The Shepherds and the Angels

Will the beast in Revelation be able to deceive Christians?

Will the beast in Revelation be able to deceive Christians?

There’s no reason to think the actual beast in Revelation exists today. There are prerequisites, events that must take place before the antichrist makes his or her appearance.

So why go through all this if the beast doesn’t exist yet? Well, because it matters. If we can be deceived today, what hope do we have when the events in Revelation start to unfold?

Given that we’re so easily deceived today, it’s critically important that we learn to listen to the Holy Spirit. In church-speak, to be able to discern the difference between truth and lies. Not on our own, but with the power of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s look at a few examples of things that deceive Christians, even today
As I said, these examples are important. The things that deceive Christians today are from “ordinary” people. In other words, they aren’t from the antichrist. Not from the beast in Revelation.

Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out ...

Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out …

When we say, “our thoughts and prayers go out to you”, who are we sending them out to?  Do we actually believe someone’s listening to them?  Assuming the answer’s yes, do we also believe that someone can / will do something about them?  The answers to those simple questions matter.  If we can’t honestly answer “yes” to both of them, then it’s just words.  Presumably good intentions, but with no expectation of any results.  Essentially, without belief in some sort of response to our thoughts and payers, it’s wasted breath on our part.  And a meaningless gesture to the recipients.

Tears of God? I can't imagine there's even one second when someone isn't doing something to make God cry. Maybe someone who hasn't been saved - dies - and is forever lost. Could be someone who hasn't been saved yet - but will be. Or someone who has been saved - but even then we still continue to sin and hurt God.

Tears of God

Tears of God? I can’t imagine there’s even one second when someone isn’t doing something to make God cry. Maybe someone who hasn’t been saved – dies – and is forever lost. Could be someone who hasn’t been saved yet – but will be. Or someone who has been saved – but even then we still continue to sin and hurt God.

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