2 Thessalonians 2:2-False Teachings About The Return Of Christ

2 Thess

2 not to be quickly shaken in your mind, and not be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by letter as if from us, saying that the day of Christ has already come. 

The phrase “not to be quickly shaken in your mind, and not be troubled” refers to being worried or distressed about missing the participation of the rapture.

The phrase “either by spirit, or by word, or by letter as if from us” The word “spirit” indicates a deceiving spirit, demon. The deceiving spirit communicates through false teachers to get their message across to pull people away from the truth. 

The church in Thessalonica got such a message. The message was to dismantle their faith by making them believe that Jesus left them behind. 

Insight: Preterism

Preterism is the belief that the event of the return of Jesus Christ has indeed already occurred. Their teaching is false, deceptive, and deadly. It will make you believe that there is no mark of the beast so, when it comes you will receive it.

For a debate between a futurist and Preterist click: Preterism Is A Dangerous Theology: A Debate Between A Preterist And A Futurist

 

The Dangers That We Face

danger

There are two kinds of danger in a Christian’s walk. As an illustration of these dangers, I will use different types of body of waters. 

  1. A lake
  2. An ocean

 In Scripture, water is used as a reference to nations, worldly people from all over the world [Revelation 17:15].

Let’s say one day you decide to go out to have a swim. You walk around and find a lake, but with closer inspection, it looks dirty and unclean. Mind you, a lake will not contain dangerous sea animals, big waves or currents to take you out to the deep. The danger lies in its contamination because of its still water. If while swimming any water enters the mouth, you will become dangerously ill. 

After thinking it over, you decide to continue until you see the ocean. the ocean is clean because the body of water is constantly moving through its current. When observing the beach, you noticed that the white sand in the water stops and it turns to a dark blue. You become aware that it is very deep near the shore and one can easily sink. It has pretty big waves and a current that will take you out into the deep. 

The lake represents secularism which is godless, homosexuals, lasciviousness, greed, self-centeredness, haters of God, transgenderism, Atheism, and the worship of demons through the occult. 

The ocean represents false Christians as it seems that the water is clean but it can drown your faith. It includes Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Seventh Day Adventist, Catholicism, The word of faith movement, Liberal Christianity, Oneness Pentecostal, Christadelphians, and churches that preach Preterism. 

Our walk must be based upon the Word of God so that we won’t find ourselves intaking doctrine that is contaminated or bringing confusion to our faith in Jesus Christ and stopping us from having a pure devotion to Christ.    

Wherever you turn in this world, there will be dangers. Don’t be dismayed for the Lord is with us to strengthen us so that we may continue in the faith, reaching out to those who are in danger to bring them out to safety through faith in Jesus Christ. 

The Death Of Atheism

Death of Atheism
Atheism dries up and dies as does the lies of the devil whom they serve. Jesus is King 

Have you ever heard these from an Atheist?

  1. You [Christians] believe in a man that lives in the sky
  2. Show me God so that I may believe
  3. Prove to me that He exists

An Atheist does not want proof for God existence, even though they ask for it, that is because of their conscience [convicting them of sin]. By convincing themselves that God is not real, it will stifle their conscience and silence the guilt they feel in the type of life they are living. They want to continue to wallow in their sins like a pig does in the mud without feeling guilty.  

Here is the death of the belief of Atheism

Revelation 20:6

6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

Zechariah 14:3-4

3 Then the Lord will go out to fight against those nations as he fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. The Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, forming a huge valley, so that half the mountain will move to the north and half to the south.

Zechariah 14:9

9 On that day the Lord will become King over the whole earth—the Lord alone, and his name alone.

Zechariah 14:16-18

16 Then all the survivors from the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord of Armies, and to celebrate the Festival of Shelters. 17 Should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of Armies, rain will not fall on them. 18 And if the people of Egypt will not go up and enter, then rain will not fall on them; this will be the plague the Lord inflicts on the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Shelters.

Jesus will be King of kings and Lord of lords in His millennial reign here on earth. The Atheist can no longer say, show us God because He will physically be in Jerusalem.

Did you know that when an Atheist dies he becomes an on-the-spot evangelist? Read below

Luke 16:22-23, 27-28

22 One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side.

27 “‘Father,’ he said, ‘then I beg you to send him to my father’s house— 28 because I have five brothers—to warn them, so they won’t also come to this place of torment.’

The sad part is that it will be too late for the Atheist.

At the second coming of Jesus Christ, the religion of Atheism will cease.