Volume 22, Issue 1 _________________________________Bible Prophecy Ministry

The Great Falling Away. . .Page 2

      The very first thing the demoniac conspiring horde behind the mystery of iniquity conspires to do is to cast doubt upon, or discredit God's word. This tactic was utilized by Lucifer in the garden of Eden when he suggested to Eve the old question; Hath God actually said thus?

      When the pure inspired word of the living God is shackled, it leads to a Falling Away!

      II Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

      Notice that all of scripture is divinely inspired by God, and is intended to serve the purpose not simply to provide information, but also serves as the weapon for combating the assimilation of false doctrines.

      The 20th century has witnessed an abandonment by the church of the doctrine of God's inerrant capacity to preserve his word without any stain of error.

      Whereas Papal Rome attempted to keep the truth of the Bible hidden from the masses of people during; the dark ages by reserving the right of interpretation to themselves, the 20th century church has permitted that inerrant book to be viciously slandered, bringing a spirit of contempt on its credibility.

      This condition was foreseen by Paul in his epistle from II Peter 2:1-2:

      But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

      And many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

      By what method again? By allowing the truth to be evil spoken of!

      The last days Apostasy could never have come into prominence were it not for the fact that the church allowed the precious, divine and perfect word of God to be maligned by modern scholarship.

      This radical obliteration of the very foundation of the church paved the highway for departure from the Christian faith to such a degree that it often chokes out the very planting of the word seed itself.

      Therefore, the church looses its foundation when it allows itself to be disjointed from the absolute 100% reliability of God's word!

      1. The inerrancy of Holy Spirit inspired recording of God's word is an absolute essential for the basis to establish all doctrine of the church. The allowance of permitting doubt upon the Bible constitutes denial of God's omnipotence.

      II Peter 1:21 specifically indicates that God inspired "Holy Men", to record his words. God does not use Unholy men to write, or translate his word. Also, it has never been the quality of God to have to revise his inspired word. He always inspires 100% accuracy on the very first attempt.

      Jesus quoted from the Old Testament, he informed his apostles of the writings they penned, and Jesus himself personally signified, and sent the Revelation to John for recording. Had there been any errors in any of these writings, Jesus would have over-ruled in their being spread as his word.

      Any variation from the directives expressed within the Bible would therefore denote a falling away from the church's original design and purpose.

      The Word of God strips the apostate mind of any veneer of respectability, and exposes them as the tools of Satan that they are. It is for this reason that the adversary seeks to soften its punch, in order to gain an entry into the church's functioning leadership.

      Jesus himself rebuked the writers and translators of the Old Testament in his own day for perverting the Word, and being an inhibitor of the exposition of the Truth, and therefore becoming a usurper of our duties to plant that good seed among mankind.

      God takes a far more serious view of the pollution of his word than the modern church today does. The hallmark criticism of today’s fallen church rings loudly down the corridor of time, as it emanated from Jesus very own lips:

      Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for ye neither go in yourselves, neither ye suffer them that are entering to go in.

      Today, it is the exception rather than the rule for the great fundamentals of the church to be sounded aloud from the pulpit, and just as rare for the pews to manifest the transforming grace of God in lifestyle or in devotion.

      The incremental growth of hyprocrisy, selfishness, and outright total disbelief in even the most fundamental doctrines of Christianity within the bounds of many of today’s professing churches reflects the fact that the shepherds have, not only failed to feed the flock; but have led the flock directly into the pack of wolves.

      The church of today is overtaken by its worldliness and the lives of its people are often indistinguishable from those who live outside of the church. A Prayer meeting in today’s church is almost a non-event!

      But, that is little wonder in most churches, as the Holy Spirit hasn't been promulgated there by strong powerful, uncompromising preaching in generations.

      The shocking condition of today’s churches, being in a Fallen State came about due largely to the sad consequence of having lost the innate spiritual guide which enlivens the mental capacity to utilize wisdom from Biblical doctrine to detect false teaching.

      The result is that the people enjoy the laid back, carefree traditions of church affiliated lifestyles. They wallow in Biblical ignorance and laziness, completely incognizant of the waging war of the cosmos, a war in which they can't seem to find the enemy in their own backyards.

      II Timothy 4:3 describes it thusly: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap unto them teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

      Having lost the fundamentals of Christian doctrine and having been exposed to worldly philosophy, thus acquiescing to a non-confrontational theology, many of today’s churches cannot endure to hear the sound doctrine penetrate their hearing, chastising them always to stand and oppose worldly evils.

      Today’s congregations simply will no longer tolerate in their pulpits those expositors of apostolic doctrine and Bible fundamentalism. Rather, today’s listener fits the pattern of believer who prefers a preaching style that will deliver unchallenging sermons, and leave the the membership in an undisturbed air of positivism, and also delightfully and cozily entertained.

      II Peter 2:17-22 describes the Fallen Away church as being like a well without water, or clouds which are carried along by any old tempest, with preachers who speak great swelling words of vanity.

      Misguided by religious phrases and the pomp and ceremony of modern churchdom, with all of its mask of Biblical scholarship and its supposed correction of Biblical error, many today are either simply confused, or unwilling to contest the heresy being propagated by teachers of false Christianity.

      The modern liberal church cannot hide behind its mask of vanity, hypocrisy, and empty doctrine; as the Bible foretold their rise to prominence before the fact and reminded true Christians to beware of the wolves in sheep’s clothing that would creep into the church of the last days.

      II Timothy 4:1 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:

      A gospel from seductive spirits, and authored even by the very Devil himself?

      Can you imagine the Devil even wanting to go to church? Yet here we see that he not only attends a church, but even utilizes his demons to teach among the churches by promoting false doctrines.

      This fact makes it all the more imperative that all true Christians should make it their personal duty to be able to differentiate between true and false gospel!

      We have an adversary, who cannot hope to defeat the church, but he sure can join it, and even assume leadership inside of it, and all to often this is the case in today’s church world.

      No notion was ever incorporated upon the church with less justification than the post-millennial notion that the world would over the ages gradually progress to acknowledging the spiritual triumph of the church. The idea that the church would gradually subdue the world and bring the world into submission to Christ is flatly contradicted by the Bible.

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