Matthew 24 Fulfilled!!
any will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,' and will deceive many…”
Matthew 24:5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.
Matthew 24: 11, 24 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. (24) For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
The Bible says that if people willfully reject God's truth, they will be given "strong delusion, that they should believe a lie."
2 Thessalonians 2:10-11-They did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (11) And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.
When we refuse the truth, there is nothing left to believe but a lie! This is why much of the world today is wide open for deceivers and false prophets.
It was estimated in the 1990s by a Syracuse University professor who researched the contemporary religious situation in America that there are over 2,000 practicing gurus calling themselves Christ!
Not only are many people unknowingly falling for Satan's deceptions, increasing numbers are following Satanism.
Rick Hatfield, director of BryLin Hospital's adult and adolescent inpatient chemical dependency treatment facility near Buffalo, New York, warns, "Satanism is one of the greatest and most prevalent threats facing kids today."
1 Timothy 4:1-Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.
Youth involvement in the occult and witchcraft has been attributed to lack of spirituality in the churches. The Manchester [England] Guardian Weekly reported in the late 1990s that there are an estimated 80,000 witches in England.
The growth has been called a "renaissance in witchcraft," and there are now open schools in witchcraft that teach "psychic self-defense" and the history of witchcraft. "Pagan power" is similarly on the increase in the U.S. There are about 2 million Americans who adhere to some form of paganism.
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