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Apostacy in our Churches

Revelation 3:14-16

The Situation

"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth."

The Conseqence: rejection by Christ Jesus followed by judgement of death and hell

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'

And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' (Matthew 7:21-24)

The Cause: the preaching of Jesus that look the same but is false and a gospel that is different from the truth, and the receiving of a spirit of the antichrist.

But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes [i.e. the church leader] preaches another Jesus [i.e. Jesus of the same kind but a counterfeit] whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit [i.e. a spirit of a different kind, not the Holy Spirit] which you have not received, or a different gospel [i.e. a gospel of a different kind, not the gospel of Jesus which is the power unto salvation {Rom 1:16}] which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it! [you end up living a false gospel which has not power until salvation, and are in danger of judgement and hell] (2 Corinthians 11:3-4)

The Lesson

Do not indulge and tolerate such a false teachers in your church - put them out. Have nothing to do with them. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of  Christ (2 Corinthians 11:13) for even Satan can appear to be an angel of light.

Posted: 10 May 2020