Matthew 24:24 — 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.
In Revelation 12:9 God tells us through John, the apostle, that this whole world has been deceived. These words were written two thousand years ago, as were the above words written in Matthew 24:24. The book 'A World Deceived' was written for the purpose of showing mankind how they have been deceived and how the spirit of this world (Satan) has transformed himself into an angel of light and how his servants have transformed themselves into the apostles of Christ (2 Cor. 11:13,14).
So, who are these false prophets and apostles the Bible speaks of, who preach a false Christ and who speak after the wisdom of this world and not after God (1 Cor. 2:4-16), and why would God allow this whole world to be deceived?
Since the days of Adam & Eve, approximately 4000 BC, mankind has always preferred to live in darkness and follow the spirit of this world (Satan), rather than accept the word of God (John 3:19). Also in Matthew 7:14; 20:16; 22:14 and Luke 13:23-28, God teaches us that only few have ever believed in the true and living God and found the narrow road that leads unto life.
The message of God and His message of repentance, that has been preached by all the prophets that have gone before us and which has been rejected by mankind, is the same message which is preached of by us and as explained in the book 'A World Deceived' and is the same message that is spread throughout the world via this web site.
The principalities and powers of this world (Satan) have always convinced mankind through literally thousands of religions that he is a God and that their doctrines somehow will lead them on a journey that leads to a God and eternal salvation.
God came into this world two thousand years ago, while His Spirit dwelt in a human body (the flesh), to save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). He showed an example for mankind to follow and also showed them a way to help them overcome the spirit of this world (1 John 5:4). His name was Jesus Christ and there is no other name under heaven, whereby mankind can be saved (Acts 4:12). Unfortunately mankind rejected Him, as they had in the past, when He was spoken of through His servants the prophets.
The only way for mankind now to be reunited with God is through repentance: to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18). The problem is that Satan is a master deceiver and convinced mankind that they live in union with God while they are still separated from Him.
Even Christianity is a deception, through which Satan has transformed himself into an angel of light, and all those claiming to be 'so-called' Christians (self-transformation) have likewise been deceived, as they worship in vain and follow after an image of a false God and a false Christ. They do not know what spirit they serve and what spirit they are of (Luke 9:55) as they are spiritually blind and under the power of Satan. For this reason the message of repentance: to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, applies to all of them.
Page 35 of the book 'A World Deceived' lists a number of people who have transformed themselves into the apostles of Christ. They include the Pope, Mother Theresa, Billy Graham, Jimmy Swaggert, Jerry Falwell, Robert Schuller, David Mainse (Canada), James Robison, your bishops, priests, deacons, pastors and ministers, etc., etc. They represent a man-made image of a false Christ. They were not sent by God, neither did He command them. They speak to you a false vision, and the deceit of their hearts and through their preaching they have made the word of God of no effect (Gal. 1:8-12; 1 Cor. 1:17, 18).
By nature, the above people were born in sin and are under the power and servants thereof (John 8:34) and unless they repent and become born again (John 3:5-7) they will die in their sin (Rom. 6:23).
Most articles that were used for the book 'A World Deceived' were written fifteen to twenty years ago, and since those days many other false prophets have sprung up. Most of them have built themselves multi-million dollar empires of the riches of this world, while they prey on the people of this world through their philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of this world and not after Christ (Col. 2:8).
Some of them are: Kenneth Copeland, Jack Van Impe, Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Paula White, Jonathan Falwell, Pat Robertson, etc., etc. and in the future there will be others, even more deceptive than the ones previously mentioned, for this is what the people of this world desire as they refuse to believe in the true and living God.
If you would like to know who is deceiving you in your area, you will be able to find their names listed under the Yellow Pages of your local telephone directory under churches, religion, etc., etc. You can also watch some of them on your local TV stations, through which they spread their lies, deceit and distorted message, using the very word of God and the name of Jesus Christ in vain. They use great swelling words to get people to donate money, which is their number one objective, while they service unto them which by nature are no gods (Rom. 1:25; Gal. 4:8).
They are the blind guides the Bible speaks of. They have no knowledge over the natural and the spiritual body as spoken of in 1 Cor. 15:44 and also have no understanding of the natural man and that man requires to repent; turn from darkness to light and the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18), to be able to understand the words from the Bible, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor. 2:14).
While the Spirit of God teaches us not to entangle ourselves with the affairs of this life (2 Tim. 2:4), they promise you prosperity and everything that pertains to this life, while misleading the people by preaching an image of a false God and Christ.
The believers in the true and living God have been granted the faith through Christ, to help them overcome the power of sin (Satan) and the spirit of this world (1 John 5:4) but all those that use the name of Christ in vain are referred to in the Bible as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and to be destroyed, speaking evil of the things they do not understand; and therefore they shall utterly perish in their own corruption (2 Peter 2:12).
God has always honored the words spoken by those that serve Him and things will not be different this time as God continues to work His judgment on the people of this world.
History has proven that, whatever mankind has built and tried to achieve, eventually is brought down as a result of their sinful nature as people remain separated from God and they continue to take pleasure in following after an image of a false God.
For this reason the day will come and is already here that sorrow and confusion will prevail throughout the land. Laughter and songs will turn to tears and mourning and while they celebrate their feasts, including Christmas and Easter (pagan celebrations), they will curse the day God brought His judgment on them because they rejected Him when He was preached of amongst them (Matthew 21:42). Mankind spends more time singing the praises of a red-nose reindeer than seeking the love of God.
God's judgment has always prevailed. People soon forgot about the First World War, the Second or the years of Stalin. They soon forget about the fifty million people that are infected with the HIV virus or all those dying of cancer. People soon forgot the Vietnam War, as once again 150.000 young men from the USA are fighting a war in the Middle East. They soon forget that half of all the children in this world go hungry and millions are dying from starvation, while mankind in the developed world spends billions of dollars on sports and entertainment and on a mentality of 'feeling-good'. CNN reported on December 24, 2007 that the war in Iraq is costing the USA 400 million dollars every day. Such are the fruits of Satan's Kingdom.
As part of His judgment, God will show mankind that they have been deceived through their religions and ministries. For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known (Matthew 10:26; Mark 4:22; Luke 12:2).
He will also show them that their worshipping and prayers have all been in vain as they follow after the doctrines of men and not after God (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7). While they pray for rain, God will bring them drought and when they ask for their daily bread, God will bring them hunger, because they refuse to accept the living bread (Christ).
Western Europe will be plagued by heavy rains, not seen since the days of Noah. Most of Holland, the country I was born in and already 75% below sea level, will be submerged under water and while the population cries out to God for the rains to stop, they will curse Him as the waters will continue to rise.
Prosperity will turn to poverty in all corners of the world. World economies will collapse and things will turn worse than during the years of the depression in the late nineteen thirties. Major corporations and businesses will fail and people will no longer be able to provide for themselves. The love for money will be replaced with fear what the next day will bring.
The sports and entertainment industry will collapse. Hollywood will be brought to ruins for the evil it has spread throughout the lands and for its sinful ways. People will no longer be interested in movies and sports as their minds will be consumed with the issues confronting them. Neighbor will turn against neighbor and people will turn on members of their own family. Violence will increase at an alarming rate and wars will be everywhere.
People will be inflicted with more ailments and diseases as never seen before and while health systems are collapsing, people will be crying out for solutions but there will not be any and there will be nobody for them to turn to.
Most of the aged electrical infrastructure will collapse and governments will no longer be able to provide the resources to feed the system people have relied on. As a result, many people will no longer be able to rely on the use of heating systems, computers, air conditioners, etc., etc. Cities that mankind has built in desert area's (Las Vegas, Phoenix, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, etc.) will lay waste, golf courses will turn brown and become part of the surrounding landscape, while million dollar homes and estates will become worthless structures.
Many will ask us when these days will be, but all those that pay attention will see that these days are already here. Watch the news, read your papers and you will already see or hear of many of the things we speak of. God is longsuffering but in due course all of the above will be fulfilled as part of God's judgment on this present world.
While many will find the above laughable, many others will speak all manner of evil against us for the message we preach as they do not want to believe in God's judgment and His message of repentance.
As mentioned in the book 'A World Deceived' and throughout this web site, the message of repentance is a simple message to all those that believe but a stumbling block to all those that stumble at the Word of God.
For a better understanding of what it means to repent and all the other things we speak of, we encourage you to review and study all of the web pages and articles displayed on this web site and the book 'A World Deceived'.
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