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Apostasy of the Church is the sign of the end times: Apostasy will corrupt all doctrine

Predicted by Jesus Christ

Another parable He spoke to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.”  Matthew 13:33

Kingdom of heaven: the kingdom established on the rejection of Jesus Christ (Matt 12:24)

The woman: Christendom

Leaven: evil, which slowly pervades the entire loaf – that is all of Christendom, which is the definition of apostasy

Note some have tried to make leaven equal to the gospel – this is apostasy, for nowhere is leaven or yeast ever used to represent good: during the Feat of Unleavened bread (Exodus 12:19; Leviticus 23:6), it is the leaven, representing evil, that has to be removed from all homes.

Stated by the Apostle Paul

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come 2 Timothy 3:1

But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:13

Apostasy will:

Deny the faith (1 Tim 4:1) – Christians will depart from faith and devote themselves to teachings of the Devil

Deny Jesus Christ and his grace (Jude 1:4)

Deny Christ and his death for the world (2 Peter 2:1)

Deny the Return of Christ (2 Peter 3:3-4)

Deny sound doctrine (2 Tim 4:3-4)

Deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ (2 Tim 2:16-18)

Deny God is Creator – they will wilfully forget that God created the heaven and earth depriving the glory of creation to God (2 Peter 3:5)

 

Further infomation: Andy Woods, who has a passion for true doctrine, gave a sermon on this topic (from where this short piece was extracted). "The Last Days Apostasy of the Church" < http://slbc.org/sermon/the-last-days-apostasy-of-the-church/ >  Accessed 8 February 2016

David L Simon
Posted: 07 Feb 2016