9 The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders NET
“The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working” There is no doubt as the passage clearly states that the antichrist is led and empowered by Satan himself.
“all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders” Satan will endow the antichrist with supernatural powers for the purpose of deceiving the masses to worship the devil by giving the antichrist their allegiance [receiving the mark of the beast, 666]. Satan through the antichrist will employ the strongest weapon of deception through signs, wonders, and miracles that cannot be explained. Through visual wonders, many will be convinced and swayed in believing the lie.
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.
Destructive (684) Heresies (139)
Destructive-To be doomed, fully destroyed, and to be broken into pieces.
Heresies-Belonging to a party or a sect. A school of teachings and principles that a person will live by.
-Destructive heresies-Simply mean to choose to follow different teachings that deny the fundamental doctrines of who Jesus claimed to be and what He has done.
Heresies would include but not limited to:
The Word of God has mistakes
Jesus was created
Jesus didn’t rise from the grave
Jesus is not the Son of God
Jesus is not God
The Holy Spirit is not a person, but a force of some type
Jesus didn’t die on the cross
Salvation could be obtained by other means
Jesus was not born from a virgin
A rejection of the Trinity-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being Yahweh
Spiritualizing the Book of Revelation and the second coming of Jesus Christ
Adopting any of the heresies mentioned above would make a person apostatize-falling away from sound doctrine which will pave one’s road to hell.
The word“sound”in2 Timothy 4:3means to be in good health. Believing in sound teaching brings health to a person’s soul
All of the different types of heresies have one source as revealed in 1 Timothy 4:1–Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons
In 1 Timothy 4:1 & 2 Thessalonians 2:3 prophesy that right before the coming of Jesus, there will be a huge departure from the Truth. Countless of those who profess faith in Jesus [false converts], will abandon the teachings of the Bible in favor of an alternative interpretation of the basics understanding of the person of Jesus Christ, sin, and salvation. All will be reinterpreted to say and mean something else.
I believe that we are living in the beginning stages of the great apostasy. For this to occur, the belief in the inerrancy of Scripture HAS to be attacked and dismantle in mainstream Christianity. At the present time, many Christians are abandoning their faith in the Word of God as inerrant. That will have a devastating outcome on their faith in Jesus.
Those who no longer hold to the inerrancy of Scripture have adopted strange beliefs not found in the Bible and some wonder how can a Christian believe that? We now know why.
Once you doubt the Truth, the Full Armor of God has been stripped from you. Defenseless and vulnerable, you have put yourself in great danger. The enemy seeing you in that state will come fully loaded with all types of deception to destroy your faith in the Truth with one blow.
Believe what Jesus said:
“35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”
Jesus has the power to make sure His Word stays intact to reach the last living soul.
“31 But these are written so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name.”
Jesus wanted His Word to be written and preserved for the salvation of those who read it or else how can a person get saved without the Word of God?
“17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.”
Jesus made sure that His Apostles would write down everything He had taught them while He was with them on earth.
“26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.”
Dear friends, trust in the Bible that you hold in your hands and don’t believe the lies of the devil when he tells you that you cannot trust the Bible you own.
Remember, the devil told Eve the same lie in the Garden of Eden-“Did God really say”…Genesis 3:1. That was the devil’s first attack. Satan’s lie is so old that it amazes me how it is still so effective today and amongst Christian nonetheless. It blows my mind.
The worst part is, they think believing in that, they have some special understanding from those who hold to the inerrancy of Scripture. How deep their deception has to really be to actually believe it came from God.
In the end times, Christians will be killed because of their testimony about their faith in Jesus Christ and His Word.
“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the people slaughtered because of God’s word and the testimony they had.”
Satan will kill believers in the future for believing in the Bible, what does that tell you, friends? He wants you to doubt it