul tells us in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, “Let no one in any way deceive you, for [the Day of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”

Paul is outlining for us, the events that lead up to Second Coming of Christ:

  1. apostasy occurs
  2. man of lawlessness is revealed (aka the son of destruction)
  3. he will oppose God in all forms
  4. he will ultimately demand to be worshiped
  5. he will claim to be God

Paul gives us no real time frame on these events.  What I mean by that is, that we do not how long the apostasy will last before the man of lawlessness is revealed. We only know that the apostasy occurs first, as part of the order of events.

This “falling away,” “apostasy,” “rebellion,” or however your Bible version refers to it, is the real starting point in many ways, to the ramping up of the End Times.  People have many different opinions as to what the deception consists of, with some believing that the apostasy incorporates numerous things.

What I think needs to be considered, is that this coming apostasy, will be of such strength and caliber, that it will be able to deceive everyone except the elect.  What type of delusion could possibly deceive everyone except the elect?

Often, the ideas expressed wind up being way too narrow.  For instance, the idea that the PreTrib Rapture is “part” of this deception, is really neither here nor there.  The apostasy spoken of, seems to refer to a specific apostasy, made up of one thing, not multiple things.

If we consider the fact that the entire second chapter of 2 Thessalonians, essentially deals with the coming age when the man of lawlessness rises to power, we should get the sense that this will be one very powerful deception that allows this to occur.

In order  for this specific apostasy to occur, it has to be something that literally prepares and paves the way for the revelation of the man of sin.  This is obvious since the apostasy literally gives way to the man of sin.  This, of necessity, must be an apostasy, which by its very nature, will include the entire world, not simply something that affects a specific demographic.

If one considers the fact that all religions (including New Age), are waiting for the coming “Messiah,” it makes it easier to understand that the apostasy that is in the works, is designed to look slightly different for each religion, yet has the same result.

All people – professing Christians, Islam, New Age, and all the rest – will open their arms for this coming leader, because they will see him as the returning Christ, but will in fact, be the Antichrist.

Because the world has been resolute in rejecting the one, true God, and the only salvation that has been made available to humanity, God will send the delusion that allows them to believe what they have always wanted to believe thoroughly; that all roads lead to God.

This belief will work itself out slightly differently for everyone, yet in many ways, it will be the same; God is in all, and God is all.  Though this god is viewed a bit differently from one group to the next, the overall sense is that this god is all love, rejecting no one.

This coming Antichrist, will be the chameleon that the world needs.  He will be immediately loved, revered, trusted, and eventually worshiped.  What is building behind the scenes these days, is creating the tone and environment for when the man of lawlessness dances across the stage of humanity’s last hour.

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  • 1. modres  |  September 2, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    The Antichrist is much more than a spirit. You need to re-read 1, 2, and 3 John again. You also need to take some time to delve into what the Bible refers to as “the” man of lawlessness, in 2 Thessalonians.

    If you look at 1 John 2:18, John says “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared.”

    Please note that John said that “the” antichrist is coming, in spite of the fact that many have already appeared. John was referring to the false prophets that had already come on the scene, but the final antichrist was yet to come. He has not been here and is not here, but it yet future.

    You may also wish to investigate Genesis 6, for further insight.

    There is too much biblical evidence in support of the fact that Jesus is fully God and fully man, to ignore it. Actually, Jesus IS God, yet there are two other individuals who make up the Godhead; the Father and the Holy Spirit. While they are distinct in person and purpose, they are the same in essence. You find that confusing, so if it is confusing, you believe it must be tossed out (God is not the author of confusion). However, if you – a finite human being – can actually believe that you can come to terms with, and explain, the essence of the eternal God, then you have achieved something no one else has ever been able to achieve.

    Let me ask you this…how can Jesus BE the son of God, without BEING God? Like begets like. Even when the Scripture states “Today, you have become my son,” etc., it is speaking in terms of appointment. Christ was not created at all, but everything that came into being was created by Him. Being resurrected means that He at that point became the firstfruits of all creation.

    Satan is a created being, yet he is spirit as well. I wish your comments made more sense, but you jump around a great deal and you offer absolutely no biblical evidence for your own beliefs. Satan has never claimed to be Jesus. His desire has always been to be worshiped as God is worshiped and he will accomplish this through the person of the Antichrist. It will be Christ Himself upon His return that will vanquish the Antichrist. Certainly, Satan will empower the Man of Sin, but he is not the man (human) of sin.

    Satan has also not placed himself above all. He will never be able to do that, though that is his desire.

    I would appreciate it if when you make comments here, that you 1) provide biblical support for those comments, and 2) do not accuse me of being deceived. That is extremely easy to say, however you have done absolutely nothing to prove either that I am deceived, or that you actually know what it is you’re talking about.

    Lastly, I would suggest you open up the Bible and read it, keeping in mind that it is best understood when allowed to interpret itself. Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, Joel, Zechariah, Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, and a host of other passages speak of the End Times and the events that have been and will play out, prior to the last seven years of human history, and the Second Coming of Jesus. You seem to have quite a mix of different beliefs and because of your mention of the trinity, it reminds me of the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses.


  • 2. AnRev  |  September 2, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Friends, you seek what is before your eyes and still do not see. The antichrist is already here and has been since the time that John told us about it.

    It is a spirit, that’s all. It denies the father and the son. What spirit on earth does that? How about the trinity belief?

    The Trinity says that God and Jesus are the same being. They are not, Jesus is the son of God, he is not God.

    The “man of sin” and the antichrist are two seperate entities. The Man of Sin is none other than Lucifer, read Isaiah and see, who is also Satan, the devil, and the dragon.

    You are deceived because you look for what is under your eyes. You can’t see because you listen to those who do not know either.

    There are many other antichrist spirits as well, John said there were “many.” He never did say there was just one or one yet to come.

    The man of sin and the one Daniel talks about are one in the same, Satan. It is Satan who will sit on the throne, not the antichrist because the antichrist is a spirit while the man of sin is “man.”

    “Man” in the old meant “a god.” Therefore, the mark of the beast that is the number of a “man,” is the number of a “god.”

    Since it is Satan who now claims to be both God and Jesus, he has already placed himself above all.

    When the abomination of desolation is set up, Satan will cause the image to speak, thus proclaiming himself to be both God and Jesus who has returned to earth and he will be revealed then. He is quiet now so no one will know who he is. exmple: do you know who Satan is, have you seen or heard him?

    I hope this helps. Good day.


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