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The Last Days Apostasies

In The Last Days on March 19, 2011 at 8:00 am

1. What will be one characteristic of last-day apostasies?

“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.” (1 Tim. 4:1.)

2. How does Satan deceive the people?

“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Cor. 11:14)

3. What role do his agents assume?

“Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness.” Verse 15.

4. Will Satan and his agents attempt to counterfeit the coming of Christ, and work signs and wonders to confirm their pretentious claims?

“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:23, 24)

5. What will be one of the last great signs performed by this means, to fasten men in deception?

“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” (Rev. 13:13, 14)

6. What scripture shows that Satan is to work with special power and deceptive wonders just before Christ’s second coming?

“Whose coming is after the working of Satan with all -power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish.” (2 Thess. 2:9, 10. See also Rev. 12:12.)

7. While many will be deceived by these wonders, and accept of the false Christs that appear, what will those say who have maintained their love for the truth, and patiently waited for Christ’s return?

“And it shall be said in that day, Lo, This is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save xis: This is the Lord; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” (Isa. 25:9)

8. What warning has been given us through the apostle Peter?

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

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