Interpretation of

The Great Apostasy

 

 

January 9, 2002

by

Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D
©2002

 

 

This interpretation has been hard for me to write. Not because I did not know its meaning, but because I knew the seriousness of its message. We are fast approaching the point of no return for halting manifestation of the Lord's wrath. His indignation at humanity's refusal to accept His gracious offer of eternal life has about reached its limit. Furthermore, God has a controversy with His church, and, like Jeannette, I felt the weight of its burden when I read it.

  Micah 6:2-4
  2 (Y)e strong foundations of the earth (the commonwealth of Christianity): …the LORD hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with (them).
3 O my people (God's predestined and protected Philadelphian church in the USA ) what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? Testify against me. (The Lord God has done nothing but good to the USA 1 in her 200+ years of existence. {There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of (the Philadelphians); all came to pass (Joshua 21:45)}. It has taken a shameful attack at the heart of her wealth in New York City to get the attention of the wayward church and even now there is little evidence of repentance among her people.)
4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt (European nations and the world at large), and redeemed thee out of the house of servants (enforced protocols of worship and governmental constraints, compulsions, and coercions)KJV
2

Can you feel the Lord's disappointment and disgust as He pleads with His heritage in Micah's day? And what about the prophetic warning at hand that the great apostasy is seconds away? Do you not feel a sense of urgency that the Lord is pleading with His people even now to turn from their wicked ways? This oracle of two months subsequent to the grave warning of 9-1-1 mirrors Micah's delivered message to His people throughout the land of Israel. Sadly, most of Jesus' church is backslidden, asleep, and blinded to the direction in which she is going.

 

What Color is Wicked

Christians think of wickedness as something glaringly bad. They forget that the tree in the Garden was all about the knowledge of 'evil' and 'good'. Although it looked good for food on the outside, all the fruit of that tree produced death. Wickedness comes in 'light'apparel in addition to 'dark'. Satan transforms himself into an angel of light as well as his ministers [2 Corinthians 11:14,15]. There is white magic along with black magic. Wicked means very simply 'to be wrong'! Many Bible-toting, church-going, clean-living Christians are wicked! One is sincerely 'wrong' and thus wicked when saying that there are many ways to the Father God. One is undoubtedly 'wrong' and thus wicked in demoting the biblical teaching of Jesus as deity to Jesus as merely a good man or a prophet. One is seriously 'wrong' and thus wicked when thinking that God will overlook a Christian's alliance with other faiths for the sake of peace and safety. Teachings such as these reflect the spirit of error alias the spirit of Antichrist that is already among us [I John 4:3]. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil has produced fruit, and we are eating the fruit of our ways heading toward the "Climax of the Age" if we do not repent.

Paul said, "If it be possible, as much as lieth within you, live peaceably with all men" [Romans 12:18]. If it means changing the gospel message in order to accommodate other religious beliefs, then it is not possible because we cannot live a lie. In addition, Jesus said, "Think not that I come to send peace: I came not to send peace, but a sword" [Matthew 10:34]. Notwithstanding the militant aura of Christ's words, temporal peace will not be destroyed by any of God's children because love "suffereth long, and is kind,…vaunteth not itself, (and) is not puffed up,…seeketh not its own, (and) is not easily provoked,…beareth all things,…(and) endureth all things" [1 Corinthians 13:4-7]. What did Jesus mean then? He said He brought a sword and we know from Ephesians that the sword of the Lord is the Word of God [6:17]. Soldiers in Jesus' army are not fighting brethren on earth as the new prophets and apostles prophesy 'Joel's Army' will do one day. Rather, believers are called to war "not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" [Ephesians 6:12]. If necessary, we are called upon to testify to the blood of the Lamb and to love not our lives unto the death [Revelation 12:11]. Overcomers testify with the 'sword' Christians are told to carry, the Word of God [Ephesians 6:17], which "…is quick (alive) and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword…" [Hebrews 4:12]. It will one day exact its promises. Jesus said, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words: hath one that judgeth him, the word that I have spoken, it shall judge him in the last day" [John 12:48]. And, that's a promise!

This world is not home for a true child of God. This truth is one of the most glaring problems of the so-called 'Joel's Army'. Paul tells us we are ambassadors to another kingdom [2 Corinthians 5:20], and envoys on missions do not administer in the place to which they are sent by disturbing the peace. We are sent to die in defense of the truth if necessary - not to enforce it upon another. God does not coerce people to serve Him and neither should we.

Because of our authority over demonic spirits [Luke 10:19], the Charismatic Church is suffering under delusions of grandeur, illusions of taking over the world without the help of Jesus, of setting up His Kingdom for Him, and of corporately ruling it for Him without His physical presence. The 'new wine' teaches us that the body of Christ will confiscate Jesus' title of 'The Anointed One' and assume His role of ruling the earth 'in His stead'. This sounds like 'instead of' which is the meaning of 'anti' in Antichrist. Are we on to something? Could the corporate church in union with the ecumenists be the harlot of Revelation 17 that rides the beast reveling in the blood of the martyrs of Jesus, the believers who will not ride with her? Indeed, the 'new wine' teaches that Jesus cannot come back until the world has been Christianized, and the Christian elite leaders hand it over to Jesus already subdued. (So much for the Biblical admonition to watch eagerly and patiently wait for His return!) The foregoing concept is Kingdom Now theology, which some theologians say is contrary to harmonization of all Scriptures. 3 It does away with a good percentage of the Old Testament prophecies that speak about a terrible blood bath at the beginning of the day of the Lord with only a few people making it through the earth's tribulation. In addition, it conflicts with the passages that promise Israel's restoration as a nation and the removal of her centuries old humiliation [Jeremiah 30:3; 16:14-18; et al.].

What about the Scriptures teaching that "evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived" [2 Timothy 3:13]? According to Strong's Concordance, the word 'seducers' is 'goes' denoting a wizard who mutters spells. Its primary root's meaning is 'to wail'. Most translators have used the word 'impostor' in rendering it into English, and The American Heritage Dictionary says that an impostor is 'one who engages in deception under an assumed name.' An alternate rendering is 'enchanter' in some versions, which means a sorcerer, i.e., one who delights or fascinates others. You might say that it is someone who excites the emotions. Is it possible that people who are drawn to meetings promoting spiritual manifestations are at risk for deception? .Paul tells Timothy that these seducers will become more prevalent "wax(ing) worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived" in the last days [3:13], until a final fierce ruler "understanding dark sentences" will take over the world to become worshipped as God.

  Daniel 8:23-25 
  23 And in the latter time of their kingdom (the times of the Gentiles), when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft
(deceit) to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

According to the above, the dragon is the power source of the Antichrist. He persecutes God's people immeasurably, "wear(ing) out the saints of the most High" who are "given into his hand" for 3 ½ years [Daniel 7:25]. This does not sound to me like righteousness takes over the world. Rather it sounds exactly like what John saw and has revealed in his book, that the Antichrist oligarchy of the unified governmental system, the ten horns that gave their power unto the beast, "hates the whore" riding upon his political back and controlling him with witchcraft. John wrote so that everyone would know that the beast will "make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire" [17:16]. This harlot is destined for decimation. Reader, check out these Scriptures for you must decide what is right - biblical revelation or the alleged "new" revelations (which are old doctrines in new garb) of the Latter Rain Movement. We are not waiting on the great apostasy. It is here!

 

Kingdom Now or Later?

Everything is just about ready for the Antichrist impostor to appear on stage. Deception is rampant, church walls are crumbling, 'American individuality' has run its course, and confusion is everywhere. Jesus said in His visitation with Jeannette that men are plotting evil without even realizing it, and that is exactly what is happening. The meaning of the word 'evil' is 'to spoil by breaking to pieces'. The church is being broken up in order to merge into a unified system of religion for the sake of peace. Catholics and Protestants Together (CPT) are working in concert and the World's Parliament of Religions (WPR) is upon us. The United Religion's Initiative (URI) is a stroke of the pen away, for its precepts have already been written and thrust upon a new global society. The Interfaith Movement (IM) is already launched, and all it will take is for another less pious and conscientious Pope to replace this one, issue a new 'infallible' directive to receive all faiths into the Catholic/Protestant pact, and then the symbiotic relationship of the joint Christian Catholic Church, the universal non-denominational church, will be as one together with the United Religions Organization (URO) of the world. Trapped evangelicals will not be able to renege on their joint covenant with the papacy.

Truly, the harlot is about to ride the beast because many in the church have wholeheartedly sung the song and the walls have been tumbling down for almost two decades. Denominationalism is fast becoming a byword. Dominionists are working hard to dismantle the stronghold of dispensationalism in order to render impotent pre-millennialism as a concept. Kingdom Now adherents who want the Kingdom now, are organizing a coup to take over the world and govern it. The notable philosopher Hegel said that the one thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history. He is right. Because of man's depravity, when religious men take over governments, the people of that nation suffer greatly. Note Afghanistan. Christianity is no exception. After Constantine Christianized the world, he forced his subjects to comply with its directives and adopt Christianity as their religion. Idolatry crept in, perverted a pure gospel, and we entered the Dark Ages.

Dominionists and Kingdom promoters intend to Christianize the world again by forcing on its people Biblical laws and precepts. It will not work. If it happens that the antichrist spirit Christianizes the world, we will enter the darkest period of all because the Antichrist could come out of their ranks! Some of the leaders of Kingdom Now theology are members of the Knights of Malta, a papacy honor guard, and have been knighted by European royalty. Does not the Bible say something against oath taking? James said, "But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation" [5:12]. Not content with waiting patiently for Jesus to come back to cleanse the earth by fire as prophesied by old Testament prophets, our 'old time' religion has been changed into a new one that is supposed to bring in a New Age for the New Agers. Unfortunately, they are bringing in the Antichrist's Kingdom with them. According to the prophecy given to Jeannette, God is angry at the church because of her impatience to rule without His Son, and is heading for destruction. Remember that the Philadelphians were commended for keeping the "word of (his) patience" [Revelations 3:10], and it will make you rapture ready. Jesus said when explaining about His coming to His disciples, that in the endtime just before He comes, His people must be careful not to be deceived and to wait patiently for His coming. "And ye shall be hated of all men for my namesake. But there shall not a hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls" [Luke 21:17-19].

 

The Apostle Artist Albrecht DÜRER 1516, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Will The Gospel Door Be Shut?
 
  Revelation 3:8,10
 

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

 

Patience Is Virtue

Jesus documents two factors sustaining the Philadelphian church and preventing her extinction. She has been faithful in keeping God's Word and she has not denied His name. The word 'kept' in the above passage is the Greek word 'tereo', a strong word for guarding. Strong's Concordance denotes it as intensely watching out for possible loss or injury of whatever it is that one is guarding [NT: 5083]. On the one hand, the Philadelphians are guarding God's Word; and on the other hand, God is going to guard them from having to endure the hour of temptation. So long as they guard the purity of His Word and do not deny His name, they are safe. Their commendation for faithfulness related to guarding from possible loss or injury the core concepts of the doctrine of Christ [Hebrews 6:1,2], that is, the essential characteristics, or principles, which the gospel of Jesus Christ possessed at its birth. Jesus implied in the above that it would take patience to guard it. They would need patience not to cave in when charlatans came along with enticements to move away from the original doctrines. Looking for experiences instead of patiently waiting and watching for our Lord's return puts people at risk of getting out of "the way". Experiences are individual realities that may or may not be truth, and one must never look to them for direction in "the way" to heaven. Jesus is "the way" and He is also "the Word". Thus, we have the meaning of "the word of my patience." God is patiently waiting for men to repent so the body of Christ can be completed, and believers patiently wait at the altar for direction. Hence, we dare not mix our experiences nor anyone else's with the pure Word of God. Today, a pure gospel is on the line.

  1 Corinthians 15:1-8
  15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, IF ye keep in memory (to hold down fast to keep from losing it) what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that {(1)}Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that {(2)}he was buried, and that {(3)}he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

The simplicity of the pure gospel can be seen above. It is: (1) Christ died for our sins; (2) He was buried; (3) He rose again. An heretical teaching was sweeping the church that Jesus did not come in the flesh. This is known as Docetism, a Gnostic teaching that promotes matter as evil and spirit as good. If one accepts this premise, Jesus could not have had a real body of flesh and thus He only appeared to have died on the cross. Because of this heretical teaching, John wrote a letter to the church to refute this Gnostic doctrine. He opened his letter by saying in the very first sentence that he and all the Apostles heard Jesus speak, saw Him with their own eyes, and touched His body with their own hands [1 John 1:1]. This teaching surfaced in Paul's day, which is why he documents in his first letter to the Corinthians the many people who actually saw Jesus with their own eyes after He arose from the dead. He wanted them to know that He was seen in bodily form - not spiritually or as an apparition as Gnosticism promotes - by the twelve Apostles, above 500 people at one time, the Lord's brother James, and Paul himself. They touched Him, ate with Him, and communed with Him. No other religious persuasion can make the claim that their leader has been resurrected from the dead, and God will see to it that none ever will be able to make that claim. This is what makes Christianity unique and exclusive. For this reason, from the start satan's foremost strategy is to attack the deity of Jesus. If He is not God, then He could not have arisen from the dead. Saying it another way, if He is God, then He possesses eternal life because His spirit is immortal and the grave could not hold Him. Do you remember how we are to test the spirits? Have them acknowledge that Jesus is come in the flesh, not has come [1 John 4:1-3]. They will not do it. Present tense 'is' means He came, died, and arose from the dead and 'is' now seated in the seat of power in heaven. Past tense 'has' means that He came and died but never arose from the dead. Hence, He was just a good man and not God. That is heresy as well as blasphemy.

In these last days, Gnosticism has reared its ugly head again. B. F. Westcott, an Anglican teacher at Cambridge University, jointly authored with Fenton Hort a new Greek text in 1881, which supplanted the Textus Receptus as the underlying Greek text to virtually all recent English translations of the Bible. Most Christians do not know it, but he wrote and published a paper while at Cambridge denying the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It has been reported by reputable sources that both Westcott and Hort were occultists who engaged in Spiritism. Having read both autobiographies, I can vouchsafe that they disingenuously produced their Greek text. It was so reported at the time of publication and most of the Christian world rejected it as subversive to a pure gospel. They both belonged to a clandestine society called The Ghostly Guild. Westcott even named his dog Mephibosheth, an occultic name for satan. Along with many other reasons, their occultic associations greatly influenced our decision here at White Stones Ministries to use only the King James Bible in our ministry. We have zealously tried to stay away from any known mystical or occultic sources that could contaminate the messages Jeannette and I handle. We consider our ministry a grave responsibility that brings with it serious consequences if not handled delicately and with reverential propriety to Biblical precepts and standards.

 

The Name of Jesus

A second factor for which Jesus commended the Philadelphians was that they had not denied the name of Jesus. Modernists and liberal Christianity has denied the deity of Jesus for years. Contending that Jesus was not bodily resurrected from the dead denies His Godhood and deity. Why? Because it denies the incarnation of God, that Jesus was God in the flesh. As we have seen above, this is Gnosticism. If Jesus is God, then His physical body could overcome death and the grave. This is the reason the gospel is predicated upon the resurrection of Jesus. In the passage quoted above, the third part of the simple gospel is that "He rose again" [1 Corinthians 15:4]. Paul said a person must believe in his heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead in order to be saved [Romans 10:10]. Evil spirits do not want people to believe He arose from the dead. If people ever 'catch the vision' that one miracle - His resurrection - presumes them all, they might latch on to Jesus' name with its supernatural power and cast demons out in earnest. Then demons would not be able to control people and the world. Spirits must have a body to operate in the natural world, which is why they put up such a fuss when cast out. Denying Jesus' resurrection denies His personhood, His name, and thus His deity. Does this infer that deniers of His name would not participate in the Philadelphian flight plan since acknowledging and confessing that Jesus is God is a sustaining factor of the Philadelphians?

What sets Jesus apart from all other persons or objects of worship is His deity and resurrection. Being eternal God, He has declared, "I AM the Lord (Yahweh): that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to carved images" [Isaiah 42:8]. Whoever puts Jesus Christ in the same category as any other Christ or god that is worshipped by communing at the same altar with them or invoking their god by saying their prayers, unwittingly deposes Jesus' exclusivity and obligates His glory to be shared. In effect, it denies His being the Most High and Only God. One might say this is going too far. But this is serious business. We are talking about people's eternal souls. Can you see where this train is heading? There will come a day in the near future when a believer must choose whether to remain committed to the exclusivity of Christ. The Interfaith Movement is well under way. You must decide whether the real Christ Jesus will be demoted to share His glory with another being or not. A deceived person will dismiss the Scripture quoted above, compromise His stand on the truth of the gospel that Jesus is the only way [John 14:5], and will wind up sharing, instead of a benign altar, the devil's destiny in Hades with the wrong Jesus. Too many Christians are not thinking past the here and now to the logical conclusion of what they believe and what they are doing. Being largely ignorant of Scripture, undisciplined and lawless, multitudes will be deceived by the Antichrist when he appears. The Bible says so. Masquerading as 'the Christ', the anointed one of whatever faith, many Christians will believe that the Antichrist is actually Jesus Christ of Nazareth returned.

 
The Measure of Faith
 

It was noted above that the Greek word 'tereo' [NT: 5083], means guarding against possible loss or injury. Guarding to protect something from escape is a different Greek word - 'phulasso' [NT: 5442]. The latter is simply isolating something to prevent its getting away while the former meaning implies one is protecting the innate purity of whatever it is in the guardhouse. The Philadelphians who "kept (His) word" have taken pain to see that the purity of the Word is not injured. In verse 10 of Revelation 3, 'tereo' is twice used. Since the Philadelphians have guarded the pureness of God's Words, the Lord said He would keep or protect them from having to endure "the hour of temptation" known as the seven-year tribulation period that finishes Daniel's 70th week of the Jewish Age [9:24-27]. Whoever wants to overcome in order to be translated out of the world before the great tribulation sets in, will keep his or her eyes glued on the Word of God to make sure it is not distorted nor compromised. The Lord's half-brother, Jude, said, "…it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" [Jude 3]. Is he not urging Christians to carefully guard the purity of the gospel, the faith by which we get saved? How can anyone retain the purity of the gospel and consort with a lie?

Our Lord was using the phraseology of the book of Jude when He gave this prophecy to Jeannette. Jude's book was motivated to be written because apostasy was creeping into the early church. As we have seen, heresy was distorting the gospel as well as the new theology about the New Covenant, and was creating problems within the assembly of believers. Jude was exhorting them not to listen to teachers and prophets who were bringing in teachings contrary to orthodox or sound doctrine, because they could stumble and lose their salvation exactly like the false teachers. Yes, they could lose it. Why else does he exhort them to contend for the faith? If once saved, always saved, why worry about deception? Just let deceivers or anyone in and host them at love feasts because we are all going to wind up in heaven anyway. Some may say this destroys the doctrine of eternal security and I agree. A believer is eternally secure so long as he does not backslide into unbelief or apostatize by following false teachers. It takes endurance and perseverance to contend without wavering for the faith as it was given in the beginning. The implication of Jude's entire book is that changing any part of the gospel's simplicity makes it impure and thus ineffective. Furthermore, the book's location immediately preceding the Revelation suggests the cause which brings on the apocalypse. Both the book of Jude and Jesus' prophecy to Jeannette point to the reason for the apostasy today and are love letters warning those with ears to hear to remain faithful and prepare for coming judgment. Indeed, Jude and Jesus both dispelled the false notion of once saved, always saved, when Jude called them twice dead and the Lord confirmed it in His prophecy for the church.

 

Twice Dead

 

 

People are not accountable for sin until they reach God consciousness somewhere around the age of 6 or 7 depending upon their intellectual maturity or precociousness. In pristine environments, children might not reach it till their teens. When children move out of the preoperational stage of intellectual development into the operational stage, they are held accountable for their acts. Let Paul address this point: "For I was alive without the law once; but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died" [Romans 7:9]. At that point, he needed to be saved, as does everyone. This is once dead. Upon salvation, our spirits are revived and we are said to be "alive unto God…" [Romans 6:11]. Eternal life is not effectual yet because Paul told Titus we are "in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began" [1:2]. It is held in escrow. Thus, like Paul, we must maintain this hope unto the end. After having accomplished so much for the Kingdom of God, Paul hoped he would not become a castaway, that is, rejected or become a reprobate [1 Corinthians 9:27]. Recall that Paul cautioned the Corinthians to hold down fast, i.e., "to keep in memory" [15:2], what he preached unto them so that they would not have believed in vain - to wind up as a castaway in the lake of fire. Therefore, when we receive the gospel message and accept Jesus as our Savior, we become regenerated and alive again.

From Paul's warnings, along with nearly every other book in the New Testament, we must contend for the faith all the way up to the very end in order to make it to heaven [Hebrews 3:6]. "For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end" [Hebrews 3:14]. More definitively, hear Jesus: "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved" [Matthew 24:13]. There is without doubt a fight of faith [1 Timothy 6:12]. Hence, if anyone denies Jesus, after having received Him as Savior, he or she is not persevering to the end and are in danger of losing salvation. The escrow account in heaven holding their eternal life can be closed and their name taken out of the record "book of life". Eternal life is never appropriated until we reach heaven. God does not change His mind when this happens; it is the believer who decides to take another route to God. At the point of denial, he or she becomes dead again making them "twice dead" [Jude 12]. Jesus called them white washed sepulchers whose light would be darkness forever in His prophecy to Jeannette. "Twice to die would be their reward." Furthermore, Jesus lovingly warns the true church that whoever listens to the teachings of these false teachers are in danger of being "sold for the sum of your life", the implication being that regardless of the fact that you have been purchased out of the slave market of sin with a priceless ransom, the blood of Jesus, you will be put on the auction block and your life permitted to be sold back to the devil. This prophecy lines up with Scripture or we would never have submitted it to the church world. Jude exhorted the believers of his day to contend for the purity of the faith once delivered; and Jesus has exhorted believers in this prophecy to contend for the purity of the faith as delivered by Paul in God's written Word.

  Galatians 1:6-9
 

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another (in other words, there is no other truth besides that ordained in the written Word); but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

From the apostasy of the first church in Jude's day, we have come full circle to the Great Apostasy of the endtime church; the one Paul spoke about in his letter to the Thessalonians.

(Please click below on Continuation 2 of Interpretation: The Great Apostasy)

 

 
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The Philadelphian mystique is explained in the "USA Prophecy" on this website. Click on the following link for its explanation:(in)
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All Scriptures in the paper are taken from the King James Version unless otherwise noted. (Can)
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Prince, Derek, "And Then The End Shall Come" Series, 'The Spine of Prophetic Revelation', Tape: I-4298. (It)
 

 

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2. Background sound: Ben-Hur. Stephen Boyd as Messala ... "There is rebellion in the wind. It will be crushed." Wavlist.com - WAV Archive Movies Ben-Hur WAV Sound Clips

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