… Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. (2 Cor 11:14)
2 Tim 3:1 You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, braggarts, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural feeling, unyielding, slanderers, without self-control, savage, haters of good, 4 betrayers, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.
2 Cor 11:13 For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 It is not a great thing, then, if also his ministers transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
In the last days Satan will do everything to mislead people to believe wrong, and he will not find it difficult because people just want to hear the words of their own mind. If Satan has become the “angel of light,” he will be followed by the priests of church. Often these may mean well but without understanding who they actually are serving. Rev 18:4 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, so that you don’t participate in her sins and suffer from her plagues.
In Matthew 24, Jesus warns of the ministers of the Church who prove that Jesus is the Christ, but they deceive many by misrepresenting the word of the gospel. Mat 24:4 Jesus answered them: See to it that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name and say, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will deceive many people. 6 You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See to it that you are not alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn’t come yet. 7 For nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 But all these things are only the beginning of the birth pains. 9 Then they will hand you over to suffering and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations because of my name. 10 Then many people will fall by the way and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people, 12 and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many people will grow cold. 13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved.
Jde 1:14 It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
2 Tim 4:3 For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own lusts, they will heap up to themselves teachers tickling the ear; – People just want to hear nice teachings that “tickle their ears”.
2 Pet 2:1 Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there also will be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.
Today, it is fashionable to support same-sex marriages in the spirit of equality. Homosexual relationships in general are acceptable. Today, they are said to be different than before. Now they are said to be based on love, whereas before they were strictly forbidden in God’s word. What should be said about the present day churches and the priests of the Church? There is little teaching in services. Perhaps a couple of verses from a gospel are read. Church service has become an entertaining event with choirs, singers and music. The Church has accepted the doctrines contrary to the Bible, there are female priests and gay marriages. The condemning word of the Bible is no longer heard in our time.
Biblical faith is currently weak. According to a survey 4/2015 only 46 per cent of those who are members in a Christian denomination believe God sent his son Jesus on earth. Only 42 per cent believe in God and only 13 per cent believe in him the way he is presented in the Bible. Jesus said, Luke 18: 8 … “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
2 Tim 3:1 They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people. – People are like this even today. This has been said, especially of young people, even in ancient times. Yes, pleasures people long for. Professing believers rarely use their time prospecting Bible truth.
Isa 29:13 says: And the Lord says, Because this people draws near with its mouth, and they honor me with its lip; but its heart is far from me, and their fear of me is taught by the command of men;
14 So, behold, I am adding to do a wonders with this people, the wonder, even a wonder. For the wisdom of his wise ones shall perish, and the wit of his witty ones shall be hidden.
In the Revelation, Christ states about a church that there are few names that have not tarnished their clothes, and they can walk with Him in white clothes, for they are worthy of it (Rev. 3: 4). Today, Christians live largely in ‘Laodicean’ church; they say they are rich, but they are neither cold nor hot. Such people Jesus spits out of his mouth.