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End times- a new article

Given the continued rise of globalisation, technological advances, increasing anti-Semitism and the Western world’s rejection of its Christian heritage, it appears humanity is rushing headlong towards the last seven-year period described in the Book of Revelation. In a new article headed Future (End times) History Drawing Closer Still Truth Watch provides its own summary of how the final seven years of this current historical era may play out.

We start by listing the things we know for certain. These are the events clearly described in biblical prophecy – the return of Israel, the Antichrist, the false prophet and the mark of the beast, the seven seals, the bowl judgements and the seven trumpets, etc…  We focus on the prophecies of Zechariah 12, Daniel 9 and Matthew 24. We speculate on what may happen around events once the Antichrist secures his false peace. We also delve into the debate around the rapture because it relates specifically to the Church.

The article is driven by the parable of the ten bridesmaids in Matthew 25 because it confirms the Church will be overtaken by events it has ignored, despite their prominence in Scripture. In the parable the Church is asleep, just as in the Song of Solomon (5:2-8) the Church is depicted as unprepared for Jesus return. Truth Watch exists because we are aware the Church has fallen into a stupor induced by false prophets and teachers. Our love for our brothers and sisters compels us to sound the watchman’s alarm even if few will listen. One day many in the Church are going to awake to find they have been left behind, because they failed to embrace and hold to biblical truth. The future history article is designed to jostle sleeping Christians into wakefulness.

If you think biblical predictions concerning a one world government and a one world leader are merely symbolic or allegorical consider these comments from these prominent one-world elitists, before going to the future history piece in our Articles section

We must move as quickly as possible to a one world government, a one world religion and a one world leader.” Robert Muller, former U.N. Assistant Secretary General.

What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiances of the people and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man and be he god or devil we will receive him.” Paul Henri Spaak, first President of the U.N. General Assembly.

Lukewarm Christians are therapeutic deists!

Revelation 3:16 is a dire warning that Jesus Christ loathes the lukewarm profession and practice of Christianity and will reject (vomit out – NKJV) those who think they can maintain faith in both a Christian and a secular world view. Having a foot in both camps is also rejected in Matthew 6:24 – you cannot serve two masters. In Psalm 119:113 it talks of hating the double-minded, while in James 1:8 and 4:8 the double minded are called to repentance from their unstable ways. The message is clear; either be born again and commit yourself wholeheartedly to the cause of Christ, or get away! God will tell such people he never knew them (Matthew 7:23).

In John Gill’s commentary on Rev. 3:16 he explains the passage like this: “A lukewarm professor is one that serves God and mammon; that halts between two opinions, and knows not what religion is best, and cares little for any, yet keeps in a round of duty, though indifferent to it, and contents himself with it; and is un concerned about the life and power of godliness, and takes up with the external form of it; and has no thought about the glory of God, the interest of Christ and truth… wherefore it was very loathsome to Christ, hence he threatens: I will spew thee out of my mouth; this shows how nauseous lukewarmness is to Christ…”

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, following a national study of religion and youth, have recently come up with a new definition of Christian youth and their parents. Spokesman Dr Albert Mohler concluded many Christians reduce God to a deity that solves their problems and makes them happy. According to Dr Mohler God, for these people, is little more than a “divine butler”, or “cosmic therapist”. As Mohler correctly observes (paraphrased) the sovereignty of God is replaced with the sovereignty of self. (from: Forbidden Gates (2010), by Thomas and Nita Horn).

The study led to a book Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (2005) by sociologists Christian Smith and Melinda Denton. In it they describe these lukewarm Christians as ‘moralistic therapeutic deists’. They believe in several moral statutes not exclusive to any of the major world religions. It is this combination of beliefs that they label moralistic. Therapeutic Deism is characterised by these beliefs:

  • A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth.
  • God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions.
  • The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself.
  • God does not need to be particularly involved in one’s life except when God is needed to resolve a problem.
  • Good people go to heaven when they die.

This is Christianity with its heart and soul removed. Sin, righteousness, repentance, atonement, holiness and sanctification are missing. It is not about ‘a god’, but the God. God expects people to be holy and act justly, in obedience to his commands. Good people do not go to heaven – only those who are ‘saved’, by accepting through repentance the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ, will get there. God must be part of the whole of life; he should transform our minds and our actions. Christianity is the only true faith, because Jesus Christ is the only way to the one true God. Without these things you are left with a hollow, false gospel. No wonder lukewarmness makes Jesus Christ so angry.