The Falling Away, a Big Sign of the times!

Falling away

Commentary By:  Gordon King

The church of Jesus Christ will see a falling away before the Tribulation period begins.  Many believers don’t know this, they only know that the anti-Christ will first be revealed along with the signing of a seven-year peace treaty with Israel.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

The the words used in the King James Version of the bible is “falling away”, in other versions the “apostasy”.  The Greek word used in the bible is “apostasia”.

Definition from Strong’s concordance:

apostasia: defection, revolt

Original Word: ἀποστασία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: apostasia
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-os-tas-ee’-ah)
Short Definition: defection, apostasy
Definition: defection, apostasy, revolt.

HELPS Word-studies

646 apostasía (from 868 /aphístēmi, “leave, depart,” which is derived from 575 /apó, “away from” and 2476 /histémi, “stand”) – properly, departure (implying desertion); apostasy – literally, “a leaving, from a previous standing.”

So we must take scripture for what it tells us, and that is this: the apostasy or falling away will occur first, then the anti-Christ will be revealed.

People, brothers and sisters in Christ, don’t we already see this happening now?  Are we not witnessing the greatest falling away of the church in history?!  The apostasy of the church is occurring at an alarming rate.  Many Christians and churches melding together with Islam, many others turning away from the truth of God’s word and accepting homosexuality and gay marriage into their churches, as church leaders and elders.  Scripture being twisted and turned to mean whatever people desire it to mean in order to support their own cause. 

The bible tells us that this will happen in the end times. 

Luke 8:13

“But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.”

Matthew 24:10

“And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.”

2 Timothy 4:3-4

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. “

1 Timothy 4:1-3

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.”

Many will turn away from the truth of God’s word in order to suit their own passions, to make themselves feel better. They will believe what they want to believe, not what God tells them is the truth.

God tells us what the world will look like before His coming.  He told us the signs to watch for just before the Tribulation period begins.  How many will be ready?  How many will be found waiting and watching?

The point is, don’t get too comfortable living your life and blend into the world.  Don’t forget what the good Lord said in Matthew 24:  “They were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

Many Christians will get complacent with their life and all of the signs of the times.  They will say: “All of the same signs keep happening over and over again, and Jesus still hasn’t come.”  This is what the world says, this is what the world believes: “You say that God is coming, all of these signs have been happening over and over again, where is your Jesus?”  They sound similar don’t they?

The sad truth is that many Christians will fall away from sound doctrine.  They will be mislead into believing lies, and of not believing the truth.  This is another sign of the times.  A very big sign before the Tribulation period begins.  Just how close are we?  How soon before the rapture of the church?  If you ask me I would say very close, in fact much closer than we have ever been!

God bless my friends, until next time!  Maranatha

16 thoughts on “The Falling Away, a Big Sign of the times!

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  2. How true. Happening in REAL time, happening before our eyes. We are living in the last days, my friend and Prophecy is being fulfilled.
    As you stated Gordon, the apostasy is gaining momentum and many would rather justify their carnal bodies then seek the true God of the Holy Scriptures. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Scripture’s shows them the err of their ways. The book that shows the love of God in both blessings and judgments. The book that shows there IS a better way and it’s not through man’s ingenuity or self expression! It’s through the saving grace of God through His son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Free for the asking…
    We, God loving individuals will face many more hatred and strife for our committment in following the Gospel. Stay strong and rejoice for Our Lord cometh!
    Dear Lord, protect us from all evil as we continue to carry your word forward. In Jesus’ Holy name, Amen.
    Thank you Gordon, may Our Lord continue to enlighten you, fortify you in continuing to forge ahead and give you the strength needed to inform people through this site.
    God bless.

  3. You know things are getting bad when you hear down the street the church bells playing “I dream is a wish your heart makes”

  4. Some pastors preach that if you are still here when anti Christ is revealed then you have missed the Rapture. Yet that is not what the bible says. So the anti Christ has not been revealed yet? Is this correct Gordon?

  5. No Elaine, the anti-Christ is not yet known. If he were then we as believers would know. Scripture tells that he will be revealed. However, I do believe that the rapture will be pre-trib. If this is true, then we will not be here. You may have a difference of opinion on the timing of the rapture. God bless

  6. I believe in a pre tribe Rapture. Just have read so many opinions on whether anti Christ will be revealed before the Rapture. Thank you Gordon for your reply. God bless you.

  7. Thank you Gordon for your reply. I believe in a pre trib rapture. Just wondered about the revealing of anti Christ before the rapture or not until after.

  8. If you believe in a pre-trib rapture, then the anti-Christ will be revealed after the rapture of the church. The beginning of the Tribulation period starts with the revealing of the anti-Christ. This is one of the major signs that the Tribulation period has started. So if we are correct in our beliefs of a pre-trib rapture of the church, which I truly believe we are, then we shall never see who the anti-Christ is. God bless Elaine!

  9. Sorry about the repeat text. Thank you for clarifying that Gordon. That was always my belief that we would not know who anti Christ is. Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and Saviour Jesus Christ!

  10. Our nation is going into an abyss, There is no human or government leadership in our nation. Can you believe that the upcoming election when the world has never been so close to global crisis and wars that the American people will be voting for gay rights and equality for women as their number one concern for a president. May God help us all, better yet please Jesus come now.

  11. “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. “

    How True ! I have just heard that a church in Tahiti has suddenly lost half of his members because during a sermon the pastor said to them that they have to repent !

    People cannot “endure sound teaching”, as they cannot endure sacred music, so “they accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions”, as in the church are accumulated musicians that play demonic rock / pop / electric music to satisfy their addiction to electric guitar entertainment.

    The difference between sacred music and secular music is this: sacred music is composed under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, while secular music not. Even worse, famous rock musicians acknoledge receiving their inspiration from Satan!… And that satanic music is the music now played inside most of the churches… That “the music is neutral and only the lyrics are important” is a lie from Satan. It’s like saying that smoking cigarettes is OK if on the cigarettes is printed the words “Jesus is Lord”…

    The devil has entered into the church.
    http://www.marcfalcone.com/index_files/Devilinthechurch.htm

  12. Thanks for your comment Marc. Many do not want to hear the truth. However, there are many church leaders who either do not teach the whole truth, twist the truth, or teach false doctrine. We must be aware and be able to discern. God bless!

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