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Apostasy has taken over the church and Christians today.

What is apostasy?

Apostasy is the departure from believe and great faith in Jesus Christ; fall away from the truth.

Therefore, an apostate person is someone who once believed, had great faith and then rejected God truth.

Apostasy is a rebellion against God because it is a rebellion against truth.

Types of Apostasy

Apostasy includes two types;

  1. Those who have knowingly turned completely from Jesus Christ and no longer even pretend to be Christians; and
  2. Those who still claim to be Christians but have departed from the faith (the great faith).

The latter (2) can be divided in to several areas;

  1. Those Christians who have taken the world and mixed it with the church resulting to weak (little) or no faith in Jesus Christ. See the article; the three main levels of faith
  2. Those who have deliberately twisted the scriptures perverting the word of God to fit their circumstances and pursue what they want to. This include the Christians, the teachers, the pastors and all men of God who are searching for share of power, fame and money; scoffers preaching what people want to hear so not to offend any one.
  3. The naive, who are genuinely deceived by false men of Satan dressed in sheep clothes.

Paul was dealing much on the apostasy in the early church; the correction of false doctrine and practice that was already in the early church in the days of the apostles.

Apostasy End Time sign

The bible points at the apostasy in (2) above to be a sign of the last days, the End Time. And yes, here we are.

When Jesus was asked by His disciples, What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world (Mt 24:3)‘. The first words were apostasy.

In His response, He emphasized religious deception three times and He specified what it would involve:

Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 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. (Mt 24:4-5, 11, 24)

Jude puts it straight and clear.

The first reason we must earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints was the fact that there are certain men crept in [inside the church] unawares ungodly men turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.’ (Jude 1:3-4)

These ungodly men are inside the church today, perverting and twisting each and every doctrine of Christianity and deceiving many. We have to be careful and expose them so that our faith and the faith of others might not be swayed.

If there is indeed an apostasy occurring in the Christian Church, we would not know it unless we first examined the Bible (the truth) and then compared the Church to the Word of God. It is only after truth is established that we would have a measuring rod by which apostasy can be detected.

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God bless

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  1. APOSTASY DENIAL?

    Apostasy denial is one of Satan many deceptions.
    Satan told Eve that she would not die if she ate from the forbidden tree. Eve ate and died, and Satan is still lying today.

    Hebrews 6:4-6 When you find men who have been enlightened, who have experienced salvation and received the Holy Spirit, who have known the wholesome nourishment of the Word of God and touched the spiritual resources of the eternal world and who then fall away, it proves impossible to make them repent as they did at first. For they are re-crucifying the Son of God in their own souls, and by their conduct exposing him to shame and contempt.(The New Testament in Modern English by J.B. Phillips)

    Hebrews 6:4-6 But what about people who turn away after they have already seen the light and have received the gift from heaven and have shared in the Holy Spirit? What about those who turn away after they have received the good message of God and the powers of the future world? There is no way to bring them back. What they are doing is the same as nailing the Son of God to a cross and insulting him in public!(Contemporary English Version)

    Hebrews 6:4-6 After people have left the way of Christ, can you make them change their lives again? I am talking about people who once learned the truth, received God’s gift, and shared in the Holy Spirit. They were blessed to hear God’s good message and see the great power of his new world. But then they left it all behind, and it is not possible to make them change again. That’s because those who leave Christ are nailing him to the cross again, shaming him before everyone.(ERV-Easy to Read Version)

    Hebrews 6:4-6 It is impossible to restore the changed heart of the one who has fallen from faith—who has already been enlightened, has tasted the gift of new life from God, has shared in the power of the Holy Spirit, and has known the goodness of God’s revelation and the powers of the coming age. If such a person falls away, it’s as though that one were crucifying the Son of God all over again and holding Him up to ridicule.(THE VOICE)

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