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The Apostasy - by Michael Phillips
Eschatology - Part 5 of 10
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2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
May 23, 2004 pm - A few months ago we began a study of Eschatology or the Doctrine of Last Things. Up to now, we have examined four issues: The Last Days, the Rapture, the Tribulation, and the Antichrist. Most of what I've said about these things runs counter to what you'll find in the notes of The Scofield Reference Bible and in the best-selling books of Hal Lindsey and Tim Lahaye. I have nothing against these men and I do not question their faith or sincerity. But, on these matters, I think they're wrong. Mark my words: On most things they're right and the things they get right are far more significant than the ones they get wrong. This is not an all-out war, but an argument at the dinner table. And we need to mind our manners! THE TOPIC Today's subject is The Apostasy. APOSTASY Before we see what the Bible says about it, let's be sure we know what we're talking about. Two terms need explaining. The first one is apostasy. The word means a falling away. In a Christian sense, it means falling away from God. It is not a backsliding from the Lord, but a break with Him. An apostate forsakes God, not partially and for a time, but fully and for good. Some are doctrinal apostates who give up the truth ... More >>>

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